1. Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday, and Cherokee's emergency director wants to remind residents to make preparations now for the threat of severe weather. "Due to the severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that hurricanes and tropical storms can produce in this part of the state, Cherokee County residents should begin now gathering the basic supplies they and their family will need if at some point they have to take shelter," said Robby Westbrook, director of the Cherokee County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Open the attached PDFs for details.
2. A Woodstock man was found floating in Lake Allatoona on Sunday, according to a report on Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch.
4. In his latest Local Voices column, Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Pastor Jamey Prickett reflects on summertime memories. What are your favorite summertime memories? Look for Prickett's column, "Watermelon in Summertime," at 5 a.m.
5. BridgeMill Animal Hospital has taken an early lead in this week's Readers' Choice poll. This week, we want to know your favorite place to take your pets when you're away. The poll will be open until 9 a.m. Friday. Remember: We give equal weight to poll results as well as positive reviews and ratings on the directory listings for the businesses nominated. Don't just vote. Give your pick a five-star rating and review, too.
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