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  • Burns Law Group (click to Read More)

    Local Law Firm Offers Quality, Individual Approach

    By Cyndi Braun

    Divorce, criminal charges, custody issues, whatever the legal concern, Cherokee County residents can call upon top-notch attorneys at The Burns Law Group.

    Located on East Main Street in Canton, The Burns Law Group is a full-service law firm. With three attorneys, five paralegals, and an office manager, they are an experienced staff available to handle complex cases and legal matters around

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  • Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Becomes Class 2 Fire Department (click to Read More)

    Recently, Fire Chief Tim Prather presented the results of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) review of the Cherokee County Fire Department (CCFD). The CCFD review was conducted earlier this year. Effective December 1, 2018, the CCFD’s new Public Protection Class will be Class-2/2Y. Prather emphasized that the credit for this success is to be given to his entire department. “It took each and every one of us working together and doing our part to reach this accomplishment. This is huge and...
  • BridgeMill Sixes Service League Upcoming Thanksgiving Food Drive (click to Read More)

    A Thanksgiving Food Drive will be held on Saturday, November 10. A bag will be delivered to every residence in BridgeMill the week of November 5. Please fill the bag with non-perishable items suitable for a Thanksgiving meal, and place the bag at the curb near your mailbox on Saturday, November 10. A Service League member will pick it up by 10:00am. All items will be delivered to MUST Ministries in Canton to be given out to families in Cherokee County. Together, we can make a difference.
  • Will You Marry Me? (click to Read More)

    The City of Waleska is now offering a new outdoor gazebo in addition to council chambers for informal weddings. The City provides an officiant, on Thursdays by appointment, in English or Spanish. Those interested in officiating at the new Gazebo may call 770-479-2912.
  • Do Plastics in the Ocean Negatively Impact Marine Life? (click to Read More)

    A Creekview High School Class of 2018 graduate recently visited her senior project, which is on display at a national refuge in Florida. As part of her research project, “Do Plastics in the Ocean Negatively Impact Marine Life?” Isabelle Knott crafted a life-size model of a leatherback sea turtle. She filled it with plastics to communicate the importance of reducing plastic waste to help improve ocean ecology and protect marine life.

    The sculpture is on display at the visitors...
  • Sheriff’s Office Recognizes 2018 Deputies of the Year for Field Operations and Corrections (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office recently held its very first Deputy of the Year competition. A competition was open for a Field Operations Deputy of the Year and an Adult Detention Center/Court Staff Deputy of the Year, since daily tasks for the two sectors differ. Fourteen deputies from different areas within the agency were selected by their supervisors to compete in the competition.

    The Deputy of the Year competition was based on who best performs his/her daily duty assignments....
  • Reinhardt Jumps in Rankings Again in U.S. News & World Report and College Consensus (click to Read More)

    Reinhardt University’s continuing growth, strength, and commitment to its students caused it to jump to the 25th spot in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional College South rankings. In the same poll, Reinhardt was ranked 29th in 2018 and 54th in 2017.

    College Consensus, a ranking that combines data from the most respected college ranking publications and the most reliable student review sites online, ranked Reinhardt tenth in Georgia out of all colleges and...
  • Northside Hospital Cherokee Offers Genetic Counseling, Testing for Cancer Risk (click to Read More)

    To prevent future cancer diagnoses, Northside has expanded its Cancer Genetics Program to Cherokee County, with locations in Canton and Holly Springs.

    About ten percent of all cancers are hereditary, which means that some people are born with a broken, or mutated, gene that greatly increases their risk for certain types of cancer. The most well-known examples are the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, but there are dozens of genes that have been discovered and linked to almost every type of...
  • Service League of Cherokee County Re-Branding (click to Read More)

    The Service League of Cherokee County has adopted a new brand identity that reflects its ever-growing mission of helping the children of Cherokee County. Founded in 1935, the Service League is the oldest volunteer service organization in Cherokee County. The new identity design, created through a partnership with Grant Design Collaborative in Canton, celebrates the Service League’s “rich heritage of caring for children” including the signature green that Service League members wear in their...
  • Canton City Hall Has a New Home (click to Read More)

    The following services will relocate to the new location at 110 Academy Street in Canton:

    Building & Safety Services
    City Clerk
    Communications & Outreach
    Community Development
    Engineering
    Finance
    Human Resources
    Utility Department

    All public meetings will now be held at the new location. However, municipal court will remain at 151 Elizabeth Street. City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. For more information, call...
  • CCSD Partner Up School Partnership Development Event (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) is asking local businesses and organizations to Partner Up with CCSD.

