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Vol. 20, Issue 48
March 4, 2015
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Woodstock Middle
School’s science
bowl team named
state champion
Help Molly and
others find their
forever homes
n Chickens
n Evolution
n Dog park
Cherokee County track
athletes leap into 2015 campaign
with strong showing at eighth
annual Milton Invitational
introduces the
‘More Take
Home Pay Act’
Snow fun and creations
By Carolyn Mathews
[email protected]
State Rep. John Carson, R-Marietta, has
introduced a bill into the Georgia House
of Representatives that would lower state
income taxes while moving toward a
“consumption” model of taxation where
sales taxes would provide a larger share
of the state revenue.
“It’s your money, you keep more of it,
you decide how to spend
it,” Carson said, calling the
current state tax system
“This is about lower tax
rates for all Georgians,”
he added.
Carson said the bill would
cut state income taxes for
Georgia families by $2.5 billion annually, eliminating tiered income
tax brackets and creating a “flat tax.”
Carson introduced House Bill 445 last
week. The “More Take Home Pay Act” is
designed to reform Georgia’s tax system
by broadening the tax base, Carson said.
“Georgia’s tax system is long overdue for
common-sense reform,” he said. “The More
Take Home Pay Act empowers Georgians
to make more personal choices with their
hard-earned income, shifting the power
away from the state and toward the kitchen
table. Ultimately, this bill answers the need
for an updated tax system that is flatter,
fairer and puts our families first.”
Carson said the state ranks as the ninth
worst state for income tax, according to the
Atlanta Business Chronicle, and 36th in
business tax climate.
ABOVE: Lukas Nordin, 6, spent last week
making snow angels with 2-year-old
Wyatt Nordin, not pictured. BELOW:
Cousins Hayden Sumner, pictured left,
and Autumn Shook prepare for a snowball fight. For more pictures from the
community, see Pages 17-19.
Lexi Benson, of Canton, built herself a pint-sized personal snowman after last week’s
Blood, platelet donors needed
By Carolyn Mathews
[email protected]
The American Red Cross is looking for
Cherokee County heroes.
In honor of Red Cross Month in March,
the American Red Cross encourages
people to uncover their inner hero and
donate blood or platelets, volunteer their
time or sign up to organize a blood drive.
Local citizens also can donate funds to
help those who lose their homes to fire
or other disasters.
In fact, blood donors are especially needed at this time in the Atlanta area, because
recent wintry weather has necessitated
the cancellation of about 36 planned blood
drives through the metro area, according
to Kristin Stancil, spokesperson for the
American Red Cross.
Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize
how the Red Cross helps people down the
street and across the country. This year’s
theme is “Not all heroes wear capes.”
“The everyday heroes are those who
donate blood, volunteer, take a lifesaving
class, host a blood drive or make a financial contribution to help neighbors here in
Georgia and across the nation,” said Jerry
“J.K.” Tillery, of the Alabama and Central
Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico and Southern
Blood Services Regions.
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March 4, 2015
Jasper woman killed in crash Local teen missing
Troopers say driver was traveling wrong way on Interstate 575 northbound
By Jessica LindLey
[email protected]
A Jasper woman lost her life
over the weekend after allegedly driving the wrong way
on Interstate 575, near Airport
Road. Troopers identified the
victim in the fatal wreck as
Kristen Adams.
Georgia State Patrol responded to the two-vehicle
accident just past 2 a.m., on
Saturday, Feb. 28, after a 2011
Toyota Corolla crashed headon into a tractor-trailer traveling northbound on Interstate
575 between Ball Ground and
The GSP identified Adams,
28, as the driver of the Corolla and noted in an accident
report that she was driving
southbound, at about 70 mph,
in the northbound lane.
Adams was pronounced
dead at the scene.
The GSP report indicated
that the driver and the passenger of the tractor-trailer did
not sustain injuries.
Traffic investigators still are
probing the accident, and, according to the accident report,
the results of a blood alcohol/
drug test are pending.
By Jessica LindLey
[email protected]
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a teenager who
reportedly ran away from her Acworth home the weekend before last.
Authorities said 16-year-old Saydie
Noelle Bonilla left the residence on
Feb. 21 without her parents’ knowledge or permission.
Investigators suspect that Bonilla
could be in the Norcross area or she may
have traveled back
to her home area of
Bronx, N.Y.
Anyone with any information on the teen’s
whereabouts is urged
to contact detectives at
(770) 928-0239.
For any updates released after press
time, visit
Snow shuts down Cherokee for several days
By Jessica LindLey
[email protected]
Residents in Cherokee County
might have had a case of déjà vu
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last week after two winter storm
systems hit the area only days
The first weather event, which
occurred during the overnight
hours of Feb. 23, came exactly one
week after the Feb. 16 storm system that produced downed trees
and power lines, leaving thousands without power and causing
almost $100,000 worth of damage.
It was, however, simply a precursor to a storm on Feb. 25 that
produced as much as 7 inches of
snow in the northernmost part of
Cherokee County.
Cherokee County was placed
under a winter weather advisory at 9 p.m., on Feb. 23, and by
the early morning hours of Feb.
24, almost an inch of snow had
accumulated in some parts of
the county.
While the weather event last
Monday did not result in any
reported downed trees, schools
were closed and government offices were delayed in opening by
about two hours on Feb. 24 because of hazardous roadways.
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management
Director Renee Cornelison said
more than two dozen accidents
were reported last Tuesday
morning, which resulted in three
injuries. At least nine motorists
were reported as stranded.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 575, from Ridgewalk
Parkway to about Sixes Road,
also was shut down briefly on
Tuesday morning due to numerous accidents.
The winter weather advisory
remained in effect for Cherokee County until about 11 a.m.,
Feb. 24.
But, similar to the week before
last, Cherokee wasn’t out of the
woods just yet — a second winter storm moved into the area
Wednesday afternoon, producing
as much as 7 inches of snow in
the northernmost points of the
The Emergency Operations
Jessica LiNdLey | Ledger-News
As heavy snow began to fall in Cherokee County last Wednesday, public
safety officials quickly began responding to calls for service. Woodstock
Fire Department and Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services are
Center reported that accumulations totaled about 2 inches in
Woodstock, 3 inches in Canton
and Ball Ground, 6 to 7 inches
in Waleska and about 3.5 inches
in Macedonia.
Since last year’s “snowpocalypse,” where thousands were
stranded on interstates and secondary roadways around metroAtlanta, emergency management
officials don’t seem to be taking
any chances with the weather,
and last week was an example
of that.
Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state
of emergency for about a dozen
counties in the metro area, including Cherokee, around 2 p.m.,
Feb. 25. Within that hour, snow
began to fall, and accumulations
quickly occurred.
Cherokee County’s EOC had
been monitoring the forecast
and worked around the clock to
provide residents with up-to-date
information as the storm moved
into the area.
The county’s road and bridges
department, as well as city public works departments, prepared
for the winter storm by spreading salt and gravel; although,
snow accumulations still caused
hazardous driving conditions on
Wednesday afternoon.
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office officials urged residents on Feb. 25 to
get to where they wanted to be for
the night by 4 p.m.
“The fewer cars on the roadways when, and if, the snow arrives, the fewer accidents and
stranded motorists we will have,”
Lt. Jay Baker, with the Cherokee
Sheriff’s Office, said last week.
By Thursday morning, roadways still were deemed hazardous, and officials once more insisted motorists only travel if
it was mandatory, as almost 50
accidents were reported on Feb.
26, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m.,
which resulted in four non-life
threatening injuries.
The winter storm also left at
least 39 Cherokee County residents without power and shut
down Cherokee County schools
through Friday. Most government offices resumed normal operating hours by Friday after two
half-days or complete closures.
Although precipitation subsided late last week, the EOC
continued to monitor conditions
because temperatures dipped
back into the 20s Friday morning,
causing black ice in some parts of
the county. By Friday afternoon,
however, temperatures had risen
above freezing.
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Vets to observe 50th anniversary of Vietnam
great nation,” said Robert “Bo”
Wallace, a member of the Advisory Council for the Georgia National Cemetery and organizer
of the event, which is sponsored
by the cemetery as directed by
the federal government. “Please,
come stand with us if you are a
Vietnam veteran.”
He also invited those who
would like to show their support
to the veterans to attend.
Wallace, a Vietnam combat
veteran, said he was asked to
organize the event by cemetery
Director Margaret Helgerson.
“It is important to remember the 50th anniversary of the
Vietnam War to let veterans
know that the American people
By Carolyn Mathews
[email protected]
The first U.S. combat troops
arrived in Vietnam on March 8,
1965, as 3,500 Marines landed at
China Beach to defend the American air base at Da Nang. They
joined 23,000 American military
advisors already in Vietnam.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of combat troops in Vietnam, a Vietnam
Veteran Recognition Day will be
held on March 7, at 11 a.m., at
the Georgia National Cemetery,
in Canton.
“This is to give recognition to
the Vietnam veterans for their
service and sacrifice for this
appreciate their service and sacrifice for this great nation and to
let them know they are not forgotten,” Wallace said. “We, Vietnam
veterans, are not only hurting
due to what we endured in Vietnam but for the way we were
treated by the American people
when we returned home.”
Wallace added that some Vietnam veterans also have experienced a lifetime of suffering from
the effects of Agent Orange, a
pesticide used to destroy foliage
and crops.
Several Vietnam veterans will
speak at the ceremony, and there
will be a color guard, honor guard
and Patriot Guard Riders.
Speakers include: Capt. Donna
Rowe, a U.S. Army nurse, representing the women who served
in Vietnam; Master Sgt. John
Newport, USMC, 9th Expeditionary Detachment, representing
the ground forces, including the
rivers and coastal waters of Vietnam; and Col. Charles Finch, U.S.
Army pilot (Catkiller) representing all air support in Vietnam.
The observance will be at the
ceremonial wall assembly area.
The Advisory Council of
the Georgia National Cemetery, whose chairman is Todd
Copely, in cooperation with
Helgerson, will participate in the
“This program means a lot to
us Vietnam veterans,” Wallace
What: Vietnam Veteran
Recognition Day
When: March 7 at 11 a.m.
Where: Georgia National
Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens
Drive, Canton
Why: To commemorate the
50th anniversary of the arrival
of combat troops in Vietnam
said. “It’s my honor to (organize
this observance) for my Vietnam
veteran brothers and sisters.”
The Georgia National Cemetery is located at 1080 Scott
Hudgens Drive, Canton.
• Army Spc. Castillo O.
Flowers has graduated
from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning. During
the nine-week training period,
the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony,
weapons, rifle marksmanship
and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and
tactical exercises, armed and
unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical
fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.
Flowers is the son of Carol and
Stell Flowers, of Acworth. He
is a 2009 graduate of Kell High
School, Marietta. He earned a
bachelor’s degree in 2013 from
Kennesaw State University.
completed an intensive, eightweek program that included
training in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and
basic warfare principles and
skills. Airmen who complete
basic training earn four credits
toward an associate in applied science degree through
the Community College of the
Air Force. Agosto is the son
of Alexie Agosto, of Woodstock, and Marie L. Villegas,
of Waldorf, Md.; grandson of
Aida and Marco A. Villegas, of
Flushing, N.Y., and nephew of
Celica Villegas-King, of Levittown, N.Y. He is a 2011 graduate of North Point High School,
in Waldorf, Md.
• Air Force Airman Kayla
M. Castro graduated from
basic military training at
Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio,
Texas. The airman completed
an intensive, eight-week program that included training in
military discipline and studies,
Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills. Airmen
who complete basic training
earn four credits toward an
associate in applied science
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force. Castro
is the daughter of David and
Rachel Castro, of Acworth. She
is a 2011 graduate of El Cajon
Adult School, El Cajon, Calif.
• Air Force Airman Trace S.
Nutt graduated from basic
military training at Joint
Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that
included training in military
discipline and studies, Air Force
core values, physical fitness,
and basic warfare principles
and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four
credits toward an associate in
applied science degree through
the Community College of the
Air Force. Nutt is the son of
Alex and Kim Nutt, of Canton.
He graduated in 2013 from
Woodstock High School.
• Army Pvt. Travon S.
Styles has graduated from
Basic Combat Training at
Fort Benning. During the
nine-week training period, the
trainee received instruction in
drill and ceremony, weapons,
• Air Force Airman 1st Class
Matthew A. Agosto graduated from basic military
training at Joint Base San
Antonio-Lackland, San
Antonio, Texas. The airman
Comments in Cherokee Voice on Page 6 in the Feb. 18 edition should
have referred to John F. Kennedy as president, not John F. Kennedy Jr.
The Ledger-News regrets the error.
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rifle marksmanship and bayonet
training, chemical warfare, field
training and tactical exercises,
armed and unarmed combat,
military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid,
and Army history, traditions and
core values. Styles is the son of
Shaniqua Styles, of Canton.
• Tyler R. Raridon has
enrolled in the Army’s
Reserve Officer Training
Corps’ (ROTC) Early Commissioning Program (ECP)
at Marion Military Institute, Ala., one of the five
Military Junior Colleges
that host Army Reserve
Officers’ Training Corps
programs. The ECP is a twoyear accelerated program for
those students that meet the
criteria to receive associate degrees and be commissioned as
second lieutenants in the U.S.
Army Reserve or Army National
Guard. They must then attend
and complete their bachelor’s
degrees at a four-year college
or university. Raridon is the son
of Scott and Stacie Raridon, of
Canton. He is a 2014 graduate
of Woodstock High School.
• Air Force Airman Alex O.
Cuevas graduated from
basic military training at
Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio,
Texas. The airman completed
an intensive, eight-week program that included training in
military discipline and studies,
Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills. Airmen
who complete basic training
earn four credits toward an
associate in applied science
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force. Cuevas
is the son of Maria Rosales, of
Atlanta, and Miguel Cuevas, of
Canton. He is a 2014 graduate
of Sequoyah High School.
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March 4, 2015
Woodstock billboard request tabled
By Jessica LindLey
[email protected]
The Woodstock City Council
took another week to mull a sign
variance request for a billboard
on Interstate 575 after voting, 6-0,
at its Feb. 23 meeting, to table the
agenda item.
In related business, the council also tabled discussions on
an appeal from the applicants
regarding staff denying the sign
permit application.
The applicants, David Tinsley
and Bob Postiglione, are seeking to construct a 50-foot tall billboard on Woodstock Parkway,
fronting the northbound lanes of
I-575; however, the city’s current
code restricts such signs within
500 feet from properties zoned
or designated for single-family
The Deer Run subdivision is
located 426 feet (across I-575)
from the proposed billboard
location. Montclair At Ridgewalk
is just outside of the distance
“The applicant is seeking a variance from the distance requirement from single-family residential,” Community Development
Director Jessica Guinn said.
“The code does not differentiate
between whether or not there is
an interstate or any other right of
way. It is 500 feet in any direction.
It is very clear that the Deer Run
subdivision is within that 500-foot
The parcel currently is zoned
LI (Light Industrial) within the
Technology Park Overlay, which,
Guinn said, would allow for single-family residential uses on the
subject property.
“Typically, billboards are permitted use under Light Industrial;
however, in the Tech Park Overlay
district, single-family residential
use is allowed by right. There are
a number of single-family subdivisions that are currently in
existence in that
Tech Park Overlay,”
she said.
Guinn said she
did not see a hardship for the sign
variance request
and recommended
A representative
for the applicants, Adam Webb,
argued in favor of the sign variance request, mentioning that his
clients do “raise constitutional
statutory issues with the code in
this case, such as zoning procedure and law.”
“From the billboard across
I-575, you would hit the back of
five lots, not the homes, but the
back of their lots where you have
trees blocking the interstate,”
he said. “Then you have the idea
that there is a Tech Park Overlay
in this district itself and that,
theoretically, somebody someday
could ask for a single-family home
there, which is a silly notion given
the massive commercial development in that area.”
Webb said the property was
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tailored for a billboard, adding
that it would pull motorists off
I-575 and into the city, and Postiglione said there is a demand for
a billboard at this location.
“In my 37 years in the industry,
I know billboards can be an emotional issue, but there are emotions and there are facts regarding what billboards do,” he said.
“Billboards are revenue for the
landowner, advertiser and potentially the city. Along the way, we
are creating jobs.”
After hearing from the applicant, Ward 2 Councilman Chris
Casdia requested more time to
review documents. The council
unanimously agreed.
Woodstock receives
audit resuLts
The City of Woodstock learned
it had received an unmodified
opinion on its Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.
“This means the city is in accordance with general accounting
principles,” said James Whitaker,
the city’s auditor.
The city ended Fiscal Year 2014
with $3.2 million in assets in
the general fund. The liabilities
amounted to about $1 million
along with $114,148 in deferred inflows of resources, which left the
general fund with a fund balance
of roughly $2 million.
Of the $2 million, Whitaker said
$357,346 was nonspendable and
$1.7 million was unassigned.
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WMS science team
headed for nationals
By caroLyn MatheWs
[email protected]
A team of middle school students from Woodstock Middle
School recently won its regional
competition for the 2015 National Science Bowl (NSB), held at
Armstrong State University, in
Savannah, and is advancing to
compete at the National Finals in
Washington, D.C. The National
Science Bowl will be held April
30 to May 4. Woodstock Middle
School is the only middle school
representing the state of Georgia at the national competition.
