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  • Mr. Woodstock - Quantum Realty (click to Read More)

    He's Not Forrest Gump, but Mr. Woodstock Definitely Goes the Extra Mile!

    By Cyndi Braun

    When selecting a real estate agent, you could call a friend-of-a-friend, someone who sold a house in your neighborhood, or the guy whose picture appears on interstate billboards. You might search for an agent online. But how do you choose the best of the bunch?

    A good way to choose the best agent is to consider local expertise, commitment to clients, and experience.

  • The Art of Improving Poor or Maintaining Good Credit (click to Read More)

    By Geoff Smith

    While the idea of maintaining a good credit score seems simple, there is an art to really boosting your scores with the three big credit bureaus. When you want to buy a home, getting your credit score up can sometimes make a deal work, and other times it can simply improve your mortgage interest rates. There are usually things you can do immediately to boost your credit score, and there are almost always things you can do to improve it over time.

  • Credit Scores 101 (click to Read More)

    By Mandy Marger

    Much is made of your “scores” in life. Your school grades partly determine where you go to college and are sometimes considered in employment evaluations. Your health scores (weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.) determine if you are high risk for certain ailments and are also considered by insurance companies when you apply for coverage. These numbers aren’t the best representation of an individual, but for the institution that is interested in that

  • Start With the Heart for Better Health (click to Read More)

    By Hunt Anderson, M.D.

    February is American Heart Month, but taking care of your heart is something you should prioritize year-round. A strong heart is essential to vitality; taking it for granted can be deadly. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for one out of every three deaths in the United States. To put that into perspective, a person in this country dies of heart disease every 38 seconds.

    Much like the national

  • Information and Resources That May Help Save a Life (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    Each year, the Cherokee Marshall’s Office keeps a statistical report of all death investigations within the county, which includes the Sheriff’s Office and each of the municipalities. In 2018, there were 133 death investigations within the county. The manner of death is ruled by both the Coroner’s Office and the state crime lab, which may include accidental, accidental overdose, fire, homicide, natural, suicide, and undetermined. The coroner and

  • Valuable Advice for Young Drivers (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Reynolds

    I recently attended the funeral service of a young man I had never met. A week prior to this funeral, I received the notification of a single vehicle crash on Old Orange Mill Road. The message indicated four Creekview students were in a serious vehicle crash — one fatality, two serious and one minor injuries.

    As the sheriff, I receive emergency notifications multiple times a day, but vehicle accidents always make my heart sink. I immediately

  • VoiceoverCity Media Services (click to Read More)

    Professional Media Services Within Reach

    By Cyndi Braun

    If you want to transform your corporate or nonprofit event from average to extraordinary, it’s time to contact VoiceoverCity Media Services (VMS). Through livestreaming, audiovisual rentals, and other services, this company helps area clients build connections, increase revenue, and improve fundraising.

    “I enjoy getting out there and interacting with people,” said Gerald Griffith, VMS president.

  • 4 Popular Diets Explained (click to Read More)

    Is one of Them Right for You?

    by Travis Clifford

    While there are currently many diets that people can choose from, the four most popular are the Ketogenic (Keto), Paleo, Whole30, and intermittent fasting diets. To help understand which one may be best for you, continue reading for a description of each.

    The Keto diet has become extremely popular and for good reason. As obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other diet-related issues

  • Hunger in North Georgia (click to Read More)

    Here's How You Can Help!

    by Rachel Sprouse

    As the new year starts, commercials shift from holiday messages to gym memberships, and focuses change from donations to New Year’s resolutions. While some worry about what foods to eat to live a healthier lifestyle, others are struggling to put food on their plates.

    Although the holidays are a great reminder to donate to local charities to support those in our community, the need for basic resources like food

  • Experiences Foundation (click to Read More)

    "Life is all about experiences"

    The Experiences Foundation was started to offer amazing experiences to individuals, and/or their families, who have suffered a tough break in life. “After dealing with our own personal experiences — from losing family and friends to cancer and suicide and children’s illnesses — we decided it was our mission to help those who have dealt with similar situations,” said Experience Foundation Founder Chad Blake. Whether it is bringing someone to a ball

  • Artist Profile: Rumours (click to Read More)

    Listen Up - The Rumours are True

    By Jules Taylor

    Mekenzie Jackson, Doug Easterly, Adrienne Cottrell, Alex Thrift, Nick Whitson, and Daniel Morrison have been bringing Fleetwood Mac’s sound to stages across the country since 2014. What began as Mekenzie’s love for Fleetwood Mac as a teenager has grown into a commitment to exercising her talent as the voice of Stevie Nicks with her bandmates and dedicated fans along for the ride.

