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  • Book Review: No Shred of Evidence (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    On a warm autumn day in 1920 on the north coast of Cornwall, four women, Victoria Grenville, Elaine St. Ives, Kate Gordon and Sara Langley went out boating on the River Camel. As they were rowing back to their dock, they saw Harry Saunders, the banker’s son, frantically waving in the distance. His dinghy was sinking, so they began to row towards him. They got to him just as his dinghy sunk. Victoria tried to reach him with the oar, but only succeeded in striking

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  • 2016 Riverfest Artists (click to Read More)

    By Rachel Sprouse

    Larry Meyer, of Old Federal Trading in Ball Ground, Georgia, creates handcrafted hunting knives. A former boat captain for a towboat company, which he refers to as the “Triple A of the water,” Meyer set up his shop when he and his wife, Peg, moved up to the Cherokee County area.

    Although Meyer creates custom sheaths out of vegetable tan leather for each knife, he does not take custom orders.
    “I don’t do that because what they’re thinking in

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  • Book Review: The Slave Daughter (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Several years ago, local history instructor Bob Lipscomb was asked by his aunts to help do some research on the Sardis community of Cherokee County. While working on that research, he came across information about the early settlers and the slaves they brought with them. There was very little information about these people, but his aunt found a descendant of one of these slaves. She told him that family legend told that her ancestor was not just her owner’s property,

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  • Behind the Curtain (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    As you and your fellow audience members come into the theatre, take your seats and quietly converse amongst yourselves while awaiting the heavy curtain to be drawn open, bringing you into another world for an hour or two, there is much that has gone on behind that temporary barrier that keeps what lies behind it a mystery until show time. Months of preparation and hard work have gone into the experience of which you’re about to become a part. Part of what

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  • Book Review: Flight Patterns (click to Read More)

    Milton resident and New York Times bestselling author Karen White continues her tradition of “southern women’s grit lit” with her twentieth novel, Flight Patterns. For all who love her melodic sentences, powerful sense of place, intermittent seeds of forgotten history and the ebb and flow of hope and heartache in the lives of her characters, Flight Patterns will not disappoint.

    Leaving secrets and family behind, Georgia Chambers

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  • Woodstock Pediatric Medicine (click to Read More)

    Building Lifelong Relationships Based on Trust and Quality Care

    By Cyndi Braun

    Twenty years ago, Woodstock Pediatric Medicine (WPM) opened its doors to patients. Over the years, families have built lifelong relationships with the practice. Providers now see second-generation patients, extended families and patients who travel great distances.

    “We pride ourselves on being a community fixture and providing care in a loving, compassionate environment,” said

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  • Artist Profile: Jody Hughes of the Jody Hughes Trio (click to Read More)

    From Metallica to Merlefest

    By Rachel Sprouse

    Balancing performing with a teaching load of 30 students a week, Jody Hughes of the Jody Hughes Trio is a full-time musician and music instructor. Originally a chemist with a degree from Kennesaw State University, Hughes has had a passion for music since the age of 13. “It was just something I’ve always been drawn to, the creativity side of it,” Hughes said.

    Despite only being a full-time musician for the last

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  • Sportsmanship (click to Read More)

    Winning More than the Game

    By Brent Pickens

    Sportsmanship is demonstrated through polite and fair behavior while participating in a game or an athletic event. It’s doing your best, no matter the outcome. In any form of competition, everyone desires to win, but when someone practices good sportsmanship, they’re always a winner. Sportsmanship is defined by many different words, but three of the most important are leadership, humility and

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  • Women First Rehabilitation (click to Read More)

    No More Silent Suffering — Improve Pelvic Health

    By Cyndi Braun

    For weeks, months, sometimes years, many people suffer silently with something they are embarrassed to talk about — pelvic floor dysfunction, or PFD.

    With PFD, some people have problems controlling their bladder and/or bowels. They might have pain in the pelvic muscles, low back, reproductive organs, intestines and/or urinary tract. PFD is common, but should not be considered normal. In fact,

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  • Back to School Shopping in Style (click to Read More)

    Woodstock Boutiques Bring the Latest Fashion Home

    By Cyndi Braun

    Whether it’s back-to-school shopping or updating a fall wardrobe, Branches, Brooklynn’s and Madisonn Ave. provide great shopping choices for girls and women of all ages. The shops are conveniently located in downtown Woodstock.