WMS went undefeated in the subregional and regional competitions. This year marks the 25th
time the national competition
has been held.
The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school
students from across the country
to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where
they solve technical problems
and answer questions on a range
of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth
and space science, physics and
math. A series of 118 regional
middle school and high school
tournaments are being held
across the country from January
through March.
The top 16 high school teams
and the top eight middle school
Woodstock Middle School’s winning state science bowl team
is made up of, from left: Coach
Brandi Miller, Andy Jiang, Katie
Gilliam, Camilo Rincon, Laney
Broussard, Greg Carroll and Coach
Heidi Switzer.
teams in the National Finals
will win $1,000 for their schools’
science departments. Approximately 240,000 students have
participated in the National
Science Bowl since it was established in 1991, and it is one of the
nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,000 students
compete in the NSB each year.
Sixth-, seventh- and eighthgraders made the A Team and
the B Team through a try-out
process in September and meet
to practice regularly.
“We are truly blessed and honored to represent Georgia in
this national event,” said WMS
Middle School Principal Mark
Smith. “Our kids are incredible.”
March 4, 2015
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news briefs
teacher recruitment
fair set for saturday
The Cherokee County School
District will hold a teacher recruitment fair on March 7 in
preparation for hiring needs
for the 2015-16 school year. The
district anticipates enrollment
growth and teacher retirements,
and, if the budget allows, continued reduction of class size.
The fair, which is set for 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m., at Woodstock High
School, is designed for teacher
candidates graduating from educator preparation programs, as
well as experienced educators
who currently hold professional
certification in Georgia or another state. Candidates will have
opportunities to meet with school
principals and other representatives. Interested applicants must
apply online at www.cherokee. Click on the “Employment” tab.
For more information, call (770)
479-1871 or email [email protected]
Loudermilk to host art
contest this month
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.,
announced the kick-off of the
2015 Congressional Art Competition, a contest that recognizes
the artistic talents of high school
students in the 11th Congressional District and nationwide.
The competition is open to all
high school students who reside
in the 11th Congressional District. All of the artwork submitted for the 2015 Congressional
Art Competition will be featured
as part of a special exhibition at
the Cherokee Arts Center from
March 25-April 3.
A panel of local artists will
serve as judges and determine
the overall winners.
The artwork must be delivered
to Loudermilk’s Woodstock Office, located at 9898 Ga. 92, between
March 17-20. The final deadline to
submit entries is 5 p.m. on March
20. For more information, call the
office at (770) 429-1776.
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March 8, at 2 a.m., marks the
start of Daylight Saving Time for
2015. Before going to bed March 7,
don’t forget to set clocks ahead by
one hour.
Ralph Hudgens, the Georgia
insurance and safety fire commissioner, reminds people that
Daylight Saving Time is a good
time to change batteries in smoke
Family-placed notice
Mrs. Geraldine “Geri” Catalano,
73, of Woodstock, passed away Feb.
20, 2015. She was born March 4,
1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late
Rose and Jerry Bracciale.
After high school, Geri married
the love of her life, Peter, and started her family. During Pete’s 30-year
naval career, they lived in many
cities and enjoyed traveling both
domestically and internationally.
In 1991, after Pete retired from the
Family-placed notice
Wilburn “Will” Hill, 86, passed
away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
Mr. Hill was born on Oct. 24,
1928, in Marblehill, Ga., to the late
Earl and Ollie Hill. He was raised
in Canton until enlisting in the
United States Air Force. Mr. Hill
proudly served his country for
20 years with tours at Holloman
AFB, Wright-Patterson AFB,
England, Johnson Island and
Family-placed notice
A memorial service for Patrick Dennis Hlavaty will be held
March 7, at 3 p.m., in the prayer
Navy, they moved to Woodstock.
She loved being with her family.
Geri was an extremely loving
and doting mother and grandmother. She was generous and
kind to everyone she met. Her
fondest memories were the summer vacations she would take with
her family to their beach house
in North Carolina. She bravely
fought cancer and heart disease
and worked hard to overcome
her stroke.
Geri was preceded in death by
her husband, Pete. She leaves
behind her son, Peter Catalano
(Allison); daughter, Gina Forbes
(Tim); and grandchildren, Zachary, Jake, Samantha, Peter, Sabra
and Chloe. Geri will be laid to rest
at Arlington National Cemetery
at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in memory of Geri to either the American
Cancer Society,,
1825 Barrett Lakes Blvd., Suite
280, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144, (770)
429-0089, or St. Jude’s Children’s
Research Hospital, www.stjude.
org, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,
Tenn. 38105, (800) 805-5856. Online
condolences may be expressed
at www.woodstockfuneralhome.
Okinawa. Upon retirement from
the Air Force, he and his family returned to Georgia where he
worked in computers at Robins
AFB and Sperry Univac. After
retiring as a contractor, he moved
to Danville, Ga., where he pursued his hobbies of hunting and
In addition to his parents, his
sisters, Velma Hill and Helen
Weaver, and his first wife, Clara
Alberta Hill, preceded him in
Survivors include his wife, Mae
Calloway-Hill, of Warner Robins;
son, Steven Hill (Lorraine), of
Athens; daughter, Joyce Groves,
of Warner Robins; grandchildren, David Groves (Kelly), of
Wyoming, Mich., Joseph Hill,
of Lawrenceville, and Benjamin
Hill, of Athens; step-children,
Franki Hodge (David), of Warner
Robins, and Susan Wells (Steve),
of Reidsville, N.C.; three stepgrandchildren; five step-greatgrandchildren; sisters, Hazel
Mauldin, of Canton, Mildred Atkins, of Ball Ground, and Earline
Sweat, of Canton; and brother,
Milford Hill, of Canton.
Visitation and the funeral service were held March 2 at McCullough Funeral Home. Private
interment was held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family
respectfully suggests memorial
donations be given In Memory
of Wilburn “Will” Hill to the
American Heart Association,
5962 Zebulon Road, P.M.B. 359,
Macon, Ga. 31210.
Online condolences may be
left at
McCullough Funeral Home and
Crematory was in charge of
tower at Mount Paran Central,
2055 Mt. Paran Road NW, Atlanta,
Ga. 30327. Pat died March 5, 2014,
at the age of 72.
Pat was the musician at the former 1904 House in Woodstock for
many years. All are welcome at
his memorial.
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6 the cherokee ledger-news
Managing editor: erika neldner
They can’t win for losing
ISSUE: Heavy snowfall blanketed Cherokee County last week,
leading to many staying home.
QUESTION: What is your favorite snow activity?
“sliding on my sled.”
Hector Castill, 11
“throwing snowballs.”
Dominic Harris, 12
“snowball fights.”
Jackson Harris, 11
March 4, 2015
Leilani Hartwell, 10
hen severe weather hits,
especially in the wintertime, it’s a no-win situation for those in charge of making
Meteorology is the study of the
atmosphere, atmospheric phenomena and atmospheric effects
on weather, according to National
Geographic. Weather reports are
based on this study, as well as forecast models. It rarely is 100 percent accurate, but decision makers must rely on it heavily when
choosing whether or not to close
schools, government offices, etc.
Last year, a late call was made,
leaving children and teachers
stranded at school or on buses,
and people were angry. But, that
storm came much faster than it
was expected, and if school had
been closed and it didn’t hit, people still would have been angry.
Last week’s closure of school
for Tuesday through Friday was
met with nasty comments on
social media. As we all know, a
big winter storm hit Wednesday
evening, but meteorologists with
the National Weather Service
were predicting the storm, which
dropped up to 7 inches of snow in
the north end of the county, would
come in sometime between 10 a.m.
and noon. That’s the information
school district and government
officials had when they made the
call for the closures. If the storm
had come in at the time it was predicted and school had not been
canceled, officials would have
taken a beating for that decision.
They simply can’t win for
While there is a need for service
— education for the schoolchildren or government offices open
for routine business like obtaining building permits or renewing
a car tag — much consideration
must be given for not only the
safety of children but also for
employees. Local businesses also
must take into consideration the
safety of their employees.
But, specifically to
the school district, it serves
county and is
for more than
40,000 young
l ive s. A n d ,
just because
south Cherokee roads are
fine for safe
travel, roads
in Waleska or
Ball Ground
may not be.
You can’t assume that just because your
Woodstock neighborhood road
is ice-free that the roads in Lake
Arrowhead (some of the most
treacherous in the county) are
safe for travel.
According to the school district’s policy for weather closures, it is a complex process
that begins up to 72 hours in advance of a weather event. District
staff works closely with the local
public safety and government
offices. The final decision is up to
the superintendent.
And, when that decision is
made to keep students home and
government offices closed, there
are hundreds of county and city
workers still out working hour-byhour to keep roads clear, answer
emergency calls and more.
One particular sheriff’s office lieutenant we at the paper
know well worked 26 straight
hours manning the Emergency
Operations Center (EOC) and doing media interviews. But, he was
not alone.
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
Division of Emergency Management, which activates the EOC,
has several stations inside the
office on Chattin Drive. There
are seats for departments including roads and bridges, public
works and more. The cities of
Woodstock and Canton man their
own EOCs at the Woodstock Fire
Department and Canton Police
Department, respectively.
All three Emergency Operations Centers communicate and
coordinate efforts across the
The public works departments
and roads and bridges department get out the salt and gravel
trucks and treat the roads, making them as passable as possible
in case you have an emergency
and need to travel. Police departments utilize the four-wheel drive
and off-road vehicles they have
been criticized for purchasing –
like Holly Springs’ and Nelson’s
Humvees. And firefighters must
drive those heavy engines along
treacherous roads.
When ice or heavy snow coat
tree branches, causing them to
fall into the road, these crews get
out there and clean them up. And,
we can’t leave out the Georgia
Department of Transportation,
whose crews clear the state highways, and the local power companies, who respond in the most
treacherous weather to restore
power to those who have lost it.
These are often thankless jobs,
so when they are doing their best
to keep everyone safe, take a step
back and send them a round of
thanks instead of vitriol.
Office should have been open
Dear Editor,
I could hardly believe (along
with many other people) that the
Cherokee tag office was closed
today (Tuesday, Feb. 17) due to inclement weather. They don’t drive
school buses or any other public
vehicles. Everyone who had the
ability to get into the office on
Tuesday should have been there.
I hope these employees are doing
without pay for the day. Imagine a
four-day weekend (with Monday
off for President’s Day) with pay.
What a bonanza for them, but
what an inconvenience for people
in Cherokee County who were
waiting to pay their taxes.
Someone needs to be held responsible for this flummox but,
as usual, no one will pay. I’m just
angry about wasting the time
going there for nothing.
Nancy Chizek
Maggie Parris
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Holly Springs or Hickory Flat?
Dear Editor,
I went through Hickory Flat the
other day; no wait, it was Holly
Springs. No, I’m sure it was Hickory
Flat; my bad, it was Holly Springs.
Anyway, the way Holly Springs
has moved its city limits, you can go
in and out of the city two or three
times going down Hickory Road
and Hickory Flat Highway. Maybe
that should be Holly Road and Holly
Springs Highway.
The powers that be in Holly
Springs just approved a development of 230 homes in Hickory
Flat, excuse me Holly Springs,
on 87 acres across the road from
Sequoyah High. They said this
“complies with the city’s future
development map which identifies
this property with the character
areas of neighborhood center and
traditional neighborhood.”
Do what? Really? Just what does
that mean?
Are the powers that be in Holly
Springs going to develop all the
strips of land they have taken into
the city this way? I wonder what
kind of city services this neighborhood center will receive.
Anyway, as you sit in the traffic
going to work and coming home,
while you sit there, on Hickory
Flat Highway, think fondly of Holly Springs — for they are helping
build neighborhood centers for
the future.
Luby Warren
‘Are the powers that
be in Holly Springs
going to develop all
the strips of land they
have taken into the
city this way? I wonder what kind of city
services this neighborhood center will
March 4, 2015
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Help fight the mandates
Dear Editor,
Teachers are some of the most
important citizens in our community. They spend 10 months
out of the year with our most important resources: our children.
They teach our children so much
more than could come from a text
book. From our teachers, our
children learn how to be cared
for by another adult. Our teachers enforce values like sharing,
telling the truth, diligence and
love of learning. And, unfortunately for some students, teachers are the only adults setting
an example and imparting these
values — they are shaping these
precious youngsters into our future. For those of us in Cherokee
County, we know how fortunate
we are to live in a place where
our teachers genuinely love
our children.
I have been studying the new
evaluation system (Teacher Keys
Effectiveness System) to which
teachers are now subjected, and I
am appalled. In my research, I’ve
learned that end-of-year teacher
evaluations will be based 50
percent on test scores. Matt Underwood, the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Executive
Director, discusses this in his
article titled “Will Georgia’s
new teacher evaluation system
do more harm than good for
students?” (
will-georgias-new-teacher-evaluation-system-do-more-harmthan-good-for-students) As a
parent, I can’t understand why
someone thought it was a good
‘I urge you all to fight
the mandates and protect our teachers: There
is power in many voices.’
idea to make a teacher’s success
or failure rest on the shoulders
of children. While I do support
the need to have accountability
in the classroom, surely there is
another answer. My children’s
teachers are more than a test
score. And, by the way, so are my
children. There are 180 days in
the year that cannot be captured
with a test.
Also included in the new evaluation system are student surveys of their teacher’s performance. (Information on that can
be found at
Items included in the survey
are: “The work my teacher gives
me is at the right level for me”
and “My teacher gives students
as much individual help as they
need.” These two items are quoted from the third- through fifthgrade teacher surveys for students. I have serious concerns
that 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds can
make judgment calls that will
affect a teacher’s end-of-year
performance evaluation. Students at this age want to please
their teacher and be done with a
survey as quickly as possible.
The one valid portion of the
evaluation is the administrative
observations. Veteran administrators are able to see a teacher
pouring his or her heart into
the classroom. They are able to
directly validate the learning
taking place in the classroom
and if the teacher is making a
positive impact on the students.
The weights of these evaluation
components are disproportionate at best. The worst part of all
is that teachers can lose their
teaching certificates if their
evaluations are failing for two
consecutive years.
While I can’t change this federally mandated teacher evaluation system alone, I can do my
part to protect our teachers from
it. Without the data from the test
scores, the data cannot be used
punitively against the teachers.
I believe in my teachers, and I
know they are capable professionals who want to do their best
every day to shape the future of
our community. We trust them to
care for and nurture our children
five days a week for 10 months
of the year. If we can trust them
with our children, our community’s most valuable resource, why
do we measure their success or
failure with a single test score? It
seems that we are severely out of
balance. It’s time to protect the
ones who shape our children and
our future rather than succumbing to a set of unreasonable federal mandates. I urge you all to
fight the mandates and protect
our teachers: There is power in
many voices.
Paula Carpenter
Apologizing for the wrong things
Dear Editor,
It seems to me that Barack
Obama is apologizing for the
wrong things. He has apologized
for America for almost everything, and his speech at the prayer
breakfast sounds like much the
same. Comparing ISIS cruelty
that exists today in the name of
Allah to the Crusades which occurred some 800 years ago when
Christians fought back against
Muslim aggression at that time
is rather ludicrous and speaks
volumes of where he stands politically and otherwise. Almost
sounds like he is excusing the
ISIS cruelties. These apologies
are not needed as America has
always stood up for freedom and
has worked to correct wrongs.
Constantly bringing up the
past does nothing to further the
cause of good relations. Doesn’t
work in a marriage and doesn’t
work in any effort to bring
people together.
If he must apologize for
something, he should start by
‘Constantly bringing up
the past does nothing
to further the cause of
good relations. Doesn’t
work in a marriage and
doesn’t work in any
effort to bring people
apologizing to the millions of babies aborted yearly in this country with his blessing and support.
He could apologize to the millions who have lost health care
insurance that they liked only to
be forced into one more expensive and with less coverage. He
could apologize to all Americans
for his cover ups of Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS targeting of
conservative groups, for his failure to uphold the Constitution,
for his release of five hard core
terrorists at a time when terrorism is on the rise, for his bypassing of Congress, for his failure
to sincerely try to work with
Congress (his way or no way), for
his excessive spending (national
debt up $8 trillion since he took
office) and the list goes on. Then,
he should do something about
these actions since apologies
alone are not enough.
Individually, however, we as
Americans must look at our own
actions and behaviors in areas
of morality since many have
no problem with abortion and
other areas that ignore the teachings of Christianity (America
is still a Christian nation) and
the practice of civility. It would
help greatly if we elected leaders
with the same sense of purpose,
with a strong faith in God and
the Constitution.
John Cory
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• They just said over the news
that Georgia lawmakers are
wanting to raise the tax on gas by
2 cents a gallon. They can’t stand
to see the poor man get a break.
• To the person complaining
about BridgeMill chickens: If
you are annoyed by the clucking
of chickens, you may have a sensory disorder. Do other sounds
in nature have the same effect?
Do you get upset at the sound of
rain, thunder or children playing? Maybe you would rather
listen to the trucks at Publix every morning before daylight like
I have to. …
• Why is the ethics commission
refusing to show Carolyn Cosby
the so-called evidence they have
against her. I think we still live
in America, and she should be
allowed to see it.
