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  • Cherokee Veterans Community (click to Read More)

    Cherokee Veterans Community (CVC) was originally established in January of 2017, and it is the veteran’s ministry of First Baptist Church Woodstock (FBCW) on Highway 92. CVC was started by Marine Sergeant Tim King, a ten-year veteran with two tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, four years in Japan, and he rounded out his military career as a recruiter in Atlanta.

    After leaving the military, Tim started having difficulties with many issues that he needed to resolve,...
  • Marsha Woodall-Malone - Farmers Insurance (click to Read More)

    Caring for Families Through Insurance

    By Cyndi Braun

    If you’re looking for a stuffy insurance agency filled with condescending corporate types, you’ve come to the wrong place.

    At Malone Insurance Agency, you’ll be greeted by a furry receptionist (a cute little puppy named Marley), who cheerfully leads customers to Marsha Woodall-Malone office.

    A tell-you-like-it-is, straightforward southern girl and lifelong Canton resident, Marsha is well

  • The Elder Family Provides a Respite for Children in Need (click to Read More)

    Respite foster parents become like an aunt and uncle figure to foster youth. As a respite foster parent, you can have an incredible impact on a foster child without the full-time commitment of having them live in your home. In addition to the impact on the child, respite care allows foster parents to take a breather and recharge.

    Greg and Virginia Elder have been respite foster parents with Goshen Valley for over two years. They wanted to share their story in hopes that it will...
  • The Balanced State of Your Sheriff’s Office (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    As of October 1, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office (CSO) has concluded its fiscal year, and I’m happy to report that we are under budget once again.

    The Sheriff’s Office participates in an annual budget process similar to county-managed departments. However, the sheriff is a constitutional officer and is not considered a department of county government. The sheriff submits an annual budget proposal to the Board

  • Artist Profile: Steven Lester (click to Read More)

    Get Inspired by Artist Steven Lester

    by Dawn Major

    Inspired. You hear that word a lot. You see “stay inspired” on coffee mugs, T-shirts, and bumper stickers, but what does it actually mean to be inspired? The New Oxford American Dictionary defines “inspired” as having an “extraordinary quality, as if arising from some external creative impulse.” Steven Lester — painter, husband, and father — is someone who has this quality. When asked what inspires him, Lester said, “I

  • Book Review:In the Pines (click to Read More)

    by Farris Yawn

    In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, we all look for ways to slow down a bit, and take a breather. In her new collection of short stories and poems, Anita Roper Foster gives her readers a chance to do just that by sharing a glimpse of a simpler time in the rural south.

    Her stories are funny, shocking, and at times sad. Foster’s characters come alive in the short time you get to spend with them. From a young girl seeking acceptance from a distant

  • Tips to Help Minimize Crime (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    Each year, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office (CSO) completes an annual report of the previous year. The report contains detailed information from each division within our organization, which can range from criminal activity to community outreach programs. We use this statistical data to monitor trends in criminal activity and where to best reallocate our resources to better serve our community.

    Although our Uniform Patrol Division (UPD)

  • Community Partner: All About Cats Rescue & Adoption (click to Read More)

    All About Cats Rescue is a local nonprofit organization that strives to rescue cats and kittens from high-kill shelters. These cats are typically abandoned, abused, and/or homeless cats, or sometimes rescued from hoarding situations. This organization helps them find the purrfect forever home. All About Cats Rescue provides full vetting and medical care for its cats: spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping, and rabies shots as required by law. Their volunteers work diligently to get cats

  • Special Effects Makeup and Its Many Uses (click to Read More)

    By Pete Mitchell

    When I visited Blood Mansion (the country’s first nonprofit haunted house) back in the early seventies, I was frightened by the setting, the people, and actors inside, but a visit backstage opened a door for me. I eventually became involved in this new style of Halloween entertainment and gained insight into production.

    For Medical Training

    After doing makeup, acting, and producing rooms for Blood Mansion, I worked at

  • October is Cyberbullying Awareness Month (click to Read More)

    How Can We Help Our Children Be Resilient?

    By Rod Metcalf, Ed.S., L.P.C., N.C.S.C.

    As a school counselor for 23 years, I’ve watched as parents, myself included, have become more and more protective of their children.

