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Local Forsyth Schools Threatened by Young Teenagers

North Forsyth Middle School has been received  multiple threats concerning the safety of staff and students. Two other schools in Forsyth County have also received threats recently.

Daphni Torres, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

On Feb. 3, three different schools in Forsyth County have been involved in dangerous circumstances concerning threats from their students. Coincidentally, although these threats were unrelated to each other, all three occured on the same day. Two students, from both Otwell and North Forsyth middle scho...

North Forsyth Boys Basketball Dominates Central

North Forsyth Boys Basketball wins over Forsyth Central Bulldogs.

Photo by: NOFO Twitter

Anes Ribic, Sports

February 4, 2019

The North Forsyth High School Raiders boy’s varsity gained a win against Forsyth Central Bulldogs.. The Varsity Boys were tough enough to hold on in the fourth quarter to pull off the win 51-49.  The boys have improved to 9-10 while being 1-4 in the region which determines if they will make the playoffs....

The 2018 Fair is Here!

The 2018 Cumming Fair is just around the corner. With rides, food and games , it is one of the most awaited attractions in Forsyth County. Spanning 11 days, it gives students many opportunities to take a break from the stresses that come with school.

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

It is that time of year again! The fair will be open Thursday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 14. The fair’s hours of operation are: Monday – Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  ...

Forsyth County’s Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Summit 2018

Left to Right: Lindsay Needham, Gary S. Orris, Krista Wagner, Jennifer Barker, Tom Query; the panel discusses the shock of Logan’s suicide, how his death has changed the lives of others and what the audience members can do to help prevent suicide.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

What do one teacher, one counselor, two substitute teachers, two parents, one student and one grieving stranger have in common? North Forsyth High School and the Forsyth County Suicide Awareness Meeting. On September 10 at the Forsyth Conference Center, Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Mills welcom...

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

McCall Hoyle (left) prepares for her event at Decatur Book Festival by bringing in a box of books, setting up a poster outside the entrance to the Auditorium and catching up with her friend Joanne O’ Sullivan.

Bella Angell, Features&Opinion Editor

September 8, 2017

McCall Hoyle, a teacher at Chestatee High School and past teacher at North Forsyth Middle School, released her debut novel The Thing with Feathers Tuesday, Sept. 5. Her launch party took place in Athens at Avid Bookshop where she talked about her book’s story and afterwards met fans whose books ...

School Shooting Training Drill Carried out at West Forsyth

Photo credit to Micah Green at the Forsyth County News--Junior Wyatt Campbell participated in the drill for ROTC because not enough West students signed up to help. While Campbell had some reservations about how seriously some people took the training exercise, he thought that it was still valuable. “Overall, I think that it was an interesting experience.”

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, Forsyth County law enforcement went to West Forsyth to practice for a school shooting scenario. The drill involved over 100 police officers and firefighters as well as over 200 students, teachers and other adults, each with varying roles. Because few West Forsyth students volunteered...

‘Tis (Still) the Season to Volunteer

Forsyth County’s Northside Hospital is a great place to spend your time volunteering.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

Christmas may be over, but you can still be in the giving spirit by volunteering. There are many reasons that volunteering is something everybody should do. Of course it helps other people, and even one extra person volunteering for anything can make a big difference. But it is also good for your...

Gas Shortage in Southeast United States Puts People in a Panic

A local gas station is out of gas. All pumps are empty. Photo by Ken Jorgustin

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

As of September 9, 2016 there was a gas leak found in a pipeline in Alabama. It has been over a week since the pipe was found broken and no one has been able to fix it yet. People are becoming more and more anxious while driving around and seeing gas stations closing their pumps. There is a limited amount...

El Niño 2015 May Be The Largest One Yet

El Nino goes into affect quickly, already starting the process that may kill thousands. The storm is caused by the red line (heating of the water) and effect the whole planet.

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

If you are not aware of El Niño, you will be soon. After 18 years, the infamous El Niño is returning, but this time, possibly twice as strong. Preparations are being made. “El Niño” is a global weather event that takes place repeatedly, although several years apart, and consists of the abnormal warming of water near the equator. This res...

Forsyth County Peer Court

The photo above was taken during a training session, and features all members of the Forsyth County Peer Court. The youth thank their sponsors by holding a message of ‘thank you’ in their picture. “Peer court is a good opportunity for youth to get involved in the community, meet new people and learn about the legal system” claims Jessica Stowe, the peer court leader here in Forsyth County. She goes on to say, “We have fourteen trained youth volunteers from the inaugural cohort, who are doing a great job. We look forward to growing this program with the youth of Forsyth County”.

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

Forsyth County Juvenile Court has created a new program here in the county. The program is called peer court, and just as it sounds, the peers of the community are now able to conduct hearings for first time teen offenders in Forsyth County. Peer court volunteers take on roles, including: the bailiff,...

Forsyth’s Feelin’ Peachy

Forsyth citizens love their local Sprouts almost as much as they love an active lifestyle. Offering organic, gluten-free and low fat choices, Sprouts shows that a better diet keeps us on the right track.

Natalie Wilson, Features Editor

May 8, 2015

It comes as no surprise to Forsyth residents that our county has been named Georgia’s healthiest for the third year in a row. The evidence is undeniable; our exceeding number of walking trails, organic grocery stores, top-notch healthcare facilities, and supportive education programs bump us up the...

North Students Place in FBLA Competition

FBLA represented North Forsyth very well at the state competition. Ethan Davis placed 5th in Computer Applications, and Cameron Wright placed 2nd in Computer Problem Solving.

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

Congratulations to Ethan Davis and Cameron Wright for placing at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta on March 21. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national career student association for students in grades 7-12, who are interested in business or education careers. Davis placed...

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