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  • Mauldin Body Shop and Towing (click to Read More)

    Herbert Mauldin's Legacy Lives on in His Daughter and Granddaughter

    by Cindi Braun

    Whenever there’s a need for a heavy-duty wrecker to clear an accident scene, there’s a good chance Mauldin Body Shop & Towing will be there. And if Mauldin is on the scene, you might catch a glimpse of a young woman in a pink safety vest driving the wrecker.

    Meet Angela Reece, Reinhardt graduate, certified firefighter, softball player, former Mrs. Cherokee County, and

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  • Center For the Visually Impaired (click to Read More)

    The Center for the Visually Impaired in Your Community

    Every person with vision loss should be able to live with independence and dignity. This mission guides the activities at the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI), a nonprofit vision resource and rehabilitation center located in the heart of metro Atlanta. CVI offers programming and rehabilitation services to support people all over Georgia who are visually impaired or blind. It is Georgia’s largest, comprehensive, fully

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  • Quirky Georgia Attractions (click to Read More)

    While many folks already know about things like Atlanta’s Olympic Torch Tower, Marietta’s Big Chicken, Alpharetta’s Cagle Castle, or Ball Ground’s Burger Bus, there are many other interesting/peculiar Georgia attractions you may not know existed, which may be worthy of a short detour on your next road trip.
    Here are a few you may want to check out:

    57th Fighter Group Restaurant
    3829 Clairmont Road
    Atlanta...

  • Riverfest (click to Read More)

    Here's What's New at Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival

    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 thirty years ago, the Service League created Riverfest as a way 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

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  • Bringing Back Immense Patriotism and Good Will This 9/11 (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    Where were you on 9/11? I was in bed after having worked a night shift on patrol. My phone rang, and it was my mother, “Are you watching the news?”  

    I could tell in her voice something was not right. “Why, what’s going on?” I asked. She indicated two planes had struck the World Trade Center buildings. I told her I would call her back, and I went to the living room to turn on the television.

    I remember trying to process

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  • Book Review: Ollie and the Wise Old Owl (click to Read More)

    by Farris Yawn

    As anyone who has spent time around children knows, you are subject to be bombarded with questions about anything and everything. It is easy to forget that just because we may understand the reason some things are done the way they are — they don’t. Childlike wonder and curiosity can be amusing or enlightening, but it can also be frustrating at times.

    This is where we find Oscar in Ollie and the Wise Old Owl by Dan Carlton. Oscar has quite a time

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  • The 26th Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    The flight attendant walked down the aisle collecting our morning breakfast, as we made our final descent into Israeli airspace. It had been ten years since I flew to the Middle East, and I couldn’t help but think of my first flight into Baghdad, which was a spiraling corkscrew descent from twenty thousand feet, and the mission was completely different.

    I never knew if I’d have the opportunity to return to this part of the world, but as

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  • Artist Profile: Thomas Arvid (click to Read More)

    The Glass Is Always Half Full

    By Tina Morris

    Arguably the best at what he does, Thomas Arvid didn’t start in oil painting. Growing up in Michigan, Thomas always found an artistic way to complete his classwork, whether it was illustrating poetry for an English assignment or creating a mural for history class. He made airbrush T-shirts for friends and created stone sculptures for a landscape company. After graduating high school, Thomas went on to work in the printing and

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  • Book Review: The Neighbors (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    New neighbors! Those words can either bring happiness or despair, depending on who moves in. So, imagine Abby’s surprise when she goes next door to meet the new neighbors and finds herself face to face with the love of her life — when they are both married to someone else.

    After pushing Liam away following the death of her brother in an accident that was her fault, Abby slowly finds happiness again with Nate. They move away, build a life, and have a

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  • Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy (click to Read More)

    An Eye Opening Experience

    By Julie Senger

    At Family Life magazines, we are constantly looking for ways to get involved in the community because it’s our community, too, and we feel this better equips us to provide interesting, impactful information that allows us to continue to connect with you — our friends and neighbors. With this in mind, when I read about the inaugural Cherokee Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy, I seized the exciting educational opportunity to learn

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  • Cherokee County High School Football Schedules 2018 (click to Read More)

    Cherokee
    8/17 at North Forsyth
    8/24 Sequoyah
    8/31 at North Hall
    9/07 Kennesaw Mountain
    9/14 at Cartersville
    9/28 at Etowah
    10/05 at Roswell
    10/12 Woodstock
    10/26 Walton
    11/02 Lassiter

