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  • Georgia’s Funeral Procession Code (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    I’ll just be honest; I don’t like funerals. Funerals are usually filled with grief and sorrow, especially if the passing was due to a tragedy. Having said that, there is one part of the funeral process that I enjoy — the procession to the final resting place.

    The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments often provide a police escort from the funeral service to the cemetery. When my dad passed away a few years ago, I

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  • Homemade Dog Treat Recipes (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Are you concerned about the ingredients that make up your furry family member’s treats? Well, worry no more! Try one of the following recipes, all made with healthy items, most of which you likely already have in your kitchen. Choose from a variety of options to accommodate senior dogs, puppies, and middle-aged pets alike. There’s even a no-bake option if you need something in a hurry.

    No-Bake Honey-Oat Peanut Butter Treats

    1 cup quick

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  • Tom Knight (click to Read More)

    Finding magic on the Other End of the Mic

    By John Midkiff

    Tom Knight has a colorful history in show business. As a drummer, Knight has performed in packed venues all over the world with bands such as TLC, Monica, and Stevie Nicks. His voice-over talents have been utilized by companies such as Disney, Walmart, Crown Royal, and many luxury car brands, and he can be heard on several movie trailers like Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135. Knight won an Emmy for his

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  • Bible Fun (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Studying the Bible can be intimidating for many people. Some will pick it up and start reading, while others will seek out study guides or classes.

    During her years as a Sunday school teacher, Wanda Erbse found the most effective way to teach the Bible, particularly to children, was to make it fun. She created quizzes, puzzles, riddles, and games to help her students better understand and remember the stories and lessons from the good book....

  • Animal Casting (click to Read More)

    Could Your Furry, Feathered, or Scaly Friend Be a Star?

    By Julie Senger

    Many of us have admired the clever animals we’ve seen in our favorite shows and movies, and with the booming film and television industry we now have in Georgia, you may be wondering how your pet can get in on the “action.” Here’s some basic information for you to “chew on” when deciding if you’d like your pet to try and “fetch” a part in front of the

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  • The Tears Foundation (click to Read More)

    By Stephanie Landry

    In 2009, still living in New Jersey, I experienced the most devastating event of my life: the loss of my full-term unborn daughter. I was 41 weeks pregnant — four days past my due date and three days before I was scheduled to be induced. There were no warning signs. I was healthy and having a “typical pregnancy” according to my OB team. Yet, on this April morning, everything changed. My OB told me he couldn’t find her heartbeat. She was gone. I still

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  • State Farm (click to Read More)

    Your Hometown Agent, Jan Rooney & Family Are Here to Help Life Go Right.

    By Cyndi Braun

    Established five years ago, Jan Rooney State Farm offers policyholders old-fashioned connections, quality customer service, and community outreach.

    “G.J. Mecherle built State Farm by selling insurance in customers’ kitchens,” said Jan. “I strive to have a similar connection with people by taking the time to listen and provide services based on unique needs. I

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  • Canton Termite and Pest Control (click to Read More)

    Big Company Service With Hometown Care

    by Cyndi Braun

    “When people ask me what I do for a living, the first answer I give them is ‘I kill bugs!’ When I explain further, I say I take care of people – my customers, my employees, and my company,” said Tim McWhirter, president of Canton Termite and Pest Control, a family-owned business that offers pest control, termite inspection and control, mosquito and tick yard service, and wildlife services.
    Tim has more

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  • Bee Kind to Pollinators (click to Read More)

    By Joshua Fuder

    If you remember back to elementary school science, you’ll remember that pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female parts of the same or a different flower. Some plants, like grasses and pine trees, rely on wind, gravity, a sheer quantity of pollen, and a little luck for pollination and viable fertilization to occur. Pollination causes many people to be riddled with allergy problems this time of year and leaves a

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  • Is Your Family Road-Trip Ready? (click to Read More)

    By Family Life Publications Staff

    With spring break coming up (and summer break hot on its heels), many families will be hitting the road to travel to fun vacation destinations. To help make sure your brood is road-trip ready, the Family Life fam would like to share some valuable packing, prepping, and travel tips we’ve learned along our way.

