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  • The Roger D. Garrison Law Enforcement Training Center (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office (CSO) is fortunate to have one of the finest training facilities in Georgia. The Roger D. Garrison Law Enforcement Training Center (RGLETC), named in honor of former Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison, was established in 2013 to offer specialized law enforcement training for agencies throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia.  

    The 42-acre campus is located in Canton next to the Cherokee County

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  • Q: What Can I Do With a Liberal Arts Degree? A: Almost Anything You Want (click to Read More)

    By Jonathan Good, Ph.D.

    The engineering major asks, “How does it work?”

    The business major asks, “How much will it cost?”

    The liberal arts major asks, “Do you want fries with that?”

    Most liberal arts majors have heard some version of this joke, and it’s always annoying — in part because it’s somewhat true. The joke points to the dual purpose of higher education: does it exist to preserve “the best that has been thought and said” in our

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  • Exchange of Heart (click to Read More)

    Our Year With Maite

    By Mandy Marger

    Like most good things, sponsoring an exchange student was not planned. A local Facebook group published a post looking for a family to take in an exchange student in our school district. The year had already started, and her first family had not worked out as expected. After reaching out to ask for how long, my family quickly made the decision to help.

    Approval Process & Preparation
    Because of the emergency

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  • Southern Hospitality at Southern ENT Specialists (click to Read More)

    By Marsha Cornelius

    Walking inside Southern ENT Specialists, the first thing patients experience is being greeted by smiling, friendly staff members who make them feel welcome. Southern ENT Specialists is a smaller, family-owned-and-operated practice, and patients can feel the difference almost immediately. After over 10 years serving North Georgia in a large group practice, Dr. James Courtney French founded Southern ENT Specialists to fulfill his dream of combining the

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  • Georgia Transplant Foundation (click to Read More)

    The mission of the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) is to bridge the gap between hope and opportunity by educating and enriching the lives of those affected by organ transplant. GTF was founded in 1992 by transplant recipient Tommy Smith, who saw firsthand the tremendous financial impact that transplantation can have on individuals and their families. Smith gathered a team of health care professionals with the goal of providing emergency financial assistance, so that no one would ever go...
  • Artist Profile: Megan Austin (click to Read More)

    Sculpting Gold and Other Precious Minerals

    By Hannah Olson

    From wedding coordinator to police officer, Megan Austin held a surprising variety of jobs before discovering her passion for jewelry design. As a student, she majored in computer graphics. Now, she spends 11 months out of the year crafting unique jewelry pieces and traveling to art shows across the United States.

    During her interview, Austin was wearing a pendant she made with her children’s

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  • Book Review: Not Alone (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Many have the utmost respect and admiration for anyone who answers the call to serve and puts on a uniform to defend our country. There are those, however, who go above and beyond by answering that call over and over. First Sgt. Michael J. Conley is such a person.

    In a career spanning 42 years, Sgt. Conley has served as a soldier, Green Beret, Ranger, and Ranger Instructor. He saw combat in Vietnam and Iraq and served in several National Guard

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  • Community Partner: The Kathy B. Davis Foundation (click to Read More)

    The Kathy B. Davis Foundation (KBD), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in north Georgia, was established in 2011 by Dave Davis in memory of his wife, Kathy.

    Kathy was a devoted mother who always placed the needs of others before her own. She had a passion for serving and supporting others, especially the intellectually and developmentally challenged. She was an inspiration to family, friends, coworkers, and all who were privileged to know her.

    The KBD Foundation is...
  • Artist Profile: Greg Schulz (click to Read More)

    Pottery With Personality

    By Tina Morris

    A native of central Florida, Greg Schulz grew up surrounded by orange groves and phosphate mines, spending time playing in the clay. Today he lives in the woods on the Etowah River, where he allows nature to inspire many of his creations. After retiring from his advertising career in 2015, Schulz has risen quickly in the pottery scene. He began working with clay by watching

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  • Book Review: I Was Anastasia (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    “Am I truly Anastasia Romanov? A beloved daughter. A revered icon. A Russian grand duchess. Or am I an imposter? A fraud. A liar. The thief of another woman’s legacy. That is for you to decide, of course. Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. But if you want the truth, you must pay attention.” And so begins Ariel Lawhon’s book, I Was Anastasia.

