In 2018, a state requirement to renew service delivery agreements sparked a dispute locally on how residents should be taxed for city and county services. Two years later, Cherokee County and some of its cities still can’t agree on how to resolve the argument. Read more
ATLANTA - Legislation aimed at requiring backseat passengers to wear safety belts in Georgia hit speed bumps Wednesday as key Senate lawmakers disagreed over penalties and court implications for violators.
HICKORY FLAT — When the Hickory Flat Library hosts a popular program like story time, dozens of families fill the library’s one meeting room and there often isn’t enough parking. With state dollars, the library might see an expansion to make room for all its programs and services.
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved taking the first step toward renovating and updating the Frank C. Mills III Cherokee County Justice Center at Tuesday night’s meeting.
One team is riding a last-second shot, one is coming off a blowout victory and one Cherokee County team will attempt to make program history this week in the state tournament.
ATLANTA - race to fill former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat permanently looks to remain a free-for-all “jungle” primary involving candidates from all parties at once after legislative changes to that format were shelved Tuesday.
While the outside winter landscape lays dormant, we can enjoy the sense of “green” that our indoor houseplants provide. However, being inside for the winter months can create a stressful environment for these plants. Winter is probably the easiest time of year to kill a houseplant. If you do…
Lifelong Ball Ground resident Jack Edwards was recently awarded the Georgia Centennial Farm Award for continuing to live and farm on family land that dates back almost 126 years.
ATLANTA — Legislation aimed at ending the practice of “surprise billing” of medical patients in Georgia cleared a committee in the state House of Representatives Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Budget writers in the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday restored some of the spending cuts Gov. Brian Kemp has requested in his mid-year state budget to help offset sluggish tax revenues.
ATLANTA — After resigning last month, the head of efforts to turnaround struggling schools in Georgia has filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Education to block public release of a damaging audit the agency completed that led to his resignation.
As the Cherokee County Planning Commission gets ready for its March public hearings, it spent Monday night reviewing three cases that will come before it then.
A man sought in connection with a Feb. 9 shooting at the Waldan Pond apartments in Acworth was arrested by federal authorities Tuesday and faces charges in Cherokee and two other counties.
The Woodstock Police and Fire Departments are now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Citizens’ Public Safety Academy, scheduled to begin on Thursday, Feb. 27.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., will arrive March 2 to examine all aspects of the Cherokee Marshal’s Office policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Marshal Ron Hunton said Tuesday.
Cherokee County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 11 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. Members of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Sen. Bruce Thompson, Sen. Steve Gooch and Rep. Tom McCall. Members of the Cherokee County Farm Burea…
The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation was presented with a $100,000 grant by the Verizon Foundation on Monday to fund a STEM educational initiative for Chattahoochee Tech students needing help with completing the math courses required for graduation.
At the most recent meeting of the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency Advisory Board on Feb. 12, new director Jay Worley provided members updates on how the agency is moving forward in a variety of areas.
Multiple Cherokee County wrestlers claimed individual state titles and several other were state placers at this past weekends GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championships.
The contest is open to all public, private and homeschool students in 9th through 12th grades. Finished artwork must be on 8.5 x 11-inch white paper and should be created in the colors black, white and gray. Contestants may use a variety of media to create their artwork including graphite, c…
The Bluffs Conference Room of the Cherokee County Administration Center was filled with representatives from a variety of county agencies recently for a meeting of the county’s Complete Census Count Committee.
After years of coming up just short in the final matches of the season, Creekview wrestling broke through this past weekend and won the AAAAAA traditional wrestling team championship.
For the second year in a row, the Chattahoochee Technical College program in registered nursing has been ranked as one of the top three RN programs in Georgia by the nursing advocacy group RegisteredNursing.org.