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Cherokee Earns Highest SAT Average in Metro Atlanta

The Cherokee County School District continues to rank in the top 5 school districts in Georgia for average SAT scores, and earned the highest county average in metro Atlanta! The School District’s Class of 2015 earned an average total score of 1560, which is the fifth-highest score out of 180 school systems in the State […]

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Canton Automotive Manufacturer Expands

Canton automotive manufacture, Piolax USA, has announced an expansion of their facility located in the Canton-Cherokee Business & Industrial Park. The company, specializing in plastic and metal automotive parts, has been a part of the community for nearly 30 years. The ground breaking for the 82,000 sq. ft. expansion was held Thursday, September 3rd at […]

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Three Cherokee Cities make Safest Cities List

Three Cherokee County cities have found themselves in the Top 25 of The Safest Cities in Georgia list provided by SafeWise.com. The cities of Canton, Holly Springs and Woodstock have been identified due to their wonderful public safety and other systems they have in place to make the community feel secure. The City of Holly […]

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Cherokee earns record high ACT scores

Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2015 earned record high scores and the second-highest county average in metro Atlanta while continuing to exceed their peers across the Nation on the challenging ACT college entrance and placement examination.  CCSD’s average score ranks it among the top districts in Georgia on this measure. The CCSD average ACT […]

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Woodstock named in Best Places to Live

Woodstock has been named to Money Magazine’s 2015 list of Best Places to Live! Check out what they had to say about this Cherokee County city: AT A GLANCE Population 26,059 Median Income $71,715 Job Growth 12.6% Median Home Price $184,775 Property Tax $1,454 Woodstock has more than doubled in size in the past 10 […]

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Champion-Cherokee’s Film

Canton, GA (August 13, 2015) We have all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” A concept that also speaks true to the making of Champion the movie, the village being Cherokee County. The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) had the opportunity to spend some time on set with Champion, […]

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STEM Awards Finalists Announced-Connecting Education and Industry

Canton, GA (August 11, 2015) Having recently been recognized as having an innovation economy by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) is taking care to continue to drive the aspects of our county that earned Cherokee that title. One of those aspects was the quality of talent readily […]

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Woodstock outlets a resounding success

Since opening in July 2013, the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta has been a big boost to the Cherokee County economy, say local officials. According to the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, the initial investment in the complex was $115 million and 1,200 jobs originally added upon its opening. “Our community is benefiting from the boost […]

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Cherokee Teachers ranked amongst the best in the Nation

Do you think your high school’s teachers are the best? Niche.com recently released its 2015 list of high schools with the best teachers throughout the nation, as well as the state of Georgia. In addition to naming the overall best high schools, Niche.com also ranked schools with the best extracurriculars, facilities, food, outcomes, sports and more. […]

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Fast track: Movie filming at Dixie Speedway

Woodstock and Dixie Speedway are about to hit the big screen after being selected as the film site for an upcoming movie. “Champion” is a faith-based movie that tells the story of two dirt-track racers who travel a rocky road to overcome turmoil and tragedy. Producer David Cook said the movie is about forgiveness. The […]

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