    For years, many have been fascinated with the story of the Romanovs, the

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  • Canton Main Street Named Quarterfinalist for America’s Main Streets Contest (click to Read More)

    The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, recently announced that Canton Main Street is one of the quarterfinalists in the 2019 “America’s Main Streets” contest. The winner of the $25,000 grand prize will be announced this month.

    The Canton Main Street program was established in 2010 to enhance the quality of life for Canton residents. With a heart for historic preservation and an eye on the future, Canton is building an economy for the next generation while...
  • Brewery Opens This Month at The Mill on Etowah (click to Read More)

    Reformation Brewery’s new location at The Mill on Etowah is celebrating its grand opening on June 7-9. Located at 141 Railroad Street, Suite 500, the 20,000+ square foot space is in a mixed-use area still under construction along the Etowah River with future access to nearby shopping, restaurants, river use, and green space. Serving as the brewery’s main production facility and warehouse, the space also includes a public taproom and private event space.

    “Canton has all the historic...
  • Dave Henritze Golf Classic Raises $150,000 for Reinhardt Students (click to Read More)

    More than 100 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the golf course at Capital City Club-Crabapple supporting Reinhardt University students.

    The 31st Annual Dave Henritze Scholarship Golf Classic raised $150,000 for Reinhardt University student scholarships.

    “We are so grateful for everyone who participated in this year’s Golf Classic,” said Dale Morrissey, senior director of constituent engagement. “I’d like to thank all of our sponsors and participants for their generous...
  • Two CCSD Graduates Win Prestigious National Merit Scholarship (click to Read More)

    Kieran Black of Etowah High School and Jordan Vaughn of Sequoyah High School are two of only 2,500 students in the nation, of the 1.6 million students who took the 2017 PSAT exam, to be awarded a $2,500 scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

    “We’re so proud of Kieran and Jordan for this extraordinary accomplishment and all of the hard work that led them to earning this honor,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Congratulations to them and...
  • Rotary Club Honors Public Safety Officers (click to Read More)

    The Rotary Club of Canton held its 4th annual Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon at the Bluff’s Conference Center last month. The theme of the event was “Honoring Our Heroes.”

    Sergeant Nathan Ernst, Holly Springs Police Department, was awarded the Public Safety Medal of Valor due to the tremendous bravery he demonstrated during a call earlier this year.

    Three officers received the Colonel George Bailey Distinguished Leadership Award: Deputy Courey Carter, Cherokee...
  • New Commemorative Bricks Installed at Cherokee Veterans Park (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County recently added 164 new commemorative brick pavers to the Monument at Cherokee Veterans Park. The monument, located at 7345 Cumming Highway in Canton, opened to the public on Veterans Day last year. This brings the total engraved brick pavers installed since the monument opened to nearly 300.

    The centerpiece of the design is a large United States flag with five granite walls and plaques depicting the names and mottos for each uniformed branch of service along with the...
  • Give a Kid a Chance Seeks Donations (click to Read More)

    Give a Kid a Chance is a nonprofit organization that provides filled backpacks for Cherokee County students in need. Below is everything you need to know to purchase, fill, and donate backpacks. Filled backpacks must be donated by Friday, June 28, 2019 to ensure registration numbers can be met.

    In order to know which backpacks are packed for which students, place a white ribbon on the top handle of the elementary backpacks and a red ribbon on the handle of the middle school/high...
  • Cherokee County Clerk’s Office Requests Teddy Bear Donations (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Clerk’s Office is excited to announce Buddy Bears, a program that benefits Cherokee County’s children in foster care. The office will be collecting donated teddy bears to give to children who come before the citizen review panels.

    In cooperation with the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges, the Cherokee County Juvenile Court participates in the Permanent Homes for Children program. Citizen volunteers meet monthly to review the case plans developed for...
  • City of Holly Springs Receives 2019 Main Street Accreditation (click to Read More)

    The City of Holly Springs has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.

    “We are proud to acknowledge this year’s 840...
  • Plans for New History Museum Announced (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Historical Society is pleased to announce plans to develop a new and innovative Cherokee County History Museum and Preservation Center. The new History Center will be in the former Canton Police Department building at 221 East Marietta Street in historic downtown Canton following an extensive reuse and renovation project. The museum is planned be a major tourist attraction for Cherokee County, as well as a center for residents and students to explore the county’s rich and...