    Businesses and organizations are invited to learn more about partnering with CCSD schools by coming to this free event anytime between 4:00 and 6:00pm on Thursday, October 11, at the Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility auditorium (1205 Bluffs Parkway, Canton). Participants can visit tables of school leaders, who will be grouped by geographic area, to...
  • Artist Profile: Jonathan Peyton (click to Read More)

    The Unsung Folk Singer

    By Atiya King

    On a day in which the typical fickle Georgia weather can’t decide what it wants to do, Woodstock-based singer-songwriter Jonathan Peyton opts to spend his afternoon in a cool, music-filled coffee shop in the heart of his hometown. It’s just the type of place one would expect to find a musician. His seriously slept-on, 9-track project gives listeners a glimpse into his heart, soul, and past. “I’m learning to heal/When I lose

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  • Book Review: Sold on a Monday (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    How far would you go if you were desperate to eat? Would you go so far as to sell your children? In Sold on a Monday, Kristina McMorris writes about the heartbreaking tragedy of families in the 1930s who sold their children, so they could eat.

    Ellis Reed stumbles across two brothers playing in front of a sign that reads, “children for sale.” Stunned, Ellis takes a picture of them and develops it in the darkroom of the paper where he writes a

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  • Mauldin Body Shop and Towing (click to Read More)

    Herbert Mauldin's Legacy Lives on in His Daughter and Granddaughter

    by Cindi Braun

    Whenever there’s a need for a heavy-duty wrecker to clear an accident scene, there’s a good chance Mauldin Body Shop & Towing will be there. And if Mauldin is on the scene, you might catch a glimpse of a young woman in a pink safety vest driving the wrecker.

    Meet Angela Reece, Reinhardt graduate, certified firefighter, softball player, former Mrs. Cherokee County, and

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  • Center For the Visually Impaired (click to Read More)

    The Center for the Visually Impaired in Your Community

    Every person with vision loss should be able to live with independence and dignity. This mission guides the activities at the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI), a nonprofit vision resource and rehabilitation center located in the heart of metro Atlanta. CVI offers programming and rehabilitation services to support people all over Georgia who are visually impaired or blind. It is Georgia’s largest, comprehensive, fully

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  • Quirky Georgia Attractions (click to Read More)

    While many folks already know about things like Atlanta’s Olympic Torch Tower, Marietta’s Big Chicken, Alpharetta’s Cagle Castle, or Ball Ground’s Burger Bus, there are many other interesting/peculiar Georgia attractions you may not know existed, which may be worthy of a short detour on your next road trip.
    Here are a few you may want to check out:

    57th Fighter Group Restaurant
    3829 Clairmont Road
    Atlanta...

  • Riverfest (click to Read More)

    Here's What's New at Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival

    Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival, organized and hosted by the Service League of Cherokee County, is Cherokee County’s longest-running fall festival. More than thirty years ago, the Service League created Riverfest as a way to raise funds for the children in Cherokee County whose families were
    facing hardships.

    Riverfest hosts some of the Southeast’s finest artists, crafters, and entertainment, which draws

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  • Bringing Back Immense Patriotism and Good Will This 9/11 (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    Where were you on 9/11? I was in bed after having worked a night shift on patrol. My phone rang, and it was my mother, “Are you watching the news?”  

    I could tell in her voice something was not right. “Why, what’s going on?” I asked. She indicated two planes had struck the World Trade Center buildings. I told her I would call her back, and I went to the living room to turn on the television.

    I remember trying to process

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  • Book Review: Ollie and the Wise Old Owl (click to Read More)

    by Farris Yawn

    As anyone who has spent time around children knows, you are subject to be bombarded with questions about anything and everything. It is easy to forget that just because we may understand the reason some things are done the way they are — they don’t. Childlike wonder and curiosity can be amusing or enlightening, but it can also be frustrating at times.

    This is where we find Oscar in Ollie and the Wise Old Owl by Dan Carlton. Oscar has quite a time

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  • The 26th Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    The flight attendant walked down the aisle collecting our morning breakfast, as we made our final descent into Israeli airspace. It had been ten years since I flew to the Middle East, and I couldn’t help but think of my first flight into Baghdad, which was a spiraling corkscrew descent from twenty thousand feet, and the mission was completely different.

    I never knew if I’d have the opportunity to return to this part of the world, but as

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