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Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770-213-7095
Fax: 770-213-7106

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  • 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

  • When You Retire, Will You be Able to Stay Retired? (click to Read More)

    By Morgan Hill

    This is a question on the minds of many people as they get closer to retirement. Income planning is one of the key components to a peaceful and fulfilling retirement. Here are some basics about income planning for future retirees:

    •  To be able to retire, we need income.
    •  To stay retired, we need reliable and sustainable income.
    •  To preserve our standard of living, we need increasing income.
    •  During income

  • The Importance of Senior Socialization (click to Read More)

    Explore Your Options

    By Nathan Brandon

    So, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that people are living longer than ever before. The bad news is that people are living longer than ever before. If you’re over 65, you probably perceive this as good news. The Baby Boomer generation, now aging into the Social-Security-eligible population, has been referred to as the “pig in the python” by those who track population trends. Suddenly, the percentage of our

  • CCSD Students Volunteer to Help Homeless (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County School District students recently volunteered with Give Homeless Hope to help those in need. The students weathered very cold temperatures to help provide 70-80 homeless children and adults with a meal, toiletries, warm hats, gloves and other items to help them through their difficult circumstances.
  • CCSD Parent Leader Earns Outstanding Leadership in School-Community Relations Award (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County School District recently won fifteen awards from the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA), a record total, which included a “Best in State” top honor!

    A special award also was presented to one of CCSD’s parent leaders, Lisa-Marie Haygood of Cherokee County, president of Georgia PTA, who received the 2016 Outstanding Leadership in School-Community Relations Award. The award, which is not necessarily presented annually, is the highest honor the...
  • CCSD Makes AP Honor Roll for 4th Consecutive Year (click to Read More)

    Cherokee County School District high school students not only continue to beat state and national averages on college-level Advance Placement (AP) exams, but CCSD also has earned national recognition for its AP achievement for the fourth consecutive year!

    CCSD is one of only ten school districts in Georgia named to the College Board’s elite AP Honor Roll for 2016, and this was CCSD’s fourth consecutive year to earn the prestigious distinction. With a passage rate of 70% among the...
  • Perimeter North Family Medicine (click to Read More)

    Perimeter North Family Medicine has announced an expansion of their services with a new Canton office. The new medical office is located at 460 Northside Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 170.

    Dr. Haroon Mian, a board-certified family medicine physician and Leslie Head, certified nurse practitioner, are seeing patients at the new Canton location.

    “It’s wonderful to be able to expand our reach and bring care closer to our patients,” Dr. Mian said. “Our team of experts is proud to...
  • Cherokee County Farm Bureau (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Farm Bureau encourages students in 9th through 12th grade to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest. The artwork should be drawn in black ink or dark, soft-lead pencil, on an 8 1/2 x 11-inch piece of white paper. The artwork should be camera ready. The 1st Place County winner of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Art Contest will receive a $100 Wal-Mart gift card; the 2nd Place County winner will receive a $75
    Wal-Mart gift card.

    “Agriculture generates an...
  • White Rabbit Electrology (click to Read More)

    White Rabbit Electrology, permanent “hare” removal, is now open at 120 Hickory Road in Canton. Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method to remove unwanted hair for over 140 years. White Rabbit Electrology uses the fastest medical-grade electrolysis equipment on the market for combined efficiency and comfort and is recognized by the American Electrology Association and Georgia Electrology Association.

    White Rabbit Electrology believes that only natural and organic ingredients...
  • Meet Steve Miller, New Mayor of Holly Springs (click to Read More)

    After twelve years, Holly Springs has a fresh voice in the mayor’s office. 42-year-old, former U.S. Marine Steve Miller has many goals he’d like to achieve in his new role, but his most important goals are to:

    • Repair the relationship between Holly Springs and the county by opening the lines of communication between council members and county commissioners.
    • Handle Cherokee County’s rapidly growing number of residents that are moving into Holly Springs, as many current...
  • James Miller Named Head Coach of Reinhardt University Football (click to Read More)

    A former football player at Virginia Tech, Miller has been with Reinhardt since 2014. Prior to being named head coach, Miller served as the program’s recruiting coordinator, in addition to being the assistant coach in charge of the offensive line.
  • Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Selects 2017 Teen & Adult Leadership Cherokee Classes (click to Read More)

    The mission of Teen Leadership Cherokee is to develop the knowledge and leadership skills of young people in Cherokee County, so they may confidently become our leaders of tomorrow.

