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  • 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

  • Book Review: A Million Junes (click to Read More)

    Occasionally, a book comes along that is completely different from most other books. A Million Junes is that book. June, otherwise known as Jack O’Donnell IV, lives in a magical place, a place where the veil between heaven and earth is thinner. Cherry trees grow overnight; coywolves steal shoes; cherries have magical healing properties, and Feather, a pink shimmering ghost, and Nameless, a dark and dangerous spirit, also reside there.

    When she was eight years old, June lost her...
  • Historic Dean’s Store Will Continue to Welcome Visitors and Illuminate Local History (click to Read More)

    The Woodstock Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Woodstock Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently closed on the purchase of one of the most historic properties in Woodstock: Dean’s Store.

    Dean’s Store has been a mainstay on Main Street for 111 years and has served as Woodstock’s Visitors Center since 2001. The store belonged to Alice Felton, daughter and granddaughter of the store’s founders. Mrs. Felton passed away January 20th, and her estate offered the...
  • Cherokee County’s Ronnie Young is 2017’s “Fittest Police Officer on Earth” (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County resident Ronnie Young, an officer with the Johns Creek Police Department, recently showed off his muscles and athleticism by winning first place in his age bracket in the 2017 World Police and Fire Games. Sergeant Ronnie Young travelled to the Los Angeles Convention Center to compete in the Crossfit® division with police and firefighters who hailed from 65 countries worldwide! Only the top ten in each discipline were invited to compete.

    Sgt. Young stated that the...
  • Five CCSD High School Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists (click to Read More)

    Five Cherokee County School District high school seniors were recently named 2018 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists: Etowah HS’s Joseph Young, River Ridge HS’s Simon Yang and twin sisters Claire and Irene Chen, and Woodstock HS’s Preston Alsup.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower exclaimed, “Congratulations to these extraordinary students, their families and their teachers! We are proud of your continued academic achievement on the path to college and career...
  • BEATS’ Haunted Horse Hill Needs Sponsors & Volunteers (click to Read More)

    Bethany’s Equine & Aquatic Therapy Services’ (BEATS) Haunted Horse Hill fundraiser will be at Mariposa Farms (75 Red Gate Trail in Canton) on October 20, 21, 27, 28, and 31 from 6:30-11pm. Besides the Spooktacular haunted barn on the hill, there will also be food trucks and a kid zone!

    How can you help?

    -They are requesting sponsorships from local businesses to
    offset the costs of putting on this event. Sponsorships start at only $100.
    -They need...
  • Chamber Recognizes Mayors’ Recycling Challenge Winners (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green Committee has concluded their Sixth Annual Mayors’ Recycling Challenge event, which challenged cities in Cherokee County to encourage their residents to recycle during the months of June and July. The winning city for total pounds recycled, winning city for most pounds collected per capita, and the winning city for highest percentage increase over last year were recently announced. North Metro Waste and Hauling, Santek Waste Services of...
  • The Children’s Haven Becomes an Affiliate Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (click to Read More)

    The Children’s Haven, a Canton-based agency that provides services to children who have experienced abuse or neglect, has teamed up with Prevent Child Abuse Georgia to help prevent child abuse in Cherokee County. The not-for-profit evolved from the organization originally known as CASA for Children, Inc. but changed their name in 2015 to The Children’s Haven to better encompass the many services they provide to children. Their programs work to give foster kids the opportunity to succeed by

  • Community Partner: Operation Not Forgotten (click to Read More)

    What is Operation Not Forgotten?

    Operation Not Forgotten was created to help veterans and their families achieve a better quality of life. Operation Not Forgotten works through Vet Life Community to connect veterans with other veterans, buddies they can trust and relate with to coach them through any difficulties.

  • Woodstock Pediatric Medicine 2017 (click to Read More)

    Behind the Scenes

    Meet the Staff at Woodstock Pediatric Medicine

    By Cyndi Braun

    A visit to Woodstock Pediatric Medicine (WPM) is more than just a visit with your child’s doctor. Staff members, from administrative to medical assistants to doctors, play a role in making sure your child receives courteous service, prompt attention and excellent care.

    Independently owned, WPM has served the community since the late 1990s. Six providers offer

  • Fun, Fall Crafts Unsing Recycled Items from Around Your House (click to Read More)

    At Family Life Publications (FLP), 98% of each of our magazines is printed on non-toxic, sustainable, uncoated paper because we are very strong believers in doing what we can to protect our environment. This month, we decided to take this a step further by challenging ourselves to create a fun fall craft that utilized at least one major item that we could recycle/repurpose from our homes. Here is what we came up with:

    Illuminated Autumn Tree
  • That Sounds Horrific! (click to Read More)

    The Making of Horror Movie Sound Effects

    By Julie Senger

    Proceed with caution. This feature may not be suitable for little eyes or the faint of heart.

    Have you ever stopped to think about how important music and sound effects are to a film? Even if you can hear actors speaking to one another, how might our reaction to a film be different without the underlying music soundtrack or the sounds of the movements and actions

  • It's Time for the 33rd Annual Riverfest (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    On September 23-24, Cherokee County residents will be gearing up to attend the annual Riverfest arts and crafts festival! For the past 33 years, the Service League of Cherokee County has presented this juried show, which features original, creative works and products from artisans who come from all over the region. There will also be concessionaires, a myriad of local entertainers as well as a children’s area with various rides and fun activities!

  • What Type of Artist Should I Be? (click to Read More)

    By Mary Akers

    How do you know what medium of art is right for you? This question is impossible to answer without trying different types of art mediums to discover where your talents lie. Here are some examples of how some artists, myself included, have discovered their preferred medium.

    Fred Ellis was a retired highway patrolman who was looking for something to do. His wife enrolled him in a pottery class thinking (hoping?) she might have to take the class in

  • Book Review: Lily and Grace, Ayla by the Sea and Leah’s Magic Apple Tree (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    While the stories are reason enough to buy any one of these books, another thing that makes these whimsical tales so wonderful is that they are vividly brought to life by author Debbie Byrd’s beautiful watercolor illustrations. An accomplished artist in addition to being a children’s book author, Ms. Byrd has illustrated over eight books for other authors. Two of Byrd’s books were inspired by and feature her own grandchildren.

    Lily and Grace is the story

  • Community Partner: No Longer Bound (click to Read More)

    The men arrive one by one at No Longer Bound’s (NLB) campus on the outskirts of metro Atlanta, heads bowed, bodies worn and hearts broken. Drugs or alcohol addiction having ravaged their family relationships, careers, personal finances — you name it.

    Addiction strikes at the heart of what we hold most dear: our health and our families. And addiction doesn’t discriminate; it affects people from all walks of life. For many, addiction has a stealthy start, beginning with alcohol,