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  • Planet Fitness (click to Read More)

    New Year's Resolution: Eat Right and Exercise in a Judgement Free Zone

    By Cyndi Braun

    If you’re like most people, you may have overindulged just a bit while ringing in the New Year. Too many midnight snacks, cookies, and sugary beverages may have expanded your waistline enough to lead you to the conclusion that it’s time to lose that weight, get back into shape, and follow your doctor’s orders.

    Whatever your reason, January is a great time to set

  • Valuable Advice for Young Drivers (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Reynolds

    I recently attended the funeral service of a young man I had never met. A week prior to this funeral, I received the notification of a single vehicle crash on Old Orange Mill Road. The message indicated four Creekview students were in a serious vehicle crash — one fatality, two serious and one minor injuries.

    As the sheriff, I receive emergency notifications multiple times a day, but vehicle accidents always make my heart sink. I immediately

  • 4 Popular Diets Explained (click to Read More)

    Is one of Them Right for You?

    by Travis Clifford

    While there are currently many diets that people can choose from, the four most popular are the Ketogenic (Keto), Paleo, Whole30, and intermittent fasting diets. To help understand which one may be best for you, continue reading for a description of each.

    The Keto diet has become extremely popular and for good reason. As obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other diet-related issues

  • Hunger in North Georgia (click to Read More)

    Here's How You Can Help!

    by Rachel Sprouse

    As the new year starts, commercials shift from holiday messages to gym memberships, and focuses change from donations to New Year’s resolutions. While some worry about what foods to eat to live a healthier lifestyle, others are struggling to put food on their plates.

    Although the holidays are a great reminder to donate to local charities to support those in our community, the need for basic resources like food

  • Experiences Foundation (click to Read More)

    "Life is all about experiences"

    The Experiences Foundation was started to offer amazing experiences to individuals, and/or their families, who have suffered a tough break in life. “After dealing with our own personal experiences — from losing family and friends to cancer and suicide and children’s illnesses — we decided it was our mission to help those who have dealt with similar situations,” said Experience Foundation Founder Chad Blake. Whether it is bringing someone to a ball

  • Artist Profile: Rumours (click to Read More)

    Listen Up - The Rumours are True

    By Jules Taylor

    Mekenzie Jackson, Doug Easterly, Adrienne Cottrell, Alex Thrift, Nick Whitson, and Daniel Morrison have been bringing Fleetwood Mac’s sound to stages across the country since 2014. What began as Mekenzie’s love for Fleetwood Mac as a teenager has grown into a commitment to exercising her talent as the voice of Stevie Nicks with her bandmates and dedicated fans along for the ride.

    Alex and Mekenzie began

  • Book Review: Bending Heaven's Will (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Are ghosts real? What about demons? What happens to us when we die?

    Author Terry L. Kemp continues to explore these questions in the follow-up to his first novel, Until It’s All Over, where Zach Dawson reluctantly answered heaven’s call to help the poor souls trapped in our world to find peace and to battle the forces of evil that would exploit them.

    In Bending Heaven’s Will, Zach answers heaven’s call once again, as he

  • Artist Profile: Emily Vickers (click to Read More)

    Artistically Diverse

    By Justin Jones

    Sometimes, art speaks in surprising ways. Early in her career, Roswell painter Emily Vickers reluctantly brought a painting of a tree to a festival where she was selling her work. She hated the painting so much that she wanted to tear it to pieces. It depicted a tree underscored by a quotation from Robert Frost. However, at the behest of her partner, she brought the painting anyway — and it was the first item she sold that

  • CCSD Adds App to Expand System for Reporting Safety Concerns (click to Read More)

    Reporting safety concerns to the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) is now easier than ever with the rollout of a new smartphone app.

    CCSD’s SafeSchools Alert system allows students, parents, school staff, and everyone in the community to report safety concerns to CCSD school police and administrators by text, email, online message, or phone call, with the option to do so anonymously. To further increase accessibility, the system now includes a new smartphone app, which can be...
  • Riverfest 2018 Raises Big Funds for Cherokee County Children (click to Read More)

    This year’s Riverfest event raised $126,962.82, all of which will go right back into the Cherokee County community to help underprivileged children. The funds will be used throughout the upcoming year to provide help with everything from health care and eyeglasses to rent and utilities for families.

