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  • Artist Profile: Barbara Jones Hewey (click to Read More)

    Old School Horn Band

    By Barbara Jones Hewey

    Old School Horn Band, a nine-member local party band known for its classic rock and rhythm and blues, is back on stage this summer with three new members, some new twists on popular favorites and a renewed emphasis on songs that showcase the rich, full sound of its unique three-person horn section.

    According to guitarist Bedeke Cresci, the last of the band’s founders still on the roster, the recharged and rejuvenated

  • Studio 5 Salon & Spa (click to Read More)

    Family-Friendly Salon Moves to Canton Historic District

    By Cyndi Braun

    If you’re looking for a family-oriented hair salon that offers the latest hair styles and treatments, Studio 5 Salon & Spa is the place for you. They are now located off of two entrances, 145 W Main Street or 136 Archer Street in downtown Canton.

    Since 2001, Jennifer Davo has owned and operated the salon, which was previously located on North Street. The salon offers an array of

  • Adult Sports Leagues (click to Read More)

    Because Maybe Your Glory Days Haven't Passed You By!

    By Julie Senger

    Who says that just because you’re an adult that you must stop playing recreational or competitive team sports? In fact, adulthood is as good a time as any to play sports for many reasons. First of all, you no longer have to worry about how you’re getting to and from practices and games; you can totally drive yourself! No more relying on mom’s taxi or carpooling with your neighbor! Also, you no

  • Girl in Disguise (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    Do you know the name Kate Warne? How about Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency? We know that Kate Warne was hired by Allan Pinkerton in 1856 as the first female Pinkerton Detective. She died in 1868 and was buried in the Pinkerton family plot. History also tells us that she helped save Abraham Lincoln’s life on the way to his inauguration in 1861. But that was all that history told us about this important figure.

    In her book

  • Georgia Writers Association Honors Reinhardt Faculty/Guest Faculty Members (click to Read More)

    Reinhardt University faculty and guest faculty of its Etowah Valley Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing were among those honored at the 53rd annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards.

    Ray Atkins was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Rome resident is an instructor of English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and has been a part of the Etowah Valley MFA in Creative Writing since its inception. Atkins also was honored as a finalist in the Essay category for “South...
  • Hasty Elementary Agricultural Project Sponsored by the Farm Bureau and Laurel Canyon Optimist Club (click to Read More)

    After another banner year with three very successful fundraising projects, which included the Annual Raffle Ticket Sale, the Ninth Annual Pancake Breakfast, and the Belk Charity Day Sales, the Laurel Canyon Optimist Club has begun its yearly campaign of giving back to the children in the Cherokee County community.

    In conjunction with the Cherokee County Farm Bureau, the Laurel Canyon Optimist Club donated a check for $1,000 to Hasty Elementary’s fifth-grade garden club for their...
  • Cherokee Charter Academy Beta Club Students Shine at National Conference (click to Read More)

    Cherokee Charter Academy (CCA) Middle School Beta Club students Ashelyn Carden and Alaina Howard recently attended the National Beta Club Conference in Orlando, Florida to compete in the Service Snapshot competition. This competition requires students to create and implement a service project that benefits their community. CCA Beta students created Easter baskets for Never Alone Ministries to share with children the week before Easter. In all, fifty baskets were created and donated.
  • Eight CCSD Schools Named National Beta Schools of Merit (click to Read More)

    Cherokee, Creekview and Sequoyah High Schools and Creekland, Dean Rusk, E.T. Booth, Freedom and Mill Creek Middle Schools earned recognition for supporting the youth service organization on their campuses.

    National Beta Club, which is the largest nonprofit educational youth organization in the nation, includes senior clubs for students in grades 9-12 and junior clubs for students in grades 4-8. Its mission is, “To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and...
  • CCSD Wins Three National Awards for Communications (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County School District has earned its first-ever National recognition for communications by bringing home three awards from the National School Public Relations Association.

    Each year, the Association, consisting of school communications and public relation leaders and experts from across the nation, honors outstanding publications and electronic media produced by school districts as part of their communications efforts.

    The School District won a Merit Award...
  • AT&T Foundation (click to Read More)

    For nearly thirty years, business and community leaders have been showing their dedication to Reinhardt University students, and the AT&T Foundation is one of those continued supporters.

    “AT&T Georgia is a strong supporter of K-12 and higher education, and we are thrilled to be able to help support deserving Cherokee County high school students attending Reinhardt University. This support will enable many students to continue their education,” said Don Barbour, regional...
  • Nor-Ral Inc. (click to Read More)

    Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business has named Cherokee’s own Nor-Ral Inc. as an Elite Supplier for 2016. Lockheed recently designated 26 other small and large businesses as top-performing suppliers for the last year, representing the top 2% of a supply base of 1,400 suppliers worldwide.

