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  • 35the Annual Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival (click to Read More)

    Check Out What's New

    By Julia Aubin

    Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival, organized and hosted by the Service League of Cherokee County, is Cherokee County’s longest-running fall festival. More than 30 years ago, the Service League created Riverfest to raise funds for the children in Cherokee County whose families were facing hardships.

    Riverfest hosts some of the Southeast’s finest artists, crafters, and entertainment, which draws record-breaking crowds

  • Improv (click to Read More)

    Things You Learn While Having Spontaneous Fun

    By Christopher Brazelton

    Improvisation, the theatrical form where dialogue and action are made up on the spot, is not-so-suddenly all the rage. It has been a hit for a while and is a very accessible form of live performance for its audience.

    Why improv? On the outside, audiences seem to be drawn to this form. But performing can be a very intimidating starting point to begin a life on the stage — no script,

  • Easterseals North Georgia Children Services (click to Read More)

    Easterseals, a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is celebrating a massive milestone, as the national organization marks a century of impactful work helping youth with disabilities and special needs live, grow, and play in their communities. Since its founding in 1919, Easterseals has a long and storied history fueled by the success of its namesake Easter Seals postage stamp campaign, which prompted the expansion of services to Georgia and nationwide in the 1930s.

  • Blue Birds of War (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    In author W.R. Painter’s book, Blue Birds of War, he offers a raw and honest account of his over 37-year career with the Air Force and the Department of Defense. He served two tours in Vietnam, participated in the Kosovo Airlift and Desert Storm, and participated in missions throughout Central and South America.

    Painter does not hold back when describing the horrible things he saw and does not gloss over his own actions in combat. He also

  • Burns Law Group (click to Read More)

    We're Cherokee's Firm

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    “I try to remember that the most important thing to our clients is knowing someone with experience is working to resolve their issue.”
    —Daran Burns, founder of Burns Law Group

    As the lead attorney of the firm he established in 1993 in downtown Canton, Burns is passionate about taking care of clients and achieving the best possible outcomes for them.

    “What’s essential is not just understanding

  • Marine Corp League Detachment Partners With CCSD (click to Read More)

    The Marine Corps League Major General Warren R. Johnson Detachment 1311 in Woodstock will partner with the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) to provide annual cash awards to outstanding graduating Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets and assist with and participate in Veterans Day programs and other school functions.

    CCSD will nominate JROTC cadets for the Detachment to consider for scholarships, provide the use of certain facilities, promote the Detachment’s...
  • Artist Profile: Chase King (click to Read More)

    By Atiya King

    When walking into Chase King’s art studio/workshop, visitors’ eyes zigzag everywhere, ping-ponging off the walls lined with fascinating works. Between the kaleidoscope of colors, the intoxicating scent of oil paints, and the mesmerizing artwork, viewers will have a hard time keeping their hands to themselves.

    Even though art appreciators may be tempted to pick up every picture, examine it, and find the meaning, etiquette suggests avoiding this

  • Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    Daisy Jones & The Six is about a fictional band in the 1970s that broke up one evening after a fantastic concert. No one knows why until someone does a series of interviews with the band. Author Taylor Jenkins Reid’s inventive way of telling this story feels like a Where Are They Now? special on VH1. As we hear from each member of the band, the full picture comes together.

    Reid captures the thrilling highs and the crushing lows of what

  • Girl Scout Gold Award Fairy House Demonstration Day (click to Read More)

    Ambassador Girl Scout Analise Black is working on her Gold Award, which is the highest level achievable and equivalent to the Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout designation. Her project focuses on the decrease in the use of the imagination in elementary-school-aged children due to the prevalence of screen time/technology in their lives.

    Black’s goal is to provide families with ways to use their imagination. As part of her Gold Award project, she is creating a Fairy House Trail at the Cherokee...
  • Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith F3 Celebrates One-Year Anniversary (click to Read More)

    On July 4 at 7:00am, more than 100 men celebrated the one-year anniversary of Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith (F3) Cherokee. Men throughout the county converged at Sequoyah Park for a huge boot camp style workout to celebrate the anniversary.

    F3 is a national network of peer-led workout groups for men. Every workout is free, open to all men, and outside (rain or shine, hot or cold). F3 Cherokee has workouts that meet Monday through Saturday in all parts of Cherokee County. Most...
  • CCSD Gets New Police Chief (click to Read More)

    Buster Cushing, who recently retired as a major with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office and just returned from the FBI National Academy program for law enforcement leaders, was sworn in as the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) Police Department’s new chief.

