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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.

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

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...

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.

Forsyth Ghost Out Highlights Drunk Driving Dangers

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...

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

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

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...

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.

Forsyth County Teacher Aide Fired

Educator Made Discriminatory Comments on Facebook
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...

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.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

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...

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.

Grady College of Journalism

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...

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

Raider Marching Band Earns Superior at Competition

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...

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.

Introducing North Forsyth’s New Faculty and Staff

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...

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.

One-on-One with Mr. Cheney

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...

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

Simple Charity Hosts Car Wash to Support Kenyans

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...

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”.

Forsyth County Peer Court

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...

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.

Forsyth County Schools To Host Summer Math Academy

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...

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