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  • The 2:10 Foundation (click to Read More)

    Supporting and Celebrating the Trades

    In 1979, Holly S. Hill was a teen living in northern New Hampshire with her parents and five siblings. Holly’s father, Fred, owned a local business with his brother, Bob, that provided heating fuels, furnace installations, plumbing, and other services. As a child, Holly admired her father’s ability to fix just about anything, and she often accompanied him when he was “out on a call.” Today, she reflects gratefully on how her father made sure

  • Traffic Stop Protocol (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    We have all had that dreaded feeling when you see the police cruiser sitting on the side of the road, and you look down at the speedometer and realize, “Oops.” Although many of us have been pulled over at some point, many have not. So, what should you do if the police stop you?

    1. Don’t panic.  
    Some drivers abruptly stop in the middle of the road, creating a traffic hazard. Others may focus on their rearview

  • Destination "I Do!" (click to Read More)

    Things to Consider When Planning Your Destination Wedding

    By Julie Senger

    So, your honey recently popped the question, and you’re excited to begin planning your future together! You want your wedding to be as unique and meaningful as your relationship is, so you decide to have your special day in a romantically beautiful place that has sentimental value to the both of you — but that place happens to be hundreds or even thousands of miles away from where you, your

  • Taking Steps Now to Pay for College (click to Read More)

    By Jessi Fearon

    The average college graduate’s student loan debt is $37,172. It will take the average person ten years to repay this debt — an entire decade! At this rate, many college graduates will barely have their student loans paid off before their own children start college.

    When money is tight, saving for college can be a challenge. However, completing college debt-free is possible. The following strategies will help families prepare their finances so that

  • Plastic Surgery Center of the South (click to Read More)

    Helping You Look Your Best

    By Cyndi Braun

    It’s a new year, and time to take a good, long look at … yourself.

    Remember a few years ago when you noticed those tiny lines on your face? Are they not so tiny anymore? Or, did you lose a lot of weight recently (hooray!) but need help losing that excess skin? Do you have some other body feature that has always bugged you?

    Now is the perfect time for a change. Whether you seek a subtle change or major

  • Artist Profile: Fantabulous (click to Read More)

    Silly Name, Serious Band

    With exceptional musicianship, powerhouse vocals, high-energy performances, and more than 100 years of combined professional music experience, the members of Fantabulous know how to get wedding, corporate event, festival, and club crowds on their feet and keep them there. Playing songs from the 60s to today — including pop, rock, country, R & B, rap, funk, and jazz music, their song catalogue has something for just about everyone. A sampling of the

  • Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    Little Fires Everywhere is about the seemingly perfect community of Shaker Heights. But this utopia isn’t quite as perfect as it seems. The Richardsons are the perfect family with Lexie heading to college in the fall; Trip, the jock who excels at sports; Moody, the shy, quiet one; and Izzy, the black sheep of the family who causes her mother much consternation. But, they live in a great house, on a great street, and go to great schools until Mia and Pearl

  • Community Partner: North Georgia Pregnancy & Family Resource Center (click to Read More)

    North Georgia Pregnancy...

    Relationships, sexuality, and the value of life are increasingly confusing topics. Teaching relationship integrity and Biblical truth is considered antiquated and bigoted. Is it any wonder that so many suffer from relationship related problems like high STD and teen pregnancy rates, high abortion rates, high divorce rates, and high child poverty rates?

    Into this confusion, the North Georgia Pregnancy Center carried a new vision

  • Serving Those Who Serve (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    As you may imagine, working in public safety is a tough business. However, it’s not always the work that’s tough; it’s often the sacrifices you might not expect. Missing ballet recitals, little league baseball games, and anniversaries are common practice in our profession. You see, I believe most people who put on the uniform and badge do so because they feel the need to serve their communities. They certainly don’t do it to get rich, well, not in the

  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Healthier You (click to Read More)

    By Laura Mikszan

    It’s a new year, and many individuals are searching for the “Emerald City” of health and wellness. People wake up after the tumultuous twister of the holidays, and they realize they are “not in Kansas anymore.” The pounds have packed on, and they need a path to follow — much like the "yellow brick road."

    Like Dorothy, many begin the path alone, staring across a strange land of fitness and nutrition, unsure of how long the road will stretch out before them.

  • Essential Oils 101 (click to Read More)

    By Maria Harrison, LMT

    The use of essential oils is rising dramatically, as more people discover alternative health treatments and age-old remedies for feeling better. With all the buzz out there, you may have questions about using essential oils. What are they? Are they new? How do I use them? Is there a difference in quality? Are there any dangers? There are so many details and historical uses; let’s take a closer look.

    So, what exactly are essential oils? Essential oils

  • Howard's Auto Body (click to Read More)

    The Place to Go for Body Work

    By Cyndi Braun

    Motor vehicle accident? Fading paint? Restoration of a classic? Whatever your car needs, Howard’s Auto Body specializes in bringing it back to its prior glory.

    Quality body work is something Howard Vallimont has been doing for forty-some years, starting when he was a teenager. In 1996, he set up shop on Marietta Highway in Canton. Since then, the business has grown to include five body shop technicians and a

  • 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.