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Food for the Body, Mind, and Soul

Food for the Body, Mind, and Soul

"Life is too short for bad books, bad baking, and bad coffee," proclaims Cherokee County resident Nanette Wesley. Most people would enthusiastically agree, but with prices sky high for everything and a coffee shop on every corner, avoiding poor-quality baking,...

JD’s on the Lake

JD’s on the Lake

At the edge of Little River Marina on Lake Allatoona, diners enjoy coastal favorites and picturesque views at J.D.’s on the Lake. Owner and chef Chip Allen grew up on the North Carolina coast, where he formed his love of barbeque and seafood. With decades of...

Cheers to Augie Olsen!

Cheers to Augie Olsen!

Cherokee resident Augie Olsen is a first-generation American. He was born in 1943 in Utrecht, Holland, as WWll churned through Europe. Although Holland was initially neutral, Germany invaded Holland in 1940 and sent all local men between eighteen and forty-five to...

Art is Healing

Art is Healing

Art holds different meanings for different people. To some people art is beauty; some see it as an escape. For artist Emily Newman, art is a form of healing. Even as a child Emily Newman always knew she wanted to be an artist, although her path to get there was not an...

Canton’s Wildflower Mural

Canton’s Wildflower Mural

Written by: Jaye Grimes Downtown Canton just got a lot more colorful! The City of Canton, Canton Cultural Arts Commission, and Thrive Coworking partnered with artist Madison Beaulieu to bring a bright and whimsical mural to Lee Street. On June 21, Madison, Mayor Bill...

Need For Speed

Need For Speed

As Tyler Speer zips across the water, the sun tickles his cheek, illuminating his skin as glimmering beads of sweat trickle down. The boat sends hundreds of feet of water into the air, and waves ripple underneath. Land is but a blur. Nothing can interfere with the...

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