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  • Artist Profile: Wanda Richardson (click to Read More)

    Quilter's Handdmade Blankets Honor Son's Memory and Give Back

    By Hannah Olson

    When her twenty-two-year-old son died, Wanda Richardson looked for a way to honor his memory and restore her mind. That is when she took up quilting with her mom and sister. Together, they took local quilting classes as a meaningful way to spend time together. Since then, Richardson has made hundreds of quilts for family, friends, and neighbors.

    “Quilting is not just having a blanket,”

  • Book Review: Dawn's Early Light (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    There are certain events that are so momentous that they are forever burned in our memory. For those old enough to remember Pearl Harbor or the JFK assassination, they can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing the moment they heard the news.

    More recently, the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 on 9/11 is an event most will “Never Forget.” For three local Cherokee County residents, that dark day hit

  • Meet the CSO K-9 Unit (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office (CSO) Canine (K-9) Program is recognized as one of the most professional and capable units throughout the state of Georgia. With a team of five handlers and canines, the CSO K-9 Unit is capable of a wide variety of tasks including narcotics identification, evidence recovery, explosives detection, and patrol.

    Not only are our K-9 teams looking for bad guys and illegal drugs, but they are one of our most popular

  • In Honor of Women's History Month — Historical Women of Cherokee County (click to Read More)

    By Meghan Quinlan

    “Don’t tell me women are not the stuff of heroes,” Qui Jin, Chinese Revolutionary (November 8, 1875 – July 15, 1907).

    There are countless female heroes in Cherokee County’s past and present — pioneers, business owners, educators, nurses, and community leaders. Throughout history (and even today), being a woman meant always being in an uphill struggle for recognition or to have their voice heard. Women have shaped civilization in

  • Women Firefighters — Strength Under Fire (click to Read More)

    By Michele Ice

    Women have been represented in fire service for almost 200 years. However, firefighting remains a male dominated field. The United States currently has over 6,200 full-time female career firefighters, representing about 6% of the firefighting community. In the Cherokee County and in north Fulton departments, women make up about 3% of the firefighter population. There are over 22 female firefighters in the area. What draws these women together is their love

  • GrassRoots Tree & Turf Care (click to Read More)

    "The Best Service Company EVER!"

    By Cyndi Braun

    Few people are as committed to lawncare as Josh Wise and his team at GrassRoots Tree & Turf Care.

    Fifteen years ago, Wise went into business for himself, establishing what would become one of Atlanta’s premier lawncare companies. Back then, Josh’s goal was to offer a different type of lawncare business, one based on quality service and treating customers like people, not numbers.

    That business

  • Howard's Auto Body (click to Read More)

    The Place to Go for Body Work

    By Cyndi Braun

    Motor vehicle accident? Fading paint? Restoration of a classic? Whatever your car needs, Howard’s Auto Body specializes in bringing it back to its prior glory.

    Quality body work is something Howard Vallimont has been doing for forty-some years, starting when he was a teenager. In 1996, he set up shop on Marietta Highway in Canton. Since then, the business has grown to include five body shop technicians and a

  • Community Partner: Ian's Friends Foundation (click to Read More)

    Ian’s Friends Foundation (IFF) was founded in 2006 by Phil and Cheryl Yagoda after their thirteen-year-old son, Ian, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of two. In the months following Ian’s diagnosis, the Yagodas visited doctors and hospitals across the country in search of answers for their son’s treatment. When they learned how little funding was being allocated to research projects conducted in the field of pediatric brain tumors, Ian’s Friends Foundation was started

  • Hickory Flat Volunteers Donate Fire Station to County (click to Read More)

    The former Hickory Flat Volunteer Fire Department transferred ownership of Fire Station 32 and its assets to Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services in January. Included with the donation was a 1994 Grummen fire truck.

    Attending the ceremony were Chief Tim Prather, Retired Chief Larry Barry,
    Retired Chief Tim Crossland, Board Members Mark Cornelius and Jack Tuszynski.

    Located on Sugar Pike Road in Canton, Station 32 has served the Hickory Flat area for...
  • LGE Community Credit Union Gives Back (click to Read More)

    LGE Community Credit Union recently presented a total of $170,000 to fourteen local, nonprofit organizations through the LGE Community Outreach Foundation. The fourteen organizations that received donations were Warehouse of Hope, Safepath Children’s Advocacy Center, City of Refuge, Next Step Ministries, McKenna Farms, Racheal’s Rest, CASA of Paulding County, Calvary Children’s Home, The Drake House, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta - Cobb County, Shepherd Center, MUST Ministries, Angels...
  • Instructional Lead Strategists Provide Support in CCSD Classrooms (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County School District (CCSD) launched multiple new initiatives this year to increase student achievement, and District leaders knew that teachers would need additional support, as they integrated these new programs into their daily classroom activities. To help teachers meet the challenge, CCSD created a new position called an instructional lead strategist (ILS) at each elementary school as well as targeted middle and high schools.

