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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...

Let’s Talk Trash

Let’s Talk Trash

Our local water resources are a critical part of what makes Cherokee County special. Those resources make our water taste great and give us places to swim, kayak, fish, boat, and float. With multiple tributaries, creeks, and rivers feeding into Allatoona Lake, the...

Art From The Heart

Art From The Heart

Anthony Hall had every excuse to fail. With a drug-addicted mother and absent father, he grew up in a neighborhood blighted by poverty and crime. The odds were that he would be in jail, on drugs, or dead. But he’s not. A father, husband, life coach, productive member...

Ageless Athlete

Ageless Athlete

One of the most inspiring athletes in the country lives right here in Georgia. Who comes to mind with that claim? Most likely you were thinking about someone on the national championship Georgia Bulldog football team, or maybe one of the athletes on Atlanta’s many...

The Sound of Appalachia 

The Sound of Appalachia 

The Sound of Appalachia By Mike Mullet Although its upbeat reverberations may be recognized as distinctly American, bluegrass is actually an amalgamation of musical traditions, song styles, and instruments brought to the Americas from Europe and Africa. The joyful...

Plant a Garden, Grow Community

Plant a Garden, Grow Community

Plant a Garden, Grow Community By Meghan Lindstrom Gardening is a popular pastime, but what happens when you don’t have the space to create the garden of your dreams? Community gardens is the answer. “Anyone in an apartment or townhome who doesn’t have a large enough...

Little Libraries, Big Impact

Little Libraries, Big Impact

Little Libraries, Big Impact By Shannon Sickmon To boost both kindness and literacy, Tod H. Bol founded the Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization. About a dozen years ago Bol built a birdhouse-like structure with a clear glass window and installed it in front...

Hayden’s Review 

Hayden’s Review 

Hayden’s Review By Katie Wheeler Irish pubs are known for their dive-bar environment, stout beers, and traditional bar food. Donovan’s Irish Cobbler in the heart of Towne Lake follows that tradition; however, the owners have gone many steps further and crafted a...

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