Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting on Tax Rate Thursday

The Pickens County Board of Commissioners are getting a large room ready for a decision on a large tax increase. The increase of the milage rate would mean an increase of about 13% for property owners.The final puiblic hearing on the milage rate for the year will be held Thursday, Sept.15th at 5pm in the Pickens room downstairs in the county administration building. The proposed tax increas has met with


Commissioners to Decide on Canton/Cherokee County Fire Merge

Ths consolidation of the City of Canton and the Cherokee County Fire Services is one step closer to becoming reality At last nights meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, County Manager Jerry Cooper recommended that the commissioners consider approving the merger at


Canton City Council Considering Merge With Cherokee County Fire Services

The Canton City Council will meet tomorrow night, and discuss a possible merege with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services. Canton City Manager, Billy Peppers told Fox 5 News thses would be some of the agreements that would fall into place should the merge pass.


UGA College Football Coming on WLJA

The 2016 College Football Season statrts next weekend. The Kirby Smart ERA with the University of Georgia begins next Saturday, with the Bulldogs facing the North Carolina Tarheels from the Georgia Dome. The battle featuring two ranked teams starts with


Gilmer County School Board Meeting Wednesday Night to Discuss Millage Rate and Proposed Tax Increase

The Gilmer County Charter Schools-Board of Education will hold a special called meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) regarding the Millage Rate and the Proposed Tax Increase. This will be a open meeting for

Murder for Hire Plot Results in Arrest by Pickens County Sheriff's Office

A recent tip was provided to Picken's Sheriff's Office deputies at Pickens High School regarding an individual attempting to hire someone to murder two residents of Pickens County. The tip stated that Morgan Miles Morris, age 17 had been attempting to hire an individual to commit this crime. Following up on the tip,


Cherokee County Commission Meeting Draws Big Crowd

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners had one of the largest crowds in attendance at their meeting last night. Hundreds of boys and girls, and their parents gathered at Cherokee Hall as Chairman Buzz Ahrens proclaimed yesterday as Youth Sports Champions Day in honor of all the dozens


17 Year Old Wanted in Cherokee County

Nadre Edwards is 17 years old, and has four active warrants for burglaries in the Westland Mill and Centennial Lakes subdivisions. He frequents the Westland Mill subdivision and the area around

Another Shooting Last Night in Canton

Approximately 7:40 PM last night, Canton Police Officers were called to a person shot call at 491 Marietta Rd (La Taqueria Oaxaquena). During the initial investigation of the scene and the area, a male suspect was


Canton Man Shoots and Kills his Step-Son

Investigators in Cherokee County are trying to determine what led to a shooting death near Woodstock. Woodstock Police said Carl Lewis approached an officer at Woodstock First Baptist Church, stating he had shot his step-son at their home near Woodstock, and that he didn't know if the young man was dead or alive. Cherokee County Deputies, along with Cherokee Fire Fighters


Final Public Hearing Tonight for Cherokee County Millage Rate

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will hold the final public hearing for residents to voice their opinion on the proposed millage rate of 5.715 tonight at 7pm.

The county rates will be voted upon and adopted following the final public hearing tonight. The proposed rate was lowered


Woman Accused of Jewelry Robberies Enters Plea

The woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry during armed robberies in several states has entered a plea.

Abigail Kemp, 24, of Smyrna plead guilty in federal court for her part in robberies in FL, GA, NC, SC and TN, including one at the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta in Woodstock. She and her accused partner, 35 year old Lewis Jones III of Atlanta were charged


Cherokee Sheriff's Office Asking for Help to Locate Two Teens

'The Cheroee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the publics help in locating Crystalann Allen, 15 years old and 5'4" with brown hair and blue eyes. Also, Lynnsee Christian-Stidham, 14, 5'5" with blond hair and blue eyes. The two girls were last seen Saturday morning at 1:45AM, leaving North Georgia Angel House in Waleska. Police believe

Early Voting Underway for District 3 Commissioner Race in Cherokee County

Citizens who reside in Cherokee County Commission's District 3 can now cast ballots for the July 26th Republican primary runoff. Early voting will be this week, and next at the Cherokee County Elections office located at 400 East Main Street in Canton. Candidates

Plenty of Festivities for the 4th of July Planned in Our Area

In Jasper-the 4th of July Parade will kick off at 10am on Monday with firewarks after dark,

In Canton-the 4th of July fun starts in downtown from 4-7pm, with the parade starting at 6pm, and fireworks after dark at Riverstone Plaza.