• The governor’s task force did
such a marvelous job keeping the
ice off of the roads during the
ice storm. He needs to establish
a task force to keep the ice off of
the trees and the power lines so
we will not have power outages.
• No, you’re not the only one
having problems with Publix
digital coupons. For the last
four weeks, I’ve loaded them
online, but they do not work at
the checkout when I enter my
phone number.
• It is so cold I guess the albino
squirrel went South. I haven’t
seen him in the last day or so.
• So much for global warming.
• When Reinhardt University’s
lights went out Monday night
(Feb. 16), Waleska was in total
darkness. As the old saying goes:
Where, oh where would Waleska
be if it weren’t for Reinhardt
• I’ve only been cycling for a
short time, but have been driving well over 40 years. During
this time, I have encountered
cyclists many times. It has never
crossed my mind to do anything
but shown them courtesy and
respect. I do not understand why
some people become enraged or
infuriated when they see a cyclist on the road. With 35 percent
of the U.S. being obese, we should
be encouraging this. Cyclists are
just like you but enjoy a healthy,
happy, fit lifestyle. So next time
you see one, please be courteous
and share the road.
• We were without power for
10 hours overnight (Feb. 16).
A heartfelt “well done” and
“thank you” to those emergency
crews that worked hard under
such horrendous conditions to
restore power.
• So, two Woodstock City
Council members argued in favor of tearing down a historic
building in favor of expanding
a parking lot against the objections of the land owner, who was
bending over backwards to save
the historic building? What an
amazingly short-sighted, 1970s
mentality they have going on.
• Game Saturday, Feb. 14, at
Liberty, playing Ball Ground.
The parents were rude. The kids
from Sixes and their coaches
were using terrible sportsmanship against Ball Ground. I’m
just glad our kids and parents
know how to act at a ball game
and be respectful. No wonder
kids do not know how to act
with coaches and parents out of
control. Grow up.
• When is someone going to
give us help in stopping the
unidentified callers?
• The Canton dog park is located on the left at 135 Juniper
St. across from the Canton Mill
Loft apartments. It is an appropriate size for small dogs. If
you can’t find it on your GPS or
MapQuest, you can call the city
for directions.
• Bravo to the person who has
claimed evolution is not to be
“believed.” While it remains a
theory in its entirety, it has crept
into our public and private educational system, taught and tested not only as the detailed editor
of speciation, but as the gross
manufacturer of the magnificence of the universe. To isolate
natural selection as a fragment
to be “understood.” But if anyone ever cared to delve into what
is supposedly to be “understood”
about evolution on a scale taking
single-celled organisms to the indescribably complex beings that
inhabit Earth today; and all that
by random chance. Well, they’d
walk away laughing. Too bad it’s
become so mainstream, but so
have a lot of things that weren’t
planned by our Creator. Oops,
not PC.
• Evolution: A fairytale for
• Congrats to the firefighters
for their No. 1 rating. Way to go
guys, and thanks for keeping
our community safe. You all are
• To the person wanting to pay
the owner of the shooting range
to “practice his shooting skills:”
His shooting range would then
be considered a business and
he would need a license and
insurance and we all know he
wouldn’t do that. Why not just go
to existing shooting ranges and
shoot there?
• Doctors don’t take Obamacare because Obamacare pays
them nothing. After years of
school and massive loan debt
along with office overhead, they
deserve to get paid. No one wants
to work for free. Now that’s what
you call revulsion.
• To the person hoping beer,
whiskey and football will be in
Heaven — you need to study your
Bible a little more — I feel sorry
for you.
• Kudos to our former mayor
who is pursuing a vocation as a
paralegal. Where there’s a will,
there’s a sway.
• Wow. Chickens are the same
as a cat/dog? We do live in a
strictly enforced community
with homeowner covenants that
you receive at closing. Fresh
eggs, heck yes, I’d love some, but
livestock is not allowed in our
neighborhood. You chose to live
in BridgeMill. You clearly chose
a controlled neighborhood for a
reason. We all did. Play nice.
• Yep. You’re the only one having trouble with Publix digital
coupons. It’s incredibly easy.
• Many members of Congress
wouldn’t have voted to invade
Iraq if the Bush administration
hadn’t lied to them, the UN and
the American people.
• To the person who wishes we
“had a king like Jordan:” Do you
wish to be an unemployed Sunni
Muslim without a potable water
• Just saw a plow truck from
Holly Springs coming through
my neighborhood. Kudos to you
guys. Greatly appreciate it.
• Chickens are not permitted
in BridgeMill per the HOA and
the letter you received. Others
are extremely annoyed, as well.
Your suggestion to get a job that
doesn’t require working from
home? Really? How old are you?
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8 the cherokee ledger-news
March 4, 2015
Educational foundation hands out yearly grants
By Carolyn Mathews
[email protected]
The Cherokee County Educational Foundation surprised
Cherokee County School District
teachers and students last month
with a total of $15,000 awarded
through its second annual round
of competitive IMPACT Grants.
The grants will fund projects
ranging from a StoryCorps-inspired media center recording
studio which students will use to
archive a high school community’s oral histories to mobile gardening labs for first- and secondgraders to learn about science
(and to love vegetables). Another
grant will equip an elementary
school with a 3D printer so students can see their engineering
designs come to life.
Cherokee County Educational
Foundation Board Secretary
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Amanda Arnold said the day
of surprise “Prize Patrol”-style
grant presentations with oversized checks, balloons, bouquets
of flowers and cheering crowds
of students is the “highlight of
the year” for the board.
“It’s so inspiring to read the
grant applications and realize
the creativity and dedication of
the teachers in CCSD classrooms
… and it’s incredibly fulfilling to
make those visions become reality through these grants,” Arnold,
who represents Credit Union of
Georgia on the board, said. “We
appreciate every donation the
foundation has received, as it
allows us to show schools, teachers and students how much the
community cares about them.”
The grant application process
was open to individual CCSD
teachers, paraprofessionals
and school staff; teams of CCSD
teachers, paraprofessionals and
school staff; CCSD administrators; or CCSD department heads.
Through public support, the
foundation offers IMPACT Grants
of as much as $2,500 per winning
proposal, and eight grants were
awarded this year. A ninth grant
that still needs to be awarded will
bring the total to $15,000, which is
an increase from $10,000 awarded
last school year.
A committee made up of foundation board members reviewed
the applications and selected proposals they determined would
best strengthen academics,
demonstrate a creative and innovative approach to education,
provide meaningful and engaging instruction for students, and
have a long-term benefit.
The 2015 IMPACT Grants
presented are:
• Avery ES: Bringing Movement
to Math, $2,399; teachers: Tori
Sinco and Ashley West;
• Canton ES STEM Academy:
Flash Force 3D Engineering,
$1,425; teachers: Daniel Cornn,
Emma Griffin and Judy Wright;
• Johnston ES: Walking Track,
$1,325; Principal Kathleen Chandler and teacher Julie Peppers;
• Mill Creek MS: Paper and
Tape Festival; $1,880; teacher:
Becky Stodola;
• River Ridge HS: River Ridge
Recording Studio, $1,900; media
specialists: Keara Rubin and Leslie O’Bryant;
• Woodstock ES: Gardening
with first- and second-graders,
$802; teacher: Debby Pinion;
• Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy: homework help, $685; teachers: Kristin Guinther and Lisa
Reidy; and
• Clark Creek ES STEM Academy: SMArTE Space, $2,500;
media specialist: Madeline Hall.
Copies of the winning grant
proposals are available electronically from CCEF for anyone who
wants to learn more about them.
As part of the process, winners
will be required to submit a report sharing details about the
success of their project funded
by the grant.
Since 2013, the foundation has
awarded more than $45,000 in
grants to CCSD schools, teachers
and students.
The foundation raises funds for
these initiatives through sources
including its annual “For the
Love of Education” T-shirt sale,
CCEF Golf Classic Tournament
and the inaugural “Celebration
of Education” Gala, which will
be held on March 14.
Donations to CCEF may be
made by mail to P.O. Box 4754,
Canton, Ga. 30114. For more information about the foundation,
visit the website at, email [email protected] or call
(770) 704-4213.
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Avery Elementary School teachers Tori Sinco, left, and Ashley West, fourth from left, accept a $2,399 IMPACT
Grant from the Cherokee County Educational Foundation for their “Bringing Movement to Math” idea to
combine math and fun physical activity across the two grades they teach — kindergarten and fifth. Celebrating with them are CCEF Board Members, from left, Fundraising Chairman Kevin Williams, Vice President Billy
Hayes, Colleen Blackwell, Debbie Rabjohn and Rod Drake.
ABOVE, LEFT: Mill Creek MS: From left, Cherokee County Educational
Foundation Board Secretary Amanda Arnold and Board Member Colleen Blackwell applaud Mill Creek Middle School teacher Becky Stodola,
as Board Member Debbie Rabjohn and students cheer her on for winning a $1,880 IMPACT Grant to expand her annual Paper and Tape Festival. ABOVE, RIGHT: Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy
teachers Kristin Guinther and Lisa Reidy hug upon learning they won a
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Law & Order
• A Cherokee County assistant district attorney has
filed a motion in
Superior Court
to revoke the
bond of a Free
Home woman
charged with
assault. Jessica
Couch Couch is under
indictment for allegedly shooting
her boyfriend last April, according to court records. Authorities with the Cherokee Sheriff’s
Office charged Couch after being
dispatched to a home on Hester
Drive. She reportedly shot her
boyfriend because she thought
he was an intruder. Couch, authorities said, admitted to investigators that she had been using
methamphetamine at the time
of the shooting. Couch currently
is out on a $22,200 bond, and
a special condition of the bond
order prohibited her from having
contact with her boyfriend, court
records show. According to ADA
Holly Varner, Couch was located
at the Hester Drive home with
her boyfriend on Feb. 18. The
state also alleges that “numer-
ous firearms” were located in the
home. The state has requested a
hearing on the matter.
• Woodstock Police responded to a local consignment
store after two designer
purses were stolen. According to the report, officers were
dispatched to 12195 Ga. 92 and
met with the owner of the store.
The victim told police that two
Louis Vuitton purses, valued at a
total of $1,500, were stolen from
the store. The report indicated
that the theft might have occurred on Feb. 16. The victim
described a possible suspect;
however, the store did not have
security cameras. Anyone with
information is asked to call (770)
DONORS: The American Red Cross has several blood drives set for this month
“We thank and honor these everyday heroes who support the
Red Cross,” Tillery said.
This year, the Red Cross already
has responded to seven singlefamily home fires in Cherokee
County, said Sherry Nicholson,
with the local chapter. “We provided emergency essentials like
food, clothing, shelter, personal
hygiene kits, emotional support
and more for 26 people,” she said.
“At the same time we’re responding to fires, we’re also working closely with local emergency
partners in Cherokee County,
metro-Atlanta and across the state
to ensure that community needs
are met during recurring bouts of
winter weather,” she added.
Nicholson said it is a recordbreaking year so far for fire response in Georgia. In January,
the organization responded to
481 disasters, including eight
large apartment fires and dozens
of single-family residential fires
across the state. Red Cross volunteers provided emergency food,
clothing, lodging and other essentials to more than 1,150 Georgians
in January.
“While the numbers aren’t
final quite yet, February is an
equally busy month with 1,077
people assisted (in the state) as
of Feb. 22,” Nicholson said. Nicholson’s figures did not include
storm-related assistance during
the final week of February, when
the North Georgia was hit with
winter storms.
She said local citizens can help
the Red Cross by donating to its
program called #givewhatfiretakes. Visit
donate/home-fires for more
Additionally, local citizens are
urged to donate blood.
People also can become everyday heroes by hosting a SleevesUp
virtual blood drive or creating a
team via the Blood Donor App.
SleevesUp provides an easy way
for Red Cross supporters to encourage those in their networks
to give blood or platelets to honor
someone’s life, celebrate a special
occasion or simply bring people
together to help save lives. Campaigns can be created online at
On the SleevesUp site, participants have formed teams in honor
of loved ones or to celebrate their
birthday, among other events.
The Blood Donor App allows
individuals to find a local blood
or platelet donation opportunity,
schedule appointments and track
their donation history. Plus, it lets
users create teams and recruit
friends and family to roll up a
sleeve with them. The Blood Donor App is available for download
by texting BLOODAPP to 90999
or by visiting
“It doesn’t take superpowers
to be a hero for a patient in need
— just a little time,” Tillery said.
Blood donors with all blood types,
particularly O negative, A negative and B negative, and platelet
donors are encouraged to make
an appointment to give.
On the Red Cross Blood Donor
App, at or by
calling 1 (800) 733-2767, potential
donors can make an appointment
to donate blood. All blood types
are needed to ensure a reliable
supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two
other forms of identification are
required at check-in. Individuals
who are 17 years of age (16 with
parental consent in some states),
weigh at least 110 pounds and
are in generally good health may
be eligible to donate blood. High
school students and other donors
18 years of age and younger also
have to meet certain height and
weight requirements.
Local blood drives in the Cherokee County area during the
coming month include:
• March 12: Kings Academy, 471
Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock,
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
• March 16: Canton American
Legion, 160 McClure St., Canton,
from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
• March 16: Reinhardt University, 7300 Reinhardt College Circle,
Waleska, from noon to 5 p.m.;
• March 19: Woodstock High
School, 2010 Towne Lake Hills,
Woodstock, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
• March 20: WellStar Towne Lake
Urgent Care, 120 Stonebridge
The American Red Cross is hosting several blood drives in Cherokee
County throughout the month of March, which is Red Cross Month. The
organization recently sent out a plea for blood and platelet donations
following winter storms across the country.
Pkwy., Suite 310, Woodstock, from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and
• March 23: Etowah High School,
6565 Putnam Ford Drive, Woodstock, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters;
supplies about 40 percent of the
nation’s blood; teaches skills that
save lives; provides international
humanitarian aid; and supports
military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit
organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the
American public to perform its
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ACT: Bill is result of comprehensive study
“As a result, Georgia had the
fourth-highest unemployment
rate in the country as reported in
December 2014,” Carson added.
Speaker of the House David
Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, said he
was looking forward to an open
debate on Carson’s proposal.
“We need a tax structure that
encourages families to save
and businesses to invest so that
Georgia can remain competitive
with our neighboring states,” he
said. “This bill will go through
the committee process and,
as always, constructive input
is welcomed.”
Carson said he didn’t expect the
bill to pass this year, but that it is
a framework that legislators can
refine, vet and strengthen in order to pass the measure in 2016.
“This is a huge shift for Georgia,” he said. “It’s a tax structure based on simplicity and
The bill, Carson said, is the result of a comprehensive study of
Georgia’s current tax system and
how it impacts the average household. He said proposals in the
bill, if passed and signed by the
governor, would:
• cut the income tax burden on
Georgia families by more than
$2.5 billion;
• allow those households making $29,500 or more to pay less income tax, according to provisions
in the bill;
• allow households bringing
in $48,000 (the median Georgia
household income) to keep $400
extra annually;
• reduce income tax rate to a flat
4 percent over a period of three
years (2016: 4.5 percent, 2017: 4.25
percent, 2018: 4 percent). Currently, Georgians pay 6 percent
of their income according to a
tiered system;
• keep itemized deductions and
personal exemptions while doing
away with many special interest
• raise the general state sales
tax by 1 percent on Jan. 1, 2017,
which will raise from the current
4 percent to 5 percent and include
digitally delivered goods that are
taxed in many other states;
• phase in a grocery state sales
tax over a four-year period (2016:
0 percent, 2017: 3 percent, 2018:
4 percent, 2019: 5 percent) with
each additional penny on the
dollar contributing $130 million
to the state budget. Food stamp
purchases would be exempt from
grocery tax;
• implement a flat communications service tax beginning on
Jan. 1, 2016: state telecom: 5 percent, state cable: 5 percent, state
direct broadcast satellite (DBS):
7 percent, local telecom: 1.25 percent; school telecom: .75 percent,
and local cable: 2 percent; and
• increase the current cigarette
excise tax over three years (2017:
45 cents; 2018: 55 cents, 2019: 65
The bill also would eliminate
a jet fuel sales tax exemption for
Delta airlines, according to news
The bill is now in committee.
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WOODSTOCK: City Council recognizes employees’ years of service
“If you go to seminars, you
will find out that a fund balance
for the general fund should be
somewhere between 20 and 25
percent. As of June 30, 2014, the
city had an unassigned fund balance of 11.62 percent and a total
fund balance of 14.12 percent,”
Whitaker said. “Now, that is not
the 25 percent, but the city has
made great strides in the last two
or three years.”
Comparing previous years, the
City of Woodstock had a negative
fund balance of $602,000 for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 2012; a
positive fund balance of $957,000
for FY 2013; and a positive fund
balance of $2 million for FY 2014.
The total revenues for FY 2014
amounted to about $15.8 million
and total expenditures came out
to roughly $13.6 million, resulting in a net revenue of $2.3 million. The city did transfer $1.2
million out to capital projects
fund for debt service, which left
about $1 million income for the
year in the general fund.
Whitaker credited the city’s
financial department for the
audit results.
“The city had made great
strides in improving its system
and improving its net income
figures over the years,” he said.
“I contribute that to the city’s
accounting personnel. They are
implementing a budget process
that discourages overspending.
