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The 2018 Fair is Here!

The 2018 Fair is Here!

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase, Student Life

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.  ...

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

Bella Angell, Features&Opinion Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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

School Shooting Training Drill Carried out at West Forsyth

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

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

‘Tis (Still) the Season to Volunteer

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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

Gas Shortage in Southeast United States Puts People in a Panic

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

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 Niño 2015 May Be The Largest One Yet

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under News, World

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

Forsyth County Peer Court

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

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’s Feelin’ Peachy

Natalie Wilson, Features Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

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

North Students Place in FBLA Competition

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

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...

NFHS Raider Marching Band Goes to The Big Apple!

NFHS Raider Marching Band Goes to The Big Apple!

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The North Forsyth High School marching band left Georgia on Wednesday April 9, and headed to New York City. On their second day there, they performed in Central Park!  Besides performing in the park, they also went to and toured many other places on the trip, including: The Radio City Music Hall, The...

Raider Chorus District Performances

Raider Chorus District Performances

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014


Filed under News, School, Showcase

North Forsyth’s Chorus had a very successful performance in their district’s Large Group Performance on Friday, March 14th. The Raider Chorale (non-auditioned group) received an overall Excellent Rating in performance with a Superior in sight reading. The Advanced Women’s Chorale received an overall...

Lady Raiders Soar

Lady Raiders Soar

Chase Samples, Staff Writer

January 23, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity girl basketball team so far is 18-1 overall and 8-0 in the region. These lady raiders have worked hard this year to get where they are. Their national rank is 299 and their state rank is 11. A few of their games have been a close call but the rest were blow outs. We lost our first game against...

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