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Canton, GA 30114
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  • 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

  • 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...