There is significant oversight by
the city’s chief financial officer.”
The city did have one finding
in its audit, which Whitaker
said was related to a journal entry that was made to wipe out a
“Sometimes, for water and
sewer bills, the billing is done
a month ahead from the prior
month. So, in July 2014, you have
billing that related to June. That
billing amount was not made
for June, and that is the only
reason you see that finding,”
Whitaker said.
In other business, the council:
• expressed, through a resolution, its support for Senate Bill
63, which would allow craft breweries and brewpubs in the city to
be able to sell their products for
off-site consumption;
• recognized Ofc. Jeremy
Johnson as Woodstock Police’s
Employee of the Fourth Quarter; recognized the promotion
of Danielle Greene from TAC to
coordinator of the records/court
department; and recognized Explorer Post 1609 for their placement at the annual Winterfest
competition last month;
• recognized George Williams,
with Woodstock Fire; Nancy
Petersen, with Woodstock Police; and Lt. Robert Kline, with
Woodstock Police, for 20 years
of service. In commemoration
of Arbor Day, the Parks and
Recreation Department will
plant three trees in the spring in
their honor;
• appointed Renee Gable to
Ward 6 of the Woodstock Planning and Zoning Commission;
• unanimously approved the
Feb. 9 regular meeting minutes;
• approved, 6-0, a sign variance
request for Wendy’s located near
Trickum Road and Ga. 92. Guinn
said the company is rebranding and is seeking to construct
a new monument sign at a more
central location on the property.
The council approved the sign
with stipulations that it be no
taller than 15 feet and that it has a
solid base;
• approved, 6-0, a sign variance
request for property located at
881 Ridgewalk Pkwy. (Outparcel
No. 5). The requested variance
was from the land development
ordinance, which limits the
height for multi-tenant monument signs to 12 feet. Because
sign height is measured from the
top of the nearest curb to the top
of a sign, and due to the topography of the property, the top of the
sign will be 17 to 18 feet above the
Ridgewalk Parkway;
• approved, 6-0, applications
for conditional use per mits
at 1425 Londonderry Drive in
Woodstock. The applicant, W.T.
Standard, requested one permit
to allow for the expansion of the
existing legally non-conforming
use “automotive repair facility
— major” onto the adjacent parcel to the east. The second conditional use permit was for allowing an “automotive/truck – sales,
service, parts” in order to operate an auto brokerage business;
• unanimously approved the
consent agenda which included
awarding the Rope Mill restroom
construction bid and contract to
RD Construction Company, extending the senior living moratorium, a temporary alcohol
license and road closure for
Trailfest 2015, the surplus and
disposal of a dump truck, road
closures for the FreedomFest 5K,
a major budget amendment to expand the parking lot at Woofstock
and awarding banking services
to Hamilton State Bank;
• approved, 5-1, with Councilwoman Liz Baxter opposing, a
major budget amendment for a
disc golf course at Dupree Park;
• entered into executive session
for the purpose of personnel,
litigation and real estate. Upon
returning to the regular meeting, the council approved, 6-0, a
settlement agreement with three
property owners annexed in next
to Hennessy Honda on Ga. 92 in
order to dismiss a lawsuit that
had been filed. The council also
approved the first reading of a
deannexation ordinance for the
three properties.
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Just getting warmed up
County track squads open season with strong showings at Milton Invitational
By Brandon Michea
[email protected]
GreG Spell |
Cherokee’s Christian Vines sprints to an
11.42-second, third-place finish in the
boys’ 100 meter at the eighth annual Milton
Invitational, Feb. 27-28, in Milton. For a
complete photo gallery from the meet, visit
Getting their first action of the season,
Cherokee County track squads wasted no
time in showing signs of even better things to
come, as local athletes combined for 89 top-10
finishes, including six titles, at the eighth annual Milton Invitational, Feb. 27-28, in Milton.
Claiming three of the top spots at the 44-event
meet, which included all of the regularly held
competitions, additional distance events and
an expanded number of relay races, were
Etowah senior Leena Morris, freshman Skylar
Wallace and the boys’ 4x1,600-meter relay team.
Creekview’s Camille Farhnbauer, Sequoyah’s
Derrion Rakestraw and Woodstock’s Tatiyana
Rayford also came out on top.
Morris, the reigning Class AAAAAA state
champion in the shot put, recorded a 40-foot,
6-inch trip to the circle to best a 39-07 effort by
Region 5 rival Tatiana Taylor, of Walton. The
Cornell signee also took second in the discus
with a 113-06.
Climbing to the top of the podium with the
Lady Eagles’ standout thrower, Wallace, who
took 11th in the girls’ 100-meter with a time of
13.35 seconds, ran the only sub-1 minute time
in the 400, charting a 59.41 to finish .71 seconds
faster than Brookwood’s Caitlin Tate.
Capturing the county’s only relay title,
the Eagle boys’ 4x1,600 team ran a 19:19.87 —
2.03 seconds faster than runner-up Harrison.
Like Morris, Farhnbauer was making her
first prep appearance since winning a state title
(AAAAA) and opened her 2015 campaign with a
5-02 to lead a girls’ high jump field that included
three other county performers in the top 10 —
Woodstock’s Hannah Braxton (seventh), River
Ridge’s Halei Rich (ninth) and Cherokee’s
Morgan Wilson (10th), all of which topped out
at 4-06. Farhnbauer, who has signed with the
University of Georgia, also managed a sixthplace time of 1:03.85 in the 400 and was 13th in
the 300 hurdles (53.76).
Highlighting Woodstock’s effort, Rayford
kicked off her weekend with the fastest time in
earn top
By Brandon Michea
[email protected]
GreG Spell |
One of four county females to place in the
top 10 in the high jump, River Ridge’s Halei
Rich (pictured) placed ninth with a height of
4-feet, 6-inches. Clearing 5-02, Creekview’s
Camille Farhnbauer won the event, while
Woodstock’s Hannah Braxton (4-06) and
Cherokee’s Morgan Wilson (4-06) were seventh
and 10th, respectively.
the 100 meter hurdles with a 15.29 — .67 faster
than Chamblee’s Elena Brown-Soler. Not far
off a sweep of the hurdle events, the Lady
Wolverines’ senior charted a 49.01 in the 300meter event and trailed only fellow Heat 5
runners Brianna Isles (48.48), of Brookwood,
and Monique Keene (48.81), of Chamblee.
Rounding out the list of local winners,
Rakestraw had to turn away a pair of rivals
in Cherokee’s Brittain Brown and Andrew
Harris to win the boys’ long jump. Topping
out at 21-01.25, the Chiefs’ junior standout was
3.5 inches better than Brown (20-09.75) and
4.5 inches ahead of Harris (20-08.75).
Just missing titles were Cherokee’s
William Molette and Montrell Washington,
River Ridge’s Tanner Hicks and Etowah’s
Kingsley Green.
Bested only by Kell’s Darius Bredwood (43-07),
Molette’s 41-09.25 was second in the boys’ triple
jump, while, with a time of 23.08 in the boys’
200 meter, Washington was .08 behind St. Pius’
Chris Echols. Hicks (52.43) also found himself
.08 behind the winner, Kell’s Dominique Lewis,
to settle for runner-up in the boys’ 400.
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On the heels of their
respective state-title
winning performances,
Woodstock junior swimmer Lauren Case and
Etowah senior diver
Madison DuVall were
named Class AAAAAA’s
Co-Female Athletes of
the Year by the Georgia High School Swim
Coaches Association at
the organization’s statewide spring meeting on
Feb. 28.
Along with successfully defending her spot as
6A’s best in the 200 Freestyle, swimming a 1:45.96,
Case claimed the title in
the 100 Butterfly, as well,
charting a 53.13 to join
Sequoyah alum Taylor
Roy as the only county
swimmers to capture
a pair of state titles in
one meet on Feb. 7. Case
also helped the Lady Wolverines take 13th in the
200 Medley and 11th in
the 400 Free relays.
The University of Georgia-bound DuVall, meanwhile, repeated as 6A’s
dive champion, overcoming a slow start to take
over the top spot on her
final dive on Feb. 5.
Buzzer-beater halts Lady Chiefs’ run
By Brandon Michea
[email protected]
A deep run into the Class
AAAAA quarterfinals came
to an end for the No. 4 stateranked Sequoyah Lady Chiefs,
as a drive and dish in the closing
seconds from Stephenson’s
Davion Wingate led to a buzzerbeating lay-in by Terrianna
Cave that gave the sixth-ranked
Lady Jaguars a 55-53 victory
on Feb. 24, at the War Lodge,
in Hickory Flat.
The loss closed out Sequoyah’s
best season since its mid-1990s
run that included five-straight
state quarterfinals appearances
from 1992-96. The Lady Chiefs,
who collected the program’s fifth
all-time region championship —
first since 2005 — finished the
year 27-4.
Up 26-22 at the half, thanks to an
11-3 run to start the second quarter, Stephenson (27-5) extended
its advantage to 28-22 early in the
third frame on a pair of Chloe
Culpeper free throws.
Sequoyah, however, surged
back to take the momentum
behind the efforts of freshman
point guard Alyssa Cagle.
Sending the Lady Jaguars’
Miracle Gray stumbling to the
floor with a crossover, Cagle
hit junior Megan Garcia for a
3-pointer from the left elbow.
A Kelley Hartman free throw
30 seconds later, followed by a
pull-up jumper and a lay-in by
Cagle then gave the Lady Chiefs
their first lead, 30-28, since the
end of the first quarter. By the
end of the third, with another
Garcia 3, a Lauren Hartman 2
and a pair of buckets each from
Kelley Hartman and Cagle,
Sequoyah went into the final
frame up 43-40.
That lead, however, was shortlived, as Rhein Beaman, one
of nine Lady Jaguar seniors,
knocked down a 3 to start the
fourth and Wingate converted
a three-point play to put the
visitors on top, 46-43.
The Lady Chiefs briefly reclaimed the advantage, 49-48, on
back-to-back baskets by senior
Tori Rogers and Lauren Hart-
man, only to watch Stephenson
score five-straight to go on top
53-49 with 2:55 remaining.
Drawing Sequoyah back to
within one, freshman Peyton
Satterfield sank a 3 at the 2:28
mark, before Lauren Hartman
converted 1-of-2 free throw
attempts to pull the count even at
53-all with 45 seconds to go.
Holding for the final shot, the
Lady Jaguars put their faith in
Wingate, who attacked the lane
from the right in the closing
seconds and drew three defenders as she pulled up on the left
side of the lane, allowing Cave
to slide into the block for the
catch and shoot game-winner.
Posting her second doubledouble in three state tournament
games, Lauren Hartman finished
with 15 points and 13 rebounds,
while Cagle played beyond her
years with a 12-point, five-assist
Complementing her twin in the
paint, Kelley Hartman racked up
seven points, 12 rebounds and a
pair of blocks, and Garcia and
Rogers netted nine and seven
Brandon michea | ledGer-newS
After putting up 74 and 80 points, respectively, in the first two rounds
of the Class AAAAA state tournament, Stephenson was held in check by
Sequoyah senior Kyli Schmitt (11) and Lady Chiefs defense in the quarterfinals on Feb. 24. A lay-up at the buzzer by the Lady Jaguars, however, proved to the difference, as Stephenson escaped the War Lodge,
in Hickory Flat, with a 55-53 victory. Sequoyah finished its season 27-4.
points, respectively.
One of nine Lady Jaguars
to find the bottom of the net,
Wingate led all scores with 16
and Cave finished with 14.
Continuing its season,
Stephenson went on to defeat
Forest Park, 55-44, in overtime
on Feb. 28 and will face No. 2
Mays for the AAAAA title this
Friday, at 7 p.m., at the Macon
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Eagles score 18 to outslug Sequoyah
By Brandon Michea
[email protected]
Brandon Michea | Ledger-news
Bryan Peet and the Etowah pitching staff held No. 1 nationally ranked
Lambert’s offense in check most of the afternoon — limiting the
Longhorns to four unearned runs on four hits, six walks and five
strikeouts through seven innings — but could not hold on in the eighth,
as Lambert pulled out a 7-4 victory on Feb. 28 in Woodstock.
After nine runs through the
first two innings almost was not
enough, Etowah had to pour a
little more on, before finishing
off rival Sequoyah, 18-8, in six
innings in their season opener
on Feb. 21 in Woodstock.
Highlighted by two-hit, fiveRBI efforts from both Robbie
Knox (2-for-4, double) and Tyler
Adams (2-for-3, two runs, grand
slam, double), eight different
Eagles collected at least one hit,
six drove in at least one run and
seven scored at least once.
Batting leadoff, H.D. Dillard
finished 3-for-5 with four runs
and a pair of RBI, while Jake
Ferentinos, who hit second, went
2-for-2 with four runs, three RBI
and three walks. Bryce O’Brien
also collected a pair of hits for
Etowah; Tristan Mooney (RBI,
double) and Nick Tumlin scored
two runs apiece; Andrew Keene
was 1-for-2 with three runs and
two walks; and Sawyer GipsonLong plated two runs.
Taylor Lobus (two innings,
two hits, one run, two strikeouts)
got the win on the mound.
For Sequoyah, which used a
four-run third to cut the Eagles’
lead to 9-5 before watching the
home team pull away later, Bradley Adcock (2-for-3, RBI, stolen
base) posted the Chiefs’ lone
multi-hit game; Austin Smith
(1-for-3, run) drove in two runs;
Randy Shelton (1-for-3, two
runs, double, stolen base) and
Dawson Pfost each had one RBI;
and Daniel Seres doubled and
scored a pair of runs.
Following their win over SHS,
the Eagles battled reigning Class
AAAAAA state and national
champion Lambert into extra innings before suffering a 7-4 defeat
on Feb. 28 in Woodstock.
A lead-off single by Dillard,
who stole second and advanced
to third on a Longhorns’ error,
allowed Etowah to take a 1-0 lead
in the bottom of the first on a
sacrifice fly RBI by Knox.
Brandon Michea | Ledger-news
In the midst of a two-run rally
against Lambert in the bottom of
the seventh, Etowah senior center
fielder H.D. Dillard pulls in safely
at third base. Dillard went on to
score the game-tying run on a
single by Tristan Mooney.
Lambert struck back with two
in the fourth, before the Eagles
pulled even in the fifth.
In the seventh, a one-out double
by J.D. Dutka, followed by an
intentional walk and an Etowah
error loaded the bases for the
Longhorns, who pushed ahead,
4-2, on a two-out, line-drive single
to left by Eric Furphy.
Putting together a rally of their
own, the Eagles capitalized on
back-to-back hit batsmen — Nick
Rosemund and Dillard — with
one out and a two-out error by
Lambert to cut the deficit to 4-3.
Mooney then plated Dillard with
a single to left to make it 4-all,
before the Longhorns closed out
the frame.
Unfortunately for the Eagles,
Lambert took over in the eighth,
sending nine batters to plate,
scoring three runs on three hits,
a walk and a pair of EHS errors,
and proceeded to retire Etowah
in order in the bottom of the inning to escape with the victory.
Dillard (2-for-3, two runs, stolen base), Rosemond (2-for-2, run)
and Livingston Morris (2-for-4)
each finished with a pair of hits
for the Eagles, while Knox and
Mooney and one RBI apiece.
Making the start but receiving
a no decision, Lobus worked four
innings of one-hit, two-walk,
two-strikeout ball, allowing two
unearned runs. Out of the pen,
Max Ryan delivered two innings
of scoreless relief, giving up one
hit and two walks while striking
out three, and Bryan Peet (.2 innings, one hit) nearly got the Eagles out of a jam in the seventh.
Clemson commit and Under
Armour All-American Seth Beer
(1-for-4, two runs, RBI; three innings, four hits, one unearned
run, three strikeouts), Georgia
Southern signee Furphy (1-for-3,
two RBI) and Ian Kimbrell (2-for4, two RBI) led the Longhorns,
who entered the year once again
ranked No. 1 in the country, while
Auburn signee Jeremy Johnson,
Georgia Tech signee Kyle McCann and Georgia commit Tucker Maxwell were held in check
and combined to go 0-for-8 with
three walks.
• • •
Wolverines pull away
from Sequoyah
Producing a nine-hit attack, the
Woodstock Wolverines improved
to 5-0 on the year with a 9-4 victory over county-rival Sequoyah
on Feb. 28 in Hickory Flat.
The Wolverines got things going in the third, using back-toback doubles by Nolan Tressler
(2-for-3, two runs, two RBI) and
Johnathan Meuse to score Adam Pedraza, Tyler Shields (2for-4, two runs, stolen base) and
Tressler for a 3-0 WHS advantage.
After Woodstock tacked on one
more in the fourth, Sequoyah
got on the board in the fifth,
stringing together a two-out
rally to score three runs on a
walk to Dawson Pfost, singles
by Spencer Pfost and Randy
Shelton and a two-RBI double
to left by Daniel Seres.
Responding to the Chiefs’ surge
in the sixth, however, the Wolverines took advantage of an SHS
error and singles by Shields and
Bear Trimbur (RBI) to go on
top 5-3, and got a two-out, tworun double to center from Meuse
(2-for-4, three RBI, two doubles)
to lead 7-3.
