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Adults age 65 and older are at a higher risk of contracting severe illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19). That’s why it’s especially important for older adults to take preventative health measures during a pandemic. At this time, practicing social distancing—the act of reducing time sp…

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♦♦ When asking for praise and prayer for our medical personnel, please, please, please remember the respiratory therapists, registered, the techs and the aides. Without them it doesn’t matter how many ventilators you have.

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Inspections are provided by the Cherokee County Health Department. Violations are divided into two categories: Risk Factors/Public Health Interventions (RF/PHI) categories and Good Retail Practices (GRP) Categories. Grades of C or U will require a follow up inspection. To contact the health …

Ledger-News Religion

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Residents and members of dozens of Cherokee County’s churches will be gathered at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater for one large worship event Sunday.

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Derek Minor is a rapper who puts heart into his lyrics. Recently launching his “Up and Away” series, the artist is on tour with Christian musicians including Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, Blanca and others on a series of “Big Church Night Out” concerts stopping in Woodstock Friday.

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STUDENT WORSHIP: St. Paul AME Church will have Youth on Fire Youth Explosion May 27 at 4 p.m. at the Canton Theatre, 171 Main Street in Canton. Seating begins at 3:15 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Contact the church office in advance or purchase at ticket window on day of event. Worship t…

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♦ I received an email last night from the county chairman talking about the Hickory Flat “City Center” proposal again and have two comments. We were once a bedroom community with much to offer but we are now drowning in traffic. We are not a city and if we wanted an Avalon city center in our…

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♦ I am a little hard of hearing. I think I need to take my car to a custom auto shop because my doctor told me I had to lower my BMW.

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♦ In Georgia with your mail-in ballot you must turn it into the elections office, mail it in or put it in a drop box. Polling sites on election day do not accept them.