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Georgia Storm Scammers

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Olivia Robert, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

On March 3rd, tornadoes touched down in Alabama and central Georgia. These tornadoes caused the injuries of many people in the area. This is being said to be the deadliest tornado outbreak since 2013. The tornadoes took the lives of at least 23 people and left homes in wreckage. Unfortunately, some p...

Alabama Sweeps Last-Minute Victory Against Georgia in SEC Championship Game: An Analysis Based on Past History

 Georgia Bulldogs fans were understandably disappointed that they once again lost the SEC Championship Game to the Alabama Crimson Tide. This marks the third occasion in the last 10 years that Georgia has lost against Alabama despite a promising lead early on in the game. (Photo credit:

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the University of Alabama’s football team turned the tide to beat the Georgia Bulldogs in this football season’s SEC Championship Game. Georgia appeared to have the upper hand at the end of the first half, but with a change of players and some impressive plays, the Alabama Crimson Tide managed to pull ahead to win the game, scoring 35 points against Georgia’s 28. The game was held in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; ...

Georgia Governor Race and Why Results Are Taking so Long

Georgia governor candidates Stacey Abrams (left) and Brian Kemp (right) (Photo credits: Atlanta Magazine).

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

November 26, 2018

As of November 9th, the results for the Georgia governor election state that Republican candidate Brian Kemp has won with 50.3 percent of votes, with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams having 48.7 percent of votes. However, the next governor has not been officially named yet due to the numerous complic...

“What If It’s Us” Release Event at Milton Public Library

Becky Albertalli (left) and Adam Silvera (right) discuss how they initiated the idea to incorporate the “missed connections” feature on Craigslist into their story.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018

On Oct. 9, 2018, the novel “What If It’s Us” by young-adult (YA) authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera hit shelves all over the country. To celebrate its release, the authors went on tour with eight stops in the United States: Georgia, New York, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee...

“YA” Cannot Wait to Hear about Decatur Book Festival 2018

The authors of the “YA Truth or Dare Presented by YATL” panel start off by trying to figure out the flavor of the drinks in their bottles. Little does Becky Albertalli know, she will be picked as the first contestant. Authors pictured left to right: David Arnold, Julian Winters, Nic Stone, Becky Albertalli and Angie Thomas.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of bibliophiles gather to meet authors, listen to panels and share their love for books. One stage in particular receives great attention every year: the Young Adult Stage. Once again, they put on a great series of discussions and authors for Decatur Book Fe...

Georgia Schools In the Aftermath of Parkland

Georgia schools have received a number of terroristic threats by students and teachers in the wake of the Parkland shooting.  Weapons are strictly prohibited from North Forsyth High School and other schools in this state.

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

March 8, 2018

  With the country still reeling from all that has happened regarding mass shootings in the last six months or so, and with Parkland a fresh reminder of the necessity for some sort of change in our country, people are understandably scared and angry.  And unfortunately, there are some people...

Raider Representation in the Governor’s Honors Program

The students accepted into the Governor’s Honors Program as finalists will be invited to a summer instructional program at Berry College. They will be supplied with opportunities to grow and learn more in their fields of interest.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

Out of all Forsyth County School students, 14 students from the Raider Nation have been selected to represent our county and advance to the state level of the Governor’s Honors Program. This is a prestigious summer instructional program for only a select group of especially gifted nominees from all...

Georgia’s 2016 Ballot Decisions

In the November 2016 election, Amendment 1 was defeated while Amendments 2, 3, and 4 were all passed.

Abigail Ingram, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

Despite the enormous amount of drama and rioting in the media recently because of the election, Georgia’s citizens had more than just one pressing decision to make: amendments 1, 2, 3 and 4 to be exact. Amendment 1 was defeated. It was geared towards education and chronically failing public schools;...

The Truth of Amendment I: Looking Between the Lines

Amendment I will harm the school system as it has in other states. Vote NO to Amendment I and support the local school board and teachers.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Voters should be aware that there are several amendments to alter the Georgia Constitution on the November ballot.  Amendment I will affect schools in Georgia and the Georgia PTA, leading several school boards to make proclamations that their communities are against the amendment.  A class action lawsuit...

Vols Vanquish Dawgs

Vols Vanquish Dawgs

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

October 11, 2016

On Oct. 1, 2016, the unbelievable happened at our very own Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia where the Bulldogs played the Tennessee Volunteers. It was a close game, but ultimately ended in defeat for Georgia with a score of 31-34. The game started off strong for Georgia and gave many fans hope of...

Never Quitting is in Nick Chubb’s Blood

Nick Chubb was in severe pain after tearing ligaments in his left knee against The Tennessee Volunteers. Photo credit:  FLETCHER PAGE

Bailey Young, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

Nick Chubb is an elite Running Back in one of the most dominant conferences in college football. He went into the 2015-2016 football season being a front-runner for one of the most prestigious awards in college football, the Heisman Trophy. Nick was performing very well on the field, being a down-hill...

A Walk Through the Booth Museum

There are a variety of different amenities at the Booth Museum that add to a unique and interesting visit. (Photo taken by Sophie Bier)

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

In the heart of Cartersville, Georgia, the Booth Western Art Museum makes its home. This museum is highly recommended by those who have visited it, and it is considered an alternative to the High Museum in Atlanta. In comparison, both museums are roughly the same one hour distance from Forsyth, and w...

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