Capping the Woodstock’s output in the seventh, Will Long
belted a two-run shot to left, scoring Chandler Adams, who had
singled, to extend his squad’s
lead to six.
Dawson Pfost (two walks) and
Spencer Pfost each finished
1-for-2 with a run scored for the
Chiefs, while Seres, who doubled
in Adam Patterson (1-for-3,
run, double) in the bottom of the
seventh, ended his day 2-for-2
with three RBI, two doubles and
a pair of walks.
On the mound, A.J. Hayes (4.2
innings, four hits, three earned
runs, three strikeouts) picked
up the win for the Wolverines
and Brant Hurter worked
1.2 innings of three-hit, one-run,
four-strikeout relief for the save.
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Warriors go toe-to-toe with No. 2 Walton
By Brandon Michea
[email protected]
Turning what has been a lopsided match-up in the past into
a battle all the way down to the
wire, the upset-minded Cherokee
Warriors gave No. 2 state-ranked
Walton all it could handle, before
the Raiders escaped Canton with
a 2-0 decision on Feb. 28.
“I really think that my guys
gave it their all for the game,”
said Cherokee head coach Jon
Gustin, whose squad had just
two games under their belts to
Walton’s four and had practiced
just once in the past two weeks
due to weather-related cancellations. “The lack of practices
and non-region games definitely
did not help us. We were in an
unfortunate situation with the
weather, but we cannot blame
anything for a loss or give credit
to just one person for a win. This
is truly an amazing team that
is going to work hard no matter
what our circumstances.
“We were able to come out
and quickly organize and come
together as a cohesive unit.
I can’t tell you how hard they
have worked and how proud I
am of them.”
With the Warriors’ defense limiting Walton’s attack throughout
the afternoon, the Raiders took
advantage of a favorable call to
put its first score on the board.
Attacking from the left side,
Walton striker Tai Livant drew
contact from a CHS defender inside the box and flopped to the
ground to get the penalty call
from the referee coming in from
the opposite angle. Chris Jensen
then converted the PK attempt to
capitalize on the call, putting the
Raiders on top, 1-0, with 5:16 remaining in the opening half.
Creating a little breathing
room, Walton (4-0-1), which
moved up the No. 1 in this week’s
state rankings, netted its second
goal near the mid-way point of
the second half.
In each of their previous
three meetings with Walton, the
Warriors suffered 5-0 defeats.
The Raiders also won 7-0 in 2011.
“I think that battling Walton to
a 2-0 score, with a questionable
PK, showed the boys what I have
been telling them all year — They
are a high-caliber team and they
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Despite winter weather cancellations allowing them to get in just one
practice over the two-week stretch leading up to their Region 5AAAAAA
opening bout against No. 2 state-ranked Walton last Saturday, Gary
Dubiel and the Cherokee Warriors held their own against the Raiders,
battling to a 2-0 defeat on Feb. 28 in Canton.
need to believe in themselves,”
Gustin said. “We have areas that
definitely need improvement;
but that aside, we should be able
to compete with any team we
play, and we should be a contender even in our tough region.”
Prior to the Warrior boys’ tight
battle, the Cherokee girls were
able to turn away several attacks
by the sixth-ranked Lady Raiders
in the first half. Walton, however,
did manage a pair of goals over
a 1-minute and 5-second stretch
that sent it into intermission
with a 2-0 lead, then pulled away
over the final 40 minutes for a
6-0 victory.
Fresh off the basketball court
and into the net, Lady Warriors’
keeper Bailee Gilbreath, who
head coach Chrissy Syrois said
had a total of 15 minutes taking
live shots in her one practice on
Feb. 23, made 16 saves.
Saturday was Cherokee’s first
game action since the Warriors
swept Kell on Feb. 13 at home,
with the boys winning 3-0 and
the Lady Warriors taking a
3-1 decision.
In the Cherokee boys’ victory,
Wessly Soronellas scored a
pair of goals and Jose Segura
netted one.
• • •
Lady Grizzlies rally past
Woodstock in opener
Creekview found itself down by
a goal twice but rallied back each
time, including netting back-toback scores over a three-minute
span in the second half to down
rival Woodstock, 3-2, in its season
opener on Feb. 10 in Canton.
After Woodstock headed in its
second goal of the night for a
2-1 edge in the second half, the
Lady Grizzlies pulled even when
Samantha Rolka fed Kayleigh
Artise for a score with 16 minutes remaining. Three minutes
later, it was Samantha Amoss
setting up the final score of the
night, crossing the ball to Paige
Poulos, who banged it home
for what proved to be the gamewinner.
Amber Luck, on an assist
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Kaleigh Killeen (8) and the Cherokee Lady Warriors kept No. 6 Walton
within reach into the second half, before the Lady Raiders pulled away
for a 6-0 victory on Feb. 28 in Canton. It was just the second match of
the season for Cherokee, which has had four bouts postponed due to
weather, while it was the fifth match for Walton.
from Gracie Williams, scored
the Lady Grizzlies’ first goal to
make the count 1-all in the opening half.
• • •
Lady Wolverines take two-ofthree at KMHS tourney
Bouncing back from an opening round loss to host Kennesaw
Mountain, the Woodstock Lady
Wolverines knocked off North
Cobb and Lowndes County,
3-2 each, to finish 2-1 in their
annual appearance at the Kennesaw Mountain Invitational,
Feb. 27-28, in Kennesaw.
In defeating North Cobb on Friday, the Lady Wolverines swept
singles’ play behind the efforts
of No. 1 Gabrielle Wood (6-2,
6-3), No. 2 Paige Steppe (6-3, 6-1)
and No. 3 Rebecca Strickland
(6-4, 6-0), while it was Steppe (61, 6-0) and Strickland (6-1, 6-4)
and the No. 1 doubles tandem of
Kara Landsiedel and Wynne
Johnson (6-4, 7-5) that charted
Woodstock’s wins over Lowndes
on Saturday.
Playing Line 3 singles, Megan
Hackett earned a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
victory for Woodstock against
KMHS, and Johnson and Taylor
Nelson battled for a 7-5, 6-3 decision at No. 2 doubles.
• • •
Lady Warriors rout
Forsyth Central
Opening the season with a
bang, Tess Allen netted five
goals and Kaci Ried registered
four goals and seven assists and
the Cherokee Lady Warriors
blasted Forsyth Central, 19-1,
on Feb. 23.
Zoe Callaro also scored four
goals to go along with three assists and eight draw controls for
the Lady Warriors, while Daniella Singleton finished with three
goals and three assists, Maddy
Morrison scored twice, Morgan
Sigler had one goal and Cierra
Towe made two saves in goal.
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Ryan Beachem
placed third
in the boys’
(15.95 seconds)
and sixth in
the 300 hurdles
(42.06) at
the Milton
Feb. 27-28, in
Milton. With
all six county
programs in
local athletes
gathered 89
top-10 finishes,
including six
titles, at the
event. Closer
to home this
Woodstock will
host its annual
invite Saturday
starting at 9 a.m.
8th annual Milton
Invitational Showcase
Feb. 27-28 @ Milton High School
(cherokee county top 10 finishers)
Girls 100M
9. Kennedy whiting, woodstock ...... 13.30
Girls 200M
3. Arielle hunter, woodstock ........... 26.93
Girls 400M
1. skylar wallace, etowah ............... 59.41
5. Arielle hunter, woodstock ........ 1:02.57
6. camille Farhnbauer, creekview ... 1:03.85
Girls 800M
3. Kingsley Green, etowah ........... 2:29.20
6. madison Fowler, etowah .......... 2:31.91
8. caitlyn Farrell, cherokee .......... 2:33.19
9. Aleah Johnson, sequoyah ........ 2:33.26
GreG spell
The University of Georgia-bound
Green, meanwhile, was just off the
pace of Walton’s Avery Bussjager
(18:10.86) in the 5,000 meter, finishing
in 18:13.42 for second, and placed third
in the 800 with a 2:29.20.
Also charting third-place finishes
were: Cherokee’s Christian Vines
(boys’ 100M, 11.42) and the Warrior
boys’ 4x100 relay (44.47); the Creekview
boys’ 800-meter sprint medley relay;
Etowah’s Ryan Beachem (boys’ 110M
hurdles, 15.95) and the boys’ 4x800
relay (8:38.91); River Ridge’s Michael
Lewis (boys’ triple jump, 40-07.25); and
Woodstock’s Arielle Hunter (girls’
200M, 26.93) and Alexandra Melehan
(girls’ 5,000M, 18:34.46).
Joining Morris in what proved to
be a successful weekend of throwing
events for the locals, eight other county
females placed 12th or better.
In the shot, Cherokee freshman
Ellie Johnson made her debut with
a 28-04 for eighth, followed by Woodstock’s Bailey Blanton (26-04, 10th)
and Creekview’s Briana Purves (26-02,
11th), while Creekview’s Lexi Cromer
(88-06, fifth), River Ridge’s Olivia
Reeves (87-09, sixth) and Cherokee’s
Nicole Fualtieri (84-06, seventh) landed
in the top 10 in the discus. Creekview’s
Caitlyn McFarland (67-02) and Cherokee’s Katreana Pascal (66-09) were 11th
and 12th, respectively, out of 27 discus
All six county programs will be back
in action this weekend, helping to make
up another large field of competitors at
the Woodstock Wolverine Invitational
on Saturday. Events are scheduled
to start at 9 a.m.
Girls 800M Sprint Relay
11. etowah ................................. 2:06.27
Girls Discus
2. leena morris, etowah ...............113-06
5. lexi cromer, creekview...............88-06
6. olivia reeves, river ridge ...........87-09
7. Nicole Fualtieri, cherokee ...........84-06
Girls Shot Put
1. leena morris, etowah .................40-06
8. ellie Johnson, cherokee ..............28-04
10. Bailey Blanton, woodstock........26-04
Girls High Jump
1. camille Farhnbauer, creekview .....5-02
7. hannah Braxton, woodstock .........4-06
9. halei rich, river ridge ..................4-06
10. morgan wilson, cherokee ...........4-06
Girls 1,500M
4. madison Fowler, etowah .......... 5:18.33
Girls Long Jump
5. Kirstyn eagle, cherokee ..............15-01
7. tatiyana rayford, woodstock ......14-10
8. lexi williams, creekview .............14-09
Girls 1-Mile
8. Kyla resnick, etowah ............... 5:42.31
Girls Triple Jump
10. maria Bryan, creekview ............31-09
Girls 3000M
9. macki walsh, etowah ............ 12:18.81
Girls Pole Vault
4. Alexa Johnson, sequoyah ..............9-00
7. Kelsey Keith, etowah.....................8-00
Girls 5000M
2. Kingsley Green, etowah ......... 18:13.42
3. Alexandra melehan, whs....... 18:34.46
7. hannah everest, woodstock... 20:05.20
8. molly morris, creekview ........ 20:39.14
Boys 100M
3. chris Vines, cherokee ................. 11.42
10. Brittain Brown, cherokee .......... 11.71
Girls 100M Hurdles
1. tatiyana rayford, woodstock ...... 15.29
Boys 200M
2. montrell washington, cherokee ...23.08
Girls 300M Hurdles
3. tatiyana rayford, woodstock ...... 49.01
8. Julia turbyfield, etowah............... 52.63
9. Kim weot, etowah ...................... 52.72
10. charley Amissah-reyes, rr ....... 53.06
Boys 400M
2. tanner hicks, river ridge ............ 52.43
9. Andrew harris, cherokee ............ 54.34
Girls 4x100 Relay
8. etowah ...................................... 52.39
Girls 4x400 Relay
8. etowah ................................... 4:28.19
Girls 4x800 Relay
4. etowah ................................. 10:23.33
6. woodstock ............................ 10:27.34
Girls Distance Medley Really
5. cherokee............................... 14:23.10
9. woodstock ............................ 15:31.78
10. etowah ............................... 15.32.70
Boys 800M
5. John Baumgartner, woodstock ... 2:04.23
Boys 1500M
4. Zac cantrell, creekview ........... 4:23.73
5. Nick cooke, etowah................. 4:28.67
6. John Baumgartner, woodstock ... 4:31.68
9. owen Bailey, woodstock.......... 4:46.43
Boys Two-Mile
12. marc reiser, etowah ............ 10:42.13
Boys 5,000M
6. michael perona, etowah ........ 16:00.90
8. owen Bailey, woodstock........ 16:12.04
10. Blake Beavers, etowah ......... 16:38.39
Boys 110M Hurdles
3. ryan Beachem, etowah .............. 15.95
10. william molette, cherokee ........ 18.22
Boys 300 Hurdles
6. ryan Beachem, etowah .............. 42.06
8. ryan worsham, cherokee ........... 44.18
Boys 4x100 Relay
3. cherokee.................................... 44.47
8. woodstock ................................. 45.42
10. etowah .................................... 45.76
Boys 4x400 Relay
5. river ridge.............................. 3:42.86
10. etowah ................................. 3:47.16
4x800 Relay
3. etowah ................................... 8:38.91
Boys 4x1,600
1. etowah ................................. 19:19.87
8. woodstock ............................ 20:32.36
Boys Distance Medley Relay
7. cherokee............................... 12:35.19
9. woodstock ............................ 12:52.46
10. creekview ........................... 13:05.16
Boys 800M Sprint Medley Relay
3. creekview ............................... 1:42.81
5. etowah ................................... 1:43.64
8. cherokee................................. 1:44.65
Boys Discus
9. michael Bean, cherokee ...........111-01
Boys Shot Put
4. Dwayne tiller, cherokee ..............45-05
10. travis head, cherokee...............43-01
Boys Long Jump
1. Derrion rakestraw, sequoyah ...21-01.25
2. Brittain Brown, cherokee .......20-09.75
3. Andrew harris, cherokee .......20-08.75
8. stephen Anderson, sequoyah .18-10.25
Boys Triple Jump
2. william molette, cherokee .....41-09.25
3. michael lewis, river ridge.....40-07.25
6. Asher Davis, cherokee ...........40-03.25
8. Jordan Usher, sequoyah ..............40-01
9. stephen Anderson, sequoyah ......38-01
Boys Pole Vault
7. Noah Danger, sequoyah..............10-00
10. Joe Dipietro, creekview ..............9-00
March 4, 2015
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Organization keeps senior citizens informed
By Jessica LindLey
[email protected]
A nonprofit organization committed to enhancing
quality of life for Cherokee County’s seniors by reducing crimes through education is gearing up for its annual
fundraising extravaganza.
The Cherokee Triad-S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law
Enforcement Together), which mirrors the National
Triad, was created in 2006 by the Canton Police Department
to educate and assist senior citizens in the community.
Its mission, according to Chairperson Dale Walz, is
to “alleviate fear of victimization, build confidence, enhance the delivery of law enforcement services and improve the overall quality of life to our senior population.”
The S.A.L.T. Council is represented by members of
the Canton, Woodstock and Holly Springs police departments, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, the Woodstock Fire
Snow Days
Department, senior services of Cherokee County and
Woodstock, the District Attorney’s Office, the American Red Cross, senior living communities and senior
“Triad volunteers,” Walz said, “develop and implement crime prevention and education programs for older
adults with the assistance of law enforcement agencies
and local fire departments and emergency management.”
Young Cherokee items are submitted by local schools, as well as
colleges and universities across the
A Winter Wonderland blanketed Cherokee County last
week, leading to children being
out of school for four of the five
days after returning from their
winter break. Many families
across the county took advantage of the snow days to spend
quality time and make some
frozen creations. Cherokee
Ledger-News readers responded
in great numbers when asked
to share their snow day photos.
For more photos submitted by
CLN readers, see Pages 18-19.
• The following area residents
were among 338 students who
graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during
the fall 2014 commencement
ceremony. Georgia Southwestern
State University, located in Americus, is a public, four-year unit of
the University System of Georgia
with nearly 3,000 students. From
Acworth: Jessica Benson received
a Master of Arts in education in
early childhood education and
Matthew Spangenberg received
a Bachelor of Science in education in exercise science/wellness. Erica Law, of Woodstock,
received a Bachelor of Business
Administration in accounting.
• William Redding and Anna
Zaldivar, both of Woodstock,
made the fall 2014 dean’s list
at Georgia Southwestern State
University and were among 486
students recognized for scholastic
ABOVE LEFT: Marina O’Keefe, Haley Hutchison, Bailee
Gilbreath and Dalton Hutchison built an igloo in the River
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• The following local students
graduated from Georgia College, in Milledgeville, at the end
of the fall 2014 semester: From
Acworth: Hannah Beam and
Alexander Rinaudo; from Canton: William Benzur, Cameron
Carter, Cynthia Long and Rachel
Ulloa; from Woodstock: Rebekah
Belisle, Ryann Bristow and Kyle
• Joshua Saye, of Acworth, was
among the 135 students receiving degrees from Piedmont
College in Demorest. Saye earned
a Master of Arts degree in art
• Alexander Meyers, of Woodstock, has been named to the fall
2014 dean’s list at Muskingum
University in New Concord, Ohio.
To be named to the dean’s list,
Muskingum students must attain strictly prescribed levels of
academic performance in their
overall grade point average.
• Several local students have been
named to the dean’s list for the
spring 2014 semester at Arizona
State University. They include
Joshua Jones, of Ball Ground;
Julianna Medina, of Woodstock;
and Brittany Ortiz and Anthony
Pierce, both of Acworth. Undergraduate students who earn 12
or more graded semester hours
during a semester in residence at
ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher
are eligible for the honor.