    To some degree, it’s warranted, for it often seems that our children are growing up in a more dangerous and hurtful society than when we were kids. At the same time, we often go too far when trying to protect our children from making mistakes

  • Burns Law Group (click to Read More)

    Local Law Firm Offers Quality, Individual Approach

    By Cyndi Braun

    Divorce, criminal charges, custody issues, whatever the legal concern, Cherokee County residents can call upon top-notch attorneys at The Burns Law Group.

    Located on East Main Street in Canton, The Burns Law Group is a full-service law firm. With three attorneys, five paralegals, and an office manager, they are an experienced staff available to handle complex cases and legal matters around

  • Chamber Recognizes Winners of Mayors’ Recycling Challenge (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green Committee has concluded their Seventh Annual Mayors’ Recycling Challenge, which challenged cities in Cherokee County to encourage their residents to recycle during the months of June and July. Santek Waste Services of Georgia and Waste Management partnered with the Chamber on this event.

    The winning cities for total pounds recycled, most pounds collected per capita, and the highest percentage increase over last year were

  • Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Becomes Class 2 Fire Department (click to Read More)

    Recently, Fire Chief Tim Prather presented the results of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) review of the Cherokee County Fire Department (CCFD). The CCFD review was conducted earlier this year. Effective December 1, 2018, the CCFD’s new Public Protection Class will be Class-2/2Y. Prather emphasized that the credit for this success is to be given to his entire department. “It took each and every one of us working together and doing our part to reach this accomplishment. This is huge and...
  • BridgeMill Sixes Service League Upcoming Thanksgiving Food Drive (click to Read More)

    A Thanksgiving Food Drive will be held on Saturday, November 10. A bag will be delivered to every residence in BridgeMill the week of November 5. Please fill the bag with non-perishable items suitable for a Thanksgiving meal, and place the bag at the curb near your mailbox on Saturday, November 10. A Service League member will pick it up by 10:00am. All items will be delivered to MUST Ministries in Canton to be given out to families in Cherokee County. Together, we can make a difference.
  • Will You Marry Me? (click to Read More)

    The City of Waleska is now offering a new outdoor gazebo in addition to council chambers for informal weddings. The City provides an officiant, on Thursdays by appointment, in English or Spanish. Those interested in officiating at the new Gazebo may call 770-479-2912.
  • Do Plastics in the Ocean Negatively Impact Marine Life? (click to Read More)

    A Creekview High School Class of 2018 graduate recently visited her senior project, which is on display at a national refuge in Florida. As part of her research project, “Do Plastics in the Ocean Negatively Impact Marine Life?” Isabelle Knott crafted a life-size model of a leatherback sea turtle. She filled it with plastics to communicate the importance of reducing plastic waste to help improve ocean ecology and protect marine life.

    The sculpture is on display at the visitors...
  • Sheriff’s Office Recognizes 2018 Deputies of the Year for Field Operations and Corrections (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office recently held its very first Deputy of the Year competition. A competition was open for a Field Operations Deputy of the Year and an Adult Detention Center/Court Staff Deputy of the Year, since daily tasks for the two sectors differ. Fourteen deputies from different areas within the agency were selected by their supervisors to compete in the competition.

    The Deputy of the Year competition was based on who best performs his/her daily duty assignments....
  • Reinhardt Jumps in Rankings Again in U.S. News & World Report and College Consensus (click to Read More)

    Reinhardt University’s continuing growth, strength, and commitment to its students caused it to jump to the 25th spot in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional College South rankings. In the same poll, Reinhardt was ranked 29th in 2018 and 54th in 2017.

    College Consensus, a ranking that combines data from the most respected college ranking publications and the most reliable student review sites online, ranked Reinhardt tenth in Georgia out of all colleges and...
  • Northside Hospital Cherokee Offers Genetic Counseling, Testing for Cancer Risk (click to Read More)

    To prevent future cancer diagnoses, Northside has expanded its Cancer Genetics Program to Cherokee County, with locations in Canton and Holly Springs.

    About ten percent of all cancers are hereditary, which means that some people are born with a broken, or mutated, gene that greatly increases their risk for certain types of cancer. The most well-known examples are the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, but there are dozens of genes that have been discovered and linked to almost every type of...
  • Service League of Cherokee County Re-Branding (click to Read More)

    The Service League of Cherokee County has adopted a new brand identity that reflects its ever-growing mission of helping the children of Cherokee County. Founded in 1935, the Service League is the oldest volunteer service organization in Cherokee County. The new identity design, created through a partnership with Grant Design Collaborative in Canton, celebrates the Service League’s “rich heritage of caring for children” including the signature green that Service League members wear in their...