    Creekview
    8/17 Cambridge
    8/24 at Woodstock
    8/31 Allatoona
    9/07 Osborne
    9/14 at Dalton
    9/28 Sequoyah
    10/12 at River Ridge
    10/19 at South Cobb
    10/26 at Sprayberry
    11/02...
  • Making Disciples at The Factory Church the Other Six Days (click to Read More)

    By Cyndi Braun

    Established in 2014, The Factory Church is passionate about making disciples and being the church “the other six days.” While Sunday services offer authentic worship and biblical teaching, The Factory desires to make disciples and equip them to share their faith with a world desperate for truth and the saving power of Christ Jesus. Don’t be satisfied with just going to church. BE the church “the other six days.”

    Planting a New

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  • Community Partner: Ahimsa House (click to Read More)

    Rescue. Rebuild. Reunite.

    Ahimsa House is dedicated to addressing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. They offer services and assistance to victims of domestic violence with pets in Georgia, and work to raise awareness of this connection in communities throughout the state.

    In families affected by domestic violence, pets are also at risk. Abusers threaten, injure, and kill family pets to terrorize others in the home; yet most domestic violence shelters

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  • Jey Willis - State Farm (click to Read More)

    Building a Strong Foundation

    By Cyndi Braun

    It’s a hot, humid summer morning, and a steady stream of cars are buzzing along Marietta Highway, past the Rock Barn, and beyond. Meanwhile, Jey Willis stands with his State Farm team, studying the rock structure of the historic barn and reflecting on the importance of a strong foundation in Christ.

    “In the Bible, Jesus tells Peter, ‘Upon this rock, I will build my church.’ Jesus is the rock. The foundation of

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  • Community Partner: Mary Hall Freedom House (click to Read More)

    hope - love - miracles

    Women come to Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH) from all walks of life, often at their lowest point, in search of change. What they find at MHFH is love, hope, acceptance, and a vision for a restored future. The transformations that take place in the lives of these women are so dramatic and profound, it’s often deemed a miracle.

    Founded in 1996 by Lucy Hall, MHFH serves women and women with children who suffer from the generational cycles of

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  • Jyl Craven Hair Design (click to Read More)

    Exclusively Outside the Perimeter

    Upon entering Jyl Craven Hair Design, you will notice a clean, modern atmosphere; a vast line of professional products; and fashionable, refined stylists who are diligently going about making their guests look amazing. Since 1999, the salon has provided an experience that most would expect to only receive inside the perimeter. As a member of Intercoiffure North America Canada, guests who visit Jyl Craven Hair Design can be confident they will

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  • Artist Profile: Andrew Berardi (click to Read More)

    Actor and Director

    By John Midkiff

    Growing up in New York City, Andrew Berardi was always fascinated with museums. He loved to explore the collections and dreamed of one day going to work in one. When Andrew was eleven, his father, an airport customs official, accepted a new position at an airport in Georgia. Through high school, Andrew enjoyed school but was never interested in theatre. However, he did maintain his love for museums and the art and collections showcased

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  • Academic Concerns? Social Challenges? (click to Read More)

    Here's How Parents Can Help their Child

    By Donna Anello

    The new school year begins next month. Class schedules, first tests, and projects are on the horizon; new friendships will be forged; separation anxiety tears will be a hurdle for some; and long carpool lines will mean leaving the house earlier to ensure you make it to work on time.

    Many will make a smooth transition from the carefree days of summer. Many children and families will transition from

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  • Book Review: Absolute Justice (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    When Atlanta Private Investigator Nick Price is hired by Julia Garrett to find her missing husband, he soon finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy. It will take all his skills and experience to unravel the mystery before criminals put a permanent end to his investigation.

    “I saw no movement in the shadows. If someone were going to come after me, this would be the perfect time. Catch me going to my car in a dark alley, put a bullet in the back of

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  • Below the Surface (click to Read More)

    By Lyle Harp

    Cherokee County residents are protected by an excellent fire service. The hard-working men and women of Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services respond to tens of thousands of fire, physical danger, and emergency medical situations every year. Within this department, there are several groups of people that respond to special situations and emergencies. Whether it is a hazardous material spill, a lost person, or a rescue from a tower, a cliff, or under

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