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Pinecrest Academy is set to host its third annual Paladin Pacer 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Feb. 27. The 5K is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.

Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters will host an affordable pet vaccination and microchip clinic Monday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the organization’s headquarters, 5235 Union Hill Road in Cumming.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners had lengthy discussions and took action regarding the COVID-19 pandemic on Jan. 7, the same day in which the county recorded its highest single daily total of confirmed cases.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners made several changes to their rules and procedures, but one representative’s push for a ban on personal cell phone use during meetings was not included in the updates. The board discussed the updates at its Jan. 7 meeting.

Last December when I shared Forsyth County’s vision for 2020, none of us could have imagined what was in store for us this year. As a global pandemic arrived in our community, it provided Forsyth County an opportunity to showcase our resiliency and ability to weather situations like this.

Forsyth Central High School DECA club hosted its second annual Greatest Gift Week Dec. 14-17 at Forsyth Central High School to celebrate the school’s exceptional students, teachers and special education programs.

The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club honored Reese Warta, a senior at Forsyth Central, as the 2020-2021 Optimist Star Student, the club’s version of student of the year. The Optimist Star Student Program recognizes outstanding high school students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and good citizenship.