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  • the Joy House (click to Read More)

    Restoring Lives and Families

    The Joy House ministry was born in the hearts of Steve and Wendy Lowe and Rick and Mary Bell in the 1990s while they were working with teens through a local church in North Georgia. The Lord blessed them to share their lives with troubled and hurting teens, and through this experience, they came to realize that many of them needed more than what could be offered through their positions in the church.

    After discovering other successful

  • Jane Burke (click to Read More)

    Master of Marquetry

    By Hannah Olson

    A dragonfly rests pensively on a reed. A tree frog prepares to leap. Both are captured with stunning detail in Jane Burke’s unique portraits, but not the way you may anticipate. Most artists utilize paintbrushes and pencils to create lifelike portraits. Burke’s medium of choice is maple and koa. Her method is marquetry, the art of creating detailed pictures using wood veneers from many different tree species.   ...

  • Book Review: The Black Ascot (click to Read More)

    by Jessica Asbell

    Ten years ago, a murder took place during one of the biggest horse races in England, the Black Ascot. A jealous man tampered with the car belonging to the woman he loved and her husband. Thus, on a straight and narrow road, on a bright sunny day, the life of Blanche Fletcher-Munro ended, and her husband became crippled for life.

    Alan Barrington, the suspected murderer, goes on the run. After 10 years with no leads, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian

  • Tips to Prevent Property Crime (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    As we move into warmer weather, property crimes, namely thefts and burglaries, increase. There are a few reasons why this is true, so let’s explore some ways you can minimize your chances of becoming a victim of theft.     

    When the trees begin to sprout new leaves and the flowers bloom, thieves use the landscape to conceal their movement when approaching and leaving a target location. This is also true as to where

  • The Family Behind the Badge (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    It is not the badge that makes the person, but rather it is the person who makes the badge.

    I am often inspired by the amazing men and women I get to work with at the Sheriff’s Office. These people make a difference in the lives of so many others, on and off duty. This month, I would like to tell you about Sergeant Scott Ryder. Although he is an outstanding law enforcement officer, it is his character that inspires me to be a better

  • Outback Deck (click to Read More)

    Making Outdoor Living Extraordinary

    By Cyndi Braun

    Imagine entertaining friends on a beautiful custom-built deck with wrought iron railings, drinking coffee in the shade of your screened-in porch, or warming your hands in front of a built-in stone fireplace on your backyard patio. Beautiful outdoor living spaces like these transform the average into the extraordinary and make backyard living more fun.

    When it’s time to create that outdoor space you’re

  • Community Partner: Rock For Rescues (click to Read More)

    Music. Animals. Community.

    Rock for Rescues showcases Atlanta-based homegrown, original music to benefit local animal welfare charities. Events are offered throughout the year, with a season-ending festival held on April 27 in Milton.

    Discovering Local Music
    A program of the Vox Artium Foundation, Rock for Rescues curates an annual list of the best Georgia-based bands that write and perform their own original music. Many music venues in the metro

  • Body Language (click to Read More)

    Communicating Without Words

    By Shannon Barnes, L.P.C.

    The very idea that people communicate through body language can be extremely intriguing. Experts believe that approximately 80 percent of communication is interpreted by the listener from nonverbal cues.

    Why do people want to interpret body language? It is most likely because they are needing reassurance. We are looking for tangible proof that verbal information is either believable or not

  • Spring Cleaning and Decluttering Tips (click to Read More)

    By Tracey Satterfield

    Living in a clean and uncluttered environment has many advantages. Not only is it good for your physical well-being, but also your mental state. How often have we been overwhelmed with anxiety before finally making the time to do a little cleaning and organizing? We instantly feel less weight on our shoulders when we remove some of the clutter around us.

    Many people confuse decluttering and organizing with cleaning. However, decluttering

  • CCSD Recognizes STAR Students and Teachers (click to Read More)

    The STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) student honor is awarded to one high school senior from each Georgia public and private high school, who has the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of senior year and who ranks in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of his/her class based on grade point average. Each honored student is invited to select his or her favorite teacher to be named that school’s STAR teacher.

  • Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019 Announced (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has selected the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019. This 31st Anniversary Class was chosen following participation in a nomination, application, and interview process.   

    The 23 class members recently attended a retreat at Brasstown Valley Resort, where team-building exercises enabled them to learn about themselves and each other through a look at personality types and communication styles.

    Over the course of nine months,...
  • Cherokee Wins Green Community Award, Bronze Level (click to Read More)

    The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recertified Cherokee County as a Green Community at the Bronze Level.

    The ARC’s Green Communities voluntary certification program helps local governments implement measures to reduce environmental impact. It recognizes their commitment to environmental stewardship and their leadership in sustainability practices.

    Measures that earned Cherokee certification points include:

    • Transforming an abandoned athletic
  • Cherokee Chamber Announces 2019 Award Winners (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce 2019 award winners for First Citizen, Small Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, and Green Business of the Year. All recipients were chosen by out-of-town judges.

    First Citizen – Raymond Rollins
    The title of First Citizen of Cherokee County is bestowed upon a resident who has resided in Cherokee County for at least five years and who has shown meritorious service to his/her community through family,

  • CCWSA Student Photography Contest Winners (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) announced winners of the 2018 CCWSA student photography contest. Elizabeth Thornton, 6th grade student from Mill Creek MS, won the K-6th grade category with her photograph entitled Palm Paradise. Maddie Howe, 10th grade student from Cherokee High School, won the 7th-12th grade category with her photograph entitled Before They Fall. The photographs depict reflective properties of water.
  • Open House - Give a Kid a Chance (click to Read More)

    Since its inception in 2006, Cherokee County’s Give a Kid a Chance program has helped more than 31,500 kids prepare for the school year with new backpacks, school supplies, clothing, books, and medical screenings — all free of charge.

    The organization is holding an open house at its warehouse on the Ace Academy campus, March 28, 6:30-8:30pm, 8871 Knox Bridge Highway, Canton. Directors and board members will be on hand to talk about 2019 fundraising and to answer questions regarding...
  • TCAR Procedure Treats Carotid Disease in High-Risk Patients (click to Read More)

    Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute has been named a Center of Excellence for a minimally invasive stenting procedure that effectively treats carotid artery disease. This technology is available at its Atlanta, Cherokee, and Forsyth locations.

    The procedure, called Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), treats blockages in the carotid (neck) artery to reduce the risk of stroke, particularly in patients older than 75 years, and in patients at high risk for...
  • Holly Springs Receives Financial Reporting Award (click to Read More)

    The City of Holly Springs has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2017 comprehensive annual financial report. City Manager/Finance Director Robert H. Logan was presented with the award.

    The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents...
  • Cherokee County Fire Explorers Win Top Awards at Winterfest (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services’ Explorer Post 469 brought home 10 awards during the 45th Annual Winterfest Competition held in Gatlinburg, TN. More than 3,100 Explorers and Venturers from 26 states competed in the event, which is the largest scout assembly for co-ed youth ages 14-21.

    Explorer Post 469 participated in a variety of competitive activities throughout the weekend, bringing home 10 top-three finishes. They placed first in Cardiac Arrest Management, Denver...
  • CCSD High Schools Earn State Recognition for AP Programs (click to Read More)

    For the ninth year in a row, all CCSD traditional high schools were named Georgia AP Honor Schools for commendable student performance and participation on AP exams. As a district, CCSD ranks fifth overall in Georgia for AP exam pass rates.
    AP courses and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams are often eligible to receive college credit, reducing the cost of earning a college degree.
  • Artist Profile: Betsy Khuri (click to Read More)

    By Bonnie Medford

    Embracing the Unique

    Local sculptor Betsy Khuri often draws inspiration from old pictures, found objects, her three children, and her two “bonus kids.” She says her children are her biggest accomplishment. Khuri’s current projects are inspired by the Renaissance. The pieces have the head of an animal and a human body — feminine bodies contrasting with masculine animal features.

    Khuri says that for most of her life, she thought that