    Founded in 1935, the Service League of Cherokee County is the oldest volunteer service organization in Cherokee County. With its deep roots and rich heritage of caring for children, the...
  • Wreaths Across America at Georgia National Cemetery (click to Read More)

    Wreaths will once again be placed to honor veterans at the Georgia National Cemetery on Saturday, December 15, as part of the non-profit Wreaths across America program.

    At 11:00am, a prayer will be offered by designated leaders in each section of the cemetery prior to placement of wreaths, along with a moment of contemplation and expression of gratefulness. At 12:00pm, a short program will be presented at the assembly area. This year’s speaker is American Legionnaire Jim...
  • Cherokee Patient Relations Representative Wins Statewide Hospital Hero Award (click to Read More)

    Northside Hospital Cherokee Patient Relations Representative Kyle Porter was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the recent Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) annual Hospital Heroes Awards luncheon in Atlanta. Porter, who was one of only five health care workers statewide to receive the award, was recognized for her innovative efforts in bringing a family together for a funeral via Skype.

    In her role as patient relations representative, Porter works to ensure...
  • Mountain Road ES Wins Cherokee Chamber Recycling Competition (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green and Education Committees co-sponsored a two-day Plastic Bag Recycling Competition in partnership with Waste Management. Nine of Cherokee County’s elementary schools who collected over 105,000 plastic bags in the competition. This year’s competition was altered to award the school with the highest average of plastic bags per student. This alteration was due to the large variance of enrollment across Cherokee County elementary schools, with...
  • CCSD Leader Named Region 4-7A Athletic Director of the Year (click to Read More)

    Jeremy Adams, the athletic director and an assistant principal for Cherokee High School, is now in the running for the state title in recognition of his service to high school athletics and student athletes.

    “We’re so proud of Jeremy and the leadership he brings not only to athletics, but also to academics, community service, and the overall positive culture at his school,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.

    As Cherokee High’s athletic director, Coach...
  • Ball Ground Minute (click to Read More)

    The City of Ball Ground — Past, Present, and Future

    By Karen Jordan

    The City of Ball Ground is rich in history, and recently, many came together to celebrate it. Ball Ground Historical Society President Nancy Sosebee Madden kicked off the festivities with, “Happy birthday Ball Ground!”

    Mayor Rick Roberts expressed his excitement about Ball Ground’s progress after years of somewhat limited growth and change. Ball Ground has become a very desirable

  • That's a Wrap (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    During the holiday season, we often get so busy due to increased seasonal events, out-of-town visitors, added cooking and cleaning duties, and, of course, shopping for gifts. All these added responsibilities often mean that wrapping those carefully selected gifts becomes a last minute, throw-it-in-a-gift-bag-with-some-tissue-paper endeavor — and that’s OK. But perhaps you have a special gift or two that you really want to take the time and energy to wrap in

  • Crash Course (click to Read More)

    Tips to Avoid a Crash

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    Cherokee County is currently considered the fastest growing county in Georgia. With that growth, we will experience more traffic congestion and vehicle-related crashes. The use of the word “crashes” instead of “accidents” in that previous sentence was intentional because most vehicle wrecks are preventable.

    Here are a few tips that may help you avoid being in a vehicle crash:


  • Community Partner: United intentions Foundation (click to Read More)

    The United Intentions Foundation (UIF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was founded in 2009 by Tim Ray, an entrepreneur and educational advocate, to assist others in learning how to transform worrisome thoughts into positive intentions. UIF provides unique tools, programs, and resources to help people attract what they truly desire by understanding that our thoughts create our reality.

    “My definition of living life intentionally is living in the present moment with your...
  • River Fine Jewelry (click to Read More)

    Celebrating 10 Years in Canton

    By Cyndi Braun

    10 Year Anniversary Sale
    Everything in the store 40-50% OFF through December 24!

    For ten years, River Fine Jewelry in Riverstone Shopping Center has offered excellent customer service and fine jewelry at reasonable prices.

    Owner Ibrahim Ehican is the third generation of his family in the jewelry business. Both his father and grandfather were jewelry artisans,

  • Book Review: Orphan Island (click to Read More)

    By Marcia Divack

    “Nine on an island, orphans all, any more, the sky might fall.” These are the words a group of nine children live by on the mysterious Orphan Island. The island is idyllic and provides for all the needs of its inhabitants. There is always food, the weather is always fair, and even the animals on the island live in harmony with the children.

    Each year, a little green boat brings one child to the island and then bears one away. This is the way it