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  • Book Review: To Walk in Heaven's Light (click to Read More)

    Using Poetry to Honor and Remember Those We Have Lost

    By Farris Yawn

    Losing someone close to you is one of the hardest things you may ever endure. It can be hard to find comfort and peace when your grief is fresh, even if the death was expected.

    During his many years ministering to grieving families and friends, Pastor, DR. C.R. Hill, Jr. found a unique way to provide comfort. In addition to being an ordained Methodist minister, Dr. Hill is a talented and

  • Artist Profile: Debbie Tidwell (click to Read More)

    Art Driven Community

    By Tina Morris

    As a little girl, Debbie Tidwell took boat rides on Little River past Woodstock, but never imagined that her future would take shape there. Today, she resides and works in Woodstock, GA, making her living as an artist and art teacher.

    From a young age, Debbie enjoyed drawing and doodling. She went to UGA for graphic design. After working in the graphic design industry for several years, in 1996, a friend convinced her to take

  • Community Partner: All for a Purpose (click to Read More)

    All for a Purpose’s mission is to raise awareness of blood cancer, so they, along with the enlightened community, can ensure fundamental support is provided and sustained for families who are impacted by this disease. They strive to provide, “intentional, purposeful, community support.” All for a Purpose exists so that no individual or family must face blood cancer alone.

    When the unthinkable happens, the trauma of fighting cancer, the stress of caring for a sick family member,...
  • Artist Profile: Sue Burkhart Chisholm (click to Read More)

    Meet Sue Burkhart Chisholm

    Burk'art Clay

    By Samantha Canuel

    Sue Burkhart Chisholm has been creating unique nativities in north Georgia for over twenty years. After a life of traveling, Chisholm and her husband currently reside in north Georgia. This exceptional artist had much to say about her journey through clayworks, tradition, and storytelling.

    The Clay Became My Path
    When asked about when she knew she was meant to be

  • Book Review: Last Christmas in Paris (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    Last Christmas in Paris is a novel told through letters. It opens in December 1968. Thomas Harding, at the end of his life, is going to spend one last Christmas in Paris because of a promise he made to his now deceased spouse. As he travels, he rereads the letters that began a lifelong love story, a love story born out of pain, heartache, and the Great War.

    Thomas fought in WWI, alongside his best friend, Will. As Thomas and Will go off to war,

  • Cherokee County Clerk of Courts & Staff Sponsor Senior Citizens for Christmas “Jeans for Genes” (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Clerk of Courts Patty Baker and her staff are sponsoring over fifteen senior citizens for Christmas this year. The Clerk of Courts staff’s charitable project, “Jeans for Genes,” has already raised approximately $1,000 to directly benefit Cherokee County Senior Services.

    The donated funds are raised by the Clerk of Courts staff, who may contribute $3.00 each week to be allowed to wear jeans at work on Fridays. This is a project that many of the staff members hold...
  • Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Graduates Inaugural Citizens Academy Class (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office recently graduated its first Citizens Academy class after ten weeks of instruction about its uniform patrol division, administration and adult detention center, K-9 unit, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, court services, special operations, Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad and warrants, and gun safety and training. Deputy Josh Watkins conducted the overall course in which several personnel members of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office...
  • Etowah HS Drama Students Win Region and State Honors (click to Read More)

    Seniors Jenna Klein and Adam Parbhoo were named Best Actress and Best Actor at the Regional 7AAAAAAA One Act Play event, and went on to be named to the state’s All-Star Cast.

    Senior Brandon Huynh was named to the region’s All-Star Cast, and the school also won Best Tech and Best Ensemble honors at Regionals for its performance of Radium Girls.
  • In Harmony Pediatric Therapy to Open a New Facility (click to Read More)

    In Harmony Pediatric Therapy is a multi-disciplinary, pediatric, outpatient clinic that has proudly served children with special needs and assisted families throughout Cherokee, Cobb, Pickens, and north Fulton counties since opening its doors in 2008. Their experienced pediatric therapy team offers occupational, physical, speech-language, and music therapies.

    In January 2018, In Harmony Pediatric Therapy is moving from their current location in Hickory Flat to a larger, completely...
  • Marine Corps League Detachment 1311 Awards Marine of the Year Award to Cherokee Resident (click to Read More)

    At the Birthday Ball celebrating the 242nd birthday of the founding of the Marine Corp, John Newport was presented the Marine of the Year Award by Craig (Doc) McNabb, detachment commandant of Detachment 1311 in Woodstock.

