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  • CCSD Wins Three National Awards for Communications (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County School District has earned its first-ever National recognition for communications by bringing home three awards from the National School Public Relations Association.

    Each year, the Association, consisting of school communications and public relation leaders and experts from across the nation, honors outstanding publications and electronic media produced by school districts as part of their communications efforts.

    The School District won a Merit Award...
  • Nor-Ral Inc. (click to Read More)

    Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business has named Cherokee’s own Nor-Ral Inc. as an Elite Supplier for 2016. Lockheed recently designated 26 other small and large businesses as top-performing suppliers for the last year, representing the top 2% of a supply base of 1,400 suppliers worldwide.

    “This award recognizes suppliers holding a 98% on-time delivery rating with a 98% quality rating. Their role with us makes an impact
    far beyond performance — it ensures the ability to offer...
  • WellStar Health System (click to Read More)

    Nurses play a critical role in helping patients heal both physically and emotionally. Across WellStar Health System, nurses are at the center of the not-for-profit’s mission to deliver world-class healthcare to patients. Nurses and physicians who work to elevate the field of nursing were recently recognized at the annual Excellence in Nursing award ceremony presented by WellStar.

    “As nurses, we’re privileged to work in one of the greatest professions,” said Jill Case-Wirth, chief...
  • See the First U.S. Continental Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979! (click to Read More)

    By David Dundee

    On Monday, August 21, 2017, be sure to block out the afternoon to catch an amazing, rare spectacle. Stretching from Salem, Oregon all the way to Charleston, South Carolina, the total solar eclipse will be a sight you won’t get to see again across the U.S. until 2024.

    The metro Atlanta area will see between 95-97% of the Sun eclipsed. Locally, the eclipse will begin around 1:00pm EDT and reach a maximum at about 2:30pm EDT. The eclipse will end at

  • Eight CCSD Schools Named National Beta Schools of Merit (click to Read More)

    Cherokee, Creekview and Sequoyah High Schools and Creekland, Dean Rusk, E.T. Booth, Freedom and Mill Creek Middle Schools earned recognition for supporting the youth service organization on their campuses.

    National Beta Club, which is the largest nonprofit educational youth organization in the nation, includes senior clubs for students in grades 9-12 and junior clubs for students in grades 4-8. Its mission is “to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and...
  • CCSD School Wins Prestigious Georgia School Bell Award! (click to Read More)

    The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals presents the distinguished award to ten schools in Georgia each year in recognition of outstanding curriculum and organizational leadership initiatives. This is the seventh consecutive year that at least one CCSD school has been honored.

    Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy, led by Principal Penny Valle, earned the award for her program, “Anchor Standards.” The selection committee selects exemplary initiatives that result in positive...
  • Community Partner: HopeQuest Ministry Group, Inc. (click to Read More)

    Behind Every Addition is a Story

    Addiction is not a new problem, and those who have been affected by it know how damaging it can be to families and communities. Here in Cherokee County, HopeQuest has been helping individuals and families who have been impacted by addiction to experience freedom, hope, and life for over fifteen years. Since its start as a ministry helping local families, HopeQuest has become a non-profit, state-licensed, residential treatment center for drug,

  • Cobb EMC (click to Read More)

    Cobb EMC’s 11th annual Steak Out appreciation lunch honored law enforcement from across the electric cooperative’s five-county service district.

    More than 250 law enforcement officers and area elected officials attended the event, which was held at Piedmont Community Church. Guests enjoyed a steak lunch catered by LongHorn® Steakhouse in Acworth, along with live music and door prizes.

    “Each year, we look forward to recognizing and honoring the service of the law...
  • Woodstock City Clerk Rhonda Pezzello is City Clerk of the Year (click to Read More)

    Recently, the Georgia Municipal Clerk’s Association awarded Woodstock’s City Clerk, Rhonda Pezzello, as City Clerk of the Year at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual convention.

    Rhonda Pezzello became the city clerk for City of Woodstock in 1991. During her 26 years with the City, Rhonda has proven herself to be instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the City where citizens, staff and elected officials would describe her as “the backbone of the City.” Rhonda not only...
  • Check Out the New Dupree Park Improvements! (click to Read More)

    The Dupree Park project was constructed by City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff. Because of their hard work and dedication, the project was completed on time and under budget.