    Alex and Mekenzie began

  • Book Review: Bending Heaven's Will (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Are ghosts real? What about demons? What happens to us when we die?

    Author Terry L. Kemp continues to explore these questions in the follow-up to his first novel, Until It’s All Over, where Zach Dawson reluctantly answered heaven’s call to help the poor souls trapped in our world to find peace and to battle the forces of evil that would exploit them.

    In Bending Heaven’s Will, Zach answers heaven’s call once again, as he

  • Artist Profile: Emily Vickers (click to Read More)

    Artistically Diverse

    By Justin Jones

    Sometimes, art speaks in surprising ways. Early in her career, Roswell painter Emily Vickers reluctantly brought a painting of a tree to a festival where she was selling her work. She hated the painting so much that she wanted to tear it to pieces. It depicted a tree underscored by a quotation from Robert Frost. However, at the behest of her partner, she brought the painting anyway — and it was the first item she sold that

  • CCSD Adds App to Expand System for Reporting Safety Concerns (click to Read More)

    Reporting safety concerns to the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) is now easier than ever with the rollout of a new smartphone app.

    CCSD’s SafeSchools Alert system allows students, parents, school staff, and everyone in the community to report safety concerns to CCSD school police and administrators by text, email, online message, or phone call, with the option to do so anonymously. To further increase accessibility, the system now includes a new smartphone app, which can be...
  • Riverfest 2018 Raises Big Funds for Cherokee County Children (click to Read More)

    This year’s Riverfest event raised $126,962.82, all of which will go right back into the Cherokee County community to help underprivileged children. The funds will be used throughout the upcoming year to provide help with everything from health care and eyeglasses to rent and utilities for families.

    Founded in 1935, the Service League of Cherokee County is the oldest volunteer service organization in Cherokee County. With its deep roots and rich heritage of caring for children, the...
  • Wreaths Across America at Georgia National Cemetery (click to Read More)

    Wreaths will once again be placed to honor veterans at the Georgia National Cemetery on Saturday, December 15, as part of the non-profit Wreaths across America program.

    At 11:00am, a prayer will be offered by designated leaders in each section of the cemetery prior to placement of wreaths, along with a moment of contemplation and expression of gratefulness. At 12:00pm, a short program will be presented at the assembly area. This year’s speaker is American Legionnaire Jim...
  • Mountain Road ES Wins Cherokee Chamber Recycling Competition (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green and Education Committees co-sponsored a two-day Plastic Bag Recycling Competition in partnership with Waste Management. Nine of Cherokee County’s elementary schools collected over 105,000 plastic bags. This year’s competition was altered to award the school with the highest average of plastic bags in the competition per student. This alteration was due to the large variance of enrollment across Cherokee County Elementary Schools, with some...
  • CCSD Celebrates Teacher of the Year at Legacy Makers Banquet (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County School District honored extraordinary educators with a dinner, tributes, and gifts at the recent 2018 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year celebration. The surprise announcement of the CCSD Teacher of the Year was made at the event, and Mill Creek Middle School PE and health teacher Dana Townsend received the exciting news at the end of the program.

    “Dana is an inspiring teacher and coach,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said of Townsend,...
  • CCSD Focuses on Improving Suicide Prevention Training (click to Read More)

    This important issue has long been a part of professional development for staff, but Cherokee County School District (CCSD) is increasing its training and programs in response to the national rise in teen suicide rates as well as the tragic deaths of students, teachers, and parents in the community.

    CCSD and the GBI recently co-hosted a summit open to the public to help the state’s top law enforcement agency begin a statewide community dialogue. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian...
  • That's a Wrap (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    During the holiday season, we often get so busy due to increased seasonal events, out-of-town visitors, added cooking and cleaning duties, and, of course, shopping for gifts. All these added responsibilities often mean that wrapping those carefully selected gifts becomes a last minute, throw-it-in-a-gift-bag-with-some-tissue-paper endeavor — and that’s OK. But perhaps you have a special gift or two that you really want to take the time and energy to wrap in