• Man who fled from White County deputies crashes, suffers minor injuries

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — A Gainesville man who fled from deputies in White County Tuesday crashed his vehicle in Habersham County and wound up in Northeast Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries. A White County deputy attempted to stop the 30-year-old Eulon Carter Burns near Putnam Road and Garrison Drive south of Cleveland when they […]

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  • Students honored for participation in Georgia 4-H Project Achievement

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. –During their May 5 regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners recognized students in Georgia 4-H who recently competed in the annual Georgia 4-H Project Achievement public speaking competition. Multiple students participating in the competition received district-wide recognition for their presentations including students in the 4th to 6th grade Cloverleaf level, 7th to […]

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  • BOC paves the way for sale of medical marijuana

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. —  County commissioners cleared the path for specialty pharmacies that will be authorized to sell medical marijuana in Forsyth County during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. It took several months for staff to write a definition that clearly defines the difference between a full-service pharmacy like a Walgreens or CVS that sells […]

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  • Forsyth County to host pre-pet adoption event

      PRESS RELEASE FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Animal Shelter will host an 80’s-themed adoption event on Saturday, May 14, from noon to 4 p.m. in front of the Animal Shelter (4065 County Way) and at the Coal Mountain Dog Park (4055 County Way). The event is a “sneak peek” for the shelter’s […]

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  • Tolbert Street Cemetery revitalization project

      PRESS RELEASE FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A dedication ceremony was held Monday, May 2, for a cemetery located at 351 Tolbert St. following a recent Leadership Forsyth revitalization project of the property that contains unmarked and marked graves. The ceremony featured remarks made by retired Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Othal Lakey, Forsyth County […]

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  • County Commissioners approve repair of Fire Station No. 2 parking lot

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The Board of Commissioners approved a contract with All About Asphalt of Athens for the rehabilitation of the parking lot at Fire Station No. 2  on Duncan Bridge Road in the amount of $192,400. Derek Canupp explained the project which includes the repair of the concrete slab inside the fire station, […]

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  • Dawsonville man killed in motorcycle accident Thursday

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. —  Joshua Waldrip, 33, of Dawsonville was killed Thursday evening when his 2007 Kawasaki ZX600 crossed the centerline on Buford Dam Road and collided head on with a Mercedes Benz GLE. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Fire Department responded to the accident. Mr. Waldrip was pronounced dead at the […]

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  • Woods fire destroys three campers

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – White County Fire Services responded to a woods fire at 144 May Apple  Drive in a remote area of White County Sunday that also involved three campers under the same roof. Firefighters from Stations 3 and 7 along with mutual aid from the Helen Fire Department were called at 3:15 p.m. […]

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  • One person killed, one seriously injured following GSP chase

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – One person died and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on SR 17 in White County Saturday morning. The accident occurred after a Georgia State Patrol trooper patrolling the Blood Mountain and Richard Russell Scenic Bypass attempted to stop two speeding vehicles, a Mitsubishi Lancer and Dodge Charger. When […]

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  • Emmanuel sweeps doubleheader from UNG

    PRESS RELEASE FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The No. 16 University of North Georgia softball team lost twice to Emmanuel Wednesday, falling 4-2 and 3-2 in the non-conference doubleheader. GAME 1 – EC 4, UNG 2 Emmanuel put pressure on North Georgia early, loading up the bases in the bottom of the second and pushing a […]

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  • Board of Commissioners holds public hearing on four new subdivisions

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Board of Commissioners will consider requests from developers to rezone property for four new subdivisions when it meets Thursday at 5 p.m. in the County Administration Building in Cumming. Toll Brothers, Inc. ZA 4037 is a request to rezone115.253 acres for  128 residential lots and ZA 049 is a request […]

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  • White County budget planning begins Monday

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners will hold its annual departmental budget planning sessions on Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 starting at 8:30 a.m. each day in the Board Room at the County Administration Building. Monday’s session begins with Public Safety Director David Murphy presenting the proposed budgets for […]

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  • GDOT releases funds for Post Road widening project

    Forsyth County, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making funds available sooner than originally anticipated for a project to add lanes on Post Road from S.R. 9 to Kelly Mill Road. “Forsyth County is one of Georgia’s fastest-growing communities and appropriately managing congestion is a top priority for state and local transportation […]

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