• Georgia Freedom Caucus applauds US Supreme Court ruling on abortion

    ATLANTA – This past week’s US Supreme Court rulings have been major steps forward for the values held by the Georgia Freedom Caucus. In the past week, the US Supreme Court has decided to protect our right to be alive and our right to preserve our lives. Last week, the US Supreme Court made the landmark ruling […]

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  • Another successful Georgia Police and Fire Games concludes

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. — First responders from all across the state of Georgia participated in the 2022 Police and Fire Games that wrapped up on Saturday. Forsyth County was well represented. Brandon Moore of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) won the Toughest Competitor award in the male under 200 pounds category. Alex McCain (FCSO) […]

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  • Planning Commission to hear request for major residential/retail development

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The plan for a 140-acre residential/retail development along Fowler Hill, Union Hill, and Mullinax roads will appear on the Planning Commission agenda when it meets at 6:30 pm Tuesday (June 28) in the County Administration Building. Northpoint Capital Investment Holdings, LLC has requested a rezone from Agricultural District, Neighborhood Shopping District, […]

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  • Forsyth County continues winning ways at Georgia Police and Fire Games

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. — After winning the three-on-three basketball competition and finishing in first and third place in the sniper shooting contest earlier in the week, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office continued an impressive showing Friday at the Georgia Police and Fire Games. Forsyth won the Bowling Team 4 event with a score of 2,062. […]

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  • BOC ends remote participation in public hearing, public comment periods

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to discontinue allowing citizens to comment remotely during Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals public hearings and public comment periods effective Aug. 1. The practice began during the Pandemic when attendance at meetings was very limited and has continued. However, there is […]

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  • Forsyth County deputies excel at Georgia Police and Fire Games

    HALL  COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office team showed out at the Georgia Police and Fire Games at Gainesville High School Tuesday winning the three-on-three basketball championship before taking first and third in the sniper shooting competition at Gainesville High School his week. Members of the basketball team included Lt. Rob Heagerty, Cpl. […]

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  • Cumming man charged with sexual battery

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. — A Cumming man is in the Hall County Jail today charged with three counts of misdemeanor sexually battery after he allegedly assaulted female inmates. Charles Henry Rice, 49, of Cumming worked for a company that provides meal services for the Hall County Jail. Sheriff’s Office investigators say Rice assaulted the three […]

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  • Carter Barrett defeats three-term incumbent Sheri Gilligan in District 24 race

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County banker Carter Barrett ousted  three-term incumbent Sheri Smallwood Gilligan in Tuesday’s Republican Primary Runoff to win the Georgia House of Representatives District 24 seat. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Barrett received 2,317 votes to Gilligan’s 1,623. The result marked a substantial turnaround from last month’s General Primary, in […]

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  • Rough-and-tumble Gilligan vs. Barrett election will be decided Tuesday

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — One of the nastiest local campaigns in Forsyth County comes to an end Tuesday when voters will elect their state representative in House District 24. Incumbent Sheri Gilligan, who is one of the most conservative members of Georgia’s House of Representatives, is seeking a fourth term. She is being challenged by […]

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  • Cox, Tressler meet in District 28 showdown

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — One of the key local races to be decided Tuesday will be in north Forsyth County’s  new State House District 28 where Brent Cox will face Julie Tressler. Tressler is a longtime conservative who once served as President of the Women’s Republican Party in Forsyth County. Cox is a newcomer to […]

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  • Commissioners ban pet store sale of dogs, cats

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved modifications to the county’s Animal Control Ordinance that prohibits the sale of dogs, cats, and domestic rabbits by the county’s pet shops. The vote came during a public hearing at Thursday’s regular meeting and was applauded by Debra Berger, the State Director for the US […]

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  • Gilligan, Barrett square off at the Conference Center

    FORSYTH COUNTY Ga. — Incumbent District 24 State Representative Sheri Gilligan and challenger Carter Barrett participated in the Forsyth County Republican Party Runoff Candidate Forum at the Conference Center Wednesday. Both candidates threw a few sharp elbows early. Some landed, and some didn’t. But no blood was shed and there was no knockout punch. Like […]

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