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Virginia has Taken Steps Toward Gun Control — Will Georgia be Soon to Follow?

Thousands of pro-gun Virginians gathered in Richomnd, VA on Jan. 20 as a reaction to the possibility of new gun control legislation. Is Georgia likely to follow in their footsteps? Photo by Liberty Nation.

Abby Marks, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2020

Chaos is breaking loose in Virginia following the promise to enact many new anti-gun laws that some are calling unconstitutional. Virginian Democrats have proposed legislation that, if passed, will require background checks before purchasing a firearm, will limit the buying period between firearms to 30 days and will all...

Texas Massacre: Everything You Need To Know

olice reported to the scene quickly after the shooting and found a horrific scene. The suspect was already dead in his car.

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

A Texas Baptist church was attacked on November 5, leaving 26 worshippers deceased and 20 injured. This was the deadliest shooting in Texan history and almost no one in the church was left unscathed. Among the victims were the pastor’s daughter and substitute, as well as all eight members of the Holcomb...

New Year’s Eve Attack is aa Devastating Transition into 2017

This photo is a screen capture from CNN and shows people piling out of the club after the massacre, going to meet their concerned loved ones with open arms in the wee hours of the new year.

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

April 12, 2017

As Istanbul citizens were trying to escape the sorrow of 2016 and dance their way into 2017 at a Turkish nightclub, they unknowingly became the first mass shooting victims of the new year. Very shortly after the massacre inside of the night club, ISIS claimed credit for the attack that left 39 people...

Georgia Ranks Highest in 2016 Lethal Injections

This pie chart was made to compare and contrast the number of lethal injections of each state. Georgia is the highest of them all; even beating Texas which usually takes the lead.

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

In 2016, Georgia took the lead in the entire nation of the number of lethal injections for the entire nation, even outranking Texas which slowed down due to rescheduling, with Georgia having a total of nine executions and Texas having only seven. Overall, nine executions is the highest it has been in...

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Two Syrian boys, who fled from home with their family, walk back to their tent in a refugee camp

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

In 2011, what began as peaceful protests against the Syrian government morphed into a full-out war.  Other countries jumped in, and soon Syria was entangled in a confused battle against terrorism, rebellion, governments, with shoddy alliances and a variety of goals to be accomplished. As with all...

The Truth of 9/11: What is the US Government not telling us?

North Forsyth flies their American flag half-staff to honor the memory of lives taken on 9/11. It is important to know the truth behind the terrorist attacks so that we, America's people, receive justice for the lives our government may have aided in the extermination of.

Natalie Wilson, Associate Editor

September 11, 2015

The amount of Americans skeptical of the recorded events on 9/11 is significant, but not nearly enough people are aware of the evidence that depicts supposed U.S. government involvement in both the downfall of three World Trade Centers (WTC) and the response that followed. is working to...

Secret Service Director Resigns After Controversy

Omar Gonzalez, an armed veteran, runs through the White House lawn after jumping a fence and evading security officials.  An off-duty agent ended the chase by tackling the man inside the building.  “It’s painful to leave as the agency is reeling from a significant security breach,” former director Julia Pearson said about the incident.  Photo taken from CNN’s YouTube channel.

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015

Throughout both of President Obama’s terms, the Secret Service has suffered many mishaps, causing Congress and the First Family to lose faith in the agency and its former director, Julia Pearson, who resigned in late September 2014.  Most recently, a drunken U.S. government worker crashed a drone onto the White House grounds, raising questions about the Secret Service’s protective measures. The long string of incidents began in November 2009, when two aspiring reality ...

GAPPS Arrives at NFHS

GAPPS observed and met North Forsyth High School all day. Every professional in the school was observed including teachers, coaches, and administrators.

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

Georgia Assessment of Performance on School Standards (GAPPS) came to North Forsyth High School on Thursday January 29th. GAPPS organization evaluated the facilities of North Forsyth High School and the involvement of every teacher and professional in the school. The immense GAPPS observations take place...

Diplomacy Talks in Ukraine

An agreement is reached by the West and Russia on Thursday that calls for an end to the violence and also calls for the protestors in eastern Ukraine to leave the buildings that had been occupied and to put down their arms

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

On Thursday, April 17, Russia, the U.S., the European Union, and Ukraine reached an agreement that calls for the pro-Russian protestors in eastern Ukraine to put down their arms and vacate the multiple government buildings that had been occupied. Russia has been blamed for stoking the unrest in Ukra...

Presidential Race 2016

New speculation emerges as Hillary Clinton admits to considering entering the 2016 presidential race.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

April 18, 2014

Rand Paul- Being son of the former presidential candidate Ron Paul, many libertarian voters turn to Rand Paul for presidential candidacy in 2016. Although he has not released any official confirmation on entering the presidential race, Ron Paul supporters are already weary of the possible results of having ...

Friday Links: Update on Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin states his approval of the draft proposal on Crimea’s secession from Ukraine in a speech.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

March 21, 2014

Crimea, a city in Ukraine, has found itself in the middle of United States and Russian political tension. Crimea joined Ukraine 1954, which was not a problem until 1991 when the Soviet Union split, leaving Crimea in independent Ukraine. The problem is 60% of Crimea’s population of two million identi...

SOS Venezuela

What a beautiful place for rebellion to catch fire.

Bim Peacock, Staff writer

March 4, 2014

As battles between Middle Eastern countries continue to ignite, rebellions in the Ukraine catch fire, and turmoil begins to spark within Eastern Asia, life would seem to go on peacefully in the western hemisphere. Venezuela, however, has seen restless citizens in the past few months as protests and demonstrations have become more prominent. Following the roadside m...

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