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  • Canton Termite & Pest Control (click to Read More)

    By Meghan Griffin

    When Tim McWhirter Jr. of Canton Termite and Pest Control started his business, he pledged that hard work, dedicated service and respect for others would be his company’s watchwords. As a lifetime Cherokee County resident, his reputation with his local area means a great deal to him. Tim’s family is well known in the Canton area. As many may recall, Reeves Florist serviced the county for many years before the death of Tim’s grandfather, John

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  • Book Review: Celia Garth (click to Read More)

    By Catherine Groves

    “Celia Garth” is a story about a girl that loved adventure, but nothing really exciting seemed to happen to her in the dressmaking shop where she lived and worked in Charleston, South Carolina during the year 1779. Well, things did start happening to Celia, but it wasn’t exactly what she had planned…

    The king’s army captured Charleston, and the Carolinas became a ruin of blood and fire. The author sweeps us quickly into the lives and characters

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  • Artist Profile: Damon Carter (click to Read More)

    "Nature, My Great Mentor"

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    As long as he can remember Damon Carter has been interested in creating art — starting at the young age of 3 with drawing cowboys and comic book characters to the portrait of Ambassador Andrew Young that was commissioned by Georgia Public Broadcasting. “As a child I encountered artists at my grammar school and knew this was what I wanted to do,” Carter remembers. “Watching them paint ignited a burning desire in me to

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  • Chattahoochee Technical College (click to Read More)

    Eight Campuses, Six Counties, One Vision

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    Dr. Ron Newcomb, President of Chattahoochee Technical College, is excited about the reopening of the Woodstock campus, their eighth location, this October. “A community-centered campus such as Woodstock is the on-ramp to the interstate of college,” he declares.

    Chattahoochee Techical College is the largest technical college in Georgia, and the only public post-secondary higher education

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  • Book Review: Natchez Burning (click to Read More)

    By Catherine Groves

     

    In May of 2014, Greg Iles burst back into the bestseller’s list with his highly anticipated thriller, “Natchez Burning”. After waiting for 5 years, (while Iles recovered from a near fatal automobile accident) for his new Penn Cage novel, this 800 plus page book was worth the wait.

    Penn has recently returned with his young daughter, Annie, to his hometown of Natchez to serve as mayor to try and heal from the death of his wife. Soon upon

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  • Artist Profile: Brenda Rehrig (click to Read More)

    Abstract Encaustic Paintings

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

     

    The Greek term “encaustikos” refers to the process of adding the element of heat to a painting. “An encaustic painting is created by melting beeswax and resin together and adding color pigments,” Brenda Rehrig explains. “Multiple layers of wax are built up on top of a birch panel in reliefs. Each layer is fused to the previous one through heat. The composition of colors and layers creates the optical

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  • Pro Roofing Painting, Gutters & Siding (click to Read More)

    Professionalism, Reliability, Sincerity

    By Kathleen Craft Boehmig

    Juan founded the company in 2008 to serve the metro Atlanta area with an emphasis on “PRS”: Professionalism, Reliability and Sincerity. The company’s success is evident via great reviews on Angie’s List as a Super Service Award winner, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and glowing customer testimonials. In addition, PRS has been a Consumer’s Choice Award winner for Exterior Contractor of

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  • Book Review: Jan Karon (click to Read More)

    Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader

    By Catherine Groves

     

    Have you visited Mitford? Have you listened to Father Tim expound on Wordsworth? Perhaps you’ve laughed at one of Uncle Billy’s jokes or cried when (at the age of 60) Father Tim falls in love with Cynthia, his next door neighbor. Maybe, as I did, you found yourself praying that Dooley would go from being a “lost” child to a very much loved young man in the home of Father Tim. And then Puny;

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  • Artist Profile: Deborah Rossi (click to Read More)

    Fine Stoneware, Porcelain & Earthenware

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    When designing her ceramics, artist Deborah Rossi approaches the task not only from a functional but more so from an esthetic point of view. “What characterizes my work is the elegance in form and proportion,” Rossi, who often incorporates surface texture such as imprints, raised reliefs, medallions or animal shapes into her sophisticated designs, explains. “My goal is to make everyday items as close to

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  • Lyndon Academy (click to Read More)

    In the spring of 2014, Tina Clark walked through the doors of Lyndon Academy for a tour with her son, Cody. As she entered the middle school wing, Mrs. Clark paused at about the half way point and turned to Peter Murdock, the school’s financial officer to ask, “Is this it?” Lyndon is small in comparison to public school facilities, so Mr. Murdock immediately began to address her question by describing the planned expansion in the future. However, he halted his explanation when he realized

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  • Book Review: James Herriot (click to Read More)

    A True Lover of all Animals

    By Catherine Groves

     

    On October 3, 1916, James Alfred Wight was born in Sunderland, England. The world now knows him as James Herriot, as he became one of the world’s most beloved writers of all time. 

