Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A proposal by the city of Nelson to require all its residents to own firearms most likely will not catch on in Cherokee County.
A proposal considered by Cherokee County's northernmost city to require its residents to own a firearm will most likely not gather much steam across the county. The city of Nelson, which has a population of around 1,300 people and sits on the Cherokee-Pickens County line north of Ball Ground, is considering an ordinance to mandate the head of each household in the city to own a firearm. Nelson City Councilman Duane Cronic told WSB-TV that the ordinance, an exact replica of a 1982 Kennesaw ordinance that requires every head of a household to own a gun, is needed as the city only has one police officer, Police Chief Heath Mitchell. When the chief is off-duty, the city has to rely on the protection of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office and …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
City, county and federal employees are off on Jan. 1.
The cities of Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, Waleska, Ball Ground and Cherokee County administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, for the New Year's holiday. Additionally, the city of Waleska's offices will be closed on Monday. All operations required for the comfort and safety of citizens will remain open. The Cherokee County Tax Commissioners' offices will also be closed on Tuesday for the holiday. The Cherokee Area Transportation System buses will also not run on New Year's Day. Sequoyah Regional Library System branches will close at 5 p.m. Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. Local residents who utilize Waste Management for residential waste disposal services should know the company will not pick up trash …
Friday, May 20, 2011
A raccoon tested positive in Ball Ground.
Health officials confirm that a raccoon that recently attacked a dog in Ball Ground has rabies. On May 3, the raccoon attacked a dog on Hightower Trail in Ball Ground, according to a release from the health department. There was no human contact and the dog was up-to-date on its shots. Only a 45-day home quarantine was required. Officials are encouraging people to stay away from unfamiliar animals and to keep pets and livestock vaccinated. If you are attacked by an animal, wash the wound with soap and water before seeking immediate medical attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the symptoms are similar to the flu and may last for days.