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Body removed from Lake Arrowhead in Waleska

Cherokee Sheriff Press Release


Cherokee Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Lake Arrowhead in Waleska Monday afternoon at approximately 7:44 p.m. after a boater  reportedly observed a body floating in the water.

The Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services Dive team removed the body from the lake. The body has been identified by investigators as an elderly female that resides in Lake Arrowhead. Her name is not being released at this time pending notification of the family. An autopsy will be scheduled for Tuesday.

April 21 is deadline for May 20 Primary Election


Atlanta – Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election.  This leaves just one week before the deadline.

Lack of rules keeps venues out of county

Pickens County Seal 3d    In Pickens County, “rock and roll ain’t noise pollution” -- there are no noise ordinances.
    But instead of creating an atmosphere of rockin’ and rollin’ all night long, businesses wanting to create festivals, special event venues and even wedding locations are being shown a cold shoulder.
    See our print or online editions for the full story.

Caged snakes found at Freehome shooting


Cherokee County Sheriff Press Release


Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. April 14, 2014. Cherokee sheriff’s deputies were dispatched Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:30pm to 480 Hester Drive in the Freehome community in reference to a person shot. At the location they found David Welchel, 40 years old of