Senior Fans Drive

How would you like to be WLJA's ultimate fan, and help senior citizens at the same time? Well you can with WLJA's Ultimate Fans Contest! We've teamed up with the Cherokee volunteer aging council and Northwest Georgia Regional Comission Area Agency on Aging, and community partnering sponsors to collect fans for seniors who can't afford one. Here's how you can help:

Simply drop off a new fan at one of the following locations:

In Canton at Mid-City Pharmacy and Darby Funeral Home.

In Ellijay at Walls of Books and Gilmer Senior Center.

In Chatsworth at Chatsworth Farm and Garden.

In Jasper at Wigley Propane, the Pickens Senior Center, and WLJA studios.

 

You will be entered into the Ultimate Fan sweepstakes for the chance to win 4 VIP tickets to see the Atlanta Braves. We really do need your help and we thank you in advance for your support.

For more details call us here at 678-454-9350FANFAN

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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