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Brunch bill will be on the November ballot in Cumming In November, city of Cumming voters will decide whether or not to change the time restaurants can begin selling alcohol on Sundays to 11 a.m.

Qualifying ended for city of Cumming election. Here's everything you need to know The Cumming City Council will look a little different next year as a new member is slated to join the group with Councilman Lewis Ledbetter not seeking re-election for the first time since 1971. Qualifying for the city's Nov.

Lanham reaches 200th win Trion Softball's Head Coach Jason Lanham reached his 200th career win in a 12-0 shutout over Campbell on Saturday. Coach Lanham has been coaching for over 20 years at various levels and currently serves as the head softball coach at Trion High School.

Fort Mac development authority chairman to stay on for possible FDA lab vote Fort Mac development authority chairman Cassius Butts to stay on for FDA lab vote.

WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Gas main break affects Cobb as temps hit low 90s 41 and North Main Street in Cherokee has also cleared, and traffic has recovered. In Buckhead, two right lanes of Peachtree Road at Collier Road are also blocked for roadwork, according to the Traffic Center. Only three days this month have fallen short of 90 degrees, and Wednesday is not one of them.

At just 13, North Forsyth Middle softball player Macey Cintron is representing Puerto Rico on the world stage The spotlight Macey Cintron found herself in on Aug. 11 would be enough to induce nerves in almost anyone. But as the 13-year-old North Forsyth Middle School student stepped into the circle to pitch against China at the World Baseball Softball Confederation U19 World Cup in Irvine, Calif., there was even more uncertainty.

Judge T. Russell McClelland elected president of Council of State Court Judges Forsyth County Chief Judge T. Russell McClelland has been elected to serve as president of the Council of State Court Judges of Georgia. "When 129 of your peers ask you to serve, it's an honor. I deeply appreciate it and accept this honor on behalf of the people of Forsyth County," McClelland said.

Forsyth County Kitchen Inspections: Dutch Monkey Doughnuts, Golden Corral, Good Ol' Days and more Listed below are all the food service establishments inspected August 12-16 by the Forsyth County Environmental Health Department. Food service establishments scored to earn a letter grade that corresponds with their score percent: "A", "B", "C", "U" 69 and below.

Dawson man accused of shooting his wife going to trial Jeremy Gibson had his preliminary court hearing Wednesday, Aug. 14 before Judge Lisa Poss-Thurmond of the Dawson County Magistrate Court. Judge Thurmond determined that there was probably cause that Gibson murdered his wife on July 29, and that the case would proceed to trial.

Forsyth County sets open houses on polling place, precinct changes Forsyth County announced public information open houses in the coming weeks on potential changes to…

Woodstock OKs 2nd annual Reformation 5K race The Woodstock City Council has approved plans for the second annual Reformation Brewery 5K race to p…

Roswell sets fall session, Citizens' Police Academy The Roswell Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizens’ Police Academy, a fr…

Cost of MARTA station fires: $6.3 million CEO Jeffrey Parker has ordered the emergency repairs to the Peachtree Center and Lakewood stations - the site of two electrical fires last month. The agency does not expect additional repair costs, spokeswoman Stephany Fisher said.

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Here's how to be a part of the upcoming Scare Fair at the Cumming Fairgrounds The Cumming Scare Fair, north Georgia's newest haunted attraction, is looking for volunteers for all positions including scare actors, security, build crew, operations and more. There is a casting call for actors at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Two years after DeKalb woman disappeared, still no answers So much of what the authorities do is kept under wraps from us and not shared, they keep telling us they are actively working the case and don't feel like the work they are doing is being appreciated." Van Gelderen disappeared from her parents' Druid Hills home on Aug.

Forsyth County man used Snapchat to solicit nude photos, videos from minors, authorities say Edward Okenica, 23, of Cumming, allegedly solicited nude photographs and videos from dozens of teenage girls across the country using a Snapchat account since at least November of 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Okenica successfully persuaded the minors and in some instances offered to pay them.

Here's when the Northside Hospital, Gwinnett Health System merger begins and what they'll be called The expanded Northside Hospital system will have 1,636 inpatient beds; more than 250 outpatient locations throughout Georgia; and nearly 21,000 employees and 3,500 physicians on staff.

Oxendine ethics hearing today a welcome surprise for Georgia watchdog The ethics complaint against the insurers accused of giving the money to Oxendine was dismissed in 2014 because the ethics commission's staff had made so little progress on it, in part because of staff turnover and seemingly endless drama at the agency.

Torpy at Large: Slower streets are safer streets. Is Atlanta ready? Earlier this month, Rebecca Serna, the group's Bicyclist in Chief, told the council that a 25 mph limit would be good - as a start. "We're working with our state partners to give you more flexibility to reduce it even further to 20 mph, which is truly a safe city speed," Serna said.

USG: Ga Colleges & Universities Have Statewide Economic Impact of $17.7 billion Of the USG jobs number, the report found that 30 percent are on campus and 70 percent are off-campus in either the private or public sectors. On average, for each job created on campus 2.3 off-campus jobs are created as a result. The jobs generated USG account for 3.8 percent of all the nonfarm jobs in Georgia, or about 1 job in 26.

Georgia Hunter Ed Instructor of Year Announced This award is presented annually in recognition of an instructor who displays outstanding efforts in educating sportsmen and women on wildlife conservation, and the importance of safety while hunting.

USDA Reiterates Poultry Washing Recommendations: It's Risky Department of Agriculture reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry. "Cooking and mealtime is a special occasion for all of us as we come together with our families and friends," said Doctor Mindy Brashears, the USDA's Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety.

Hometown News: Denmark student really excels at Excel Denmark High School senior Ameya Jadhav was recently crowned as the national champion of the 2019 ISOGRAD/FBLA Test on Software Applications Excel Tournament at the 2019 FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas held on July 1, according to a press release.

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