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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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,

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  • 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
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  • 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, JessiFearon.com. 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
    770-591-2079
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  • 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

    (HappyHealing.com)

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

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