In Ellijay-Festivities will be held on Saturday July 2nd. The annual parade will kick off at 6pm Saturday, with fireworks after dark.

In Cumming-Fireworks will be on Sunday night at 9:30, then on Monday, the Steam Engine Parade will kick off at 10am

In Ball Ground-Fireworks at start at 9:45.

Judge Says No Bond for Jasper Attorney Mark Miller

Jasper attorney Mark Miller was denied bond after a lengthy hearing in Pickens County court. Miller recently spent 10 days in the Gilmer County jail on contempt charges, and now faces a barrage of financial transaction fraud charges, identity fraud, theft by deception, theft by conversion, and theft by taking charges. He is also charged with


Cherokee County School Police Officer Charged in Death of K-9

Cherokee Marshal's have arrested Daniel Peabody, a former school police officer, and charged him with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and making false statements to a Law Enforcement Officer. Both charges are felony offenses, and Peabody has been booked into the Cherokee County Jail with bail set at $22,400.00. The arrest comes as a result


Prominent Cherokee County Business Owner Dies

52 year old Chris Chandler, owner of Chandler Graphics in Canton, passed away on Monday at his home. Chris graduated in 1981 from Cherokee High School, and was a graduate of UGA with a bachelors degree in journalisim. Chris started Chandler Grphics in 1986 and was a member of the Thrillhammers band for 30 years where he enjoyed writing, producing, and performing music. Funeral services are


Be On The Lookout Issued for Cherokee County Woman

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has posted a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for Latenya Washington is missing out of Cherokee County. Latenya was last seen around the Goodwill Store located on Bell's Ferry Rd near Wyngate Parkway around 6:30pm on Monday. The family


Governor Nathan Deal Orders Flags at Half Staff

Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered all flags on state buildings and grounds in Georgia to be flown at half staff in memory and honor of the 49 people killed and 53 injured in the Orlando attack at Pulse nightclub Sunday morning.


Gilmer County Hospital Now Closed

Gilmer County has closed North Georgia Medical Center. They suspended all services as of Monday evening. A release from the hospital stated that they have experienced a decrease in the number of patients and a large increase in indigent care, resulting in big financial losses. The medical center has announced


Graduation Time this Weekend in Cherokee County

First Baptist Woodstock is hosting many graduation ceremonies

Woodstock and Creekview held their graduation ceremonies last night, but there are still plenty more to go this week.  Today, Cherokee High School seniors will graduate at 4PM, and Sequoyah High will graduate at 8PM tonight. On Saturday,


Today is the Last Day to Vote Early for the May 24th Election

Polls are open until 7pm today for you to go ahead and cast your early votes. Election officials are urging people to get out and vote, as turnout has been lighter than expected. The advantage to voting today is


The Wall Vietnam Memorial in Chatsworth Through Sunday

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum Traveling Wall will be in Chatsworth through Sunday. Folks will have access to the Wall 24/7. It will be located at 651 Hayden Tyler Road in Chatsworth. The Wall is


Get Out and Vote-Early Voting Underway for May 24th Election

Early voting is underway for the May 24th Election. You can vote early in person through May 20th. On Saturday, May 14th, from 9am to 4pm, you can cast your vote early on the weekend.


Holly Springs to Host Job Fair Today at the Train Depot

The City of Holly Springs is hosting a job fair today from 11am-4pm at the Historic Train Depot. Some employers on hand include, Kroger, Chart Industries, Northside Hospital Cherokee, and many others. There will also be services for


Early Voting for May 24th Primary Election Starts Today

Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday (this week and next) at the Cherokee County Elections and Registration Office in downtown Canton. Saturday voting will be available on


Two Hour Parking Now Being Enforced in Areas of Downtown Jasper

Motorists in downtown Jasper need to be aware of the new 2-hour parking zones in some areas in town, because officials are now enforcing the 2-hour parking rule. At $20.00 per


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