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  • Book Review: Close Enough to Touch (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    What if you were allergic to other humans? What if someone’s touch could send you into anaphylactic shock? What does such a life look like; what does it feel like? Close Enough to Touch, Atlanta author Colleen Oakley’s newest book, takes readers inside Jubilee Jenkins’ heart, where we experience this lonely malady first hand.

    Jubilee is a normal, healthy baby until she is three. Then, large, painful, itchy welts begin appearing all over her body. Three

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  • CCSD Makes AP Honor Roll for 4th Consecutive Year (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County School District high school students not only continue to beat state and national averages on college-level Advance Placement (AP) exams, but CCSD also has earned national recognition for its AP achievement for the fourth consecutive year!

    CCSD is one of only ten school districts in Georgia named to the College Board’s elite AP Honor Roll for 2016, and this was CCSD’s fourth consecutive year to earn the prestigious distinction. With a passage rate of 70% among the...
  • 3-Day Cycling Tour of the Southern Highlands Stage Race Comes to Woodstock & Ball Ground (click to Read More)

    Formerly held in Gainesville, organizers behind the Tour of the Southern Highlands Stage Race has decided to bring this Pro/Am stage to Woodstock and Ball Ground on March 3-5. Race director, and former professional cyclist, Nathan O’Neill, stated, “These two cities are active and progressive cities, and they absolutely exhibit the qualities we know are important to the growth and accessibility of cycling.”

    “We have an active, built-in cycling community in Woodstock and surrounding...
  • Local Church Receives Funds to Stock Food Pantry (click to Read More)

    The Jay Weaver Food Pantry, a ministry of Heritage Presbyterian Church, was awarded $6,272.50 as part of the Georgia Theatre Company’s 13th annual Cinema for a Cause. The money will be used to stock school food pantries in local schools in Cherokee County.
  • CCSD Celebrates Teachers of the Year at Legacy Makers Banquet (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) celebrated outstanding educators with an elegant dinner, tributes and gifts at the 2017 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration, thanks to the support of community partners.

    Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower congratulated CCSD 2017 Teacher of the Year Brian Carnes of Sequoyah High School as well as all school-level winners during the event.

    “Our School District’s Teacher of the Year...
  • Cruise Planners in Roswell (click to Read More)

    Travel Agent magazine, a top travel industry publication, has named Michael Consoli of Cruise Planners in Roswell as a Top 25 All Star winner for 2016. Consoli was one of only a handful of travel professionals honored as an “All Star,” which highlights the best of the best in the travel industry.

    Consoli is indeed a top producer; as a franchise owner at Cruise Planners, he has repeatedly earned recognition as a top producing agent for Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean...
  • Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and Northside Hospital (click to Read More)

    Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and Northside Hospital are hosting the 15th Annual totes 2 tots Drive to collect backpacks and suitcases for foster children in Georgia. Donations of new or nearly new backpacks, duffel bags and suitcases will be accepted at locations across the state:

    Friday, January 13, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, at all 26 GCS locations in Georgia.

    More than 13,000 children, from infants to teenagers, are currently in the foster care system in Georgia. Many of...
  • Chattahoochee Tech Brings Cyber Security Degree Program to Woodstock Campus (click to Read More)

    Beginning in the spring, Chattahoochee Technical College’s (CTC) cyber security program will expand to its campus in downtown Woodstock.

    National employment projections show a growth of eighteen percent across all industries from 2014 to 2024, with a 36% increase in computer system design and related service industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    It will take 68 hours (about two years) to complete the cyber security degree program, while the diploma...
  • Artist Profile: Deborah Tidwell (click to Read More)

    Art Imitating Life

    By Natalie del Valle

    Painting is one of the many art forms that can capture the beauty of the surrounding world, but it takes a truly talented painter to see the moments worth bringing to life. Georgia painter Deborah Tidwell is an expert at spotting and capturing perfect images with oil paints, a brush and a canvas. “My inspiration comes from the life around me,” she says.

    Deborah Tidwell’s passion for art has always been a part of

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  • Book Review: Another Patchwork Quilt (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Anyone who has studied history knows that the cold facts tell you very little about a town. To really learn about an area, you need to hear the stories about the places, events and, most importantly, the people who shaped and built it.