    Having been a veterinarian his entire adult life, Herriot, at the age of 50, began writing and in 1969 published his first book. Sales were slow until he became published in America; the first book was called

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  • Artist Profile: David and Julie Boone (click to Read More)

    Wildcat on a Wing

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Birdhouses according to the specifications of the National Audubon Society are the specialty of woodworker David Boone. “In 30 years I have sold over 55,000 birdhouses,” Boone states proudly. “Many of my customers are not even aware that each species requires housing that matches its natural habitat. Floor size, depth, diameter and above floor height of the hole and the birdhouses height above the ground are important to ensure

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  • R&D Mechanical Services Inc. (click to Read More)

    The Heart of a Family

    By Meghan Griffin

    Business ownership can certainly have highs and lows, yet owning a business with your family can present its own unique set of challenges. When lifelong Georgians, Robbie and Dana Matiak, started R & D Mechanical Services in 2000, their goal was to build a company with rock solid values that would lead them to a successful future. That decision wasn’t made without some trepidation as Robbie had just left a position with

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  • Traveling with Your Pets (click to Read More)

    By Diane Castle, D.V.M.

    Taking a pet on a vacation or a trip can be a great adventure for you and your best friend. Preparation ahead of time can significantly improve both your experiences. The most important thing to consider is being honest about whether your pet will be comfortable with travel. Some pets may not be able to handle travel because of illness, injury, age or temperament. If your pet is not good with travel, you should consider a reliable pet-sitter or talk

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  • Book Review: Farming, Friends, and Fried Bologna Sandwiches (click to Read More)

    A sequel to "In the Garden with Billy"

    By Catherine Groves

    Billy Albertson has lived locally pretty much his entire life and knows the area and its history, perhaps more than anyone around. He is 82 years old, yet he still works a garden large enough to feed himself and then plenty left over to sell to the community. Many, many goats living in Milton came from Billy’s! He still chops and sells his own wood and heats his own house with a wood burning stove. It is

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  • Artist Profile: Kristina Laurendi Havens (click to Read More)

    Unique Portraits and Figure Drawings

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    While she also creates landscapes, florals and still-lifes, Kristina Laurendi Havens’ predominant subject matters are portraits and figurative paintings. “I have always been fascinated by the human body and what it is capable of doing,” explains Havens, who cites art and dance as the two biggest loves in her life. Her background in ballet, point, and lyrical, as a student as well as an instructor, is visibly

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  • Huntington Learning Center (click to Read More)

    Academic Success for Life

    By Michelle Martin

    Every child can learn; the key to academic success is in understanding that each child learns differently. At Huntington Learning Center in Woodstock, the team of professional tutors is experienced in helping students achieve academic success at any level.

    New owners Ramana Panchumarthy and his wife, Vasudha Edara, executive director, along with partners Shreyas and Jignasa Desai, marketing and community

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  • Farm Raised (click to Read More)

    A Sharecropper’s Roots

    By Renea Winchester

    Billy Albertson promised himself that if he ever saved enough money to buy a place of his own he would put down permanent roots. Being a sharecropper’s son meant living in someone else’s house, using someone else’s tools and tending the soil someone else owned. Sharecroppers and their children owned the clothes on their backs and a few meager possessions. The lucky ones had a cow, a mule and a gaggle of chickens. The work

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  • Artist Profile: Scott McIntyre (click to Read More)

    Muralist and Musician

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Scott McIntyre’s murals can be found from the West Coast of California to the kingdom of Jordan, halfway around the world.

    McIntyre grew up in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and knew early on that he wanted to be an artist. “In second grade, teachers requested my help to create bulletin boards for their classes. It was a talent that helped me to get out of math class,” McIntyre jokes. His parents cultivated his artistic

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  • Top 7 Things to Ask a Wedding Planner (click to Read More)

    By Erica Prewett

    Planning a wedding can be overwhelming for the bride and groom to-be and their families. You may be wondering where to start, how to budget, and what elements you can realistically pull off, or if your grand ideas for your big day could land you in the Top 10 of #pinterestfail countdowns. With more than 10 years’ experience producing more than 300 weddings and events, I’ve got great stories for days. Here are my top questions to keep in mind when choosing

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