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Previously the Fourth of July is packed with backyard barbecues and plenty of fireworks. With years of tradition behind it, you would be forgiven if you didn't know quite everything about America’s Independence Day. Starting with the true story behind the signing of the Declaration of Independence to some hot dog statistics, here are 10 things you might not know about the Fourth of July.

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 12:20

Cumming Selects New City Center Logo

City of Cumming has presented the official logo designs of the Cumming City Center, as well as a community Buy-A-Brick Program.  This program will allow the public to purchase personalized bricks that will be incorporated into two prominent areas of the city center.

Monday, 29 June 2020 17:14

Scotts Auto Repair

Scotts Automotive has a sign out front that says "Current survival rate figures for the US= 98.54%. How bout we promote that instead of FEAR."

360 million people in the USA and it is OK if 9 million will die? The CDC says to FEAR the Covid-19 virus. Wear face masks and social distancing to minimize the risk. And it is respectable to other people. Hate the masks? You will hate ventilators even more.
As of today, June 29,2020 126,369 have died since March 2020.Some states are ramping up their deaths by opening businesses and not requiring face masks. For example yesterday Florida reported 10 thousand new cases in one day. Wear your masks per CDC guidelines.
Friday, 26 June 2020 11:46

Forsyth Schools Opening in August

 Forsyth County Schools issued this week options that parents will have for their students when they return to class this fall.

Unless directed to do otherwise by the governor or Georgia Department of Education, school will open on Aug. 6 as scheduled for the district. K-12 students will have two options: face-to-face or virtual.

More than 88,000 additional people have developed anxiety or depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data released today by Mental Health America (MHA) from its online screening program.

In addition, more than 21,000 depression screeners reported thinking of suicide or self-harm on more than half the days – a number that suggests a coming wave of mental impacts that could be of epidemic proportions.

On April 23rd Governor Brian Kemp's executive order for "reviving a healthy Georgia", all road tests for driver's license aplications were suspended through the public health state of emergency, which expired May 13.
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:59

Halcyon Has Six New Openings

Halcyon recently announced six retailers and restaurants are opening their doors at the mixed-use village throughout the remainder of the summer.  
Sunday, 21 June 2020 15:10

Father's Day

The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father’s Day 2020 occurs on Sunday, June 21.