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  • Artist Profile: Brent Lambert-Zaffino (click to Read More)

    Inside The Head of Filmaker Brent Lambert-Zaffino

    By Maria Klouda

    North Georgia’s Brent Lambert-Zaffino was always the kid with the camcorder, spending a lot of time playing around with iMovie. Now, Brent is an independent, freelance director and videographer for music videos, short films and corporate videos. However, what originally began as Brent’s third-grade hobby has recently led to his first feature-length film.

    Brent’s film, The Head, is a dark comedy

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  • Book Review: The Race for Paris (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    Meg White Clayton’s The Race for Paris is the fictional account of female reporters during WWII. As evidenced by the actual quotes from WWII female reporters sprinkled throughout the book, it’s clear that they were not welcomed on the front lines, and steps were taken to try to ensure their safety and to keep them in their assigned location. If caught, going AWOL could be a career-killer for a photographer/reporter, but it could be a career-maker if they

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  • Beat the Heat This Summer (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    With the official arrival of summer this month, it never hurts to have a collection of ways to stay cool during these often hot and humid Georgia days. One of the most obvious ways to ensure you don’t break out into a summer sweat is to make sure that the AC unit in your home is in perfect operating order. R & D Mechanical is a great resource for this information. If you have large, uncovered windows in your home that let in lots of light and heat, you

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  • The Goddard School (click to Read More)

    Friendly, Child-Centered Preschool — The Goddard School in Hickory Flat Provides Quality Education

    By Cyndi Braun

    When you walk into The Goddard School in Hickory Flat, the first thing you hear is someone cheerfully shouting, “Good morning!” Next, you notice the bright rooms and the smiling children. If you don’t already feel at home, you will as soon as you meet on-site owner Mary Kay Buquoi, Ed.S.

    Married, with an eight-year-old daughter and

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  • Community Partner: Cherokee Theatre Company (click to Read More)

    In 1986, a group of theatre-loving volunteers came together to form the Cherokee Little Theatre Players. Now known as Cherokee Theatre Company (CTC), the group has performed in venues all over Cherokee County including local schools, restaurants, town squares and auditoriums.

    In 1996, they found a home at the Cherokee Arts Center in Canton where they presented works such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Steel Magnolias, Little Shop of Horrors, as well as an annual murder-mystery dinner

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  • Cherokee HS Riflery Team Finish Impressive Season of Championships (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee High School Riflery Warriors completed an extremely successful Georgia High School Association and JROTC Riflery 2017 season.

    The Riflery Warriors are the 2017 Air Force JROTC National Riflery Champions! For GHSA, the team is the Area 10 Champion and finished fifth in the GHSA State Riflery Championship at Ft. Benning in April; there, the team earned an Area 10 record high score of 1,142.

    Team members are senior Cody Stroup; juniors Chaolin Hancock, Brody...
  • Sequoyah HS’s Callie Cox Wins Regional Emmy Award for Senior Project (click to Read More)

    For her required senior project, Callie Cox filmed/edited/created a documentary, A Different Documentary: Ethan’s Story, which is about her special-needs friend. The AV teacher at Sequoyah HS saw it and submitted it to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the EmmysTM) for the southeast region, and it won the EmmyTM for the Southeast Student — Long Form (Non-fiction) category. The documentary will now compete at the national level, and Callie will accept her
    EmmyTM this...
  • Creekland MS Academic Bowl Team Heads to Nationals Undefeated (click to Read More)

    The Creekland Middle School Academic Team completed its 2016-17 local tournament season with a record of 9-0.

    The team scored an average of 620 points per round in the competition held at Chattahoochee High School, while holding its opponents to an average of 220 points per round. Jordan Moyal was named the most valuable player of the tournament.

    Team members are: Justin Bolsen, Er’el Moyal, Jordan Moyal, Cal Pace, Joseph Satterfield and Sean Yates; they are coached by...
  • Isabelle Riddle Named U.S. Presidential Scholar (click to Read More)

    Isabelle Riddle of Sequoyah High School is one of only 160 students nationwide to receive this distinct honor. These students are considered among the most distinguished high school seniors of the nearly 3.5 million students in the nationwide graduating class of 2017.

    Honorees are selected based on academic achievement including exceptional performance on the ACT or SAT, personal character, leadership and service activities; application is by invitation only. Finalists are invited...
  • Academy of Dance Arts (click to Read More)

    The Academy of Dance Arts (ADA) will soon have a new director. After 37 years of teaching, directing and owning Academy of Dance Arts and The Dance Pointe retail shop, Christi B. Hinkley (pictured) recently turned over her business to her daughter-in-law, Angela Kook (Miss Angie).

