Monday, April 22, 2013
The ministry's new facility is more modern and will allow clients greater personal space and dignity than the current facility allows.
MUST Ministries Cherokee Program Services will soon be doing its work in a new home. Next month, the organization will relocate from its current headquarters at 141-B Marietta Rd. to a state-of-the-art facility at 111 Brown Industrial Pkwy. Construction on the new building is substantially complete. New furniture and electronic services are currently being installed at the new location. "The new building will help us assist our clients with more dignity and more effectively," said Cherokee Program Services Program Director Kendall Jones. "Bigger waiting area means more people can be served but also served safely." At the current location, the cramped quarters make personal space a precious commodity, and due to fire regulations, many …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Enjoy 10 percent off through the end of the month and get some food in your belly!
Brooke's Boutique, a new business in downtown Canton, is celebrating its grand opening this month with some special deals you'll want to take advantage of. Throughout the month of March, all store purchases will be 10 percent off. The boutique carries various products like one of a kind jewelry, Capri Blue Natural Burning Candles, and Nerium Skin Care, also known as "Botox in a bottle." If you buy something at the boutique, you'll also be treated to a free hot dog courtesy of Downtown Deli Dogs. Brooke's Boutique will be open tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The ministry has found a new facility near Interstate 575. Now it needs your financial support.
After more than two decades of serving the poor in an outdated, cramped building on West Marietta Street, officials with MUST Ministries said today that it is time to move. And they think that they've found the perfect place to serve the 11,000 Cherokee County residents who come to the agency annually for clothes, food, and employment and housing assistance. All they need, MUST spokeswoman Kaye Cagle said, is your financial support to move by year's end. MUST bought the building, a new, 9,000-square-foot facility at 111 Brown Industrial Pkwy., in February. For years, the building has been vacant, Cagle said. The ministry needs $592,000 to build out the facility, which cost $976,000 to acquire. Add $132,000 for operating and related …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
An open house will be held this Monday.
The Cherokee County Senior Center, which has added 2,000 square feet of additional space, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. According to an email from the Cherokee County Volunteer Aging Council, the renovations include expanded kitchen space for Meals on Wheels, an improved entrance with hand rails, a new covered area for pickups/dropoffs, new restrooms, new game rooms, a craft room, conference room and a renovated garden. All of the upgrades were paid for with SPLOST dollars as well as grants and other donations. The open house was originally scheduled for July 30, but got pushed back due to unfinished work. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Canton-Sixes Patch’s free newsletter, like us on…
Monday, June 11, 2012
The owners of the downtown landmark announced in March that they were putting the building up for sale.
The owners of R&M Sandwich Shop, who announced in March that they were putting the building up for sale, have decided to keep the hoagie spot open, according to a post on the business' Facebook page. "Yesterday the family made the commitment to keep my parents dream alive and keep the Hoagie Shop open," Mike DeLuca wrote on Thursday. DeLuca's mother and late father started R&M on March 20, 1972. The shop has struggled in recent years as downtown Canton lost anchors such as the Cherokee County Administration Building and the Main Street Post Office. DeLuca said in March that if there weren't any buyers of the building that houses the sandwich shop, eventually it would close. But Thursday, he wrote that he had "a new excitement I haven't …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Around 10:54 a.m. today, a man called from a pay phone in Atlanta. The person said there was a bomb at the Cherokee County Justice Center.
No bomb devices were found during sweeps of the Cherokee County Justice Center and the Historic Courthouse today, but authorities have received word of a second bomb threat in Cherokee, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said this afternoon. Around 10:54 a.m. today, a man called from a pay phone in Atlanta. The person said there was a bomb at the Cherokee County Justice Center. "The information was provided by Atlanta 911 who advised they had received a call from a pay phone in Atlanta and a male voice made the threat," Lt. Jay Baker said. "The Cherokee County Justice Center and the Historic Courthouse next door were immediately evacuated." The major streets around Canton's downtown square were closed as agencies, some …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The president and CEO says as much in a full page newspaper ad.
In a full page ad that will appear in today's Cherokee Ledger-News, WellStar Health System CEO Reynold Jennings said the Marietta health care provider has dropped all opposition to Northside Hospital-Cherokee's proposed replacement facility. "Although Northside's application and public statements were unclear, we will accept Northside's recent statement that it will not offer any new or expanded clinical services at its new hospital facility," he wrote. Jennings' open letter to Cherokee County residents comes just one month after a WellStar spokesman said officials at the health system were exploring their options after the Georgia Department of Community Health rejected the health system's latest challenge to Northside Hospital-Cherokee's…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Soul Food Market and Goin' Coastal are expanding.
Due to growth, The Soul Food Market will be serving its muffins and chicken salad sandwiches from a new location starting on May 29. The downtown Canton restaurant announced this afternoon that it is moving out of Yawn's Books & More on May 26. "The Soul Food Market is expanding and moving two doors down the street to 192 East Main Street (formerly Red Rose Café)," Farris Yawn, the bookstore's founder and owner, said in a news release. Starting June 4, Yawn's will continue to offer dining options under a different name, Mom's Diner. "The continued support of these two businesses by the residents of Canton and Cherokee County is greatly appreciated," Yawn said. This is the second downtown eatery to announce expansion plans. Within the next …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
And a Canton company announced plans for a larger facility in the Bluffs and a new training program with Chattahoochee Technical College.
Cherokee County has added nearly 150 new jobs since Jan. 1, 2012, and more are on the way now that businesses in Canton's Technology Ridge area can take advantage of new tax credits. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently approved the county's request to designate the area, which includes parts of Riverstone, the Bluffs, and the Canton-Cherokee Business & Industrial Park, as an opportunity zone, according to a March 29 report in the Cherokee Tribune. It’s the second opportunity zone designation awarded to Cherokee. The southwest part of the county near Highway 92 is the first. Businesses in opportunity zones are eligible for tax credits and other incentives in exchange for economic development. At a morning press conference …
Monday, April 30, 2012
WellStar's latest effort to challenge Northside Hospital-Cherokee's relocation efforts may not be its last.
The spokesman for WellStar Health System said the Marietta health care provider is exploring its options after its latest effort to challenge Northside Hospital-Cherokee's relocation efforts failed on Friday. "WellStar Health System is disappointed in the Department of Community Health’s (DCH) decision and we are evaluating our options on whether to appeal," Keith Bowermaster said in a statement. Asked what those options were, Bowermaster said, "WellStar could file a lawsuit in either Cobb or Fulton County Superior Court." Since last year, WellStar Health System officials have contended that Northside Hospital-Cherokee's relocation efforts should go through the same state review process of other hospitals, known as the Certificate of Need …