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  • 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

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  • Kragor Orthodontics - Creating Lifelong Friendships and Straight Smiles (click to Read More)

    By Marsha Cornelius

    So, what exactly does friendship have to do with your smile? Plenty — if you’ve ever dealt with a surly staff or an indifferent worker who has treated you impersonally. If you have ever walked into a doctor’s office, a restaurant, or any business establishment where no one looked up to acknowledge and greet you, you understand how frustrating it can be. Everyone wants to be around people they like and people they are comfortable enough to be friends

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  • Cool Summer Meal Options That Won't Heat Up Your Kitchen (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Since the temps will only continue to rise as the official first day of summer approaches, the last thing most of us want to do is increase the heat (or the electricity bill) inside our homes by preparing a meal on the stove top or in the oven, but we still gotta eat! While using an outdoor grill can be a great option, sometimes it might be raining, or you might want to stay in the air conditioning to avoid flies and mosquitoes. Here are some recipes you can

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  • The Success of the Inmate Workforce (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    If you have been to one of our county parks over the last couple of years, you may have seen a new addition: the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office (CSO) Inmate Workforce. Dressed in a traditional black and white uniform, they are distinctly visible against the landscape while mowing the grass and picking up trash.

    A few years ago, the Cherokee Board of Commissioners (BOC) signed a parks and recreation bond to enhance the quality of life for our

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  • Georgia’s Funeral Procession Code (click to Read More)

    By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

    I’ll just be honest; I don’t like funerals. Funerals are usually filled with grief and sorrow, especially if the passing was due to a tragedy. Having said that, there is one part of the funeral process that I enjoy — the procession to the final resting place.

    The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments often provide a police escort from the funeral service to the cemetery. When my dad passed away a few years ago, I

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  • Homemade Dog Treat Recipes (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Are you concerned about the ingredients that make up your furry family member’s treats? Well, worry no more! Try one of the following recipes, all made with healthy items, most of which you likely already have in your kitchen. Choose from a variety of options to accommodate senior dogs, puppies, and middle-aged pets alike. There’s even a no-bake option if you need something in a hurry.

    No-Bake Honey-Oat Peanut Butter Treats

    1 cup quick

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  • Tom Knight (click to Read More)

    Finding magic on the Other End of the Mic

    By John Midkiff

    Tom Knight has a colorful history in show business. As a drummer, Knight has performed in packed venues all over the world with bands such as TLC, Monica, and Stevie Nicks. His voice-over talents have been utilized by companies such as Disney, Walmart, Crown Royal, and many luxury car brands, and he can be heard on several movie trailers like Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135. Knight won an Emmy for his

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  • Bible Fun (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Studying the Bible can be intimidating for many people. Some will pick it up and start reading, while others will seek out study guides or classes.

    During her years as a Sunday school teacher, Wanda Erbse found the most effective way to teach the Bible, particularly to children, was to make it fun. She created quizzes, puzzles, riddles, and games to help her students better understand and remember the stories and lessons from the good book....

  • Animal Casting (click to Read More)

    Could Your Furry, Feathered, or Scaly Friend Be a Star?

    By Julie Senger

    Many of us have admired the clever animals we’ve seen in our favorite shows and movies, and with the booming film and television industry we now have in Georgia, you may be wondering how your pet can get in on the “action.” Here’s some basic information for you to “chew on” when deciding if you’d like your pet to try and “fetch” a part in front of the

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  • You Could be Mosquito-Free (click to Read More)

    By Maria Klouda

    Three years ago, Jody Wheeler and Chad Woodall combined their long-standing friendship, resources, and previous business experiences to form Mosquito-Free. They set out to make Mosquito-Free the No. 1 choice for mosquito control solutions. Through some heartfelt prayers and a great deal of hard work, they are well on their way to accomplishing that feat.

    As lifelong residents of Cherokee County, Wheeler and Woodall are excited to grow their business

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  • The Tears Foundation (click to Read More)

    By Stephanie Landry

    In 2009, still living in New Jersey, I experienced the most devastating event of my life: the loss of my full-term unborn daughter. I was 41 weeks pregnant — four days past my due date and three days before I was scheduled to be induced. There were no warning signs. I was healthy and having a “typical pregnancy” according to my OB team. Yet, on this April morning, everything changed. My OB told me he couldn’t find her heartbeat. She was gone. I still

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  • GrassRoots (click to Read More)

    Taking Lawn Care Service to the Next Level

    By Cyndi Braun

    Do you dream of a healthy lawn, with no brown patches, grubs, or fire ants? A place where your family can play and enjoy a lush turf? If so, it’s time to call GrassRoots.

    GrassRoots technicians will transform your yard into the beautiful lawn of your dreams.

    It all starts with lawn treatments tailored to each property’s unique needs, taking into account the grass type, topographical

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  • Bee Kind to Pollinators (click to Read More)

    By Joshua Fuder

    If you remember back to elementary school science, you’ll remember that pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female parts of the same or a different flower. Some plants, like grasses and pine trees, rely on wind, gravity, a sheer quantity of pollen, and a little luck for pollination and viable fertilization to occur. Pollination causes many people to be riddled with allergy problems this time of year and leaves a

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  • Is Your Family Road-Trip Ready? (click to Read More)

    By Family Life Publications Staff

    With spring break coming up (and summer break hot on its heels), many families will be hitting the road to travel to fun vacation destinations. To help make sure your brood is road-trip ready, the Family Life fam would like to share some valuable packing, prepping, and travel tips we’ve learned along our way.

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