A Casino Could Come to Cherokee County

An Indian Tribe in Oklahoma wants to return to it's ancestral Georgia, and could bring a casino with it. The Keetoowah band were driven from Georgia during the Trail of Tears in the 1830's, and are hoping for a fruitful homecoming. The tribe wrote to Gov. Nathan Deal last month regarding building a casino, possibly in the Ball Ground Area. The casino company would

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Byron Dobbs named Cherokee County 1st Citizen for 2017


The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Byron L. Dobbs has been named the 42nd recipient of the First Citizen of Cherokee County Award. He was honored during the Chamber's 46th Annual Meeting held Thursday, January 19, 2017. A native of Woodstock and a lifelong resident of Cherokee County for 82 years, Mr. Dobbs retired from radio station WCHK in 1998 after 40 years and today works at WLJA 101.1 FM which he and business associate Randy Gravley own their corporation, Tri-State Communications. Throughout the years Mr. Dobbs has been involved with a variety of local organizations including the Board of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee County Historical Society, Sequoyah Regional Library, Emeritus Director of the Cherokee Sports Hall of Fame, Honorary Member of Ellijay Rotary Club, the A-Day for Reinhardt University Committee, the Cherokee Clean & Beautiful Commission and organizer of the Easter Community Sunrise Service at Cherokee Memorial Park which continues today.

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Much Needed Rain and Wind on the Way to North Georgia

Two fronts will bring much needed rain, along with strong winds to our area tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday. The rain is expected to arrive tonight and some places in the Georgia mountains could get up to five inches, and farther south we could see 2 to 4 inches. The National Weather Service has issued a

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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

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Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony March 29th

An event to pay tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War will be help Tuesday March 29th in the assembly area at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

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