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  • Georgia’s 50 Safest Cities Ranked for 2019 (click to Read More)

    The home security website, Safewise, has released its rankings of the 50 safest cities in Georgia, topped by Senoia, which is known by fans everywhere as the home base of the AMC TV show The Walking Dead.

    While the safest cities are scattered across the state,
    the following Cherokee County cities made the list:

        Holly Springs (No. 14)
        Woodstock (No. 15)
        Canton (No. 43)

    Only two cities on

  • Woodstock Names New Parks and Recreation Director (click to Read More)

    Michael Huffstetler was recently named parks and recreation director for the City of Woodstock following an extensive search.

    Since 2017, Huffstetler has served as the superintendent of parks and recreation services for the City of Marietta. In his two years with Marietta parks, recreation, and facilities, Huffstetler helped manage a $3.5 million general fund budget and a $25 million parks bond, including the establishment of policies and procedures, staffing, budget, and...
  • Georgia Transplant Foundation (click to Read More)

    The mission of the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) is to bridge the gap between hope and opportunity by educating and enriching the lives of those affected by organ transplant. GTF was founded in 1992 by transplant recipient Tommy Smith, who saw firsthand the tremendous financial impact that transplantation can have on individuals and their families. Smith gathered a team of health care professionals with the goal of providing emergency financial assistance, so that no one would ever go...
  • Artist Profile: Megan Austin (click to Read More)

    Sculpting Gold and Other Precious Minerals

    By Hannah Olson

    From wedding coordinator to police officer, Megan Austin held a surprising variety of jobs before discovering her passion for jewelry design. As a student, she majored in computer graphics. Now, she spends 11 months out of the year crafting unique jewelry pieces and traveling to art shows across the United States.

    During her interview, Austin was wearing a pendant she made with her children’s

  • Book Review: Not Alone (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Many have the utmost respect and admiration for anyone who answers the call to serve and puts on a uniform to defend our country. There are those, however, who go above and beyond by answering that call over and over. First Sgt. Michael J. Conley is such a person.

    In a career spanning 42 years, Sgt. Conley has served as a soldier, Green Beret, Ranger, and Ranger Instructor. He saw combat in Vietnam and Iraq and served in several National Guard

  • Community Partner: The Kathy B. Davis Foundation (click to Read More)

    The Kathy B. Davis Foundation (KBD), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in north Georgia, was established in 2011 by Dave Davis in memory of his wife, Kathy.

    Kathy was a devoted mother who always placed the needs of others before her own. She had a passion for serving and supporting others, especially the intellectually and developmentally challenged. She was an inspiration to family, friends, coworkers, and all who were privileged to know her.

    The KBD Foundation is...
  • Artist Profile: Greg Schulz (click to Read More)

    Pottery With Personality

    By Tina Morris

    A native of central Florida, Greg Schulz grew up surrounded by orange groves and phosphate mines, spending time playing in the clay. Today he lives in the woods on the Etowah River, where he allows nature to inspire many of his creations. After retiring from his advertising career in 2015, Schulz has risen quickly in the pottery scene. He began working with clay by watching

  • Book Review: I Was Anastasia (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    “Am I truly Anastasia Romanov? A beloved daughter. A revered icon. A Russian grand duchess. Or am I an imposter? A fraud. A liar. The thief of another woman’s legacy. That is for you to decide, of course. Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. But if you want the truth, you must pay attention.” And so begins Ariel Lawhon’s book, I Was Anastasia.

    For years, many have been fascinated with the story of the Romanovs, the

  • Cherokee Children's Dentistry (click to Read More)

    Show Off Your Smile

    By Maria Klouda

    Opening in 2007, Cherokee Children’s Dentistry has become an established member of the greater Canton community. The practice provides exceptional pediatric oral health care, with an emphasis on relationship-based dentistry. The mission is to partner with the family and the pediatric patient at an early age to allow for optimal oral health through education and prevention.