    The event was the most successful event in the young Detachment’s history. There were 115 people in attendance to enjoy the evening’s festivities.

    The Marine Corps League voluntarily renders assistance to all current and former Marines as well as to...
  • Sweet Recipes for Your Holiday Cookie Swap (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    If you are getting together with a group of your friends, neighbors, fellow churchgoers, or co-workers to do a fun cookie swap this month, Canton Family Life magazine has put together a variety of cookie recipe options to suit everyone’s taste buds. Below, you’ll find a filled, shortbread-like cookie recipe, a no-bake truffle recipe, a spicy cookie bar recipe, a citrusy-frosted cookie recipe, a nutty/chocolaty cookie recipe, a fruity cookie recipe, and
  • Personal Finance Coach Jessie Fearon Leads Readers to Debt-Free Living (click to Read More)

    By Cyndi Braun

    Personal finance coach Jessi Fearon is the founder of a popular finance blog, Like most Americans, Jessi has struggled with debt. In fact, she and her husband Pat recently paid off $55,000 in consumer debt. Jessi now motivates other families by sharing her own story and offering advice on how to live on a budget, debt free.

    Five years ago, Jessi and Pat Fearon lived the kind of life many Americans do. Married with one child and

  • Code Red (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    Having accurate and timely information during a critical event can save lives. First responders know how important it is to have accurate and timely information about an incident that may impact our community. Being armed with factual information allows us to plan for inclement weather, direct resources to effected areas, and restore peace and order.

    The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Agency, and the local municipal

  • Woodstock Gift Guide 2017 (click to Read More)

    Salon Spa Venessa

    Give the gift of beauty and wellness this holiday season. Salon Spa Venéssa’s spectacular packages will restore balance and bring harmony to anyone on your list. Packages include massage and facial services, but may be customized with additional services. Visit the guest services desk. Your gifts will be wrapped and ready to give.
    8516 East Main Street, Woodstock

  • Side Dishes Everyone Can Be Thankful For (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house, or bringing a dish to someone else’s home to share, you or other guests may have certain dietary restrictions due to health concerns or humanitarian reasons. The following recipes are vegan, gluten-free and delicious!

    Mac ‘n Cheese


    • 9-12oz. / 250-350g gluten-free macaroni pasta
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes OR ¼ cup

  • Christina Semeria (click to Read More)

    A Spark in the Dark

    On April 27, 2016, nineteen-year-old Christina “Tini” Semeria went to pray off campus with her four best friends before studying for finals. On their return to the University of Georgia campus, the driver lost control of the car. Tini and her three best friends went to be with Jesus, hand-in-hand, together that night.

    During her time on Earth, Christina’s heartbeat and passion was to reach the least, the lost, the last, the hopeless and the unseen, and

  • Artist Profile: Bob Farley (click to Read More)

    By Samantha Canuel

    “With each project, you are always starting over. There is an old adage in the theatre that says, ‘You are only as good as your last show.’ It’s true.”

    So said Robert Farley, artistic director of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Conservatory (GET), who has been putting together new shows since GET’s inception in 1992. He was a founding member of the theatre and has been an influence in the Roswell community ever since.


  • Book Review: Santa Claus is Always in Town (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Cherokee County is very lucky to be the home of Hall of Fame Santa, Tim Cavender. Anyone who has seen him in character knows how good he is. It’s easy to forget that it’s Tim Cavender in a suit, and you begin to believe in Santa again.

    Tim’s new book, Recollections of My Life as Santa Claus and Other “Magical” Adventures is, as the title suggests, a collection of stories that shows how he came to put on the red suit and bring joy to generations of

  • Art Jewelers Diamonds & Design (click to Read More)

    Whatever Your Story, Forever Begins with Art Jewelers Diamonds & Design

    By Cyndi Braun

    “You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace,” Song of Solomon 4:9.

    If someone has stolen your heart, it’s time for a trip to Art Jewelers for a custom piece of jewelry that reflects your special story. Whether you’re getting engaged or celebrating an important event, Art

  • Artist Profile: Kelli Jones (click to Read More)

    Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist Who Gives Back to Her Community

    By Tina Morris

    At fourteen, Kelli Jones, or Kelli J as she prefers to be called, began styling hair for her friends. Little did she know; this hobby would lead to a lucrative career as a hair and makeup artist. Kelli J was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She has always had a love and appreciation for the creative arts, especially dancing and singing. She is a self-described foodie who loves to travel