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  • Exchange of Heart (click to Read More)

    Our Year With Maite

    By Mandy Marger

    Like most good things, sponsoring an exchange student was not planned. A local Facebook group published a post looking for a family to take in an exchange student in our school district. The year had already started, and her first family had not worked out as expected. After reaching out to ask for how long, my family quickly made the decision to help.

    Approval Process & Preparation
    Because of the emergency

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  • The Providence Group (click to Read More)

    Building Hometown Pride

    By Marsha Cornelius


    “Urban walkable” communities are the future according to the New York Times. Mason Main, the modern transitional townhomes on Main Street in Woodstock, are just far enough away from the action to allow privacy, but close enough to provide a true connection to downtown. North of the roundabout, and directly across from the Woodstock library, these contemporary three-story units have a chic exterior with

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  • Cherokee County Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch Named (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the 2019 group of Cherokee County’s Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch. This recognition program focuses on Cherokee County residents under age 40 who are considered to be up-and-coming leaders over the next 10 years.

    “The Top 10 in 10 initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals,” said Pam Carnes, Chamber president and CEO.
     
    “We were extremely...
  • Next Step Ministries Announces Expanded Space (click to Read More)

    Next Step Ministries is excited to announce a newly expanded Trickum Road location in Woodstock, which will allow the organization to serve more clients with special needs in Cherokee, Cobb, and Fulton. This expansion to its original space will allow more flexibility, room for client growth, and needed space for its growing staff.

    New hours of operation are 8:00am-6:00pm. The additional hours and service space will provide more opportunities for client family members to rejoin the...
  • Friends of Holly Springs Police Foundation Supports Detective for Police Unity Tour (click to Read More)

    The Friends of Holly Springs (FoHS) Police Foundation made two donations to Detective Sherron Conrad for the Police Unity Tour, Chapter XI. This is Detective Conrad’s eighth year to ride for the Police Unity Tour, and she is the only officer from Georgia in her Chapter as well as Cherokee County.

    “We were excited to present Detective Conrad with a check from the Foundation and one for a raffle held specifically for the Police Unity Tour,” said Foundation President Lori Flink. “We...
  • CCWSA Drinking Water Art Contest (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) is proud to announce the winners of the Drinking Water Week coloring contest. Students from all over Cherokee County submitted more than 750 entries, which made it difficult to choose the best entry from each grade. Winners received a $10 ice cream gift card.

    Congratulations to the winners:
    Kindergarten - Clara Sloan Bujeker, homeschooled
    1st grade - Michael Jo Prose, Ball Ground ES
    2nd grade - Jianelly Bermudez,...
  • LGE Community Credit Union Celebrates Newly Relocated Woodstock Branch (click to Read More)

    LGE Community Credit Union recently celebrated its newly relocated Woodstock branch, now at 12900 Highway 92.

    The event included a ceremonial ribbon cutting with the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, entertainment from local radio station B98.5, and free tacos from The Queso Truck, courtesy of LGE.

    Both Chris Leggett, president and CEO of LGE, and Pam Carnes, president and CEO of the Cherokee Chamber, gave remarks about the new location.

    “Providing value...
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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...