    His longtime friend, Cherokee County State Court Judge A. Dee Morris, conducted the ceremony, which was attended by Cushing’s family and a crowd of local law enforcement leaders including Sheriff Frank Reynolds and Chief Deputy...
  • Reinhardt University Ranks 7th in College of Consensus (click to Read More)

    Reinhardt University improved its 2018 College Consensus ranking, rising three spots to the No. 7 Best College in Georgia this year. The ranking is determined by a composite from College Consensus based on thousands of student reviews and recent results from publishing ratings organizations.

    “College Consensus’ recognition of Reinhardt once again this year gives us a great reason to celebrate all that is being done across campus for our students. To be included in the top 10 of all...
  • Operation Homefront Groundbreaking (click to Read More)

    Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that serves American military families, recently held a groundbreaking for a new home being constructed at the Vistas at Towne Mill in Canton.

    The ranch-style home is 1,933 square feet of well-planned living space, which includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home will also include handicap-accessible options such as wider doorways and zero-entry showers, a two-car garage, a private study/flex room, and a covered outdoor living...
  • Rotary Club of Canton’s New President Takes Office (click to Read More)

    The Rotary Club of Canton continues its legacy as Cherokee County’s longest serving civic club with a new president, Stacey D. Williams, who also works as administrative services agency director for the county government.

    In his first speech as president, presented at the Club’s annual Changing of the Guard dinner, Williams introduced his executive officers as well as speaking about building upon the Club’s strong foundation through member engagement and membership growth.
  • Reinhardt Receives Nearly $1 Million STEM Education Grant (click to Read More)

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Reinhardt University the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant.

    The nearly $1 million federal grant will fund Reinhardt’s STEM Teacher Education and Development Program, which will provide enhanced science and math education for students seeking to be high school teachers.

    Provost Mark Roberts and Associate Provost Jacob Harney, who also serves as the dean of Reinhardt’s School of Mathematics and Sciences,...
  • Canton’s Victoria Hill Crowned Miss Georgia 2019 (click to Read More)

    Victoria Hill, who competed as Miss Capital City, was recently crowned Miss Georgia at the 75th Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition in Columbus. Not only did Hill win the crown, she also won overall talent, overall interview, and overall onstage question. In addition, she won the Miss America Community Service Award. In total, Hill was awarded $19,000 in scholarship funds.

    Hill called her win “surreal,” and said she is excited to hit the ground running, using the platform to...
  • Community Partner: Matiak Foundation (click to Read More)

    Serve to empower

    The Matiak Foundation was formed out of a desire to serve the community in a greater way than what could be done through the Matiak’s family-owned business, R & D Mechanical. The Matiak Foundation is a servant leader in the Cherokee County community, providing resources, education, and opportunities for success.

    One of the desires of Matiak Foundation is to establish a skilled trades training center and apprenticeship program for Cherokee County.

  • Falany Performing Art Center Announces Schedule for Upcoming Season (click to Read More)

    By Gregory Flail

    The Floyd A. and Fay W. Falany Performing Arts Center at Reinhardt University recently released its calendar for the upcoming season. An exciting selection of dazzling musical and theatrical performances as well as cinematic features promise to delight audiences of all ages and interests. Falany not only offers the nearby community a rich variety of entertainment from internationally known artists, but also provides an invaluable resource for students and

  • Cherokee Search & Rescue (click to Read More)

    By Ashley Keegan

    “That others may live” —

    It’s not only the motto, but also the guiding purpose of Cherokee County’s Search and Rescue team (Cherokee SAR). Volunteers are the lifeblood of this operation, but it’s not a typical volunteer organization.

    This team requires dedication, discipline, and a desire to serve the community in a significant way. After all, it’s Cherokee SAR that is called to assist when citizens from Cherokee County, and sometimes

  • Cherokee County Football Schedules (click to Read More)

    Public Schools

    8/23 North Forsyth
    8/30 @ Sequoyah
    9/6 North Hall
    9/13 @ Kennesaw Mountain
    9/20 Cartersville
    10/4 Etowah
    10/11 Roswell
    10/18 @ Woodstock
    11/1 @ Walton
    11/8 @ Lassiter

    8/23 @ Cambridge
    8/30 Woodstock
    9/6 @ Allatoona
    9/13 @ Osborne
    9/20 Dalton
    10/4 @ Sequoyah
    10/18 River Ridge
    10/25 South Cobb
    11/1 Sprayberry...