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  • 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

  • Book Review: Social Actions: A Vietnam Story (click to Read More)

    by Farris Yawn

    The Vietnam War has been the topic of numerous books, movies, and TV series. So much so that even those of us not directly affected by the conflict almost feel like we know everything about it. Author Donnie Henriques has used his experiences in Vietnam to create a compelling story about an aspect of that terrible war.

    Patrick Haney was a young Air Force clerk who, upon arriving in Vietnam, found himself assigned to a new program designed to

  • Artist Profile: Jennifer Ferris (click to Read More)

    The Ever-Evolving Art of Jennifer Ferris

    By Jennie Mayes

    Local artist Jennifer Ferris has traveled a lot, picking up inspiration along the way, but she gives the lion’s share of credit to her mother and grandmother. When asked how her art is a continuation of or departure from theirs, she says, “The most common thread is our love of nature and our choice of flowers and birds as a frequent subject matter. Also, our drive for perfecting our craft — my grandmother

  • Book Review: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    “Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00pm. There are eight days and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.” Stuart Turton’s The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle begins with Aiden Bishop in someone else’s body, with the name “Anna” on his lips. He sees a woman running, hears her scream and a gunshot, and is passed by the killer, who drops something into his coat pocket and whispers,

  • Farm Bureau Seeks Entries for Art Contest (click to Read More)

    Students in ninth through 12th grade are invited to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest. Artwork should be drawn in black ink or dark soft lead pencil on an 8 1/2 x 11-inch piece of white paper. The artwork should be camera ready.

    Drawings will be judged on how well the artwork represents modern agriculture found in Cherokee or Georgia’s agriculture industry as well as artistic merit.

    To enter the contest, students should contact the Cherokee County Farm Bureau...
  • Georgia Has Talent 2019 Fundraiser (click to Read More)

    Now in its eighth year, the Georgia Has Talent show promises to be the best ticket in town on March 2, with guest performances by Erin Kirby, Victoria Hill, and Belle Rousse. Ticketholders will enjoy 26 competitive acts including singers, dancers, martial artists, rock bands, a twirler, a beat boxer, a STOMP percussion performance, and a bagpiper.

    The event takes place at Cherokee High School. The silent auction begins at 5:00pm, and performances begin at 6:00pm. With more than a...
  • Military Spouses — Cherokee Veterans Community Is Your Support Connection (click to Read More)

    Cherokee Veterans Community (CVC) understands how tough deployment can be for military spouses. Most of the organization’s members have been deployed and know firsthand the stress, struggles, loneliness, fears, and other emotions that spouses experience.

    During deployments, having a strong support system is critical. CVC offers support groups for both male and female spouses. Groups meet separately once a month, and CVC will assist in getting groups started in local communities....
  • Cherokee County Board of Commissioners Receives Optimas Award (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Board of Commissioners recently received two Workforce magazine Optimas Awards. The Board achieved the Gold Award in Benefits and the Silver Award in Business Impact. The prestigious awards program, now in its 28th year, recognizes companies that achieve successful measurable business outcomes through visionary and impactful human resources initiatives. Thirty-one companies were named winners from this year’s pool of nominees.

    “For over 28 years, we’ve seen...