Homeless Veterans Drive

Did you know that there are homeless veterans living in cars and tents all around us in the north Georgia area?  These cases are more common than you think, and WLJA and WPGY, with the help of our business community and listeners like you, are going to make a difference.  We would like you to take much needed donated items to help these veterans, to whom we owe so much.

Small Tarps

Gift Cards

Ponchos

Back Packs

White Socks

Foot Powder

Energy Bars

Small Sized Toiletries

Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Dental Floss

Para chords

Foot Warmers

Flashlights, Batteries

Fire Blankets

First Aid Kits

Gallon Size Ziploc Bags

Prepaid Phone Cards

Wet Wipes

Small Pack Facial Tissue

Drop off your donations at these partnering sponsors: 

In Canton - Key’s Jewelry, Mid-City Pharmacy and Darby Funeral Home.  

In Jasper - H & H Electric & Security on Hwy. 108, and Turner Tire.

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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Woodstock Police Chief Appoints Second in Command

Woodstock police Chief Calvin Moss has appointed his second in command and Captain to oversee important functions of the department.

Kevin Culpepper has been appointed to the assistant cheif post while Mark Hand has been promoted to the rank of Captain.

Culpepper previously held the rank of captain and commander of the Field Operations Division. Assistnat Chief

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Canton City Council Imposes Moratorium

Tha Canotn City Council took a bold action last night at their meeting, and imposed a 60 day moratorium on accepting any zoning or building permits for apartments. City Manager Billy Peppers told the council the city has over 4000 apartment units already zoned. Peppers said he has not had an application for any apartments in the last 6 months, but with the building boom

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Byron Dobbs named Cherokee County 1st Citizen for 2017

FIRST CITIZEN OF CHEROKEE COUNTY NAMED CANTON, GA (January 19, 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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