    Members of Teen Leadership Cherokee include: Katelyn Provost, Woodstock; Caroline Booth, Etowah; Taylor Glass, Etowah; Erin Franchini, Creekview; Amelia Westmoreland, Sequoyah; Katie Gilliam, Woodstock; Rolo Lopez, Cherokee; Abigail Smithwick, Creekview; Jamila Otieno, Etowah; Hannah Galloway, Cherokee;...
  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Holds Grand Opening for New Station 3 (click to Read More)

    The official grand opening and Hose Uncoupling Ceremony for Cherokee Fire’s station #3, located at 270 Crown Avenue in Canton, was held last month.

    Field Operations Chief Greg Erdely welcomed those in attendance including District 2 Commissioner and former Cherokee County Fire Chief Raymond Gunnin, Holly Springs Mayor Steve Miller and Chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners “Buzz” Ahrens and many other local officials and community leaders.

    Cherokee County...
  • Artist Profile: Lorra Kurtz (click to Read More)

    Mixed-Media Artist: The Whole Ball of Wax

    By Brandi Price
    Lorra Kurtz was originally planted in Texas, but lucky for us, she’s bloomed in Georgia. After a career in business, Lorra transitioned into the artistic world by interior design. At ADAC, a design center, Lorra channeled her creativity into high-end furniture showrooms.

    After having twin sons, Lorra plunged deeper into art out of necessity. She made handmade cards and scrapbooked, but she found...
  • Book Review: Talking As Fast As I Can (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    It’s likely that you know Lauren Graham from her role in Gilmore Girls or Parenthood. Her book, Talking as Fast as I Can, boasts the tag line: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and everything in between. Throughout her book, you’ll find Lorelai Gilmore’s wisecracking sense of humor. But you’ll also find Lauren Graham, the actress who connected with her role so well that she felt like she brought the character to life. Talking as Fast as I Can is an ode to

  • Book Review: Close Enough to Touch (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    What if you were allergic to other humans? What if someone’s touch could send you into anaphylactic shock? What does such a life look like; what does it feel like? Close Enough to Touch, Atlanta author Colleen Oakley’s newest book, takes readers inside Jubilee Jenkins’ heart, where we experience this lonely malady first hand.

    Jubilee is a normal, healthy baby until she is three. Then, large, painful, itchy welts begin appearing all over her body. Three

  • Milton’s New Police Chief: Rich Austin (click to Read More)

    After a nationwide search in 2016, the City of Milton selected George “Rich” Austin, Jr. as its new chief of police. Chief Austin comes from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina.

    With more than 25 years in law enforcement, Austin has served in a variety of patrol, administrative and leadership positions over the course of his career.
  • CCSD Celebrates Teachers of the Year at Legacy Makers Banquet (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) celebrated outstanding educators with an elegant dinner, tributes and gifts at the 2017 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration, thanks to the support of community partners.

    Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower congratulated CCSD 2017 Teacher of the Year Brian Carnes of Sequoyah High School as well as all school-level winners during the event.

    “Our School District’s Teacher of the Year...
  • Georgia Cancer Specialists (click to Read More)

    Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and Northside Hospital are hosting the 15th Annual totes 2 tots Drive to collect backpacks and suitcases for foster children in Georgia. Donations of new or nearly new backpacks, duffel bags and suitcases will be accepted at locations across the state:

    Friday, January 13, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, at all 26 GCS locations in Georgia.

    More than 13,000 children, from infants to teenagers, are currently in the foster care system in Georgia. Many of...
  • Technical Resource Solutions (click to Read More)

    Technical Resource Solutions, LLC, Co-owner and Technical Director Scott Lavelle earned the distinction of Joomla! Administrator at the first JoomlaDay Denver Conference.

    Among the ten conference attendees who took the exam in Denver, Lavelle was the only one to pass and obtain the certification, making him the first Joomla! administrator in the United States, and one of only three in the world, to earn this certification.

    The Administrator designation is the first of...