    Miss Christi is so grateful for the opportunity she had to share her love of dance with the Canton community. She considers her greatest rewards to be the amazing and successful young moms and...
  • WellStar (click to Read More)

    WellStar Kennestone Hospital’s cardiac program is one of only two programs in the U.S. to receive the Joint Commission Gold Seal Disease-Specific Certification for Heart Valve, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) and Congestive Heart Failure. This means WellStar patients across the state have access to the highest levels of care, close to home.

    As one of only two hospitals to receive these certifications, WellStar continues to show leadership in patient-centric cardiac care...
  • Commonwealth Financial Network & Five Talents Wealth Management, Inc. (click to Read More)

    Jamie K. Williams, CFP®, CLTC was recently recognized as a leading financial advisor. Williams, an independent financial advisor affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network® and president/founder of Five Talents Wealth Management, Inc. in Canton, has achieved Commonwealth Founder’s Club status for 2017. This distinction recognizes success based on a ranking of annual production among Commonwealth’s network of 1,710 financial advisors.

    In earning this distinction, Williams has...
  • Service League of Cherokee County Holds 7th Annual “Dancing for the Children” (click to Read More)

    Local celebrities put on their dancing shoes and committed to raising a minimum of $3,000 each in sponsorship dollars, while also training and partnering with professional dance instructors who donated their time and expertise to the event. Winning over the judges and taking home the mirror ball trophies this year were Todd Hayes of the Cherokee County Solicitor-General’s Office and his professional partner, Lydia Carlile.

    Through sponsorships, donations and ticket purchases, this...
  • Local Creekview High School Student and Her Dog Headed to Junior European Agility Nationals (click to Read More)

    Creekview HS student Destiny Julian started taking her mom’s lab to dog agility classes at The Canine Ranch in 2011. She enjoyed it so much that when their family heard about a dog that was being re-homed, they jumped at the opportunity to adopt, and Lazer found an instant family.

    Five-plus years later, this past December, Destiny and Lazer won the 16” AKC Junior Agility Nationals, followed a few months later by placing fifth in the nation at the AKC National Agility Championships....
  • Laurel Canyon Optimist Club Donates 12 Laptops to the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch (click to Read More)

    Bob and Cheri Colby of Soleil Charities donated half of the laptops along with the Optimist Club.

    Goshen Valley is committed to creating environments of safety, love and stability for youth in foster care. With the ongoing need of foster families in Georgia, Goshen Valley meets that need with a family-based model of care for children, youth and young adults. They partner with leaders in the community to help shape the lives of the youth they serve.

    The Goshen Valley...
  • 4 CCSD Students Honored for Earning International Skills Diploma Seal (click to Read More)

    The students were honored at Georgia’s Second Annual International Skills Diploma Seal Award Ceremony at the State Capitol. With Sequoyah High School’s recent approval for the program, CCSD now offers the Georgia Department of Education Seal through four schools: Cherokee HS, Etowah HS, Sequoyah HS and Woodstock HS.

    State Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods recognized Savannah Boggs of Cherokee HS, Veronica Rodriguez-Garcia of Etowah HS, Dawson Pfost of Sequoyah HS and Juleisy...
  • Community Partner: Kind Bikes (click to Read More)

    Our Bikes Your Cause

    Founded in 2016, Kind Bikes is the brainchild of co-founder Jimmy Stubbs. Drawing from his experience as a participant and then cycling coach with Team in Training, Jimmy realized that there was a huge obstacle preventing thousands of people from participating in charity cycling races and triathlons — the cost of the bicycle. With entry-level road bikes averaging around $1,000, participation in these types of fundraising events is often limited. To promote the

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  • Fall in Love with Some of Georgia's Natural Swimming Holes and Rock Slides (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Anyone who has spent any amount of time in Georgia knows that the line between spring and summertime is often a blurry one. Georgia’s transition between these two seasons is not usually dictated by a date on the calendar, but rather by the temperature outside. Georgia frequently sees 80-90°+ temperatures while it’s still technically “spring.” So, if you’re looking for a unique way to cool off, check out some of these breathtaking waterfalls; submerge

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  • Honoring the Fallen (click to Read More)

    Understanding the Traditions Behind How We Say Goodbye to Our Active Duty and Veteran Soldiers

    By Julie Senger

    While all funerals are somber, special, personal and moving experiences for the family and friends who are in mourning, if you’ve ever attended a military funeral, you have experienced an additional level of respect and gratitude through the different traditions, protocols and etiquettes that must be followed by our nation’s military as they assist

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  • The Cherokee Outdoor Y (click to Read More)

    Water Sports, Hiking, Horseback Riding — It's Fun to Camp at the Cherokee Outdoor Y!

    By Cyndi Braun

    Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to register for camp. The Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA has offered youth camp programs since 1992.

    Located on Bells Ferry Road, by Lake Allatoona, the facility features more than 200 acres of woods, hiking trails, sports fields, a climbing wall, a swimming pool and waterfront access to the

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