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Canton, GA 30114
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  • Community Partner: Songs For Kids Foundation (click to Read More)

    Songs For Kids Foundation exists to give kids battling serious illness opportunities to be creative and express themselves through music. This Foundation brings music into hospitals all over the U.S. They also run regular programs in children’s hospitals in five states. Songs for Kids musicians perform mini concerts in hospitals for entire floors of patients as well as making individual bedside visits for kids who are not well enough to leave their rooms. Songs For Kids is not there to just

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

    Q&A with Canton Termite: Your Hometown Pest Control Company

    By Cyndi Braun

    Canton Family Life recently sat down with Tim McWhirter, president of Canton Termite and Pest Control. Tim and his crew are expert “bug guys” who have been helping homeowners with pest and wildlife problems for almost three decades. The conversation began by talking about the upcoming termite swarm season.

    What is swarm season?
    It’s when thousands

  • Springtime Soirée (click to Read More)

    Plan the Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

    By Julie Senger

    Hooray! Springtime has officially arrived, ushering in warmer temperatures and more daylight hours. So, before we roll in to the sticky-hot, humid days of summer in Georgia, now is the perfect time to plan an outdoor dinner party for friends and family. Here’s what you need to do to pull off the perfect springtime soirée.

    Let’s Get This Party Started!

    Thematically Speaking:...

  • Thriller, Filler, Spiller (click to Read More)

    How to Design and Grow Dramatically Beautiful Container Plants

    By Joshua Fuder

    Container gardening can serve as a terrific first step into gardening for the novice; it’s also ideal if you’re limited on time or space. Additionally, it’s excellent for aging gardeners or anyone with limited mobility because it puts the soil at a height that is more easily accessible.

    Success Starts with the Soil
    The biggest difference in container

  • Book Review: The Light Between Oceans (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    What would you do if your chance at happiness caused someone else a lifetime of pain? In The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman, Tom Sherbourne is the keeper of the light on Janus, a small island off the coast of Australia. He is there to keep ships from harm’s way. He marries Isabel, and they become the only two inhabitants on the island.

    Isabel wants plenty of children, but after two miscarriages followed by a stillbirth, she is

  • Artist Profile: Kenette Bethel (click to Read More)

    Consumed by Costumes

    By Tina Morris

    Kenette Bethel enjoyed attending plays at Elm Street Playhouse long before she became a costume designer for them. Some may call it chance; some may call it fate, but whichever it was, it was a perfect match. While attending a play at the Elm Street Playhouse, Kenette discovered a flyer in the program that said, “looking for visionary support.” She took a chance and emailed the playhouse. Soon, she began working in the costume design

  • To Protect and Serve: Dogs That Take a Bite Out of Crime (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Many of us look forward to having our beloved family dog excitedly greet us at the door at the end of our day, tail wagging, jumping up and down as they look out the window to see us pull in the driveway and emerge from our vehicle. No matter what kind of day we’ve had, we can always count on our dog to be happy to see us, even if it’s just because they need a potty break. There’s a certain level of comfort in that.

    We rely on our dogs for many

  • Buying a House (click to Read More)

    Here are Some Things to Know...

    By Ashley Donnelly

    Buying your first home is an exciting milestone and a great investment! However, it can also be intimidating and stressful trying to make sure you’re buying a quality home. Having a realtor’s experience and guidance can help greatly with this. They will guide you through the process, make sure you’re protected and ensure you have enough due-diligence days to get a thorough inspection. An experienced realtor has

  • Student Athletes Recognized on National Signing Day (click to Read More)

    The students recognized include:

    Cherokee HS
    Montrell Washington, football, Samford University (AL); Aaron Knowles, football, U.S. Military Academy- West Point (NY); Jake Alvey, football, U.S. Air Force Academy (CO); Charles Perry, football, Reinhardt University; Kamari Walker, football, Reinhardt University; Braxton Swanson, baseball, Sewanee: University of the South (TN); Andrew Cline, baseball, Covenant College; Ryan Inches, baseball,...
  • Liberty ES Named a 2017 State School of Character — Only Georgia School Honored! (click to Read More)

    The honor, awarded by the international Character.org nonprofit organization, was bestowed to only eighty schools nationwide. Recipients are considered models of excellence within their states for teaching students to recognize positive ethical and performance character traits and develop them in themselves. Liberty ES now will be evaluated for the National School of Character designation, which will be announced in May.
  • CCSD Recommended for Continued AdvancED Accreditation (click to Read More)

    To earn AdvancED accreditation, a school district must identify and sustain the implementation of a systemic continuous improvement process and monitor its schools for compliance with five Standards for Quality School Systems: Purpose and Direction, Governance and Leadership, Teaching and Assessing for Learning, Resources and Support Systems and Using Results for Continuous Improvement. AdvancED is the global leader in accrediting schools and universities, and the nine-member team that...
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Awards (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently announced its Small Business of the Year Award, its Excellence in Customer Service Award, its Volunteer of the Year Award and its Hustle Award.