    These elite teachers underwent extensive...
  • Georgia Has Talent is Around the Corner (click to Read More)

    Mark your calendar for March 3, and plan to come out to this exciting community event! Each year, the Cherokee High School Beat Out Cancer Club organizes and sponsors this event, which showcases some of the best talent from around Georgia. This year’s show will feature singers, dancers, bands, martial artists, percussionists, and a beat boxer. Prior to and during the show, there will be an expansive silent auction with baskets full of items from local and national retailers. All proceeds from...
  • Cherokee County Educational Foundation Raises Significant Funds for CCSD Schools (click to Read More)

    At a recent meeting, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation Board (CCEF) presented the Cherokee County School District with a check for $45,0018 for special grants and to help the county target areas of need that align with the Foundation’s strategic plan: Graduation coaching assistance for the special needs high school seniors throughout the District, and targeted course credit recovery for high school seniors.

    CCEF President Billy Hayes is pictured with Superintendent Brian...
  • R & D Mechanical Reaches Goal for Haiti Shoebox Drive (click to Read More)

    2016 was R & D Mechanical’s first year doing the Haiti Shoebox Drive as a company and involving the community. They packed over 100 shoeboxes, and their goal for 2017 was 1000 shoeboxes, which seemed impossible. However, with help from community partners, they were able to reach that goal. They reached out to their partners early in the year to start collecting items for the shoeboxes, and they were completely overwhelmed by the response they received. For their shoebox packing party, they...
  • Sequoyah HS Hot Rodders Compete at Nationals (click to Read More)

    Sequoyah High School’s Hot Rodders team recently competed at Nationals, and they are now ranked 25th in the U.S. and third in the state.

    The eight-member team vied for honors and scholarships in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Dual National Championship held in Las Vegas. For the competition, students deconstructed a V-8 engine and reassembled it to manufacturer’s specifications. Groups are timed on how quickly they disassemble and reassemble the engine in its entirety. The teams are...
  • Reinhardt University School of Nursing & Health Sciences Named for Retired Canton Physician (click to Read More)

    Reinhardt University nurses will now and forever be known as students, later graduates, of the Dr. John A. Cauble School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

    Dr. Cauble, a longtime, highly regarded Canton physician who practiced family medicine for more than forty years, and his daughter, Sally Forest, have made a lead gift that will support operations, scholarships, and the growth and development of the nursing school.

    “Reinhardt’s decision to establish a School of Nursing is...
  • Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, Lead Agency for Safe Kids Cherokee County was awarded the 2018 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program. Through the Mini-Grant, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and Safe Kids Cherokee County work together to provide car seats and education to financially eligible families in Cherokee County. This program is funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help ensure Georgia’s children...
  • Local CCSD School Spelling Bee Winners (click to Read More)

    Several Cherokee County School District (CCSD) schools recently held their school spelling bee. The school level winners advanced to the CCSD Spelling Bee, which was held at Cherokee High School on January 25.

    AJ Zebley, fifth grade student, won Knox Elementary’s Spelling Bee; Braden Flouroy, seventh grade student, won Freedom Middle School’s Spelling Bee; and Callum Gannon, fourth grade student, won Hickory Flat Elementary School’s Spelling Bee.
  • WellStar Charity Care (click to Read More)

    WellStar Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia, provided more than $648 million in charity and unreimbursed care as well as community programs during the 2017 fiscal year.

    As a community-based health system, WellStar’s physicians, nurses, advanced practice professionals, and team members are committed to helping patients and communities live healthier lives. Currently, ten percent of WellStar’s patients do not have insurance. As part of its mission,...
  • The 2:10 Foundation (click to Read More)

    Supporting and Celebrating the Trades

    In 1979, Holly S. Hill was a teen living in northern New Hampshire with her parents and five siblings. Holly’s father, Fred, owned a local business with his brother, Bob, that provided heating fuels, furnace installations, plumbing, and other services. As a child, Holly admired her father’s ability to fix just about anything, and she often accompanied him when he was “out on a call.” Today, she reflects gratefully on how her father made sure