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NORTH METRO ATLANTA — Georgia Department of Public Health figures show there have been over 30 residents and 23 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 at 17 large senior care facilities in North Fulton and Forsyth County. The cumulative figures, which cover cases up to May 19, i…

With classrooms set to open in three months, school leaders in Fulton and Forsyth counties are tackling budget issues that may present the next great challenge. Last month, Georgia legislators directed all agencies, including the Georgia Department of Education, to prepare for a 14 percent cut in Fiscal Year 2020-21 spending.

There is around $675 billion in federal funds that will be doled out based on the 2020 census, and every region wants its fair share of the pie. But getting an accurate portion of the funds depends on census figures, which is contingent on every member of a city or county participating. 

There is around $675 billion in federal funds that will be doled out based on the 2020 census, and every region wants its fair share of the pie. But getting an accurate portion of the funds depends on census figures, which is contingent on every member of a city or county participating. 

Forsyth County has launched an investigation into an incident in which a member of the county commission allegedly secured electronic information, including emails, from another commissioner without their knowledge. In a 5-0 vote Thursday evening, the Board of Commissioners agreed to hire an outside counsel to lead the probe. Thursday’s discussion did not include the names of the commissioners involved in the incident.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on April 27 that he has created an Absentee Ballot Fraud Task Force to ensure no one undermines the integrity of the vote in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Raffensperger has selected experts in election administration, investigation, and prosecution from around the state as part of the task force. 

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — For the second time in a year, many Halcyon businesses are opening their doors to customers. Most restaurants and retailers at the 135-acre mixed-use development had their grand openings last fall, but the coronavirus pandemic forced those companies to lock their doors …

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Cumming Goodwill Store and Donation Center unlocked its doors Wednesday after a month-long closure. The Ga. 9 store is one of 20 locations included in a “measured” reopening of Goodwill of North Georgia’s 65 stores and 55 donation centers. The Cumming location will …

With an ongoing pandemic, now is the time for estate planning and granting financial or medical power of attorney. That’s the word from Joe Anne Swain from Roswell-based Swain Law Firm. 

City and county leaders are keeping a close eye on local fallout from Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision last week allowing certain businesses to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump has criticized the governor’s action, calling it too much too soon. At least one local official agrees.

The Hedington Square neighborhood in Roswell is quite the social community, with a 4th of July parade, spring flings, ice cream socials and other ways to bring neighbors together. That has not changed during the pandemic, the approach has just been different. 

In normal times, thousands would flock to churches and synagogues this week to celebrate Easter and Passover. With social distancing measures expected to continue at least through the end of April, faith leaders have been forced to adapt.

March 2020 closed out with a record-breaking pollen count of 7,113. The yellow-green film has covered outdoor furniture and vehicles, sometimes creating a decorative touch. A year ago, the pollen count was 951 as March ended. Doctors encourage residents learn the symptoms associated with allergies to help them discern from colds or something more serious.