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Every once in a while a team comes along that wrecks havoc over the entire league, and submits everyone to their will. These kinds of teams are what we sports fans call “dynasties” or “powerhouses,” and every sport has them. For example, the Alabama Crimson Tide dominates college football annually (but congrats to the Clemson Tigers), the New York Yankees have enough money to purchase the league, and the NFL has none other than the…
Local environmental activist, Hannah Testa, age 14, has partnered with State Senator Michael Williams to proclaim February 15, 2017 as Plastic Pollution Awareness Day at the State Capitol. This event, believed to be one of the first of its kind nationwide, was conceived and spearheaded by Hannah, Forsyth County’s resident environmental activist. The teen, who founded the organ-ization Hannah4Change (www.hannah4change.org), worked with Senator Williams, of the 27th District in Forsyth County, to develop a resolution…
According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure the dirty birds of Atlanta were supposed to finish their 2016-17 season with a 7-9 record, and yes, you read that correctly, “7-9.” Growing up in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, it has never been easy being a sports fan. I mean let’s think about this. The 1995 Atlanta Braves were the last team to win a world championship, and since then the most recent opportunities to win a world…
Thursday, 19 January 2017 14:11

2017: Community Leaders Be Prepared

As we enter 2017, experts suggest that there are several emerging topics that community leaders across the nation should prepare for: Policy Changes 2016 brought forth several national policy changes, including modifications to the federal Overtime Rule. The one hundred fifteenth United States Congress will soon convene in Washington DC to develop legislation for a wide array of issues. Both the incoming Presidential Administration and Congressional majority leaders have signaled that regulatory reform ranks among…
Thursday, 19 January 2017 13:54

Pure Dedication

In early spring, Ivonne Landaverde realized she needed to take better care of herself; she began looking at places and things she could do to reach her goals.  Her path towards better health began at Pure Barre in May, 2016. “I had reached a very low point in my life, I was unhappy with myself,” Landaverde explained. “I was uncomfortable with the way I felt and looked and I was really desperate for a change.…
Mentors were honored and Mentor Me North Georgia celebrated 15 years serving Forsyth County children during this year’s “Magic Moments” breakfast. Mentor Me is a non-profit organization that provides one-on-one mentoring relationships between volunteer adults and children who need role models in their lives. The breakfast was held at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 14:38

Healthcare: A Tall Order

Forsyth County is no stranger to numerous accolades and recognitions. Forsyth County has been consistently ranked as one of the 10 fastest growing communities in the nation since 1995, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Recently, Forbes Magazine named Forsyth County as one of the “Best Places in America to Get Ahead” and the 13th wealthiest county in the nation. Northside Hospital-Forsyth, the county’s healthcare facility, has seen continued growth and shows no signs of…
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