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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.
Missing Woodstock Man Found Alive

Missing Woodstock Man Found Alive

Gerald Hickman, 63, was reported missing by his family Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Restaurant: Customer Orders Several Drinks, Leaves Without Paying Bill

Restaurant: Customer Orders Several Drinks, Leaves Without Paying Bill

Papa P's on Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock said a woman ordered food, several shots of whiskey and left without paying her tab.
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.
JOBS in Woodstock: Teacher, Part-Time Teller

JOBS in Woodstock: Teacher, Part-Time Teller

Here are the jobs we've found locally this week. Send available positions to kristal.dixon@patch.com.
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.
Cherokee County Libertarian Speaker Series - Tuesday, August 19th 7:30 PM

Cherokee County Libertarian Speaker Series - Tuesday, August 19th 7:30 PM

The Cherokee County Libertarian Party will host U.S. Senate Candidate, Amanda Swafford, & GA State House Candidate, Jeff Amason 8/19 @7:30PM

"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.
GA Wow Houses: $1.1M Estate; 'Truly Unique' Beauty; 2-Story Family Room and More

GA Wow Houses: $1.1M Estate; 'Truly Unique' Beauty; 2-Story Family Room and More

Beautiful and expensive homes for sale across Georgia.
GOOD NEWS! Most Exciting Cities, IB Diplomas, Public Safety Award, School Spirit + Lottery Winners

GOOD NEWS! Most Exciting Cities, IB Diplomas, Public Safety Award, School Spirit + Lottery Winners

Plus, Gwinnett teachers honored, business openings and expansions, and students fighting drugs were among this week's uplifting stories.
Nominate Your Favorite MD Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Nominate Your Favorite MD Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Just 24 hours left to nominate your everyday hero -- perhaps a coach or mentor -- for a prize package. Tell us how they made a difference.
What's The Asking Price?

What's The Asking Price? "Exquisite" Towne Lake Home

Patch and Zillow team up to bring you local real estate news.
Cherokee School District Enrollment Continues To Surge

Cherokee School District Enrollment Continues To Surge

The school district's student body count grew to 40,394 on the 10th day of the 2014-15 school year, which was Friday.