    Protect Your Finances
    Mandy Marger, Graphic Artist

    •    To prevent

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  • the Joy House (click to Read More)

    Restoring Lives and Families

    The Joy House ministry was born in the hearts of Steve and Wendy Lowe and Rick and Mary Bell in the 1990s while they were working with teens through a local church in North Georgia. The Lord blessed them to share their lives with troubled and hurting teens, and through this experience, they came to realize that many of them needed more than what could be offered through their positions in the church.

    After discovering other successful

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  • Jane Burke (click to Read More)

    Master of Marquetry

    By Hannah Olson

    A dragonfly rests pensively on a reed. A tree frog prepares to leap. Both are captured with stunning detail in Jane Burke’s unique portraits, but not the way you may anticipate. Most artists utilize paintbrushes and pencils to create lifelike portraits. Burke’s medium of choice is maple and koa. Her method is marquetry, the art of creating detailed pictures using wood veneers from many different tree species.   ...

  • Book Review: The Black Ascot (click to Read More)

    by Jessica Asbell

    Ten years ago, a murder took place during one of the biggest horse races in England, the Black Ascot. A jealous man tampered with the car belonging to the woman he loved and her husband. Thus, on a straight and narrow road, on a bright sunny day, the life of Blanche Fletcher-Munro ended, and her husband became crippled for life.

    Alan Barrington, the suspected murderer, goes on the run. After 10 years with no leads, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian

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  • Tips to Prevent Property Crime (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    As we move into warmer weather, property crimes, namely thefts and burglaries, increase. There are a few reasons why this is true, so let’s explore some ways you can minimize your chances of becoming a victim of theft.     

    When the trees begin to sprout new leaves and the flowers bloom, thieves use the landscape to conceal their movement when approaching and leaving a target location. This is also true as to where

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  • The Family Behind the Badge (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    It is not the badge that makes the person, but rather it is the person who makes the badge.

    I am often inspired by the amazing men and women I get to work with at the Sheriff’s Office. These people make a difference in the lives of so many others, on and off duty. This month, I would like to tell you about Sergeant Scott Ryder. Although he is an outstanding law enforcement officer, it is his character that inspires me to be a better

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  • GrassRoots (click to Read More)

    Taking Lawn Care Service to the Next Level

    By Cyndi Braun

    Do you dream of a healthy lawn, with no brown patches, grubs, or fire ants? A place where your family can play and enjoy a lush turf? If so, it’s time to call GrassRoots.

    GrassRoots technicians will transform your yard into the beautiful lawn of your dreams.

    It all starts with lawn treatments tailored to each property’s unique needs, taking into account the grass type, topographical

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  • Community Partner: Rock For Rescues (click to Read More)

    Music. Animals. Community.

    Rock for Rescues showcases Atlanta-based homegrown, original music to benefit local animal welfare charities. Events are offered throughout the year, with a season-ending festival held on April 27 in Milton.

    Discovering Local Music
    A program of the Vox Artium Foundation, Rock for Rescues curates an annual list of the best Georgia-based bands that write and perform their own original music. Many music venues in the metro

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  • Body Language (click to Read More)

    Communicating Without Words

    By Shannon Barnes, L.P.C.

    The very idea that people communicate through body language can be extremely intriguing. Experts believe that approximately 80 percent of communication is interpreted by the listener from nonverbal cues.

    Why do people want to interpret body language? It is most likely because they are needing reassurance. We are looking for tangible proof that verbal information is either believable or not

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  • Spring Cleaning and Decluttering Tips (click to Read More)

    By Tracey Satterfield

    Living in a clean and uncluttered environment has many advantages. Not only is it good for your physical well-being, but also your mental state. How often have we been overwhelmed with anxiety before finally making the time to do a little cleaning and organizing? We instantly feel less weight on our shoulders when we remove some of the clutter around us.

    Many people confuse decluttering and organizing with cleaning. However, decluttering

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  • CCSD Recognizes STAR Students and Teachers (click to Read More)

    The STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) student honor is awarded to one high school senior from each Georgia public and private high school, who has the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of senior year and who ranks in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of his/her class based on grade point average. Each honored student is invited to select his or her favorite teacher to be named that school’s STAR teacher.

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