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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 ...

Forsyth Ghost Out Highlights Drunk Driving Dangers

In an annual event called Ghost Out, Forsyth high school students participate in a dramatic portrayal of a crash scene on prom night when a car of intoxicated teenagers slams into an innocent family of three travelling on the road. Real emergency responders team up with the students to go through the steps of handling an actual crash scene and the potentially fatal consequences of reckless driving.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

The Forsyth County School System (along with emergency response agencies) reiterated the potential consequences of drunk driving on Saturday, March 18 at Lanier Technical College in an effort to educate teens about the effects of poor choices through a reenactment. In an annual event called Ghost Out, Forsyth...

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Lose yourself in the details of the aesthetic view from the fair’s Sky Bucket, showcasing many of the attractions and rides.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016

The Cumming Country Fair & Festival started on Oct. 6, and it will go on for ten more days until coming to an end on Oct. 16. The fair features a variety of different events each day, as well as the usual full-time rides. Some new attractions involve motorcycle stunts over 50 feet in the sky and...

Forsyth County Teacher Aide Fired

A screenshot of Jane Wood Allen’s original post in which she directed racially charged insults at First Lady, Michelle Obama, is shown above. Photo credited to Georgia Newsday.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

As of Monday, Oct. 3, Jane Wood Allen, a teacher aide in Forsyth Country, was fired from Chestatee Elementary School for racist comments directed towards Michelle Obama posted on Facebook. Allen’s most controversial post called First Lady, Michelle Obama, a “gorilla”, a word with historical...

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

The new six miles of trails travel around Sawnee Mountain and pass by Tower Road and the cell towers at the top of the mountain.  This is the third phase of Sawnee Mountain Preserve, which opened its first phase in 2005.

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

For those who are drawn to the many outdoor facilities that Forsyth County has to offer, the list of options has grown larger.  On Friday, January 29, the Sawnee Mountain Foundation performed the opening ceremony for the third phase of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve.  The new branch is located on the...

Grady College of Journalism

The broadcast room is home to many students at Grady College and hosts live local news shows every week day with a special dedication to local Athens sports on Fridays.

Hailey Yarbrough, Associate editor

January 14, 2016

University of Georgia proved itself during the football season against numerous other schools including Georgia Tech, its biggest rival. But what about the academics? Is there anything special about the college other than the astounding athletes? UGA proclaims itself home of the second best journalism...

Raider Marching Band Earns Superior at Competition

The Raider Marching Band officers pose with the band’s awards after the ceremony.  Photo by Tracy Grose.

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

On Saturday, October 24, the NFHS Raider Marching Band travelled to Creekview High School in Cherokee County to participate in the Creekview Classic competition.  The band performed their show, Latin Fantasy, which includes music such as “Don’t Let Me Be Understood,” “A Mis Abuelos,” “Concerto...

Introducing North Forsyth’s New Faculty and Staff

North Forsyth High School welcomes 15 teachers and counselors to the staff this year.  Mrs. Adams, the counselor for last names B-Da, spent last year at North as an intern.

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015

Many changes have taken place at North since last May, including the addition of fifteen new teachers and counselors.  With such a large group of new faculty, it is very important for them to be introduced so that students can welcome them properly. Mrs. Garner teaches one sophomore and four freshman...

One-on-One with Mr. Cheney

Mr. Cheney is always at work, whether he is out and about or at his desk. The amount of effort our new principal puts into his work is massive and truly exceptional.

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

I recently conducted an interview with our new principal, Mr. Jeff Cheney, and I can say first-hand that he has a true passion for his job, a job that he fully understands. Mr. Cheney has had plenty of other jobs in the academic field as both a teacher and a principal, so we can rest assured that we...

Simple Charity Hosts Car Wash to Support Kenyans

Simple Charity’s members helped wash cars while fighting global poverty with bright smiles. In hopes to reach their goal, they raised over $1200.

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

On Saturday, August 22nd, Simple Charity hosted a car wash at Coal Mountain Elementary School as their first event of the school year.   Simple Charity is a Christian, student-led organization in Forsyth County that has a goal of raising $100,000 to eliminate global poverty by the end of May...

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 County Schools To Host Summer Math Academy

Any high school student in Forsyth County who failed his or her math course during the school year has a chance to receive credit needed for a diploma via the Forsyth County Summer Math Academy. The Summer Math Academy will be held during the month of June at Otwell Middle School and is an option for any student enrolled in the Forsyth County School System.

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

Any high school student enrolled in Forsyth County from grade who did not pass his or her math course during the school year must retake the school year. They are recommended to do so by attending the Forsyth County Summer Math Academy. Many benefits come from signing up for the program such as, recei...

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