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"Banished" the book--In the early 1900s, there were more than 1,000 African Americans in Forsyth County, Georgia, comprising 10 percent of the population. But in 1912, whites violently expelled all black residents from the county. Today, Forsyth County is home to about 150,000 people, more than 95 percent of them white. Within a matter of months, it had dropped to 30. It's the largest racial cleansing in America that I know of." —Cox Newspapers reporter Elliot Jaspin

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Smoke Blankets Cumming GA / Forsyth County and the Rest of the Southeast as Winds Fuel More Than 30 Wildfires. http://wxch.nl/2fB87k9

The smell of smoke in Forsyth County hung heavy in the air beginning Wednesday morning as fires in north Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina continued ...

Poole's Mill Covered Bridge in Forsyth County, GA. Our family has a farm on the corner of Heardsville Circle. My mama grew up on that farm and so did I.

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