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  • Book Review: DC's Wonder Woman (click to Read More)

    By John Rodgers

    September is a WONDERful time for Sequoyah Regional Library System. It’s Library Card Signup Month, a time to reflect on the role libraries serve as places of lifelong learning and continuous access to information. To showcase the superpowers that come with a library card, libraries across the U.S. have selected DC’s Wonder Woman as this year’s honorary chair. Since her first appearance in 1941, the iconic heroine’s adventures have spanned generations of stories,

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  • The History of the Cherokee Sheriff's Office (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    Earlier this year, I met with local historian Michael Hitt, a retired police officer and published author, to assist me with the history of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office (CSO). He has conducted prior research for the Roswell Police Department, the U.S. Army, and more.

    Hitt has scoured hundreds of newspapers from the University of Georgia and other sources to uncover forgotten history of the CSO. I have also spent hours reading old court minutes

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  • Community Partner: Southern Magnolia Charities (click to Read More)

    Southern Magnolia Charities (SMC) is a nonprofit organization based in Milton, Georgia, that was established in early 2018 to actively serve the people of north Georgia through fundraising events and donations, making philanthropic grants, and providing services or support that contribute to the health and vitality of the community. The primary fundraiser is the annual Milton Tour of Homes that began in 2016 and transferred to SMC when the tour organizers formed the nonprofit

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  • Artist Profile: Amy Duke (click to Read More)

    Painting Serenity

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    “When you go to the coast, the sky gets bigger, the city melts away, and as you stare at the horizon, the vistas and colors are ever-changing. There is something about that play of the horizon and the changing sky that draws me,” said Amy Duke.

    Through her paintings, Duke captures the beauty of the coastal horizon in landscapes that create serenity in their seeming simplicity. Choosing palettes of only three to four

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  • Speaking Southern (click to Read More)

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    I became envious of the Southern gift for gab while attending a Shakespeare seminar in Brunswick, Maine.
    One would expect a deeper understanding of the Bard’s verbal virtuosity to have been my linguistic takeaway from those six weeks. But it was the lexicon of a classmate, a teacher from Alabama, who awakened me to the Southern knack for putting together just the right words. Iago wasn’t merely evil, he was “pond scum.” And Othello wasn’t simply

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  • Helpful Resources for Older Adults (click to Read More)

    By Tim Morris

    Senior Service programs have been around since the mid-60s. Going back even further, groups of seniors would meet in a community building in their area to sew, socialize, and bring a potluck lunch to share. These informal groups conversed and shared recipes for their favorite foods and desserts.

    In 1965, the federal government created the Older Americans Act to provide funding for agencies to establish programs for people ages 60 and older who are

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  • North Georgia Vein & Wellness (click to Read More)

    New Vein Clinic Focuses on Making Your Legs Look Great

    A new vein clinic in Canton is now serving north Georgia communities, helping people walk with greater confidence by removing embarrassing and unsightly varicose veins.

    North Georgia Vein & Wellness serves patients from Canton, Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Jasper, and Woodstock. The Cumming office assists patients from Cumming, Dawsonville, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Johns Creek.

    In addition to vein treatments, the

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  • Book Review: The Jane Austen Society (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Oravec

    On the surface, the characters in author Natalie Jenner’s The Jane Austin Society have nothing in common. But as you dive deeper into the story, there is one thing that binds them together: a love for Jane Austen. They live in Chawton, a small town in Hampshire, which is where Jane Austen wrote her last three books. It’s where her brother was adopted into the Knight family and inherited the house. It’s where tourists come to see anything they can about

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  • Good Old-Fashioned, Homemade Ice Cream Recipes (click to Read More)

    Courtesy of Michelle Davis and Vicky Tuszynski

     

    Georgia Peach Ice Cream

    1 1/2 quarts peaches
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 quart heavy whipping cream
    1 can Eagle Brand sweetened
       condensed milk
    1 small can PET evaporated milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Whole milk to fill line

    Procedure
    Blend the peaches in a blender.
    Combine the peaches with the remaining

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  • Technology Keeps Cherokee County Courts Moving Through COVID-19 (click to Read More)

    By District Attorney Shannon Wallace

    No one could have predicted the effect COVID-19 would have on every aspect of our lives. From stay-at-home-orders and social distancing to face mask protocols and temperature checks, our world looks nothing like it did just a few short months ago.