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Whitley Diamond, Colin Diamond, Macey Raines, Jeremiah Raines, Tanya Howard, Ronald Poole and Blake Newcomer are ready for summer
with their snowwoman.
Spencer Leigh Thanepohn, of Ball
Ground, is pictured enjoying the
beauty of nature.
Caleb Dixon, 8, built this snowman in Canton.
David Wentworth Jr. is pictured
with Allie Mae, 5, and Genesee, 9,
and their snowman in Ball Ground.
Lane Ludy, 8, of Ball Ground is pictured with his Stormtrooper
Maddison Dixon, 10, built a few snow animals in Canton last week.
Arguably the best part of snow is
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Rylan Doyal, daughter of Kayla
and Walton Doyal, enjoyed her
very first snow day last week.
Trystan Torchia, 3, said he had a blast building this snowman in Acworth.
Luke Iverson used his basketball
jersey and creativity to make an
R.M. Moore Braves snow mascot.
Miles Boyd, 3, went night sledding
in Canton.
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• Acworth resident Emily Jones,
a junior nursing major at Harding University, in Searcy, Ark.,
is among more than 1,200 university students included on the
dean’s list for grades achieved
during the fall 2014 semester. To
be eligible, a student must be
carrying 12 or more hours with
a 3.65 or higher grade-point
average and no incompletes.
• Two local residents graduated
from Arizona State University.
They are Garrett Crysler, of
Canton, and Anthony Pierce, of
• More than 1,800 students made
the fall 2014 dean’s lists at
the University of North Georgia (UNG) for achieving a 3.5
grade point average, carrying
12 or more credit hours in one
semester and having no grade
lower than B. Local students
included: from Woodstock:
Camille A. Ellise, Brock Anddrew Overy, Catherine Esther
Vollenweider, Gregory Randall
Murphy, Heather Lynn Perona,
Sydney Allyce Roth, Meagan Audrey Anstett, Jonathan Michael
Packer, Dan Eugene Barker, Natassia Alexandra Basto, Hannah
Layne Rampley, Jackson George
Ameye, Vincent Rocco Merino, William Pierce Blanchard,
Tyler S. Ritchey, Samuel Joseph
Young, Andrew Brycen LenhartFrey, Emily Marie Mcdaniel,
Caroline Michelle Gessner,
Nicholas James Wood, Jacob
Daniel Garcia, Rebecca Lauren
Bearden, Taylor Bronwyn Estep,
Ozioma Sharon Obele, Morgan
Alexandra Gerber, Tyler James
Calder and Makenzie Rose
Pfaller; from Waleska: Lindsey
Glynn Cline; from Canton: Noah
David Manning, Jordan Marie
Andrews, Larry Keith Glover,
Amanda Synclaire Lopez, Savannah E. Turner, Ethan Michael
Crosby, Taylor Miranda Boles,
Megan Faith Brinkerhoff, Claire
Elizabeth Post, Kelley Marie
Threlkeld, Kamiryn Michelle
Mason, Carley Sue Roberts, Dillon Criswell Heard, Alexandra
Marie Sellers, Keri Noel Deegan,
Mary Catherine Blackwell,
Lauren Ashley Brown, Kathryn
Elizabeth Hunter, Lauren Haley
Pounds, Courtney Michelle
Ashworth, Caroline Michelle
Dennard, Benjamin Elwin Carraway, Adriana Marie Escribano,
Connor James Fraser, Isaac Allen
Osmer, Sarah Susan Berry, Alyssa
Kelly Aldridge, Aminda Grace
Everett, Anne Marie Collines,
Jonathan Edward Buelow,
Thomas Norman Tyler Coggins,
Haley Madison Huebner, Richard
Nathaniel Wilson, Angela B.
Vaughn, Josh Worley, Charles
Dillan Pierce, Connor I. Mckenzie, Megan Elizabeth Graves and
Destinee Brooke Moody; from
Ball Ground: Makenzie Leigh
Spivey, Ashley Morgan Caylor,
Evan Griffith Tatum, Olivia Rose
Lullie, Abby Taylor McCormick,
Colton Howard Fowler, Roy Lee
Fowler, Coran Elizabeth Tatum
and Wesley Jarrett Sparks; and
from Acworth: Brent Wesly
Anderson, Amanda Leigh Hamilton, Avery Victor Greer, Emma
Alexandra Stiles, John Christian
Nicholson, Timothy Connor
Sealock, Moo Seung Park, Kailey
Ann Boyer, Tonya Anna Dakake,
Kelsey Morgan Stover, Anna Jessie Dorothy Finnegan and Julia
Ashley Steine.
• Two Cherokee
County School
District students
were selected for
the State Superintendent of Schools’
2015 Student
Advisory Council.
Temi Adekunie, of
River Ridge High
School, and Elizabeth Hughes, of
E.T. Booth Middle
School, are among
the 64 students selected from across
Georgia by State
School SuperinHughes
tendent Richard
Woods. The council
will meet three times this winter
and spring to talk about the
impact of state policies in the
classroom. The students were
selected from more than 1,000
applicants and were chosen for
their views on public education
and possible improvements.
“It is essential, as we work to
develop child-focused, classroom-centered policies, to hear
directly from students,” Woods
said. “These students feel the
impact of our decisions every
day, and, if we’re going to improve their educational experience, we have to bring them to
the table.”
• Chelsea Burel, of Canton, was
named to the dean’s list at
Jacksonville State University, in
Jacksonville, Ala. Students earning a GPA of 3.5-3.99 are named
to the list.
• Samantha Burke has been
named to the Siena College
dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Burke is a biology major,
from Canton, at the Loudonville, N.Y., school. To be named
to the dean’s list, a student’s
grade point average for the
semester must be between 3.5
and 3.89.
SALT: Event to draw hundreds of seniors
The council meets on the first
Tuesday of every month at 8:30
a.m., at the Canton YMCA, located at 151 Waleska St., Canton.
Meetings are open to all senior
citizens and typically do not exceed an hour.
Cherokee Triad-S.A.L.T. also
will host seminars occasionally,
such as one on identity theft
scheduled for March 5, from 1
p.m. to 2 p.m., at the William
G. Long Senior Center, located
at 223 Arnold Mill Road, in
“We do these as often as we
can,” Walz said. “We try to
solicit anyone who might want to
educate the seniors.”
In addition, Cherokee TriadS.A.L.T. also provides aid to
seniors through several programs, including a two-phase
plan to support senior citizens
in distress or in need of health
care assistance.
The first phase of Rescue and
Restore allows first responders
to step in with financial resources when a senior is found to be
homeless or in distress.
“Each police agency is given
money, or availability
to money via a credit
card, so if they find
somebody at night
who is wandering
around, they can
put them in a hotel for a night or
give them food,”
Walz said. “We
have done that
for six adults this
winter, to date.”
The second phase
of Rescue and Restore
provides funds to Bethesda
Community Clinic.
“We give any money that we
raise quarterly to the clinic to
help seniors or veterans to pay
for medical treatments or dental visits if they can’t afford
it on their own,” she said. “In
the last eight months, Triad
has paid for 28 seniors/vets
medical expenses at Bethesda
Community Clinic.”
Cherokee Triad-S.A.L.T. also
plans to introduce a third program: Elder Empowerment.
“The DA is going to start an elder abuse task force in Cherokee,
and we hope to partner with them
in trying to help seniors not make
bad choices,” Walz said.
Elder Empowerment will provide senior citizens with the
tools necessary to avoid being
taken advantage of, whether
it is financially or through
elder abuse.
“They need to be aware of
the problem, and they need to
know the questions to ask,” she
said. “They need to know that
if someone is knocking on
their door to help them
remove trees, they
shouldn’t let them
in the house.”
In order to
provide such
services to senior citizens
in Cherokee
C o u n t y, t h e
council relies
on fundraising
events such as
luncheons at assisted living centers
and its Senior Extravaganza,
scheduled from April 25, from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cherokee
Recreation and Parks Building,
7545 Main St., Woodstock.
“This is where we have 70-plus
vendors cater to the needs of
seniors, whether it is medical,
dental, eyes, insurance,” Walz
said. “It is all free for the seniors.
They come and get information
and hopefully learn something.”
For more information about
Cherokee Triad-S.A.L.T., its services and the upcoming extravaganza, visit www.saltcherokee.
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• Papa’s Pantry will host its comprehensive employment strategies series, at 6551 Commerce
Pkwy., Woodstock. March 10 and
March 24, job seeking, laying
the foundation; March 11 and
March 25, resumes; and March
12 and March 26, interviewing.
All classes are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Other classes include Couponing,
March 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
Time Management, March 5,
from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Basic
Word, March 16 and March 30,
from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and
Computer Basics, March 9 and
March 23, from 10 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. A kids’ camp will be offered
March 31-April 2, from 10 a.m. to
noon. Call for details. Call (770)
591-4730 to schedule any of the
classes. For more information,
• Serenade Heights is hosting free
classes that include free dinner
and childcare. March 12, is about
finding extracurricular sports of
kids that are affordable; March
26 is “Soil to Supper,” learning
gardening tools; April 9 is about
learning effective single parenting; and April 23 is “Powder
Puff Mechanics.” All workshops
are held at New Victoria Baptist
Church, 6659 Bells Ferry Road,
Woodstock, from 6 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. For more information, visit
• The AARP Smart Driver Defensive driving course will be available March 14 at Canton First
UMC, 930 Lower Scott Mill Road,
Canton, and at three Woodstock
locations in April: Tuesday, April
7, at the Benton House, 3385
Trickum Road; Friday, April 17, at
the William Long Senior Center,
223 Arnold Mill Road; and Saturday, April 25, at St. Michael the
Archangel Church, 490 Arnold
Mill Road. The course is from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost, includes
a guidebook and is $20; AARP
members receive a discounted
price of $15. Registration is required and classes fill up quickly.
For more information, call Paul
Galanek at (770) 591-9347.
• Bascomb United Methodist
Church, 2295 Bascomb Carmel
Road, Woodstock, will offer a nutrition class March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Cooking classes will be taught
March 11, March 19 and March
25. For more information or to
register, contact Terry Wright at
(678) 663-4411 or [email protected]
• The Sequoyah Regional Library
will host the following story
times this month: (family story
time) March 10, March 17 and
March 24, at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. at RT Jones, and at 10:30
a.m. at Rose Creek; (lap-sit story
time for ages 1 to 3) March 4,
March 11, March 18 and March
25, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
at RT Jones, at 10:30 a.m. at Rose
Creek, and at 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m.
and 11:45 a.m. at Woodstock;
(family story time) March 5,
March 12, March 19 and March
26, at 10:30 a.m. at Ball Ground,
10:30 a.m. at Hickory Flat and
at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at
Woodstock; (family story time)
March 7, March 14, March 21
and March 28, at 10:30 a.m., at
RT Jones. For more information
about other events and library
hours, visit
• The Friends of Cherokee County
Public Libraries will be holding its
book sale at Woodstock Public Library March 26-29. The library is
located at 7735 Main St., Woodstock. Preview for Friends members is March 24, from 3 p.m. to
6 p.m. (memberships sold at the
door). Public sale is March 24,
from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., March
25-27, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
and March 29, from noon to 5:30
p.m. For more information, contact [email protected]
or [email protected]
• The Volunteer Aging Council is
holding a Spaghetti Luncheon
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on
March 12. There is a $5 cover
charge. Enjoy a hot lunch and
help raise funds for the seniors
of Cherokee County. The luncheon will be held at The Lodge
at BridgeMill. RSVP at (770)
479-4639 by noon on March 9 in
order to attend.
• Etowah High School senior
Hannah Moore will host a Shot
Stopper Goalkeeper Clinic March
14, from 10 a.m. to noon, at
Hobgood Park soccer field. It is
for ages 12 and younger. The cost
is $10. Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.
Register at shotstoppergkclinic. The clinic is
Hannah’s senior project.
• Northside Hospital will offer free
skin cancer screenings March 11,
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Medical
Associates of North Georgia, 320
Hospital Road, Canton. Appointments are required. Call (404)
531-4444. Free prostate cancer
screenings will be offered March
18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Medical Associates of North Georgia,
320 Hospital Road, Canton.
Appointments are required.
Call (404) 531-4444.
• The Cherokee Recreation and
Parks Agency is hosting “Some
Bunny Special” this spring to
collect pre-filled Easter baskets to
be given to 300 children in need
in Cherokee County. The collection runs through March 28 and
can be dropped off at 7545 Main
St., Building 200, Woodstock.
For more information, contact
Lindsey Collett at (770) 924-7768
or [email protected]
• A Multiple Sclerosis and breast
cancer awareness event, “Shopapalooza,” will be held, March
7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at St.
Clement’s Episcopal Church, 2795
Ridge Road, Canton. Several
vendors will be present to shop
pet of the week
Cherokee Spotlight
Spotlight items must be typed
and submitted to The Cherokee Ledger-News by noon the
Wednesday before publication
date. Send items by fax to (770)
928-3152 or email to [email protected] Please be sure to
include the address of the event
and a contact number. For the
complete Spotlight calendar, go to
the cherokee ledger-news
for gifts, and there also is a silent
auction, as well. For more information, call Mary Wiechert at
[email protected] or (404)
• The Little River Elementary
PTA is hosting a fundraising 5K
and fun run March 7, at 8 a.m.,
to benefit St. Jude Research
Hospital. For more information,
visit or register
at All pre-registered participants will receive a
free T-shirt and goodie bag.
• Little Miss River Ridge, a natural beauty pageant fundraising
event for the high school, is
being held March 7, from 9 a.m.
to noon. Divisions are from birth
to 14 years old. Cost is $50. For
more information, contact Chelle
Worrell at [email protected]
com or Lori Stuart at [email protected]
• The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will host its
inaugural Celebration of Education Gala March 14. The cocktail
hour and silent auction will begin
at 6:30 p.m.; dinner, awards and
entertainment begin at 7:30
p.m. Tickets cost $75 per person
or $600 for a table of eight. The
black-tie optional event will be
held at the Northside HospitalCherokee conference center,
1134 Bluffs Pkwy., Canton. To
sponsor the gala, contact Barbara
Jacoby at [email protected] or call (770) 7044228; to purchase tickets, contact
Amanda Arnold at amanda.
[email protected]
• The BridgeMill Sixes Service
League will host its 14th Annual
Spring Fling fashion show March
28, from noon to 2 p.m., at the
Historic Rock Barn, 658 Marietta
Hwy., Canton. Tickets cost $40 an
dare available at or
from an BSSL member. Proceeds
from ticket sales and raffles will
help children and families in
Cherokee County.
• The following American Red
Cross blood drives will be held
in Cherokee County: March 4,
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Heritage
Presbyterian Church, 5323 Bells
Ferry Road, Acworth. Make an
appointment by visiting, by calling 1 (800)
733-2767 or by downloading the
American Red Cross Blood Donor
• The UGA Master Gardener
Extension Volunteers of Cherokee County will be presenting
the following seminars: March
21, 10 a.m., “Beginning Vegetable Gardening,” presented by
Diane Smith, Cherokee County
Senior Services, 1001 Univeter
Road, Canton. Pre-registration is
required by March 18. Call (770)
721-7803; and March 21, at noon,
“Organic Gardening,” presented
by Marc Teffeau, Cherokee County Senior Services, 1001 Univeter
Road, Canton. Pre-registration is
required by March 18. Call (770)
For the full Spotlight calendar, including volunteering opportunities
and support groups, visit
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since Jan. 16. Visit her at the animal shelter. Adoptions cost $100 for
cats and dogs, which includes spaying or neutering, microchipping,
vaccinations and a free office visit at a participating veterinarian. The
shelter, located on Univeter Road in Canton, is open from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Call (770) 345-7270 for more
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Religion calendar items must
be typed and submitted to The
Cherokee Ledger-News by noon
the Wednesday before publication date. Send items by fax to
(770) 928-3152 or email to [email protected] Please be sure
to include the address of the
event and a contact number. For
the complete Religion calendar,
go to
• Hickory Flat Church of God,
947 Bailey Road, Woodstock,
is having a special intercessory
prayer service on Friday, March
6, at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary.
The service, “Fire on the Altar,”
is primarily a prayer service, but
not a typical one, as it is intermingled with worship.
• Bascomb United Methodist
Church is hosting Children’s First
services March 29, May 3 and
June 7. All services are at 9 a.m.
and are geared at keeping children in the service with adults
and allow them to be leaders in
the service.
• Timothy Lutheran Church, 556
Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock,
will host the following special
services: Wednesdays in Lent
are: March 4, March 11, March
18 and March 25, at 11 a.m. and
7:30 p.m. The evening service is
preceded by a family dinner in
the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m.
Maundy Thursday is April 2, at
11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Good
Friday is April 3, at 7:30 p.m.;
and Easter Sunday is April 5, at
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; no Christian education hour. Breakfast
is 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more
information, call (770) 928-2812.
• Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, 1208 Rose Creek Drive,
Woodstock, will offer Lenten
midweek services on March 4,
March 11, March 18 and March
25 at both noon and 7:30 p.m.
