‘For God's sake, don't leave a baby in such a position’; Georgia’s Safe Haven law
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Saturday reminded the public of Georgia’s Safe Haven law for newborn babies following the positive identification of Baby India’s biological parents. In the state of Georgia, a mother is allowed to leave a newborn baby, up to 30 days old, in the...
Forsyth County waives pet adoption fees starting now through the summer
The adoption fee goes towards microchipping, spaying, neutering, and age-appropriate vaccinations, according to the shelter.
Forsyth County Animal Shelter waives summer adoption fees
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter Thursday announced it will be waiving all pet adoption fees until Sept. 6 as part of their “Summer of Love” program. The shelter is hosting a beach-themed adoption event all summer long from May 26 until Sept 6. This year marks the fifth annual “Summer of Love” adoption event, where the normal $85 adoption fee will be completely waived for all animals.
Lanier 2023: A Movie to Reveal the Truths about Oscarville - The Town Hidden Beneath Lake Lanier in Georgia
Lanier: The Lost Town of Oscarville, GAPhoto byIMDb. ‘Lanier’, is a new horror thriller movie inspired by true events based on the real-life tragic story of the flooded town of Oscarville, GA, which was submerged by the Burford Dam in the 1950s, and is now referred to as Lake Lanier. The movie is set to be released in 2023 and hints at revealing some truths to the well-known story by depicting a detective who is forced to come to terms with the dark truths hidden at the bottom of Lake Lanier. The official YouTube channel for the film, "Lake Lanier Movie," has three videos with over 600 subscribers waiting in the wings to see the horrors return to life.
Class of 2023: Seniors in the spotlight
High school graduation season has come to a close, but there's still time to celebrate the Class of 2023. Here's a look at some seniors in the spotlight at Forsyth County high schools:
Why some Forsyth County residents are concerned with Target’s decision to remove items from its Pride collection
Many in Forsyth County and across the nation look forward each May to Target putting out its collection of rainbow-inspired clothes and merchandise honoring the LGBTQ+ community just before Pride Month in June. But this year, the collection has been met with public backlash, leading to harassment and threats aimed...
2022-23 Forsyth County News Girls Wrestler of the Year: Artemis Eaton, North Forsyth
North Forsyth’s freshman Artemis Eaton is in full recruiting mode for girls wrestling. This season, Eaton made a remarkable impression by choosing to dedicate herself to the sport of wrestling. Her decision to pursue this physically and mentally challenging discipline showcases her determination and commitment to excellence. Eaton went...
FoCo ‘On the Move’ episode gives updates on Mary Alice Park developments
(Forsyth County, GA) Mary Alice Park on Lake Lanier in Forsyth County is officially open for the summer today, Friday, May 26 after undergoing some additions and renovations by the county.
Teen arrested for stabbing at Fowler Park in Forsyth County
(Forsyth County, GA) A 17-year-old is being charged with Aggravated Assault after stabbing another person at the Fowler Park skate park in Forsyth County on Wednesday, May 24. According to a Facebook post from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), a verbal argument between a group of teenagers and young adults turned into a physical fight during which the 17-year-old suspect stabbed another person. An older adult then produced a gun and told the 17-year-old to drop the knife.
Forsyth County Blotter: Arrests made for drug possession, terroristic threats
(Forsyth County, GA) Here’s a look at recently released reports from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office:. On May 18, a victim responded to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office to report terroristic threats. The victim said the suspect had been threatening via email to kill her.
Suspect indicted for alleged assault, firing handgun on road
A suspect was recently indicted on seven counts, including allegedly assaulting a family member and firing a gun on a Forsyth County Road. Reece Jamison Hollis, 23, of Forsyth County, was indicted in May on one count each of family violence aggravated assault, family violence battery, discharge of a weapon on a public highway and reckless conduct and three charges of theft by taking tied to an arrest in October 2022.
Class of 2023: How this Lambert graduate hopes to change the field of medicine
“I am an Indian-American student born and raised in Forsyth County. I am interested in exploring the intersection between science and communication by using the power of communication to make science more accessible to low-income communities, which is a mission I hold close to my heart. “In my free time,...
Class of 2023: This West Forsyth grad is more than ready for her next journey into the world of physical therapy
“I’m originally from Florida, and my family and I moved to Forsyth County in August of 2007 to open West. It feels as though I’ve been ‘attending’ West since I was 2 years old. Both of my parents work at West, my father since the school opened in 2007 and my mom since 2010. It was a unique experience to attend school with my entire family as my brother was also at West for my freshman and sophomore years.
Here's a look at Forsyth County Schools class of '23 graduation ceremonies
Graduation 2023 is all wrapped up. Here's a look at some of the ceremonies, thanks to photo contributions from Cady Studios, In & Out Photos, and Lily McGregor Photography. Forsyth Central High School’s robotics team recently battled it out against hundreds of other students in the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas, walking away as fifth-place winners.
Trio of Forsyth players earn all-star selection by Atlanta 400 Baseball Fan Club
Denmark's Francesco Capocci, South Forsyth's Ty Bayer and North Forsyth's Andrew Elkhill were recognized as Metro all-star selections by the Atlanta 400 Baseball Fan Club Friday at Truist Park. The trio of local standouts were among 18 players honored as part of the 51st edition of the club's Metro Atlanta...
Forsyth planners approve rezoning for microbrewery, retail near neighborhood
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County residents are set to see a new commercial area on Dr. Bramblett Road that could draw a microbrewery, restaurants and retail within walking distance from nearby neighborhoods. The County Planning Commission unanimously approved the site rezoning from an agricultural district to a commercial...
Fun in FoCo: Celebrate the holiday weekend with concerts
(Forsyth County, GA) Here are some fun options to enjoy this weekend in Forsyth County:. The third free community concert of the season is at the City Center Lou Sobh Amphitheater in Cumming, Friday, May 26, featuring The A-Town A-List at 7 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Outside food can be brought in, but coolers, cans, bottles and all alcoholic beverages are prohibited. For more information, visit here.
Adoption fees waived for FoCo Animal Shelter’s 5th ‘Summer of Love’
(Forsyth County, GA) The Forsyth County Animal Shelter will waive adoption fees for the fifth “Summer of Love” adoption event starting this weekend. From Friday, May 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 6, the animal shelter will drop the usual $85 adoption fee to help their current residents find new homes.
Mary Alice Park Under New Management: Upgrades and Improvements for Summer Opening
Mary Alice Park on Lake Lanier is now under the care of Forsyth County Parks & Recreation, following an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Cumming. The park, which includes a beach and picnic areas, will open to the public on 26 May, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
City of Cumming honors those who died in service to their country at Memorial Day Ceremony
(Forsyth County, GA) Forsyth County residents gathered on Friday, May 26 at the Veterans War Memorial in Cumming for the City of Cumming’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Mayor Troy Brumbalow opened the ceremony with an announcement concerning a new addition to the Cumming City Center.
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