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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019 Announced (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has selected the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019. This 31st Anniversary Class was chosen following participation in a nomination, application, and interview process.   

    The 23 class members recently attended a retreat at Brasstown Valley Resort, where team-building exercises enabled them to learn about themselves and each other through a look at personality types and communication styles.

    Over the course of nine months,...
  • Cherokee Wins Green Community Award, Bronze Level (click to Read More)

    The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recertified Cherokee County as a Green Community at the Bronze Level.

    The ARC’s Green Communities voluntary certification program helps local governments implement measures to reduce environmental impact. It recognizes their commitment to environmental stewardship and their leadership in sustainability practices.

    Measures that earned Cherokee certification points include:

    • Transforming an abandoned athletic
  • Cherokee Chamber Announces 2019 Award Winners (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce 2019 award winners for First Citizen, Small Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, and Green Business of the Year. All recipients were chosen by out-of-town judges.

    First Citizen – Raymond Rollins
    The title of First Citizen of Cherokee County is bestowed upon a resident who has resided in Cherokee County for at least five years and who has shown meritorious service to his/her community through family,

  • CHS Sophomore Earns Congressional Silver Medal (click to Read More)

    Cherokee HS sophomore Rebekah Seng was recently presented the Congressional Award Silver Medal. State and Local Government Relations Director Mack Parnell from Congressman Loudermilk’s staff presented the medal to Rebekah, who is a member of the JROTC program at Cherokee HS. Only 638 students qualified for the medal in the United States this year, with only 10 recipients in Georgia.

    The Congressional Award is the highest voluntary award from the United States Congress that a U.S....
  • CCWSA Student Photography Contest Winners (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) announced winners of the 2018 CCWSA student photography contest. Elizabeth Thornton, 6th grade student from Mill Creek MS, won the K-6th grade category with her photograph entitled Palm Paradise. Maddie Howe, 10th grade student from Cherokee High School, won the 7th-12th grade category with her photograph entitled Before They Fall. The photographs depict reflective properties of water.
  • Canton Receives 2019 Live, Work, Play City Award (click to Read More)

    The City of Canton was named one of nine Live, Work, Play Cities by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA’s recent annual Mayors’ Day Conference. Canton was named in the large population category (more than 25,000).

    Though each city provides different services, contest judges praised winning cities for advancing job creation, housing offerings, and recreational amenities. Judges for the 2019 Live, Work, Play Cities Award...
  • Open House - Give a Kid a Chance (click to Read More)

    Since its inception in 2006, Cherokee County’s Give a Kid a Chance program has helped more than 31,500 kids prepare for the school year with new backpacks, school supplies, clothing, books, and medical screenings — all free of charge.

    The organization is holding an open house at its warehouse on the Ace Academy campus, March 28, 6:30-8:30pm, 8871 Knox Bridge Highway, Canton. Directors and board members will be on hand to talk about 2019 fundraising and to answer questions regarding...
  • CCSD High Schools Earn State Recognition for AP Programs (click to Read More)

    For the ninth year in a row, all CCSD traditional high schools were named Georgia AP Honor Schools for commendable student performance and participation on AP exams. As a district, CCSD ranks fifth overall in Georgia for AP exam pass rates.
    AP courses and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams are often eligible to receive college credit, reducing the cost of earning a college degree.
  • Artist Profile: Betsy Khuri (click to Read More)

    By Bonnie Medford

    Embracing the Unique

    Local sculptor Betsy Khuri often draws inspiration from old pictures, found objects, her three children, and her two “bonus kids.” She says her children are her biggest accomplishment. Khuri’s current projects are inspired by the Renaissance. The pieces have the head of an animal and a human body — feminine bodies contrasting with masculine animal features.

    Khuri says that for most of her life, she thought that

  • Book Review: Social Actions: A Vietnam Story (click to Read More)

    by Farris Yawn

    The Vietnam War has been the topic of numerous books, movies, and TV series. So much so that even those of us not directly affected by the conflict almost feel like we know everything about it. Author Donnie Henriques has used his experiences in Vietnam to create a compelling story about an aspect of that terrible war.

    Patrick Haney was a young Air Force clerk who, upon arriving in Vietnam, found himself assigned to a new program designed to

  • Artist Profile: Jennifer Ferris (click to Read More)

    The Ever-Evolving Art of Jennifer Ferris

    By Jennie Mayes

    Local artist Jennifer Ferris has traveled a lot, picking up inspiration along the way, but she gives the lion’s share of credit to her mother and grandmother. When asked how her art is a continuation of or departure from theirs, she says, “The most common thread is our love of nature and our choice of flowers and birds as a frequent subject matter. Also, our drive for perfecting our craft — my grandmother

  • Book Review: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    “Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00pm. There are eight days and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.” Stuart Turton’s The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle begins with Aiden Bishop in someone else’s body, with the name “Anna” on his lips. He sees a woman running, hears her scream and a gunshot, and is passed by the killer, who drops something into his coat pocket and whispers,

  • Cherokee County Board of Commissioners Receives 2018 Optimas Awards (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Board of Commissioners recently received two Workforce magazine Optimas Awards. The Board achieved the Gold Award in Benefits and the Silver Award in Business Impact. The prestigious awards program, now in its 28th year, recognizes companies that achieve successful measurable business outcomes through visionary and impactful human resources initiatives. Thirty-one companies were named winners from this year’s pool of nominees.

    “For over 28 years, we’ve seen...
  • Military Spouses — Cherokee Veterans Community Is Your Support Connection (click to Read More)

    Cherokee Veterans Community (CVC) understands how tough deployment can be for military spouses. Most of the organization’s members have been deployed and know firsthand the stress, struggles, loneliness, fears, and other emotions that spouses experience.

    During deployments, having a strong support system is critical. CVC offers support groups for both male and female spouses. Groups meet separately once a month, and CVC will assist in getting groups started in local communities....
  • New Board of Commissioners Members (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners welcomes two new members: Harry Johnston, the new chairman; and Corey Ragsdale, District 4 commissioner.

    Harry Johnston has held numerous city and county positions. From 2000-2014, he served as District 1 commissioner. From 1996-2000, he served on the Planning Commission, holding the position of chairman from 1998-2000. He is chairman of the City of Canton’s Board of Zoning Appeals and is a member of the City’s Historical Preservation...