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  • David Waters (click to Read More)

    A Sheriff for All Citizens

    Former Forsyth County Commander, David Waters, a lifelong resident of Cherokee County, is asking for your vote to become your new Cherokee County Sheriff.

    Known for building bridges between others in the community, David looks forward to forming a partnership between the employees of the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens they serve. He will pledge to defend and stand up for your constitutional rights

  • 2 Wheel Terrain (click to Read More)

    Biking Trails in North GA

    By Angela Chambers

    North Georgia is very lucky to have many amazing biking trails. In fact, not utilizing our trails would be like living next to a world class ski resort and not skiing. We have world class, off-road trails and a progressive attitude about creating paved trails.

    There are two mountain bike trail systems in Cherokee County that offer almost 30 miles of trail and can be

  • Providing the Perfect Home For Your 4 Legged Family Member (click to Read More)

    By Sherry Weaver, D.V.M.

    1. Do your research, and pick the right pet for your lifestyle. The history of different types of dogs and cats will give you better insight as to what that breed will need. Some are high-energy, some independent. Sometimes, people who work long hours will choose a high energy breed, such as a border collie or an Australian shepherd. These dogs are wonderful but may develop behavior problems if

  • Artist Profile: Allen Quandee (click to Read More)

    Capturing God's Beauty

    By Natalie Del Valle

    A colorful ocean-side sunset, lush green foliage framing a waterfall and a snowy mountain range are just a few of the stunning sights Allen Quandee has photographed. For as long as he can remember, Allen has been capturing the world and all its beauty in mesmerizing snapshots. “It’s a wonderful stress reliever being out and enjoying nature. It inspires me. It’s a gift instilled in me to capture God’s beauty,” he

  • Book Review: What the Children Saw (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    We all know the Easter story from church or Bible school, and we know the impact those events have had on the history of the world.

    Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in Jerusalem at that pivotal time and witness those events firsthand? What the Children Saw, by Deb Gerace, shows us the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the eyes of two unlikely young friends — the son of a Roman soldier and the daughter of

  • Thomas Eye Group (click to Read More)

    A difference you can see.

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    Thomas Eye Group has been serving patients in the greater Atlanta area since 1974. The full service eye care provider opened its Woodstock office more than a decade ago and moved to its current location, 149 Towne Lake Parkway, in 2009. A dynamic organization of respected ophthalmologists and optometrists, Thomas Eye Group provides eye care services for the whole family with specialties that include

  • Cherokee Happy Campers (click to Read More)

    Choosing the Right Camp for Your Child

    By Neely Motiejunas

    As summer approaches, many parents ask themselves, “What am I going to do with my kids this summer?” Summer camps are a great way for parents to entertain their children, teach them new skills, ensure their safety and keep them physically and socially active.

    But how do we go about choosing the right camp for our kids? There are many factors to consider before making any decision. Start by talking with

  • Summit Financial Solutions (click to Read More)

    By Kathleen Boehmig
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    The Wisdom to Reach Your Potential

    Summit Financial Solutions, located in the Towne Lake area, serves Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, Canton and surrounding areas and offers a great variety of financial services, including small business start-up, consulting, accounting, planning and support, tax preparation and planning, financial services and payroll services.

    Summit’s President and Executive Tax

  • Which Senior Care Option is Best for My Loved One? (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    According to a recent report by the United Health Foundation and American Public Health Association, by 2030, it’s projected that more than 20% of the U.S. population will be age 65 and older, up from 13% in 2010 and just under 10% in 1970. Therefore, finding appropriate living arrangements and care for an aging family member is something most everyone will have to consider at some point in their lifetime. With so many different options available for senior care in

  • Artist Profile: Bill Moore (click to Read More)

    Artistic Woodworking for More Than 7 Decades

    By Natalie Del Valle

    Beginning when he was only 13 years old, Bill Moore discovered his talent for working with wood. After 71 years of fine tuning his talent, he can now turn old pieces of wood into stunning furniture.

    Bill Moore was born in a small town in Alabama, and he lived in the Chicago area for 25 years before moving to Georgia in 2002. He started working with wood in the 7th grade when he took an industrial

  • Book Review: The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster, by Scott Wilbanks, is a wonderfully inventive tale that weaves a link between 1890s Kansas and 1990s San Francisco. In 1895 Kansas, Elsbeth Grundy discovers a monstrosity of a house in the middle of her wheat field that wasn’t there the day before. Infuriated, she marches up to the house to demand why the owner built it in her field, when suddenly she lands flat on her back, knocked down by something unseen. Undeterred, she

  • Book Review: Secrets of a Successful Loser (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Like many of you out there, I’m in a constant struggle to control my weight. I’ve eaten my share of pre-packaged meals, calculated points and journaled every bite of food. Keeping track of diet plans can be exhausting and frustrating, which is why we all have so much trouble, and many times wind up gaining back more than we lost.