    It should come as no surprise to hear that our courthouse has also operated differently.

    At the beginning of the pandemic, Cherokee County officials and local agencies took a

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  • Community Partner: Team Maggie's Dream (click to Read More)

    Your life or your dreams? What a terrible decision to have to make. Choose to submit to the toxic treatment that will save your life, and you may lose your dream of having a child. It happens
    to many young people each year.

    For Team Maggie’s Dream namesake Maggie Davis, it was a blindside. She needed to focus on her brutal cancer treatment, but she was worried about never having children. Sure, there are other ways to have a family, but she felt that her childhood dream of

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  • Artist Profile: Jay Marsh (click to Read More)

    Transcending Age and Language Through Color, Shape, and Movement

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    Seeing himself as an “artist” not a painter, photographer, or an illustrator, Georgia native Jay Marsh experiments in many mediums, combining sketching, painting, photography, and computer graphics. Each work beckons the viewer to discover layer upon layer of color, light and shade, and line and plane.

    Marsh’s first calling is painting in acrylics, which he turns to on

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  • Summertime Nostalgia (click to Read More)

    Fond Childhood Memories

    By Family Life Publications Staff

    In many ways, because of the pandemic, this summer has been a lot different. So, we found ourselves reflecting on some of our favorite childhood memories from summers past. We hope that sharing these moments will inspire you to think back on some of your own happy experiences.  

     

    Janet Ponichtera
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  • Woodall Construction Company, Inc. (click to Read More)

    The Difference Is in the Details

    As a leader in the real estate industry for the past 35 years, Dean Woodall, president of Woodall Construction Company, Inc., is hands-on in every aspect of his projects. He uses his vast knowledge of engineering, architecture, and construction techniques to create some of the most sought-after homes and subdivisions in Cherokee County.

    In addition to receiving honors for real estate marketing and sales, Woodall has been recognized by The

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  • ServiceWise Electric (click to Read More)

    Electrical Service and Advice at a Very Wise Price

    By Anna Teal

    Service Like It Used To Be

    Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to the good old days when things were simpler than they are now? In this day and age, most people would welcome that notion without question. The desire and yearning for those long-gone moments may not be as far-fetched as you think. For instance, ServiceWise Electric is channeling the “service like it used to be”

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  • Book Review: Matilda (click to Read More)

    By John Rodgers

    The slogan for the Sequoyah Library System’s 2020 summer reading program is “Imagine Your Story”: a celebration of fantasy and fairy tales that empowers all ages to take charge of their own literacy quest. That genre normally inspires mental pictures of knights and dragons, but also relevant is this modern day fantasy that belongs on any library reading log: Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Some may skip the book in favor of its movie adaptation (tip: the library has

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  • To My Fellow Law Enforcement Officers (click to Read More)

    Three Things You Should Know

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    In recent months, a dim shadow was once again cast upon the profession of law enforcement due to the actions of a few.

    There is very little about law enforcement that is pretty. People don’t call 911 to ask officers to come to their house for their family cookout. They do, however, call us when the drinking gets out of hand, and tempers fly, and they want us to come fix their problem. But that’s what

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  • Community Partner: The George Center (click to Read More)

    The George Center provides music therapy scholarships and services to families, organizations, and programs. This 501(c)(3) organization relies on the support of individuals, organizations, businesses, and grants to carry out its mission and serve the community. Thanks to generous support, children, adolescents, teens, adults, and “grandfriends” have access to quality, licensed, and board-certified music therapy programs that they could not otherwise afford.

    The center is home to 10

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  • It's Cookout Season (click to Read More)

    Cue the Barbecue!

    By Julie Senger

    “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” -Anthony Bourdain

    Summertime seems to be synonymous with preparing food outdoors for family and friends. In fact, in addition to being Independence Day, July 4 is also Barbecue Day. And while grilling, barbecuing, or slowly cooking your food in your favorite smoker makes it taste delicious, these methods also keep you from heating up

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  • Artist Profile: Rick and Victoria Pearson (click to Read More)

    Creating Art to Honor Those Who Serve

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    Combining a knack for working with wood, a willingness to experiment, and an appreciation for those who serve, north Georgia artists Rick and Victoria Pearson are honoring Old Glory, soldiers, veterans, and public servants through their custom-made wooden flags, crosses, and tribute plaques.

    An inspector for Cobb County, Rick spent his free time making furniture from wine barrels, which the couple would

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