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PHS' Hello, Dolly! opens this week


The cast of PHS's spring production of Hello, Dolly!

Thanks to the PHS theatre department, come April you’ll be able to travel back in time to the late 19th century with widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi in one of the most enduring musical theatre productions in Broadway history, Hello Dolly!


PHS Theatre Director Leah VanDoran said the show is a return to the classics after less traditional productions last fall. 

Fight in Ball Ground leads to shooting, arrest


Buddy Gene Hembree was arrested following a Ball Ground shooting.


From Cherokee Sheriff's Office

The suspect in the shooting last night on Jordan Road in Ball Ground has been arrested and booked into the Cherokee Adult Detention Center. Buddy Gene Hembree, 48 years old of Ball Ground, has been charged with Aggravated Battery. Hembree remains in custody in without bond.

State revenues jump 9 percent in March


From Office of Governor Nathan Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia’s net tax revenues for March totaled $1.43 billion, an increase of $118.5 million, or 9 percent, compared to March 2014. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $13.85 billion for an increase of $794.8 million, or 6.1 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $13.05 billion through nine months. Year-to-date gross tax collections, before refunds and distributions to local governments, totaled $19.2 billion, which was an increase of $1.08 billion, or 6 percent, compared to the year-to-date total of $18.12 billion in March 2014.



Traffic stop, scuffle with deputies leads to drug arrests in North Cherokee

From Cherokee Sheriff’s Office 


 A Cherokee Sheriff’s deputy stopped a pickup truck Monday night on Lower Burris Road near Clayton Food Store. While talking with the passenger, Michael Hulsey, 44 years old of Canton, the deputy discovered Hulsey was in possession of Marijuana paraphernalia. The deputy attempted to handcuff Hulsey who attempted to flee. Another deputy also attempted secure Hulsey. During the struggle Hulsey struck one of the deputies in the face. A dog that was also in the suspect’s truck bit one of the deputies while attempting to arrest Hulsey.  Hulsey was able to break away from the deputies and fled into the nearby woods. With the assistance of a police K-9, Hulsey was captured hiding in the woods a short time later.

Is this the year to start a vegetable garden?


Learn more about starting a vegetable garden in the special section in this Wednesday's Progress.


By Eric Hill,

Autumn Hill Nursery

The controversy over genetically modified foods as well as the use of pesticides and other chemicals on commercially grown food is in high gear.  

Are GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) a good thing? Are the chemicals used really safe? Where did the food come from, and are the regulations in that country as strict as ours?  

With all the information available from so many different sources it’s hard to know who to believe. Our government is watching out for our health, but they don’t always get it right, and it often takes years, even decades to realize.