    According to the American Academy of Pediatric

  • Woodstock Visitors Center Staff Receives State Awards (click to Read More)

    The State of Georgia Tourism Division recognized Woodstock Visitors Center and its staff at the annual Regional Visitor Information Center conference (RVIC). Tourism Manager Kyle Bennett and Marketing Manager Stacy Brown accepted the Jeffery Tatum Visionary Award for the mobile visitors center program. This award recognizes forward-thinking tourism leaders and/or destinations that have followed their vision for tourism within their community. The award honors tourism leaders and/or...
  • Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (click to Read More)

    For the second year in a row, the Woodstock Police Department hosted the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Law enforcement personnel from all Cherokee County agencies participated in the run, which started at Cherokee County South Annex and ended at Sam’s Club in Woodstock. While running the route through downtown Woodstock, participants carried buckets and collected donations for the Special Olympics.

    The event raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Known...
  • Woodstock Employees Plant Community Orchard (click to Read More)

    Employees of the City of Woodstock recently gathered at Dupree Park to plant fig, serviceberry, and plum trees for a new community orchard. The orchard was made possible by a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI).

    The ALFI works to build a more sustainable food system for metro Atlanta. The initiative includes communities, nonprofits, universities, government agencies, individuals, and corporations. ALFI envisions a transformed food system...
  • Two CCSD Graduates Win Prestigious National Merit Scholarship (click to Read More)

    Kieran Black of Etowah High School and Jordan Vaughn of Sequoyah High School are two of only 2,500 students in the nation, of the 1.6 million students who took the 2017 PSAT exam, to be awarded a $2,500 scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

    “We’re so proud of Kieran and Jordan for this extraordinary accomplishment and all of the hard work that led them to earning this honor,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Congratulations to them and...
  • Give a Kid a Chance Seeks Donations (click to Read More)

    Give a Kid a Chance is a nonprofit organization that provides filled backpacks for Cherokee County students in need. Below is everything you need to know to purchase, fill, and donate backpacks. Filled backpacks must be donated by Friday, June 28, 2019 to ensure registration numbers can be met.

    In order to know which backpacks are packed for which students, place a white ribbon on the top handle of the elementary backpacks and a red ribbon on the handle of the middle school/high...
  • Superintendent of Schools Presents 2019 Game Changer Award (click to Read More)

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower recently presented his top annual award to the CEO of Northside Hospital Cherokee.

    Dr. Hightower surprised CEO Billy Hayes with the Superintendent’s 2019 Game Changer Award for Instructional Advocacy during the monthly board meeting of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation, for which the hospital leader serves as board president.

    “It’s important that we’ve got people in the county in leadership positions who are...
  • Foster Care Support Foundation Seeks Donations (click to Read More)

    The summer distribution is fully underway at the Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) center in Roswell. This year, FCSF seeks to provide basic needs like clothing, toys, school supplies, and safe infant care equipment to at least 4,500 foster and displaced children to help them move forward in a more secure environment.

    Grandparents raising grandchildren are among the highest growing numbers of foster children in Georgia due to new policies in place. Since many of these families...
  • Cherokee County Clerk’s Office Requests Teddy Bear Donations (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Clerk’s Office is excited to announce Buddy Bears, a program that benefits Cherokee County’s children in foster care. The office will be collecting donated teddy bears to give to children who come before the citizen review panels.

    In cooperation with the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges, the Cherokee County Juvenile Court participates in the Permanent Homes for Children program. Citizen volunteers meet monthly to review the case plans developed for...
  • City of Holly Springs Receives 2019 Main Street Accreditation (click to Read More)

    The City of Holly Springs has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.

    “We are proud to acknowledge this year’s 840...
  • Plans for New History Museum Announced (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Historical Society is pleased to announce plans to develop a new and innovative Cherokee County History Museum and Preservation Center. The new History Center will be in the former Canton Police Department building at 221 East Marietta Street in historic downtown Canton following an extensive reuse and renovation project. The museum is planned be a major tourist attraction for Cherokee County, as well as a center for residents and students to explore the county’s rich and...
  • Rotary Club Honors Heroes — Public Safety Officers Receive Awards (click to Read More)

    The Rotary Club of Canton held its 4th annual Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon at the Bluff’s Conference Center last month. The theme of the event was “Honoring Our Heroes.”

    Sergeant Nathan Ernst, Holly Springs Police Department, was awarded the Public Safety Medal of Valor due to the tremendous bravery he demonstrated during a call earlier this year.

    Three officers received the Colonel George Bailey Distinguished Leadership Award: Deputy Courey Carter, Cherokee