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CUMMING, Ga. — Following a 2017 season without a win on the field, Pinecrest Academy can view its 4-6 record last year as an improvement, but head coach Terence Mathis said that was still not good enough. 

FORSYTH COUTNY, Ga. — Lambert hoped to turn things around in 2018 following a 3-7 finish the year before, but last season was more of the same with the Longhorns compiling a 3-7 mark. 

CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County Schools Assistant Director of Special Education Paul West will explain the special needs referral process in the public school system. The event, scheduled for Sept. 17, is titled “Understanding the Special Education Referral Process,” and is sponsored by Dyslex…

CUMMING, Ga. —  A new energy this season has been instilled for Forsyth Central. Head coach Frank Hepler said the team is athletic, relatively experienced and, for the first time in his tenure at the school, his players have been battling throughout the preseason in all positions for startin…

CUMMING, Ga. —  Authorities responded to a burglary Aug. 6 at Beverage World on Lanier 400 Parkway. The owners provided surveillance footage showing a suspect wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, a white scarf and gloves and a monkey mask with a red hat. The suspect entered the store, emptied …

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A woman reported to authorities Aug. 7 that a pickup truck had been stolen from her residence on Pea Ridge Road. She said her 2018 black Nissan Titan truck had been parked near her driveway the previous night. She was in possession of both sets of keys and all vehicle paym…

CUMMING, Ga. — A Walmart employee reported a shoplifting incident Aug. 8 at the store on Browns Ridge Road. She told authorities that a woman was seen placing baby items in her shopping cart. The suspect had been suspected of stealing items from the store in the past but was never caught. Th…

CUMMING, Ga. — An executive with Georgia Highlands Medical Services on Tribble Gap Road reported to authorities Aug. 6 a fraudulent medical prescription. The female suspect used a false prescription with a forged signature at Walgreens pharmacy on Peachtree Parkway. The pharmacy noticed that…

CUMMING, Ga. — The Cumming Police Department is getting an upgrade to its video system with the purchase of new body and dash cameras for officers and their patrol vehicles. This marks the first time the department will be using body worn cameras for the prosecution of criminal cases. 

The doors to 106 school buildings across the Fulton County School System open this week for the nearly 93,500 students expected to enroll for the 2019-20 school year. The district still stands as the fourth largest in the state, behind only Gwinnett, Cobb and DeKalb county school systems.

Personnel changes from retirements, promotions and other factors last spring mean 17 of the district’s 106 schools will start the year under new leadership. In North Fulton, five schools will have new principals in place, all veterans of the Fulton County School System.

CUMMING, Ga. — CrossFit Dynamo is preparing to kick off its third annual 24 in 24 fundraising event Aug. 23 to benefit the Rally Foundation for childhood cancer research. This year will include more workout equipment and a new speaker system to increase motivation. CrossFit Dynamo raised $82…

CUMMING, Ga. — An Indiana woman reported a financial theft and forgery July 30 while attempting to apply for a loan from a fraudulent loan agency called “Starlight Loans” out of Miami, Florida. The agency instructed the woman to purchase Walmart gift cards. She purchased five cards for a tot…

CUMMING, Ga. — A man reported a theft from his personal safe at his residence on Valient Drive Aug. 2. The man said he suspected a male friend who had been paying rent to live at the home. 

CUMMING, Ga. — Employees at Belk department store in Lakeland Plaza reported a shoplifting incident Aug. 3. A loss prevention officer notified deputies that two unidentified men entered the store and began to place multiple polo shirts into a Dillard’s shopping bag that was concealed upon en…

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A local club soccer team can now exclaim it is the best in the nation. The United Futbol Academy U16 girls team captured the US Club Soccer National Cup XVII in the premier group July 23 at the championships in Commerce City, Colorado. 

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman reported to authorities July 22 that she discovered a man lying down at the entrance to her street on Tulip Lane. She told deputies the man appeared to be intoxicated, and there were a stack of bottles lying around him.

SUWANEE, Ga. — Loss prevention reported a shoplifting July 23 at Kohl’s on Peachtree Parkway. One male and one female were detained after they were suspected of concealing items in their bags. 

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman reported suspicious activity and trespass at her property on Doc Sams Road July 2. She said an unknown suspect had trespassed the property and attempted to enter her daughter’s room the previous night. She said she noticed screens had been removed from the bedroom wind…

CUMMING, Ga. — A Forsyth County man reported to the Sheriff’s Office July 22 that he discovered lawn equipment stolen from his residence on Old Haven Court. The items included a Lawnboy lawn mower and a Craftsman edger. 

CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County authorities have charged a Gainesville man with vehicular homicide in connection with a head-on collision along Jot Em Down Road in October that left one woman dead and one man injured. 

CUMMING, Ga. — The 16U United Futbol Academy girls soccer team from Cumming won the US Club Soccer (Girls Premier Group) National Cup XVII Championship July 23 in Commerce City, Col. 

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — After four years of public input and committee meetings, the Forsyth Board of Commissioners approved a new trails master plan for the north subarea of the county. 

SUWANEE, Ga. — Two residents on Friarbridge Drive reported a vehicle theft July 1. They said a 2005 Nissan Armada had been parked outside of the residence the day before. Police were told that the vehicle was left unlocked with the keys placed in the cup holder near the driver’s seat. Althou…

CUMMING, Ga. — Police responded to a theft July 22 at a construction site on Matt Highway. The theft occurred two or three days prior after it was confirmed that the stolen items were not transported to another site. Employees confirmed that two steer buckets and two sets of forks were missi…

CUMMING, Ga. — A man reported his car was burglarized July 18 while parked in the lot behind the AMC Theater on Peachtree Parkway. The victim said he parked his Ford F150 behind the theater before going to work. He said that a backpack containing a first aid kit and $25 in cash was missing f…