    Autumn Hill Nursery received this year’s Small Business of the Year Award. They are the epitome of a business that started on a shoestring, just like so many American dreams, and they consistently put in the hard work to make their business succeed. 2017 marks their 25th anniversary, and...
  • State Farm (click to Read More)

    Your Hometown Agent, Jan Rooney
    Here to Help Life Go Right

    By Cyndi Braun

    Trying to understand insurance policies is difficult, and thinking about what would happen to your family if you fail to get adequate insurance is terrifying. Still, many of us put off having a conversation with a qualified agent, or we buy something online that sounds good, and hope for the best.

    Instead, consider having a conversation with Jan Rooney.

    “G.J. Mecherle

  • Calling All Artists and Vendors! (click to Read More)

    Applications are now being accepted for the Canton Festival of the Arts, which will take place May 20-21st in Brown Park.

    The Canton Festival of the Arts features:

    -Artist’s Market with over 75 exhibitors from nine states
    -Serenity Gardens, which celebrates the art of living well. If you are interested in gardening, sustainability, incorporating nature into your life and all things green, this is the place for you.
    -Food concessions and a wine and beer...
  • Cherokee County Educational Foundation Presents 3rd Annual Celebration of Education Gala (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will build upon the success of its past two events, benefitting the Cherokee County School District on March 11th.

    The black-tie-optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm and dinner, awards and entertainment at 7:30pm. The event’s presenting sponsor is Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

    Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more...
  • First Citizen of Cherokee County Named (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Byron L. Dobbs has been named the 42nd recipient of the First Citizen of Cherokee County Award.

    A native of Woodstock, and a lifelong resident of Cherokee County (82 years), Mr. Dobbs retired from radio station WCHK in 1998 after forty years and currently works at WLJA 101.1 FM, which he and business associate Randy Gravley own their corporation, Tri-State Communications.

    Throughout the years, Mr. Dobbs...
  • Artist Profile: Brackin (click to Read More)

    By Brandi Price

    Upon entering Ed B’s Studio 54, you’re immediately intrigued by this non-traditional art gallery. As you look around, you’ll get a sense of the owner’s talent and creativity. At a young age, Ed Brackin left Charleston, SC to explore the country. Eventually, he settled in Georgia and opened his thriving art studio, Studio 54. For thirty years, Ed has worked for a fire protection company and has always loved creating, but he became intentionally artistic three years

  • Book Review: Paw Prints On My Soul and The History of Homeless Pet School Clubs (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    There are many wonderful dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, or any other type of pet you can imagine, in desperate need of a forever home. That’s why these two books are important.

    The History of Homeless Pet School Clubs, by Laura Fritz, tells the story of a well-known veterinarian, Dr. Michael Good, and his search for a way to help the animals he encounters at shelters. Homeless pet clubs teach children about responsible pet ownership and help

  • Taste of Life: Blueberry Cobbler (click to Read More)

    by Chef Paul Bodrigi

    Serves 4

    Cobbler Topping Ingredients:

    -3.5 ounces all-purpose flour
    -1 ounce granulated sugarteaspoon baking powder
    -teaspoon baking soda
    -Pinch of salt
    -3 ounces cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    -2 ounces buttermilk

    Cobbler Topping Procedure:

    Combine and sift all the dry ingredients.
    Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the...
  • Howard's Auto Body (click to Read More)

    Celebrating More Than 30 Years of Auto Repair and Restoration!

    By Rajayne Cordery

    Accidents happen. Time, weather and natural wear-and-tear take their toll as well. Accident requiring cosmetic fix? Aging vehicle in need? Howard’s Auto Body is a long-standing, experienced and dedicated body shop that provides services in Cherokee County to answer and solve your restoring and refurbishing needs with testified “proof” in the proverbial “pudding.”

    Since 1986