    “This award recognizes suppliers holding a 98% on-time delivery rating with a 98% quality rating. Their role with us makes an impact
    far beyond performance — it ensures the ability to offer...
  • WellStar Health System (click to Read More)

    Nurses play a critical role in helping patients heal both physically and emotionally. Across WellStar Health System, nurses are at the center of the not-for-profit’s mission to deliver world-class healthcare to patients. Nurses and physicians who work to elevate the field of nursing were recently recognized at the annual Excellence in Nursing award ceremony presented by WellStar.

    “As nurses, we’re privileged to work in one of the greatest professions,” said Jill Case-Wirth, chief...
  • Cherokee Retired Educators Provide Scholarship Money (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County School District students who plan to be teachers and attend Reinhardt University will be the recipients of a scholarship, thanks to those who have devoted their lives to education.

    The Cherokee Retired Educators Association (CREA) recently made a generous donation of $3,000 to Reinhardt University President Dr. Kina Mallard to be awarded to a CCSD graduate who attends Reinhardt University’s Price School of Education.

    “We give to Reinhardt because we...
  • 33rd Annual Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival Comes to Etowah River Park Next Month (click to Read More)

    The 2017 Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 23 from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, September 24 from 10:00am-5:00pm. The popular Riverfest event, presented by the Service League of Cherokee County, will take place at a new location, Etowah River Park in Canton, which is along the picturesque banks of the Etowah River.

    Riverfest is a juried show, featuring original, creative, handmade work by artisans from all over the region. Additionally, the event...
  • See the First U.S. Continental Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979! (click to Read More)

    By David Dundee

    On Monday, August 21, 2017, be sure to block out the afternoon to catch an amazing, rare spectacle. Stretching from Salem, Oregon all the way to Charleston, South Carolina, the total solar eclipse will be a sight you won’t get to see again across the U.S. until 2024.

    The metro Atlanta area will see between 95-97% of the Sun eclipsed. Locally, the eclipse will begin around 1:00pm EDT and reach a maximum at about 2:30pm EDT. The eclipse will end at

  • Community Partner: HopeQuest Ministry Group, Inc. (click to Read More)

    Behind Every Addition is a Story

    Addiction is not a new problem, and those who have been affected by it know how damaging it can be to families and communities. Here in Cherokee County, HopeQuest has been helping individuals and families who have been impacted by addiction to experience freedom, hope, and life for over fifteen years. Since its start as a ministry helping local families, HopeQuest has become a non-profit, state-licensed, residential treatment center for drug,

  • Summer Tropical Shortcake (click to Read More)

    Serves 4

    By Paul Bodrogi

    Fruit Medley Ingredients
    - 2 mangoes
    - 2 kiwi fruit
    - 1 pineapple

    Fruit Medley Procedure
    - Peel and slice the mangoes, and grill one minute on each side.
    - Dice other fruits, and combine in a bowl.
    - Dice the grilled mango,

  • Yukatan Shrimp Cocktail (click to Read More)

    Shrimp and Pico de Gallo Ingredients

    - 7 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    - ¼ cup diced tomato
    - 1/8 cup diced red onion
    - 1 teaspoon finely diced jalapenos
    - 1 minced garlic clove
    - 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
    - Juice of ½ a lime
    - Salt and pepper to taste

    Shrimp and Pico de Gallo Procedure

    - Poach shrimp in boiling water for 90 seconds, and transfer them to an ice bath to cool down.
    - Combine all remaining ingredients in...
  • Artist Profile: Marilyn Sparks (click to Read More)

    Painting Memories

    By Maria Klouda

    Old barns, regional landscapes and fields of flowers are just some of the images of the simplicities of the south that are lovingly created by Georgia artist, Marilyn Sparks.

    Marilyn retired from the fashion industry after thirty years of producing shows all over the country. The impact of off-shore competition and the growth of the internet changed the industry significantly. Instead of seeing the changes as the end of her

  • Cherokee Children's Dentistry (click to Read More)

    Do Your Kids Love the Dentist? Quality Care That Kids Love

    By Cyndi Braun

    Imagine your child walking into the waiting room of a dentist’s office only to discover an environment that looks more like an indoor playground, complete with a treehouse and wall murals depicting a mountain wilderness. Imagine dental hygienists quickly putting your child at ease, and a dentist who talks to your child one-on-one and never makes you feel rushed. Imagine the calm you feel