    An electrofishing (lake audit) of Dupree Park lake was recently conducted. Crews working with Aquatic Environmental Services determine the health of the fish population of this lake. During electrofishing, all fish are released unharmed. The results of the study can be viewed at...
  • Pie Bar Featured in Taste of the South’s Taste 50 List (click to Read More)

    From where-to-eat to events-to-attend, Taste of the South identifies fifty delicious things about the south — and Pie Bar is one of them! You can read about them in the July/August 2017 issue. In addition to delicious dessert pies, Pie Bar is now serving quiche on Sundays: Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato; and Spinach, Red Pepper and Feta.
  • Summer Tropical Shortcake (click to Read More)

    Serves 4

    By Paul Bodrogi

    Fruit Medley Ingredients
    - 2 mangoes
    - 2 kiwi fruit
    - 1 pineapple

    Fruit Medley Procedure
    - Peel and slice the mangoes, and grill one minute on each side.
    - Dice other fruits, and combine in a bowl.
    - Dice the grilled mango,

  • Yukatan Shrimp Cocktail (click to Read More)

    Shrimp and Pico de Gallo Ingredients

    - 7 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    - ¼ cup diced tomato
    - 1/8 cup diced red onion
    - 1 teaspoon finely diced jalapenos
    - 1 minced garlic clove
    - 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
    - Juice of ½ a lime
    - Salt and pepper to taste

    Shrimp and Pico de Gallo Procedure

    - Poach shrimp in boiling water for 90 seconds, and transfer them to an ice bath to cool down.
    - Combine all remaining ingredients in...
  • Artist Profile: Marilyn Sparks (click to Read More)

    Painting Memories

    By Maria Klouda

    Old barns, regional landscapes and fields of flowers are just some of the images of the simplicities of the south that are lovingly created by Georgia artist, Marilyn Sparks.

    Marilyn retired from the fashion industry after thirty years of producing shows all over the country. The impact of off-shore competition and the growth of the internet changed the industry significantly. Instead of seeing the changes as the end of her

  • Mauldin Body Shop & Towing (click to Read More)

    3 Generations of Service

    By Cyndi Braun

    When WWII ended, Navy veteran Herbert Mauldin was ready to pursue his chosen career. Armed with a set of body shop tools, he started fixing dents and dings, painting exteriors, and repairing wrecked cars. In 1961, he moved his business to Butterworth Road in Canton, and he later added towing and recovery.

    From those humble beginnings, the legacy of Mauldin Body Shop and Towing began.

    All in the

  • Book Review: Falling (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Often, when we find an author we like, we will try to find and read everything they have ever written. Since our favorite writers can’t write as fast as we read, we often discover a great book we might otherwise have never picked up. Falling, a young-adult, Christian romance by Kathi Harper Hill, is just such a book.

    As with many aspects of modern, popular culture, romance novels can often be quite explicit. Even young adult fiction sometimes pushes the

  • Trade School (click to Read More)

    A Great Alternative to the Four-Year College Degree

    By Julie Senger

    With traditional, four-year college and university tuitions continuing to increase each year, many recent high school graduates are looking for another alternative. According to *Collegedata, “The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public universities, and $33,480 at private

  • Starting Over — Second Careers (click to Read More)

    By JoEllen Wilson

    For many, a life plan often takes the route of finishing high school, attending college, getting a job, marrying and having children. However, this traditional path is rarer
    than you think. Many take a more non-traditional path — like I did.

    Let me start at the beginning . . .

    I was a traditional-age college student. I entered Reinhardt after high school and graduated in two years from this excellent junior college. Then, John Wilson

  • Community Partner: Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (click to Read More)

    Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

    The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (FFCL) has a mission to “provide books for local communities to prepare preschool children for reading and learning success.”

    FFCL was founded in 1999 to address the growing problem of children from low-income communities entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness. The recipe for early school success is simple: start school with strong literacy

  • Etowah HS Class of 2017 Graduate Named Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year and is Drafted by the Atlanta Braves (click to Read More)

    The Gatorade Company recently announced Drew Waters of the Class AAAAAAA State Champion Etowah High School Eagles as its 2016-17 Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year! Drew, the first Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Etowah HS in the award’s 32 years, now is a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year!

    The award, which in the past has been won at the state level by players including Derek Jeter, Jon Lester, David...