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Cherokee Unemployment Rate Climbs to 6.6 Percent

Cherokee Unemployment Rate Climbs to 6.6 Percent

Preliminary figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show the county's rate rose to 6.6 percent from 6.2 in June.
Trail Attack Sketch, Lightning Strikes Boy, Gun Ban and Ebola Patient Release

Trail Attack Sketch, Lightning Strikes Boy, Gun Ban and Ebola Patient Release

Plus, a deputy is recognized for his good deed. Our top posts from Ga. Patch sites.
Dogs Seized At Cherokee Puppy Mill Ready For Adoption

Dogs Seized At Cherokee Puppy Mill Ready For Adoption

The Cherokee County Animal Shelter will hold an adoption event on Saturday for all 359 dogs and other animals seized last month.
Judge Denies Request to Temporarily Open Allatoona to Guns

Judge Denies Request to Temporarily Open Allatoona to Guns

GeorgiaCarry.Org and a Paulding County man filed suit in June against the Corps, claiming Second Amendment violations.
Judge McElyea Recuses Herself in Marlow-Trim, Knowles Case

Judge McElyea Recuses Herself in Marlow-Trim, Knowles Case

Cherokee Superior Court Judge McElyea on Aug. 12 filed the motion "in an abundance of caution."
Police Seize Meth, Guns, Cash at Hickory Flat Home

Police Seize Meth, Guns, Cash at Hickory Flat Home

A multi-agency investigation pointed to a Canton resident as the source of methamphetamine in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Barracudas Among Best in State

Barracudas Among Best in State

Bradshaw Barracuda swimmers competed in the state meet after winning their third Cherokee County Division Championship.
Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Plus, a local city is taking steps to create its downtown, a missing man was found alive and a UPS store suffered a data breach.
Nearby: Canton UPS Store Suffers Data Breach

Nearby: Canton UPS Store Suffers Data Breach

The store on Riverstone Parkway was one of four in Georgia affected by a breach that occurred earlier this year.
Cherokee School District Sees Increase in ACT Scores

Cherokee School District Sees Increase in ACT Scores

More students from the Cherokee County School District's class of 2014 also took the ACT.
Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Unsecured firearms in house where toddler was shot; Man with BB gun prompts school lockdown; Georgia has 2nd worst jobless rate.
Report: Atlanta Job Market Rebound Leads To Population Growth

Report: Atlanta Job Market Rebound Leads To Population Growth

The 10-county Atlanta region added more than 50,000 people between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Is the increase in Georgia's unemployment numbers a seasonal blip or the continuation of a trend tied to a lack of skilled workers?
Teens Interested in Law Enforcement Wanted For Cherokee Explorer Program

Teens Interested in Law Enforcement Wanted For Cherokee Explorer Program

The agency's Explorer Post will hold an open house on Aug. 20 at its BridgeMill precinct, located at 9550 Bells Ferry Road in Canton.
Cabela's Grand Opening On Thursday

Cabela's Grand Opening On Thursday

Cabela's location in the Cherokee Village development along Highway 92 near Interstate 75 in Acworth will open on Aug. 21.
$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Suspected electronics thieves stopped in Acworth; Atlanta Watershed probe; Tractor accident kills man; Missing man found safe.
Cherokee Superior Court Judge Harris Recuses Himself in Ryan Quinton Case

Cherokee Superior Court Judge Harris Recuses Himself in Ryan Quinton Case

Chief Superior Court judge Jackson Harris filed the recusal order last week, and the case has been assigned to Judge Ellen McElyea.
TRAGIC: New State Benefit Plans

TRAGIC: New State Benefit Plans "Are Not Affordable Options"

The Cherokee-based organization that pushed for changes in the State Health Benefit Plan are criticizing the state's latest options.

"Generous" Donation Allows Reinhardt To Create Scholarship Endowment

The James M. Boring Jr. and Syble E. Boring Scholarship Endowment will help students according to financial needs.
Exciting Places, Superintendent Announces Retirement, Football Player Dies, Councilman Indicted, Murder-Suicide, Robin Williams Tribute, Another Baby Left in Car

Exciting Places, Superintendent Announces Retirement, Football Player Dies, Councilman Indicted, Murder-Suicide, Robin Williams Tribute, Another Baby Left in Car

Plus, a convicted rapist was sentenced to six life terms and a Patch blogger explains Robin Williams' impact on his life.