    In Secrets of a Successful Loser: The Problems People Have with Weight Loss and How We’ve Solved Them, by Drs. Katherine

  • Artist Profile: Elly Hobgood (click to Read More)

    Connecting Through Watercolor

    By Natalie De Valle

    From the lens of her camera to the special watercolor paper, Elly’s passion and talent with watercolors is obvious in the way she captures powerful images with the graceful stroke of her brush. “I never know what will inspire me to paint,” Elly Hobgood, Cherokee County Watercolor Artist, explains. “It has to grab me. There has to be some sort of emotional connection.”

    Although she was born in Pennsylvania, Elly

  • Planet Fitness (click to Read More)

    The Judgement Free Zone

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    A new Planet Fitness opened in Woodstock in November 2015. The space is huge, high-tech and high-energy. Kris Howell, manager of the new facility, feels enthusiastic about the new club. “Planet Fitness offers a safe, energetic environment,” he says. “Our slogan is ‘No gymtimidation.’ Anyone can work out comfortably here. We’ve created an environment where you can relax, go at your own pace, and just do your own thing

  • Artist Profile: Heber Pampillon (click to Read More)

    Guitarist For the Award Winning, Kickin' Valentina

    By Julie Senger

    Heber is the talented, hard-rocking guitarist for Kickin’ Valentina, who started playing music when he was 13, and he also happens to call Woodstock, “home.” When asked how he got started in music, he states, “I wanted to play guitar, so I walked into a music store in NJ, where I grew up, and told the guy that if he could play “Stairway to Heaven,” that I’d take lessons from him, and he did. So I took

  • Book Review: Born in Fire (click to Read More)

    Romance is in the Air

    By Catherine Groves

    While I almost never fall upon a romance novel to review, in the first Nora Roberts series I ever read, I found my heart stolen by her Irish, lyrical manner of showing romance in the sweetest of all ways.

    I simply fell in love with the stirrings and romantic overtures of Maggie and Rogan. The first in this trilogy, Born in Fire, passes the ultimate test; it keeps me coming back for another read.

    Watching Maggie

  • Frank Reynolds: The American Sheriff (click to Read More)

    Honesty, Integrity, Transparency

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    Frank Reynolds is prepared to be your next Sheriff. In testimonials and endorsements for him, several descriptors appear over and over: integrity, respect, leadership, honesty, service.

    “I’ve been preparing myself for this job for decades, since the beginning of my career in law enforcement,” Frank declares. “I love living in Cherokee County,” he adds. “I love its people and its history.” His family has

  • Cherokee's Holiday Hospitality 2015 (click to Read More)

    A Guide to Giving Back

    Cherokee Sheriff Reserve Unit
    The Christmas Joy program uses donations by individuals, businesses and organizations to provide food, basic necessities and Christmas gifts to Cherokee County families in need. If your family needs assistance and your children are in the Cherokee County School System, please contact their school counsellors. For donations and other information, contact the Cherokee Sheriff Reserve Unit. 770-479-0451. ...

  • Book Review: The Betsy-Tacy Collection (click to Read More)

    Meet Betsy, Tacy, and Tib!

    By Catherine Groves


    Betsy, Tacy and Tib became friends when they were very young. Betsy and Tacy lived across the street from each other, and Tib lived in the chocolate covered house. They had many fun adventures together. If it sounds as if I’m describing children’s books, it’s because I am. Maud Hart Lovelace wrote the first four Betsy-Tacy books for the younger generation. Based on her own life and lives of her family and

  • Artist Profile: Dr. Donald Stafford (click to Read More)

    Cherokee Chorale's Co-Founder & Artistic Director

    By Paige Gardner

    Experts suggest that to figure out the kind of work you should do, remember what brought you joy as a child. Dr. Donald Stafford is a living example of that idea.

    Don began singing in the choir at church when he was in elementary school, and by 11th grade, he was directing the choir at his church. He earned his Bachelor of Church Music degree from Shorter College in 1971.

    After five