All are invited. For more information, visit or
call (770) 924-7286.
• Church of the Messiah, 415
Charles Cox Drive, Canton, will
host the following Holy Week
services: March 29 with two
Palm Sunday worship services,
at 9 a.m. (blended traditional
and contemporary music) and
11 a.m. (contemporary music,
simultaneous children’s service).
A nursery will be available. On
Maundy Thursday, April 2, a
simple soup meal at 6:15 p.m.
will be followed by a worship
service including footwashing and Holy Communion in
observance of the Last Supper at
7 p.m. In addition, a prayer vigil
will begin at 9 p.m. and continue until Friday at 6:30 a.m.
On Friday, April 3, the church
will observe Good Friday with its
annual outdoor walk through
the Stations of the Cross beginning at noon followed by Holy
Communion. And, on Sunday,
April 5, its early Easter Celebration service featuring blended
traditional/contemporary music
and Holy Communion will begin
at 9 a.m. The contemporary
service will begin at 11 a.m. with
children’s worship held at the
same time. An Easter egg hunt
will follow the 11 a.m. service.
A nursery is available. For more
information, call Kelley Sangrey
at (770) 479-5280 or email [email protected]
• Woodstock Christian Church,
7700 Ga. 92, Woodstock, will
host the following special
services: Palm Sunday Easter
Cantata, March 29, during the
morning service; Good Friday,
April 3, at 7 p.m., for a worship
in song, communion and a small
message; and Easter Sunday,
April 5, at 7 a.m., with breakfast
following in the fellowship hall,
at 9 a.m., early service; at 9 a.m.,
Sunday school; and at 10 a.m.,
regular service. Full nursery and
children’s ministry available at
the early and regular services.
An Easter egg hung will be held
this year, on April 4, at 11 a.m.
For more information, call
(770) 926-8238 or visit
• St. Paul AME Church, 390 Crisler
St., Canton, will host the following Holy Week services: Maundy
Thursday, April 2, footwashing
service and love feast at 7 p.m.;
Good Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m.;
Easter sunrise service, April 5, at
7 a.m. with breakfast following.
An Easter worship service will
be held at 10:30 a.m. For more
information, call (770) 479-9691.
• St. Clement’s Episcopal Church,
2795 Ridge Road, Canton, will
host its annual Lenten Fish Fries
every Friday night until March
27 in Davis Hall. Dinner is from 5
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Plates cost $7
and include tilapia filets, baked
beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, a
drink and dessert. A child’s plate
is fish, macaroni and cheese,
hush puppies, a drink and dessert. All proceeds benefit the
church’s outreach program that
helps less fortunate families in
Cherokee County.
• Woodstock United Methodist
Church will host a free Italian dinner for the Woodstock
community on Monday, March
9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the
church’s Latimer Hall. The menu
includes homemade lasagna,
salad, garlic bread, beverage
and a selection of homemade
desserts. The dinner is free but
donations are welcome. Anyone
wishing to attend the lasagna
dinner should call the church
by Saturday, March 7, at (770)
516-0371 to RSVP with the
number attending. Latimer Hall
is located at 103 Towne Lake
Pkwy., one block off Main Street
in Downtown Woodstock.
• Sutallee Baptist Church, 895
Knox Bridge Hwy., White, will
host guest speaker, the Rev. Alan
Morris, of North Central Area
Missions, March 8, at 6 p.m.
Morris will be bringing students
from Alaska with him. Ralston
Flowers will be leading the
youth worship band. The event
is open to the community. For
more information, visit www., email
[email protected]
for call (770) 479-0101.
• St. Paul AME Church, 390 Crisler
St., Canton, will host family and
friends day March 22 at 11 a.m.
For more information, call
(770) 479-9691.
• Saint Elizabeth Orthodox
Church, 2265 E. Cherokee Drive,
Woodstock, will be holding a
free traditional egg decorating class on March 28 at 10
a.m. Learn how to decorate a
traditional Eastern European
style Easter egg using the batik
method. The class is two hours
long; all materials are provided.
Reservations required. Limited
seating. Registration closes
March 14. Light traditional
Lenten foods will be served
for lunch. Register by emailing
[email protected] or by
calling (770) 485-0504.
• Heritage Presbyterian Chancel
Choir will perform David Clydesdale’s “How Great Thou Art” at
7 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March
29. This cantata is full of emotion starting with the final days
leading up to Christ’s crucifixion
and His triumph over death.
Heritage Presbyterian Church is
located at 5323 Bells Ferry Road
in Acworth. For more information, call the church office at
(770) 926-3558 or heritagepres.
• Waist Management for Victorious Living meets every Tuesday
night, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at
New Victoria Baptist Church on
Bells Ferry Road. The meetings
include sharing healthy tips, recipes and a Zumba workout. The
even is free. Optional weigh-in is
at 6:50 p.m.
• The Christian Motorcyclists
Association Canton holds its
monthly meeting the fourth Saturday of every month at Family
Tradition Restaurant, 7830 Ga.
140, Canton. The group eats at 8
a.m., and the meeting begins at
9 a.m. For more information, call
Ken Rice at (770) 789-6343 or
Rick Faulkner at (850) 259-4800.
• City on a Hill United Methodist
Church, 7745 Main St., Woodstock, hosts a coffee bar at 5:14
p.m. on Saturday nights. Enjoy
a free coffee bar while enjoying
worship service. For more information, visit
• Hickory Flat Fellowship, located at 5301 Hickory Flat Hwy.,
Canton, holds a youth group
meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30
p.m. in the blue building. The
first Saturday of the month, the
church hosts a men’s breakfast
at 8 a.m. For more information,
email Pastor Scott Smith at
[email protected]
• St. Paul AME Church, 390 Crisler
St., Canton, will host a youth
revival March 19-20, Thursday night at 7 p.m., the guest
preacher will be the Rev. Reginald Cleaver; and Friday night
at 7 p.m., there will be a block
party, followed by Youth Explosion at 8 p.m. For more information, call (770) 479-9691.
• Timothy’s Cupboard, located at
556 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock, is in need of volunteers on
Tuesdays and Thursdays starting
at 8:30 a.m. to help distribute
boxes of food. Boxes generally weigh 30 to 60 pounds.
Volunteer time can be credited
toward community service. If
interested, call (770) 591-5155
and ask for Norm or Marge.
For more information visit
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arts & entertainment
Arts & Entertainment items
must be typed and submitted by
noon the Wednesday before the
desired publication date. Send
entries to [email protected]
com or fax them to (770) 928-3152.
For the full A&E calendar, go to
• Etowah High School, 6565 Putnam Ford Road, Woodstock, will
present “Legally Blonde – The
Musical,” March 19-21, at 7:30
p.m., and March 22, at 3 p.m.
• Sequoyah High School will
present “You’re a Good Man,
Charlie Brown,” March 19-21, at
7:30 p.m., in the school’s auditorium located at 4485 Hickory
Road, Canton. Admission costs
$8 in advance or $10 at
the door. For tickets, call
(770) 345-1474 ext. 108.
• Creekview High School, 1550
Owens Store Road, Canton, will
host “Little Shop of Horrors,”
March 19-21, at 7 p.m., and
“The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking,” May 14-16, at 7 p.m.
• Together In Harmony is a community chorus seeking new
members. The goal is to provide
opportunities for singers and
members of the community to
experience a wide variety of
choral music. For more information, visit the website at To
schedule an audition, contact
Kaye Mero at (404) 625-4264.
• Cherokee Rhythm & Smooth,
6238 Old Ga. 5, Suite C-3,
Woodstock, hosts a Friday Night
Dance Party, from 7:30 p.m. to
10:30 p.m. The cost is $10. A
beginner level lesson starts at
7:30 p.m. For more information,
go to or call
(678) 918-2314.
• Zumba classes are held at the
Union Hill Community Center,
1780 AJ Land Road, Canton, on
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The cost is
$5 per class. Contact Jennifer
at (407) 334-5010 for more
• Zumba Gold for seniors is held
every Tuesday and Thursday at
3 p.m. at the Cherokee County
Senior Center, 1001 Univeter
Road, Canton. It is free. For
more information, call (770)
For the full Arts & Entertainment
calendar, visit www.ledgernews.
cherokee religion
• Love Community Church and
There’s Hope for the Hungry
distributes free boxes of food for
those in need on the first Thursday of each month, between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Food
Depot parking lot at Bells Ferry
and Ga. 92.
• Hillside Community Church and
There’s Hope for the Hungry
distributes free boxes of food
for those in need on the second Thursday of each month,
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at
12487 Fincher Road, Canton.
For more information, call
(678) 858-6706.
• A free community dinner is
held every third Thursday of the
month, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on
East Cherokee Drive. There also
is a free food distribution every
fourth Saturday of the month,
from 9 a.m. to noon.
• First Baptist Church Canton offers food distribution through its
food pantry. Food distributions
are held the first Saturday of the
month, from 9 a.m. to noon. The
next distribution date is March 7.
• Woodstock Church of Christ,
219 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock,
opens its clothing closet to the
public without appointment on
Wednesday mornings, from 9:30
a.m. to 10:30 a.m. All clothing is
free of charge.
• Never Alone Outreach, located
in Woodstock, provides food and
clothing assistance to Cherokee
County families who are in need.
To apply for assistance visit
• First Baptist Canton will host its
spring consignment sale March
6, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and
March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Early entry at 8:30 a.m. on Friday
for a $10 donation, and Saturday
for a $5 donation. Gently used
clothing, shoes, books, movies, toys, room decor and more.
Many items half-price on Saturday. For additional information,
• Union Hill United Methodist
Church Youth Group is hosting
a silent auction and dinner on
Saturday March 14, from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m., at the church, 2000
AJ Land Road, Canton. Donations are accepted at front door.
Many items and baskets to be
auctioned off, including paintings from local artists. There will
be a sit-down dinner prepared
by Chef Jessica Emmett. For
more information or to donate
items, contact Helen Doss at
[email protected]
• Next Step Ministries and Gold’s
Gym of Woodstock will host the
second annual “Run, Walk or
Roll: Take the Next Step 5K” in
support of NextStep’s Programs
for people with special needs,
March 21, at First Baptist Church
Woodstock, 11905 Ga. 92,
Woodstock. Registration begins
at 7 a.m., race time is at 8 a.m.
The cost is $25 and includes a
T-shirt and goodie bag. For more
information, call (770) 592-1227
or [email protected]
or visit www.nextstepministries.
• Harvesting Hope Ministries is
seeking monetary and toy donations to bring hope to children
with kidney and liver diseases,
as well as those needing transplants. Money raised goes toward purchasing care packages,
including toys, games, puzzles,
coloring books, gospel tracts and
Bibles, to be delivered to patients at Children’s Healthcare of
Atlanta. For more information or
to donate, visit Donations
also can be made at any Regions
Bank under the name “Harvesting Hope Ministries.”
• First Woodstock United Methodist Church holds a thrift shop
every Friday and Saturday, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the lower
level of Latimer Hall, 109 Towne
Lake Pkwy., Woodstock. For
more information, call (770)
For the full Religion calendar, including preschool registration, visit
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• Heritage Presbyterian Church
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operates a clothing closet for
people in need of clothing in
the Cherokee and Cobb areas.
This clothing is given out free
of charge, and it relies solely on
donations from parishioners and
people in the area. For the donation address, contact the church
office at (770) 926-3558. The
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Current score: 90-A
Previous score: 91-A
Violations: Observed employee not washing
their hands when coming to work or after
handling money (corrected). Observed
buildup on the floor and between/behind
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Inspections are provided by the Cherokee
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1. Cores
6. Tacky chic
10. Enhances
14. Courtyards
15. Sea position
16. Hawaiian tuber
17. Mags
20. Increase, with “up”
21. Poetic palindrome
22. WWII battle site
23. Crackers
26. Mandela’s org.
27. Stimulant
29. Kuwaiti, e.g.
31. Land of leprechauns
35. Profits
37. Indonesian roamer
39. Australian runner
40. Rags?
43. Addition
44. Affectation
45. Cow fuel
46. Some beans
48. Campaigns
50. Some bays
51. Family dog, for
53. Psychoanalyzed?
55. Cooling-off periods?
1. Perry Como’s “___
Loves Mambo”
2. Any thing
3. In Aruban fashion?
4. Cool
5. Vendor’s mistake?
6. Linked series of
7. “Aladdin” prince
8. Exec’s note
9. Gotcha moments
10. Immediately
11. “Two Years Before
the Mast” writer
12. Attracted
13. Bean used to make
Due to wrong clues in last
week’s crossword, there is
no solution in this week’s
issue. This crossword’s
answers will be in the
March 11th issue.
We apologize for any
inconvenience or confusion
this may have caused.
42. Brio
47. Sirhan Sirhan, e.g.
49. Fuse mishaps
52. Back when
54. Churchill’s “so few,”
55. Creep
56. Bird beak part
57. The America’s Cup
trophy, e.g.
58. Gull-like bird
61. Neuter
62. To be, to Tiberius
64. Paranormal ability
65. Line
18. Time piece?
19. Time div.
24. Catch
25. Alain Robbe-Grillet
novel, with “The”
27. “Who ___?”
28. Kind of molding
30. Aardvark’s tidbit
32. Worthy of comment
33. Candidate’s concern
34. Certain posers
36. Quail food
38. Disney workers
41. Fed. construction
By Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan
Enter a digit from 1 to 9 in each cell where:
1) Each horizontal row contains
each digit exactly once.
2) Each vertical column contains
each digit exactly once.
3) Each subgrid or region contains
each digit exactly once.
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59. Bit in a horse’s
60. Ripen
63. Mags
66. Algonquian Indian
67. Brown shade
68. Fat units?
69. Frau’s partner
70. Blabs
71. Nobel, for one
Gold club at bradShaw Farm
303 Bradshaw Club Drive, Woodstock
Inspection date: Dec. 16
Current score: 95-A
Previous score: 94-A
Violations: Observed garbage can lid open
and must be kept closed (repeat). Observed
garbage on the ground and/or pad around
dumpster and must keep area clean
(repeat). Observed back door in poor
repair and must be corrected.
hampton Inn
710 Transit Ave., Canton
Inspection date: Dec. 16
Current score: 91-A
Previous score: 91-A
Violations: Observed waffle batter and
sliced melon fruit without times marked
on the items when using time as a control
papa p’S
2295 Towne Lake Pkwy., Suite 160,
Inspection date: Dec. 16
Current score: 91-A
Previous score: 97-A
Violations: Observed improper handwashing techniques when employee was
washing her hands (corrected).
taco mac
1810 Cumming Hwy., Suite 1100, Canton
Inspection date: Dec. 16
Current score: 87-B
Previous score: 90-A
Violations: In-use ice cream scoop stored in
contact with soiled container — scoop and
holder were removed for cleaning (corrected). Observed overfull (one was covered)
pans of cooked chicken and cooked beef
in a cooling state in the walk-in. Person in
charge had employee divide the pans for
more rapid cooling (food temps within
range) (corrected). Observed line cook
wearing soiled apron. Person in charge
instructed employee to change apron (corrected). Equipment, on cook line especially,
has significant buildup of food debris and
must be cleaned and maintained. Establish
cleaning schedule. Floors on cook line,
prep area and dish machine area have low
grout and are in need of re-grouting. Also,
replace base tiles that are missing under
dish machine. Walls and floors under and
around equipment are soiled and must be
maintained (corrected).
amF woodStock laneS
108 Woodpark Blvd., Woodstock
Inspection date: Dec. 17
Current score: 91-A
Previous score: 90-A
Violations: Observed hand towel dispenser
broken and must be repaired. All handwashing sinks must have hot water, soap
and towels to dry hands. Observed the
metal scoop lying down on a tray. Ice scoop
must be stored properly with handles up
(corrected). Observed buildup of food
stuffs on the bottom of the backroom
freezer. All equipment must be kept clean
of all food debris. Observed the dumpster
doors were open. All doors to the dumpster must remain closed with not in use to
Top RepoRT
12400 Ga. 92, Woodstock
Inspection date: Dec. 17
Current score: 98-A
Previous score: 89-B
Violations: Observed the ice scoop lying
down on a tray. Ice scoop must be properly stored with handle up (corrected).
Observed gasket/seal on reach-in cooler
unit in poor repair. Must repair cold
holding unit to ensure proper temperatures are maintained.
prevent from attracting rodents.
chIna Fun
1075 Buckhead Crossing, Suite 110,
Inspection date: Dec. 17
Current score: 89-B
Previous score: 91-A
Violations: Observed grill cook and dish
washer with no knowledge of how to wash
their hands (corrected, handwash education given). Observed buildup of food
debris and grease between and behind
equipment and must keep restaurant as
clean as possible (repeat).
the place at towne lake
1105 Parkside Lane, Suite 1102, Woodstock
Inspection date: Dec. 17
Current score: 90-A
Previous score: 91-A
Violations: Bar employee with no knowledge on how to wash her hands (corrected,
proper handwash education given). Observed ice scoop improperly stored touching the ice (corrected). Observed single-use
containers improperly stored on the floor
(corrected, turkey pans discarded).
GuSton’S GrIlle
12195 Ga. 92, Suite 156, Woodstock
Inspection date: Dec. 18
Current score: 94-A
Previous score: 90-A
Violations: Observed black mildew on ice
machine’s door. Ice machine must be clean.
