Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A man called from an Atlanta pay phone around 11 a.m. Tuesday threatening to bomb the Cherokee County courthouse. Another call was made to Cobb County dispatch. Nothing was found.
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office released 911 calls received Tuesday by Atlanta 911 and Cobb County 911 related to the bomb threats against the Cherokee County Courthouse. According to a press release, investigators believe different individuals made the calls. There is also video of a gas station parking lot at 1501 Roswell Road in Cobb County where a second bomb threat was called in from a payphone. Investigators believe the suspect that made the call from Cobb County is possibly driving the silver Cadillac Deville seen in the video. Anyone with any information about the calls or the Cadillac is urged to contact Cherokee Sheriff’s Office detectives at 770-928-0239.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Cherokee County jobless rate continues to fall with the state rate.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Local qualifying runs through Friday.
Let election season begin. Qualifying, the period when prospects start filing the necessary paperwork to get their names on the July 31 general primary ballot, started Wednesday. Here are some of the people who qualified and issued press releases: Kelly Marlow, Republican candidate for Cherokee County Board of Education, Post 1 Today, Kelly Marlow officially qualified for Cherokee County School Board, District 1. "It is my honor and privilege as a Republican to qualify for the upcoming July 31st primary," declared Mrs. Marlow. "I plan to dedicate myself full-time to the board in an effort to unite our community around one focused goal, to ensure that every child in Cherokee County gets a top-notch public education." Mrs. Marlow has invited…
Friday, May 18, 2012
The race for superior court judge has been full of twists and turns this week.
There's another shakeup in the race for Cherokee County Superior Court judge. Woodstock attorney Mark Shriver has a new challenger: Cherokee County Solicitor General David L. Cannon Jr. Thursday night, Cannon told a BridgeMill crowd that he was abandoning his bid for district attorney for a spot on the bench. “My phone basically blew up with calls from people, both in the legal profession and business community, asking me to consider running,” Cannon said in a news release. The race for superior court judge has been full of twists and turns this week. It started Monday morning when Judge Frank Mills' announced that he wasn't going to seek an eighth term. Cherokee County Juvenile Court Judge Tony Baker said on Tuesday that he saw the …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The county's fire department was named Lead Agency of the Year.
Safe Kids Georgia has awarded Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services its "Lead Agency of the Year" designation for local efforts to prevent accidental childhood injury. The honor was announced during Safe Kids' May 4 gala at the W Atlanta-Midtown, fire spokesman Tim Cavender said. Cherokee Fire houses the county's Safe Kids program. Led by Capt. Chad Arp, the department's fire safety educator, Safe Kids Cherokee focuses on child passenger safety, animal bite prevention, water safety, and bike and pedestrian safety. Most recently, Safe Kids Cherokee hosted a child safety seat check at the Harmony on the Lake subdivision. "Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services provide vehicles, trailers, fire apparatus, manpower and supplies …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Kevin Anthony Cryderman left a Woodstock residence early Tuesday afternoon.
Deputies are searching for Kevin Anthony Cryderman who was last seen early Tuesday afternoon when he left 1530 Hunter Trail in Woodstock on foot, according to a sheriff's office release. Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is urged to call 911. For any additional information please email Lt. Jamie Gianfala at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday, March 16, 2012
If signed into law, voters would be asked to consider a referendum to eliminate the county government portion of the property tax on homeowners through the collection of a one penny sales tax.
A measure that could ultimately eliminate the county portion of Cherokee homeowners' property tax bills passed the Georgia Senate today. Senate Bill 514, if signed into law, would allow the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners to ask voters to consider a referendum to eliminate the county government portion of the property tax on homeowners through the collection of a one penny sales tax known as the Homestead Option Sales Tax. Supporters say it would provide significant tax relief to homeowners while making sure that everyone using county services contributes to the payment of those services. “This measure could ultimately earn Cherokee County the distinction of having some of the lowest property taxes in the state for homeowners,” said…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Find out where to vote for the March 6 primary.
Early, In-Person voting for the March 6 Presidential Primary started Monday at 8:30 a.m. and runs through Feb. 24. Polls are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at: Cherokee County Elections Office 400 E. Main Street Canton, GA 30114 Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A committee recommended that both the school board and county commission seats be voted on by residents in each post's district.
The Cherokee County legislative delegation could introduce new redistricting guidelines to the House of Representatives as early as today. According to The Cherokee Tribune, the Blue Ribbon Committee, which was tasked with redistricting the county Board of Education and Board of Commissioners posts, has recommended the seats on both be voted on by residents in those specific districts. The committee also is recommending that the school board and commission chairman seats be elected at-large. The committee originally decided that the seven school board seats should be elected at-large, but that recommendation lost by one vote at a meeting on Monday night. The Board of Education seats currently are voted on countywide, though the …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Be prepared for flurries but no accumulation.
A wind advisory is in affect for Cherokee County throughout Thursday night and into Friday morning with a small chance of snow showers, according to a release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. From 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday night there is a 20 percent chance of rain mixed with snow. After 10 p.m., there is a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Take caution if you are traveling early Friday morning as icy spots may develop on bridges and overpasses.