    Larry Cavender continues telling the story of Ball Ground in the follow-up to his 2015 release, A Patchwork Quilt. His new book, Another Patchwork Quilt, is a fascinating collection of articles and photographs, some

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  • Book Review: The Marriage Lie (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Fans of domestic thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife and Gone Girl will find Kimberly Belle’s newest book, The Marriage Lie, enthralling from the very first page. As far as Iris Griffith is concerned, she and her husband, Will, have a perfect life. Iris is a counselor at a private school in an Atlanta suburb, and Will is an on-the-rise senior software engineer for a consulting company. 


    They spend their down time putting

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  • APEC Electric (click to Read More)

    Make a Resolution to Upgrade Your Lighting "The APEC Way"

    By Cyndi Braun

    Happy New Year! 2016 has come and gone, and now it’s time to start the new year fresh. Let’s start by upgrading your lighting inside and outside of your residence or business. This will give you a bright and fresh new look, while saving time and money with the LED and lighting specialists at APEC Electric.

    Why Choose APEC?

    Billy Adams established APEC

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  • Counting Macros 101 (click to Read More)

    Eating Healthy for Life

    By Ayse Sukola

    While counting macros is not new to many people in the nutrition and fitness industry, there are many people who have never heard of this healthy way of eating. Even those who have heard of it are often very confused as to how to calculate and keep track of their needs. While the following information may sound a bit complicated and involved, once you follow these instructions and spend about fifteen minutes setting

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  • Artist Profile: Clay Rice (click to Read More)

    The Timeless Art of Silhouettes

    By Natalie del Valle
    Silhouette cutting has stood the test of time since it first began in the mid-1700s. Its unique, vintage-style appearance makes it very popular today, although the art form has lost much of its authenticity since the invention of machines that cut precise images in a matter of seconds. There are only a few silhouette artists who still cut by hand, using nothing but a pair of scissors and a keen eye. Clay Rice is one of...
  • Live Clean (click to Read More)

    Shine from Within

    By Rajayne Cordery

    Live Clean. A beautifully simple concept, surprisingly understated. Spit and polished on the outside, their philosophy is that the splendor truly comes from within. The local Canton cleaning company has a unique ideology, with a dedication above the usual scrubbing. It is all about the “shine” reflected in their purpose and their hearts. Their outstanding care, and fine attention to detail, mirrors the company’s reflective

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  • Loco for Cocoa (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    As the unpredictable Georgia temperatures seemingly go from “Summer Nights” to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with little warning, here are some hot, smooth, chocolaty (or not-so-chocolaty) cocoa recipes for you to try with your family and friends this winter season. So, stock up on firewood, and grab some blankets to cozy up with one or more of these comforting concoctions. You are bound to be crazy about one or more of these

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  • 5 + 8 = Lucky 13 (click to Read More)

    The Carter Family's Adoption Adventure

    By Rajayne Cordery

    Married for over thirty years, Bob and Julie Carter have chosen an exceptional path for their lives. In addition to raising five biological children, they have legally adopted eight youngsters over the past sixteen years, now ranging in age from 3-16. Before moving to Georgia twelve years ago, their incredible journey began in Missouri. Their story is a testament to the abiding love and selfless generosity

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  • Georgia National Cemetery Carillon Project (click to Read More)

    The Georgia National Cemetery Advisory Council announces the Carillon Project, a program benefiting the Georgia National Cemetery by installing a bell tower to be located near the entrance of the cemetery.

    The bell tower will be erected at the front entrance, in the center of the turnaround, adjacent to the Public Information Center of the cemetery. The goal is to install the bell tower by September in 2017. Chime concerts will be scheduled daily, under the direction of the

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  • Book Review: Rising Strong (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell
    “If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up,” says Brené Brown about her book, Rising Strong. We’ve all fallen on our face at some point. A relationship goes south; we lose a job, or someone we thought was a friend betrays us. All eyes are on us; there are supporters, yes, but also many critics. So what do we do? We rise; we put ourselves out there; we make ourselves vulnerable. We know it’s the only way to...
  • Taste of Life: Chocolate Custard with Raspberries (click to Read More)

    By Chef Paul Bodgrogi

    Ingredients

    3 oz. cream
    7 oz. milk
    2 oz. sugar
    3 ea. egg yolks
    5 oz. chocolate

    Preparation

    1. Bring the cream to a boil.
    2. Combine the milk, yolks and sugar in a separate saucepan.
    3. Whisk the boiling cream into the egg yolk and sugar mixture.
    4. Cook it on low-medium heat until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon but not until its boiling.
    5. Remove the mixture from the heat,

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