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Monthly Archive

2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 431 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Artist Profile: Debbie Tidwell

Art Driven Community By Tina Morris As a little girl, Debbie Tidwell took boat rides on Little River past Woodstock, but never imagined that her future would take shape there. Today, she resides and... read more..

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Book Review: Pure Heart, A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey

By Annell Gerson Decatur author Bret Witter began his literary career working in a book store and ended up as editorial director for HCI Books before branching out on a new writing venture. In 2006, ... read more..

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Book Review: To Walk in Heaven's Light

Using Poetry to Honor and Remember Those We Have Lost By Farris Yawn Losing someone close to you is one of the hardest things you may ever endure. It can be hard to find comfort and peace when your ... read more..

Recipes
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Taste of Life: Cornmeal Dusted Snapper

By Hillary Gallagher   (Serves 4)   Ingredients 4, 7 oz. skinless snapper fillets1 cup milk1 cup cornmeal2 tablespoons kosher salt1 teaspoon cayenne pepper canola oil for sauting  ... read more..

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Queenie's: Shrimp & Grits

(serves 4) Ingredients 32 oz. can whole tomatoes, crushed by hand 1 lb. fresh tomatoes 1 cup white wine 2 cups chicken or shrimp stock lb. bacon, cut into small dices cup reserved bacon fat cup read more..

Recipes
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Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails: Fried Chicken & Sweet Potato Waffles

    Fried Chicken 4 oz. chicken cutlet cup seasoned flour cup buttermilk- Preheat a deep fryer to 350 degrees. - Coat the chicken in buttermilk, and dredge it in seasoned flour. - Fry read more..

Community - Woodstock
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WPD K-9 Unit Recognized for Excellence at Recertification Conference

At the recent 8th Annual South Georgia K-9 Training and Certification Workshop, Woodstock Police Department (WPD) K-9s were re-certified in narcotic detection, utility/tracking/trailing, and explosive... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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Woodstock Police Department Receives Distinguished National Accreditation

Recently, the Woodstock Police Department (WPD) received its accreditation from CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies). This achievement demonstrates the departments commitme... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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Woodstock Mayors Outstanding Citizen Award

Recently, Mayor Pro Tem Rob Usher and City Council Member Tracy Collins presented Woodstock resident Nancy Wolfe with the Mayors Outstanding Citizen Award for her efforts in saving the life of another... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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Bascomb Elementary School Collects 1,149 Pounds of Food for Charity

Bascomb Elementary School students, staff, and families donated 1,149 pounds of food for its holiday charitable food drive! The donations benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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CCSD Schools Earn High Marks for School Climate

According to new data from the Georgia Department of Education, the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) earned high marks from students, parents, and employees for school climate. CCSD earned an a... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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WPD Awards Recipients for 2017

Woodstock Police Departments (WPD) Command Staff recently recognized department personnel for their outstanding achievements in 2017: Supervisor of the Year Lt. Paul Gentile Officer of the Year Cp... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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Cobb EMC Home Energy Makeover Accepting Entries

Cobb EMC is now accepting applications for the electric cooperatives annual home energy efficiency makeover, in partnership with Gas South and the Cobb Heating and Air Conditioning Association. The m... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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Chamber Names Volunteer of the Quarter

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Joan McFather, a longtime Chamber member and community volunteer, has been named the Chairmans Council Volunteer of the Quarter for the ... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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Safe Kids Cherokee County Receives New Van

Safe Kids Cherokee County recently received a new van to assist the organization with their many safe-related events. According to Captain Chad Arp, lead advisor for Safe Kids Cherokee County, Fundin... read more..

Community - Woodstock
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New Executive Director of Cherokee County Educational Foundation

Congratulations to Lisa-Marie Haygood! She has accepted a new role as executive director of Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF). The CCEF is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated t... read more..

Community - North Fulton
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MARTA Expands Bus Service in Roswell

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently began a new bus route (Route 142) in Roswell. Bus service was added to the Holcomb Bridge Road corridor east of Georgia 400. Route 14... read more..

Community - North Fulton
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Roswell Once Again Named a Bicycle Friendly Community

The City of Roswell has once again been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. With the announcement, the City of Roswell maintains... read more..

Community - North Fulton
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Roswells Rec & Parks Department Named Best in State

The City of Roswells Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs Department was recently named Best Recreation and Parks Department in the state by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (... read more..

Community - North Fulton
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Johns Creek City Councilmember Cori Davenport Donates Entire Salary to Charity

At her request, the Johns Creek City Council voted unanimously to reallocate fellow Councilmember Cori Davenports entire four-year City salary to the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation. As a result... read more..

Community - North Fulton
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Sen. John Albers Introduces Legislation to Address Property Tax Assessments

Sen. John Albers recently pre-filed six pieces of legislation addressing property tax assessments in Fulton County. It is my absolute intention to pass this legislation during the next legislation se... read more..

Community - North Fulton
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Ians Friends Foundation 10th Annual Evening of Inspiration

Recently, doctors, researchers, and supporters from around the nation gathered to celebrate ten years with one mission: to fund pediatric brain tumor research. This event raised approximately $1.4 mil... read more..

Community - North Fulton
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NFCC Receives Generous Donation

Sheffield Office Products and Hewlett Packard (HP) recently made a donation to the Food Bank of North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). Sheffield Office Products and HPs recent promotion gave their c... read more..

Community - North Fulton
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Windward Association of Retired Men Annual Founders Award

The Windward Association of Retired Men (WARM) recently presented its 17th annual Founders Award to Bob Meyers for his record of exceptional service to the organization and the community. Meyers said... read more..

Community - Canton
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CCSD Schools Earn High Marks for School Climate

According to new data from the Georgia Department of Education, the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) earned high marks from students, parents, and employees for school climate. CCSD earned an a... read more..

Community - Canton
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Knox ES Earns National Certification for Digital Citizenship

Knox Elementary School was recently named a Certified School for Digital Citizenship by Common Sense, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digi... read more..

Community - Canton
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New Executive Director of Cherokee County Educational Foundation

Congratulations to Lisa-Marie Haygood! She has accepted a new role as executive director of Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF). The CCEF is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated t... read more..

Community - Canton
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Avery ES Recognizes Outstanding Student Artists

Avery Elementary School is recognizing five students whose artwork was selected for an international exchange program. Artwork by Caroline Barkwell, Aliya Bobo, Jameson Brooks, Amilya Taft, and Averi... read more..

Community - Canton
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Chamber Names Volunteer of the Quarter

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Joan McFather, a longtime Chamber member and community volunteer, has been named the Chairmans Council Volunteer of the Quarter for the ... read more..

Community - Canton
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Strong Foundation Creates Success for Reinhardt University Football Team

When Reinhardt University embarked on the creation of a football program, success was not guaranteed. Yet no one expected the grand success both on the field and in the classroom that Reinhardt Eagl... read more..

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