Observed door on the walk-in freezer with
missing gaskets and sealed with some sort
of spray foam. Cooler/freezer door must be
repaired (repeat).
J.d.’S bbQ
6557 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock
Inspection date: Dec. 18
Current score: 88-B
Previous score: 84-B
Violations: Observed pork butt stored in the
warmer at an improper temperature of
115 degrees and must be held at or above
135 degrees (corrected). Dumpster not
on a concrete pad and must be corrected.
Observed floors and ceiling in need of repair. Observed new back storage addition
not approved by this office and must contact the Cherokee County Environmental
Health office.
8008 Cumming Hwy., Canton
Inspection date: Dec. 18
Current score: 86-B
Previous score: 92-A
Violations: Observed grill cook handling
raw frozen burger and then fail to wash
her hands before touching clean equipment and utensils. Observed improper
handwashing techniques when grill cook
washed her hands (corrected). Last score
not posted; must post inspection reports.
Observed storage items improperly stored
on the floor and must store 6 inches off
the floor for cleaning and pest control.
Observed mop sink and dish sink plumbing
system in disrepair and badly leaking water; must be repaired. Observed cove floor
base tile broken along the back wall in the
dish room and must be repaired. Observed
black mold on the back wall in the dish
room and must be cleaned.
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be cautious when responding to advertisements. Never give out your bank account information, social security number, credit card number, driver’s license number, medical insurance number, or any
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March 4, 2015
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Cow statue stolen from my home on
East Cherokee Drive, Woodstock.
If you have any information,
plaese contact the Cherokee
County Police Department and an
reward will be given for it’s return.
Georgia Document Destruction, Inc
Drop-Off Service
$5 per box-$20 min charge
Balanced Water is looking for an
experienced Pool Tech to service
pools. Please visit our website
Cello and
Piano Lessons
• Taught by Rachel Smith
at locations in Waleska
and Canton
• Affordably priced!
$23/30 Min., $30/45 Min.
or $40/hour (negotiable)
MOVING SALE. Tools, Beds,
Tables, Chairs, Desks, Flatscreen TVs,
Kitchen appliances, collectables.
Rain or Shine. Fri/Sat. 9am-5pm
151 Wentworth Dr. Holly Springs
Contact Rachel at
[email protected]
7th Annual “Flea” Market
An Indoor Yard Sale to Benefit
Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue
March 2015 Dates:
6th & 7th, 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st
Fridays, 10am - 4pm
Saturdays, 10am - 4pm
at Space Shop Self Storage, East Cobb
3148 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta 30062
In Your Home
Reasonable Rates
Bonded & Insured
Autumn Lynn’s
Swimming Lessons
Private Pool ~ Canton area.
Infants, Adults ~ Small Classes
All Qualifications ~ 37 yrs. experience
Gently used furniture, jewelry, collectibles,
sales samples, antiques, pet supplies,
baby & children’s clothing & toys, & more.
Email [email protected]
Motorcycle, 2006 Black Goldwing 1800,
83K, luggage rack, highway bars,
have title, $13,000 OBO.
770-639-2165 after 4:00pm
1972 GMC Truck, Sierra Grande
long bed. Beautiful truck in all respects.
Power steering, power brakes,
cold A/C. One owner, purchased
in Canton, GA. $9,850.00 OBO.
Driver/Concrete Pump Operator
needed. MVR required. Willing to
complete other activities. Good Pay!
770-644-0066 or [email protected]
Drivers w/CDL:
Lease to Own a Freightliner
One All-inclusive Payment,
Earn $1,400+/week!
Contract rates up to $3/mile.
Call: 1-888-796-4576
Boot Camps/ Personal Training/
Weight Loss
Taught by Miriam Smith at
locations in Canton & Waleska
Affordably priced!
Only $23 per lesson
Contact Miriam at 404.723.7922
or [email protected]
Shell camper cover, black, for
Ford Ranger Stepside, $200.00 OBO.
770-639-2165 after 4:00pm
Sofa & Love Seat for Salegold color, good condition, $500.00
Canton, GA (Lathem Town, Freehome area)
Please call 678-947-0652
Total gym, attachment, books.
Orig $750.00, asking $350.00 OBO.
770-639-2165 after 4:00pm
Drivers- Solos, O/OP’S & CO:
Round trip Dedicated Lanes and
Get Home Weekly!
Top Dollars, Great Benefits, Newer
Equipment! Plus-Monthly Bonus Program!
Drivers, CDL-A:
Home EVERY Weekend!
ALL Loaded/Empty Miles Paid!
Dedicated Southeast!
Or Walk Away Lease, No Money Down.
Drivers: CDL-A: WOW!
Check-out our New Pay Package,
It’s Awesome. More per mile!
Monthly Bonuses! Stop-Off, Layover,
Detention, Short-Haul PAY!
Experienced Stall Cleaners Wanted.
Horse Farm in Canton, GA
Please Call 770-740-8432
Image Maids of Canton Now Hiring
25-35 hrs/wk. Must be available M-F
7:15am-6:00pm, pass background and
drug screening. Call 770-627-4670 for
interview or visit
J B Stevens is now hiring experienced
heavy equipment operators. We are
an equal opportunity co. For more info
call 770-532-6871, fax resume to
770-532-6875 or email to
[email protected]
Maid Supervisor - Must be able to be
in field for cleanings. Scheduling.
Marketing New Business.
Quickbooks helpful.
Call 770-881-3393.
N.GA Millwright is looking for
machinist, welders, forklift drivers
and mechanics.
Please call Brandon @ 423-413-8520.
Leave a message if no answer.
Growing company- immediate
openings! Great benefits including
Health Insurance. Free Breakfast and
Paid Vacation. You’ll work on a 3-4
Monday through Friday.
Drivers license and good
driving record required.
Call 770-993-3523
J&M Tank Lines
Holly Springs Terminal
Now HiriNg
( More HoMe TiMe)
$3,000 SigN oN BoNuS
Needs clean MVR; 25 yrs of age;
1.5 yrs TT Experience in the last 3 yrs.
Tanker Endorsement not required.
OTR will only be out 2 or 3 days a week. Call
for more details. $50,000 Life Insurance part of
employment package. BCBS Health Benefits,
Safety Bonus Program & 401K % match.
at or call
Jacquie at 770-345-2881
Optometry practice needs tech M-F
for Canton/Roswell area.
No experience required.
Fax resume to 678-384-9948.
NEEDED! Canton, GA company –
2 years experience required,
Med/Dental Insurance available.
OTR Drivers= $1,000 Signing Bonus!
Call 770-479-1086x1
Service Route Position Available
PT/FT, Clean driving record a must
No experience necessary
Enjoy outdoor work
Must come into the store to
fill out an application
North Metro Pool & Spa
6409 Old Highway 5
Woodstock, Georgia 30188
Automotive General
Service Technician
Must have experience, tools.
Great pay with benefits.
CNA’s wanted. Must be current on all
certifications. Please call (706) 253-0131
for information.
Custodians Wanted
Commercial Cleaning of Schools.
Background Checks Required.
Call 678-493-9176 for interview
between hours 9 am to 3 pm. Location:
200 Mountain Brook Ct, Blding D-105,
Canton, GA
Great Pay - Great Hours
Earn $300 - $400/Week + Mileage
Paid Weekly
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 4:00
Paid Training/Holiday Bonuses
Need car w/insurance
We do background & drug checks
Clean homes in Cherokee County Only!
Merry Maids
Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique
hiring all positions!
Guest Service Specialist, Spa,
Hairdressing & Technical Departments.
Come in to apply OR go to
OR call to request one at 770-426-0313
Woodstock business expanding and
opening new locations.
Need Full and Part time help.
Call Mary 770-847-0732
Sales Representative
We are looking for a self-starter to sell
advertising for The Cherokee Ledger-News.
The right candidate will cold call, follow-up
on sales leads and service accounts
consistently and with professionalism.
Desired skills and experience:
Minimum high school graduate.
College degree preferred.
Two plus years experience in sales.
Must have the ability to work
professionally with the public
in person and over the phone.
• Strong computer skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced
Very competitive compensation plan.
Email cover letter and resume to:
[email protected]
We do background checks.
5 Magnificent Acres in Woodstock
Beautiful elegant brick home. Private, gorgeous, stocked lake.
Professionally landscaped. Large upscale barn/workshop. Fenced
pasture, stream, long road frontage, many outbuildings for livestock.
Sacrifice $498,500 OBO. Call 770-926-8951
137 Magnificent Acres near Jasper
Unsurpassed Beauty. Lake, crystal clear stream. Established
pasture, large trees, completely fenced. Double road frontage,
mountain view. Paved road in area of beautiful farms.
SACRIFICE: $5,950 per acre. OBO. 678-445-3654
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March 4, 2015
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Kim Ledford, Owner
Available 7 Days a Week
Reasonable Rates
Over 20 Years Experience
No Job Too Small
Garage Door
Sales & Service
Professional Housecleaning Service
Cherokee County’s
Hometown Garage Door Company
Residential • Commercial • Service
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Low-Headroom • High-Lift
Express Work Services
Pressure Wash Cleaning
[email protected]
Call today for your FREE in-home
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Carpet Care
Family Owned & Operated
Grading • Clearing
Hauling • Demolition
Retaining Walls
Landscaping • Driveways
Paint • Interior & Exterior
Carpentry & More
Weekend Available
[email protected]
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Licensed & Insured
Serving GA for 32 years
Decks (Cleaned/Stained/Sealed)
Gentle House Wash
Licensed & Insured
Complete Service
Tailored To
Your Needs!
We’ll Earn Your Business
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Call Today To Find Out What Clean
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(serving Cherokee County Since 1999)
Tree Service
Retaining Walls
Gutter Cleaning
Fences & Decks
Grading & Hauling
of Dirt and Rock
Drain Pipes Installed
Sink Holes Repaired
Junk Hauling &
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Licensed • Insured
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References • Owner Operated
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Sayers Brothers
Construction Company
Tile & Grout Cleaning
Furniture Cleaning
Carpet Stretching/Repairs
Interior & Exterior
Foreclosure Rehabs
Sheetrock & Ceiling Repairs
Wood Replacement
Wallpaper Removal
Deck Stained
Garage Floors
Pressure Washing
3 Rooms for $99
Minor repairs to major renovations
GA State Licensed & Insured
35 Years Experience
Jim Sayers 678-468-6615
Retired Carpenter
Carpentry, Painting,
Pressure Washing,
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Excellent Rates
Gutter Cleaning/Repair
Tree Service
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333 Bell Park Dr., Ste B
Woodstock, GA 30188
Towne Lake Pressure Wash also does....
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Painting & Wallpaper Removal
• Interior Painting
• Wallpaper Removal/Installation
• Drywall Repairs • Deck Staining
• Cabinet Refinishing/Faux
• Garage Floor Coatings
• Tile Regrouting & Installation
• Paint One Room, Get
2nd Room at 1/2 Price.
• Paint Two Rooms, Get
3rd Room at No Charge
Call Steve @ 678-923-8989 for FREE Estimate
March 4, 2015
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American Grass ‘n Garden
Leaf and lawn cleanup.
Allen and Wendy
DTree Service’S
75 Bucks for all you can
haul in a pickup!
Stump Grinding
Insured • Free Estimates
Reasonable Rates
From the Ground Up
Professional landscape
Design and Install.
Plants, shrubs, trees and sod.
Retaining and Decorative Walls,
Steps and Paths.
Water features small and large.
Call for a free consultation.
Lawn Service
1/2 Round & 1/2 Split Wood
“Your Lawn is My Business”
Pruning • Trimming • Planting
Pine Straw and Mulch Installation
Free Estimates and
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$35 Lawn Cuts
~ Up to 1 acre ~
• Spring Clean Up
• Bushes Trimmed & leaves cleaned up
•Lawn Fertilizing & Seeding
• Ground Covers • Seasonal Flowers
• All Other Services Available
[email protected]
• Owner Operated, Insured
10% OFF of ALL lawn
maintenance accounts
Residential, Commercial & HOA
William King
Lawn Maintenance, Yard Cleaning
Bush Trimming, Crepe Myrtles
Pine straw, Mulch
Dependable & Professional Service
Free Estimates
Ruben Garcia, 770-231-5816
Offering a variety of lawn services.
Trimming shrubs, pine straw,
pressure wash, etc.
Call The House Doctor
Indoor & Outdoor Painting
Repairs without the Headaches!
Top Quality Work at Competitive Rates
Free Estimates
4 BR / 2 BA House
$850/month, quiet, yard, pets OK
Broad Street, Canton
For Rent: Mobile Home
$95 per week and up.
Mobile Homes
with utilities, $130/week & up.
also have RV lots.
Fixed Income Rates.
Water Heater
Senior Share in cozy home bdrm/bath
Lg sunroom; yard/garden;
quiet Kennesaw area.
24/7 Same-Day Service
A Full Service Plumbing Company
$685 Includes 40 gallon
Rheem gas or electric
heater, thermal expansion
tank and installation by
licensed master plumber.
Additional $25 discount
to senior citizens, teachers,
single moms, policemen,
firemen & veterans.
We Beat Home Depot, Lowes
or Any Other Written Estimate
[email protected]
James Bagwell, Broker
2800 Marietta Hwy, Canton, 30114
22 acres, Hickory Flat Hwy, 1,314-ft road
frontage, good location for office, multifamily or single family development.
$2,750,000. Call Danny
2 story, 4BR/2.5BA, master on main, family rm
w/fireplace, kitchen, breakfast area, sep. DR,
bsmt, kitchen-level garage, front porch,
back deck, well maintained yard, Creekview
school district. $289,900. Call Susan
A Local Full Service Plumbing Company
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FIVE ACRES, 4-side brick home, 3BR/
3.5BA, family rm, separate DR, screened
porch, basement garage, plus detached
30x32 garage/workshop. $495,000. Call James
2BR/1BA, frame home w/front porch,
and great location. $57,900. Call James
Ranch, 2BR/2BA, family rm, eat-in kitchen,
patio, fenced yard. $127,750. Call James
4BR/3BA, split level, kit, brkf area, sep. DR,
garage, fenced backyard, 3/4 ac lot, convenient
to Reinhardt Univ., shopping, restaurants
& I-575. $189,900. Call Lee
Clean, quiet, furnished 3BR/2.5BA
house to share, Woodstock.
cable & utilities included. 404-663-4322
8.5 fabulous acres in Canton, GA.
Unbelievable long range views.
Irreplaceable! Sacrifice $11,500
per acre or OBO. 770-926-8951
Advertise in the
Cherokee Ledger News
28 the cherokee ledger-news
March 4, 2015
10 Toyota
12 Toyota
Corolla L
08 Toyota
11 Honda
Civic Coupe EX
08 Toyota
RAV4 Limited V6
11 Scion tC
13 Dodge
Avenger SXT
Auto, 49k mi, CD, MP3,
Black Sand Pearl, #50742A
Manual, 42k mi, CD, Sandy
Beach Metallic, #50428A
Auto, 74k mi, CD, Savannah
Metallic, #6046P
Auto, 50k mi, Alabaster
Silver Metallic, #6034P
Auto, 77k mi, Classic Silver
Metallic, #50630A
Auto, 54k mi, Magnetic
Gray Metallic #6002P
Auto, 30k mi, Leather, CD,
Redline 2 Coat Pearl, #50108A
12 Honda
Civic Hybrid Sedan
07 Toyota
Tundra V8 4WD
11 Subaru
Forester 2.5X
11 Toyota
13 Toyota
Corolla S
13 Kia
Sportage LX
11 Volkswagen
Auto, 29k mi, Sunroof, Bluetooth
Variable Trans, 74k mi, Green
Opal Metallic, #50631A
Auto, 82k mi, Super White,
Auto, 74k mi, CD, Camellia
Red Pearl, #50270B
Manual, 63k mi, CD, MP3,
Brown, #6009P
PKG, Magnetic Gray Metallic, #6017P
Auto, 25k mi, AM, FM, XM,
Clear White, #6016PA
Auto, 48k mi, Navigation PKG,
Tanzanite Metallic, #50613A
13 Chevrolet
Equinox LT
08 Toyota
FJ Cruiser
14 Toyota
12 Toyota Tacoma
PreRunner TRD Sport
12 Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited Sport
12 Honda
Pilot Touring
14 Toyota 4Runner
SR5 Premium
Auto, 30k mi, Sunroof, Pandora PKG,
Black Granite Metallic, #50720A
Auto, 87k mi, CD, MP3,
Black Diamond, #6010P
Auto, 27k mi, CD, Backup camera,
Magnetic Gray Metallic, #6026P
Auto, 35k mi, CD, Backup PKG,
Silver Streak Mica, #50121A
Auto, 43k mi, Sirius, Bluetooth,
Bright White Clearcoat, #50417A
Auto, 33k mi, Moonroof, Rear DVD
PKG, White Diamond Pearl, #50554A
Auto, 8k mi, Leather, Sunroof,
Navigation PKG Silver, #6041R
Add tax, tag, and additional customer requested options. All prior sales excluded. Dealer retains factory incentives & rebates. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Approved credit required for advertised rates. Art may vary from vehicles advertised.