    “When customers come to our stores, they get the experience of shopping at a boutique, complete with the latest,

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  • Artist Profile: Sandra Milton (click to Read More)

    Painting and Sculpting the Nature of Humanity

    By Natalie del Valle

    “Never stop growing as an artist;” that is the motto that serves as inspiration for Georgia painter and sculptor, Sandra Milton. “My goal is to be able to create the best work and continue to learn and grow as an artist. There is so much to see; I could never accept complacency,” she says.

    Born into a military family, Sandra grew up in Germany, Korea and various military bases across the country

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  • Book Review: They Call Me Strange (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    In They Call Me Strange, by Alexa Andres, we meet Rose as a young girl, who doesn’t understand why everyone considers her “strange.” She meets and befriends a wolf in the woods. As Rose grows older and their friendship grows deeper, the wolf helps her as she struggles to fit in, and eventually, he helps her understand that being different is not a bad thing.

    As students prepare for the new school year, some for the first time, many children (and

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  • Freshman Formula (click to Read More)

    Six Tips for College Students

    By Rachel Sprouse

    As a new college student, moving away from home and/or learning to navigate college life can be very exciting. However, it can also be a bit overwhelming. It gets easier with time, but for students about to start their first semester, the anxiety of packing and adjusting to a new school and environment can be a bit much. So for incoming freshmen, here are some tips to make the adjustment easier.

    1. Do

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  • Fashion Formula (click to Read More)

    Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Back-to-School Clothes

    By Rachel Sprouse

    Back-to-school seems to be a season in itself, where parents and children spend weeks preparing for the upcoming school year. It means attending open houses, purchasing school supplies, preparing for classes and yes, buying clothes for back-to-school. It may seem like a hassle, bringing the kids from store to store, trying to plan shopping trips during the back-to-school sales, but it does not

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  • Artist Profile: Jeff Kerns (click to Read More)

    Picture Perfect Portraits

    Beautiful images can be captured by camera, but Jeff Kerns, a local Georgian artist, doesn’t just capture images with the push of a button. Rather, with the skillful strokes of his paintbrush, Jeff turns any snapshot into a beautiful work of art.

    Jeff’s father taught him how to draw and paint. “I started painting in the first grade. My dad taught me what he learned from his art major, and I loved it,”

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  • Flight of Dreams (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    The tragedy of the Hindenburg is one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century. In Flight of Dreams, Ariel Lawson’s fictional account of that fateful flight, she posits an interesting theory as to why the world’s largest airship went down.

    With its cast of characters, Flight of Dreams uses a kaleidoscope effect in order to achieve a fully realized story of what it was like to

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  • Peach to the Beach (click to Read More)

    Georgia's Undisturbed Beaches

    By Julie Senger

    Many of us are familiar with Georgia’s Tybee, St. Simons and Cumberland Islands. However, Georgia’s other, less publicized beaches also have a story to tell, a story that’s undisturbed by chain hotels, restaurants and shopping establishments. Sapelo, Ossabaw and Wassaw are barrier islands off the coast of Georgia that are exclusive, exquisite and have much to offer in the way of breathtaking scenery, wildlife, nature

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  • Book Review: Memorial Road (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Those of us lucky enough to have grown up near our extended family know so well that gatherings are usually full of food, fun and a lot of stories — stories that would become family legends or the source of good-natured ribbing. Many, however, were a firsthand account of life in times we only learned about from movies or textbooks.

    Like many folks my age (or older), I wish I could go back to my grandfather’s knee, and hear those stories one more time (and

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  • Woodstock Artist Profile: Annalysa Kimball (click to Read More)

    Painting Moments, Capturing History

    By Julie Senger

    Annalysa Kimball has had an interest in creating art ever since she could grip a crayon. Starting young, she worked as an art teacher, entered shows and contests and took many classes. Eventually deciding that art school was the way to go, she received her BFA from the University of New Mexico and continued on for a MA in Art Therapy from Florida State University.

    Annalysa was working as an art therapist in

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  • Frank Reynolds for Sheriff (click to Read More)

    Your Neighbor and Man with a Plan

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    Captain Frank Reynolds is prepared to serve as the next elected Sheriff of Cherokee County. With 22 years of law enforcement experience, and as a resident of Cherokee County for nearly 33 years, Frank has the right combination of education, skill, training and community involvement. Having community awareness and understanding is necessary in these unique times. At age 45, Frank brings a level of experience and

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