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3 hrs ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

Donations needed for animal shelter after puppy mill bust

The Cherokee County Animal Shelter needs community help after taking in hundreds of dogs after a puppy mill bust near Cumming last week.

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Related Topix: Cherokee County, GA, Cumming, GA, Amazon

10 hrs ago | Forsyth County News

Cantrell headed to the state House

Wes Cantrell won Tuesday's primary runoff election against Meagan Biello to represent District 22 in the state House of Representatives, carrying the vote in Forsyth County as well as districtwide.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, GA, Forsyth, GA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Forsyth County News

Finch's bid for solicitor general successful

William "Bill" Finch secured 9,611 votes, or about 60 percent, to defeat incumbent Donna Gopaul, who tallied 6,317 votes, or about 40 percent, of the nearly 16,000 ballots cast in the primary runoff election Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cumming, GA, US Governors, Nathan Deal

Forsyth County News

Williams wins District 27 Senate seat

Political newcomer Michael Williams defeated longtime incumbent state Sen. Jack Murphy in a bruising Republican primary runoff election Tuesday that signals a shift in Forsyth County politics.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, GA, Forsyth, GA

Patch.com

Cumming Costco Opening Date Confirmed

Costco will officially open the doors of its Cumming location at the end of next month, according to reports.

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Forsyth County News

Crash closes Kelly Mill Road west of Cumming

Kelly Mill Road will be closed west of Cumming until at least 6 tonight following a single-vehicle wreck that toppled a utility pole.

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Related Topix: Cumming, GA

Patch.com

Alleged Armed Robber Indicted by Forsyth Grand Jury

A man who spent seven weeks on the run in and around Forsyth County after allegedly participating in an armed robbery at an Alpharetta gas station has been indicted by a grand jury for his part in the crime, Forsyth County News reports .

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Related Topix: Alpharetta, GA, Fulton County, GA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Patch.com

Kroger Pharmacist Accused to Taking Photos Up Skirt of Woman Customer

Police arrested a pharmacist at a Kroger store in Georgia during the weekend after a woman customer accused him of taking photos up her skirt.

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Related Topix: Gwinnett County, GA, Cumming, GA, Suwanee, GA

Patch.com

Cumming Firefighters Bring Home 'Toughest' Awards

Two members of the Forsyth County Fire Department earned the right to be called the toughest firefighter in their age group by placing first in a recent statewide competition, Forsyth County News reports .

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Related Topix: Cumming, GA

Patch.com

Cumming Police Investigating Car Parts Thefts

The Cumming Police Department and security officials at a Cumming hospital are looking into a rash of car parts thefts that target a specific make and model, Forsyth County News reports.

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Related Topix: Cumming, GA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Forsyth County News

School board hears construction update

Construction drawings for a new elementary school in Forsyth County are halfway complete, with many other future campus construction and improvement projects in the works.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, GA, Forsyth, GA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Forsyth County News

Grand jury indicts alleged gas station bandit

A man who eluded capture for more than a month after a March armed robbery was indicted on 11 counts by a Forsyth County Grand Jury.

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Related Topix: Alpharetta, GA, Fulton County, GA, Roswell, GA

Patch.com

River Paddling, Spicy Catfish, Dog Park, Fast Cars and Christmas in July

Patch has community websites across Georgia. Every day, users share their interests, tips, stories and more on Patch blogs.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Cumming, GA, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Kids, Fitness, Yoga

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Cumming church plans 1st service in new church home

A Cumming church will hold its first service in its new church home Sunday. Living Faith Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod is at 1171 Atlanta Highway.

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Related Topix: Cumming, GA

Patch.com

Wow House: Covered Porch and Hardwood Floors on Green Summers Drive

This 3,052 sq. ft. home at 4275 Green Summers Drive features a private, fenced backyard, a kitchen with granite countertops and stained cabinets, a vaulted screen porch, a spa-inspired master bath, and two walk-in closets.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Cumming, GA

Patch.com

New Recreation Building for Cumming Park Approved

The Cumming City Council approved the architectural plan for a new recreation facility that will be built as part of renovations to Cumming City Park , Forsyth County News reports .

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

2 Smyrna bank robbery arrests in 2 days

Kentrell Maurice Allen, 18, attempted to rob Fifth Third Bank, located inside Kroger on South Cobb Drive, Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. According to police, Robinson presented a holdup note at the bank and then fled after a teller gave him money.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA, Douglas County, GA, Cherokee County, GA, Cumming, GA

MyFoxAtlanta

Elderly woman's car vandalized in SW Atlanta

More than a dozen Douglasville police officers have quit, or are on leave, and many are questioning the reason why.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA, Douglas County, GA, Cherokee County, GA, Cumming, GA, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Forsyth County News

Drivers ID'd in Browns Bridge Road wreck

Authorities have released the names of the women injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle head-on collision along Browns Bridge Road in northeastern Forsyth County.

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Related Topix: Hall County, GA, Gainesville, GA

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Horse show to benefit domestic violence shelters in the area

The 13th Annual "Ticket to Ride Benefit Horse Show" will be held July 18-20 at Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta and will benefit regional domestic violence shelters - including Gainesville's Gateway Domestic Violence Center.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Alpharetta, GA, Fulton County, GA, Lumpkin County, GA

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