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Love of Gardening Deep-Rooted

Love of Gardening Deep-Rooted

Love of Gardening Deep-Rooted By Rebecca Johnston The creator of Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground believes some people are born with gardening genes and that those genes grow and flourish when planted in the right environment. How deep the love of gardening runs in Jim...

Gardening Locally

Gardening Locally

Gardening Locally Busy B Plant Supply For tropical plants, exotic houseplants, and other unique garden elements, look no further than Busy B Plant Supply in Acworth. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo Brandon and Caitlin Robinson, Busy B is a family-focused...

Coach Conway: How He Keeps Rolling 

Coach Conway: How He Keeps Rolling 

Coach Conway: How He Keeps Rolling By Leana Conway Dennis Conway, a proud Georgia boy, grew up in Rome but has called Cherokee County “Home Sweet Home” for most of his adult life. Dennis says the county deserves its reputation as a place where folks take care of each...

Sutallee Trace Trails

Sutallee Trace Trails

Sutallee Trace Trails By Katie Wheeler The Etowah Trails System comprises several trails that stretch from Boling Park in Canton to the area known as Rock Creek Estates and also west toward the Georgia National Cemetery. The trails explore undeveloped wooded areas...

Lights! Camera! Cherokee!

Lights! Camera! Cherokee!

Lights! Camera! Cherokee! By Mike Mullet State tax credits for the movie business have made Georgia the new Hollywood. More movies are made in Georgia now than in California or New York, and Cherokee County has emerged as one of the state’s top filming locations. With...

Heart, Soul, and Sound

Heart, Soul, and Sound

Heart, Soul, and Sound By Mike Mullet Speedy Smith spent more than forty years traveling the world with some of the biggest names in rock music, mixing concert sound for the likes of Aerosmith, Kansas, and the Zac Brown Band. Today you’re more likely to find him...

Hayden’s Review

Hayden’s Review

Hayden’s Review By Katie Wheeler On the west side of Cherokee County, surrounded by open land and horse farms, is a hidden gem of upscale dining. Locals, however, know that the Union Hill Bar and Grill is the Cheers of Hickory Flat. Union Hill Bar and Grill has...

County Kid Nice on Ice

County Kid Nice on Ice

County Kid Nice on Ice By Leana Conway Although football and its star players have traditionally been the “sports love language” of the South, times are changing. Cherokee County can now boast a professional hockey player as one of its notable sports figures....

To the Rescue

To the Rescue

To the Rescue By Shannon Sickmon According to the American Horse Council, some 90,000 to 140,000 equines are deemed unwanted, and most are sent to slaughterhouses. Canton resident Casey Montana and her family ensure some of those horses have a home where they can live...

Shop Local: Valentine’s Gifts

Shop Local: Valentine’s Gifts

Shop Local: Valentine’s Gifts Art Jewelers Art Jewelers is a family-owned business in Woodstock that provides high-quality gemstones, metals, and handcrafted jewelry. Started by a Canadian immigrant with a passion for fine jewelry in 1926, the business has grown and...

Carving a Lifetime of Memories

Carving a Lifetime of Memories

Carving a Lifetime of Memories By Rebecca Johnston Sara and Hines Manous have carved a lifetime of memories together during their sixty-one years of marriage, and memories are not the only thing Hines loves to carve. The talented artist is a master of woodworking. As...

Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light By Leana Conway For most people childhood is a time of sweet innocence, when they are blissfully unaware of some of the darker parts of life. For those people the curtain of reality is gently pulled back as they grow older. From all walks of...

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