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Cherokee bests national average for innovation

For the second consecutive year, Cherokee County has been identified as having an Innovation Economy. Cherokee is one of the five Georgia counties to have bested the national average on the Innovation Index, according to a report released by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Oconee counties were the other four […]

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Cherokee high schools rank nationally

U.S. News and World Report has named two Cherokee County high schools as among the best nationally. Etowah High School and Sequoyah High School earned silver medals under the magazine’s ranking methodology for “Best High Schools in America.” Sequoyah ranked 1,950 in the U.S., and Etowah was 2,169. The news organization bases its rankings on […]

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CCSD Among The Best For Technology Use

The Cherokee County School District for the 11th time has been named one of the top 10 large school systems nationwide for its effective use of technology in education. The honor is a result of the annual Digital School Districts Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association. The survey […]

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State Workforce Team Launches Scholarship and Grant Program to Strengthen Skilled Trade Workforce

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division announced today the launch of a grant and scholarship program designed to strengthen Georgia’s skilled-trade workforce through it’s Go Build Georgia program. Go Build Georgia (GBG) and the Go Build Georgia Foundation have partnered with the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division (CTAE) of the Georgia Department […]

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Teasley Teachers Awarded Microsoft Innovative Educator Certification

Teasley Middle School recently celebrated becoming the nation’s first middle school to have all its teachers achieve Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) certified. The program requires 16 hours of training for teachers on Microsoft’s suite of computer-based resources, including productivity, lesson planning and research-based programs. A staff of 110 Teasley teachers explored Office 365 and how […]

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Opportunity Comes Full Circle-Cherokee Career Expo

There is something to be said about working in your home community. The sense of ownership that comes with living, working and enjoying the quality of life your town or county provides is empowering. As a job search begins, many people don’t know how to find work locally. They don’t realize that the positions they […]

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COED to host 2nd Annual Cherokee Career Expo

In 2015, nearly 1000 job seekers attended the inaugural Cherokee Career Expo. Scores of Cherokee’s largest employers were on-hand, looking to hire for over 600 positions. After the staggering success, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) knew that this event needed to continue, a notion that was reinforced by the Opportunity Cherokee strategic planning […]

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CCSD’s Six High Schools Win AP Honors

Each of CCSD’s six traditional high schools has earned recognition from the State as an 2016 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School for outstanding student performance and participation on AP exams! CCSD’s high schools have been named to the AP Honor List each of the last six years. Schools can earn recognition in as many as […]

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SW Cherokee welcomes Papa John’s Regional Hub

“Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” Better Cherokee. Papa John’s International, Inc. (Papa John’s) is locating its new regional hub, which will supply over 400 Papa John’s stores across seven states, to Cherokee County. There are currently ten full-service regional production and distribution centers in the United States, which Papa John’s refers to as Quality Control Centers […]

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Reformation Brewery Receives Georgia Small Business Award

The Cherokee community is raising a toast to a local business in celebration of their hard-work and accomplishments. Reformation Brewery has been recognized as one of Georgia’s “Small Business Rock Stars,” a program that recognizes outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses in the state of Georgia. Created in 2013, the program is a joint effort […]

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