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History Cherokee awards successful preservation efforts

History Cherokee honored preservation successes in Cherokee County from the past year Thursday at its annual Historic Preservation Awards Banquet on Thursday at the Cherokee County Conference Center in Canton. Six historic sites were awarded. “The award winners this year represent a diverse type of historic properties found throughout Cherokee County,” History Cherokee Executive Director Stefanie Joyner said. “Four properties are all community landmarks — churches, a country store and...
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA
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Resaca City Food Court

Come enjoy delicious food and live music by the resaca. Food vendors set to participate include: PANCHITO'S LIMONADAS Y MAS TORTAS BALLENA LYNETTE'S CREATIONS (sweeet treats) TAQUERIA LA CHATITA BENNY & EDDIE'S LUNCH BOX VINO NUEVO PARA LAS NACIONES (variety) MARELY (snacks) SNACKS LILIS BRADSHAW’S FOODS TRUCK ROUND UP BBQ MANNY SNACK BETANIA PUPUSERIA MATCH MADE COFFEE BAR.
SAN BENITO, TX
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Drive thru flu vaccines return this fall for Dalton & Chatsworth

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – The North Georgia Health District will offer drive-thru flu shot clinics again this fall. They are for people 18 or older. Whitfield: Tuesday, September 20th, 9 A.M. – 2 P.M., Whitfield County Health Department, 800 Professional Boulevard, Dalton, GA 30720. Call (706) 279-9600 for more details.
DALTON, GA

Canton to receive plans for proposed 'West Main Street Pedestrian Corridor'

Canton is taking the first steps to make the west side of its downtown more pedestrian-friendly. The Canton City Council unanimously voted to pay Practical Design Partners, LLC $2,500 for a site plan rendering of what the city calls the “West Main Street Pedestrian Corridor” Thursday. The West Main Street Pedestrian Corridor project is estimated to cost a little over $3.1 million, City Engineer Bethany Watson said. ...
CANTON, GA
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Road Trippin in Cartersville, Georgia: Savoy Automobile Museum

Savoy Automobile Museum connects people to the cultural diversity of the automobile. Through changing exhibits, educational programs, and engaging experiences individuals have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and history of automobiles. This world-class museum and showgrounds sits on approximately 37 acres in Cartersville, GA just off I-75, between Chattanooga and Atlanta. Guests visiting the museum will be met with an assortment of automobiles and original works of art. Make plans to visit soon!
CARTERSVILLE, GA
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Cherokee County asks Georgia to remove QR codes from ballots

In response to concerns raised by Cherokee County residents, county commissioners are asking Georgia elections officials to remove QR codes from the state’s ballots. The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Aug. 16, calling upon the Georgia General Assembly, Secretary of State and State Elections Board to remove QR codes from ballots and instead utilize a system that allows the voter to view a readable ballot before it is cast.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA
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6 recent spine, orthopedic practice openings

Here are six spine and orthopedic practice locations opened or announced Becker's has covered since July 21:. 1. Atlanta-based Piedmont Orthopedics-OrthoAtlanta opened a new location in Cartersville, Ga. 2. Austin (Texas) Brain and Spine plans to open its eighth location Aug. 29 in Dripping Springs, Texas. 3.ThedaCare and Neuroscience Group,...
CARTERSVILLE, GA
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First-Ever Facelifts & Health Scores for Gordy Dining

While students were on summer break, the W. Frank and Evelyn J. Gordy Center received a few upgrades, and Parker Adams, director of dining services, excitedly shared the details. “Beautiful new landscaping surrounds the building in front and on the sides of Gordy,” says Adams. “Simms Garden has a new...
WALESKA, GA
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Atlanta man indicted on charges of stealing guns, cars

An Atlanta man has been indicted on charges related to a string of thefts from vehicles in Cherokee County, in which authorities say multiple cars and guns were stolen. Cordovas Tucker, 19, of Atlanta, is charged with 10 counts of entering an automobile, 9 counts of theft by taking, one count of burglary in the first degree, and one count of aggravated assault on a peace officer, according to an indictment filed Aug. 9. ...
ATLANTA, GA
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Community Luncheon Launches a New Year of Service

A Reinhardt tradition and special luncheon on August 9 welcomed faculty and staff to begin the new academic year and offered a time of recognition for years of service from many, who also received certificates and gifts of appreciation. Distribution of an abundance of raffle prizes throughout the packed Gordy Dining Hall energized the gathering.
WALESKA, GA
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Whitfield Co. Commission addresses millage rate

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Georgia — Thursday night in Whitfield County, the local Board of Commissioners held a Millage Rate Public Hearing. Board Chairman Jevin Jensen wants to see property taxes reduced in the county. To better explain to our viewers at home, a mill is the according rate that property...
WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA

Holly Springs City Council raises starting pay for police, rolls back property tax rate

HOLLY SPRINGS — Holly Springs certified police officers’ starting pay is going up by nearly $5 more an hour. The Holly Springs City Council voted unanimously Monday to increase the base hourly wage from $19.94 to $24.29 for certified Holly Springs police officers. Based on an 84-hour biweekly pay period, this amounts to $53,057.15 annually, City Manager Rob Logan said. The change is effective immediately. “The compensation increase would help...
HOLLY SPRINGS, GA
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Calhoun Police investigating possible attempted kidnapping

August 16, 2022–5:21 p.m. Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle reminds parents to please talk to children about the dangers of talking to or accepting rides from strangers following an incident Monday afternoon. A 16-year-old had missed the school bus and was walking home on South Wall Street when he...
CALHOUN, GA
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Local woman celebrates 104th birthday

Besides being an extremely rare occurrence, living to be 104 years old is almost incomprehensible to most people. One hundred and four years is a long time. To put that in perspective, when Thelma Brookshire of Ball Ground was born on August 10th, 1918, Woodrow Wilson was president. She was just shy of being three months old on November 11, 1918, when World War I ended at 11a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month.
BALL GROUND, GA

Cherokee Sheriff's Office awards officers

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office recognized and awarded officers Tuesday for actions performed during their duties, including two deputies who were credited with saving the life of a person in custody at the detention center. Officers were given awards during Tuesday's county board of commissioners meeting. Deputies Andre Marzola and Benjamin Davis were awarded the Cherokee Sheriff's Office's Life-Saving Medal. ...
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA

Candidates qualify for Ball Ground City Council

The Ball Ground City Council is slated to have two new members next year, one of which will be decided in November’s municipal election. Qualifying ended Wednesday afternoon, and council members Andrenia Stoner and Lee Prettyman did not sign up to run for re-election. In Stoner’s Post 1, Scott Barnes was the only person to qualify for the seat. ...
BALL GROUND, GA
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Alleged black panthers seen in Cherry Log, Cohutta and Dalton

Although it happened several years ago, Paul Nealey remembers the fleeting moment like it was yesterday because it frightened him so. “I was driving out Gates Chapel Road, and right about where the Methodist church is a black panther ran across the road in front of my car,” said Nealey, a retired Ellijay businessman. “Even though I knew it couldn’t get to me, it still scared me so bad the hair on the back of my neck stood up.”
DALTON, GA
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