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Mayor says new Walmart will boost Holly Springs economy

By: Marcus Howard Cherokee Tribune HOLLY SPRINGS — A Walmart Supercenter store is coming to Holly Springs in 2014, city officials announced. The announcement was made over the weekend by the city of Holly Springs, which says construction will begin next spring at a 30-acre site on Holly Springs Parkway, just off exit 14 on […]

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Tax incentives fuel filmmakers’ interest

By Lee Thomas Guest Columnist for AJC Last week, the Georgia Department of Economic Development released the state film office’s fiscal year 2012 economic impact numbers for the film industry — $3.1 billion. The state is currently hosting 32 film and television shows, from home improvement shows to scripted dramas and major feature films. In […]

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Northside Hospital-Cherokee breaks ground on new facility

By Marcus Howard Cherokee Tribune WOODSTOCK — Northside Hospital-Cherokee’s new 100,817-square-foot, four-story medical office building on Towne Lake Parkway at Interstate 575 in Woodstock broke ground Thursday morning with promises of becoming an asset to the surrounding community. Billy Hayes, CEO of Northside Hospital-Cherokee, said the Northside-Cherokee Towne Lake Medical Office Building will provide accessible […]

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CCSD’s SAT Average is Highest In Georgia

The Cherokee County School District had the highest SAT district average in the state for the 2011-12 school year. Cherokee’s SAT district average of 1,587 ranked first in top 10 districts across the state, narrowly surpassing Fulton County’s average score of 1,580. Other metro Atlanta districts in the top 10 include Forsyth, Fayette, Cobb, Gwinnett […]

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The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta Still on Track

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta recently released an aerial shot of the site. Buildings A & B have a completed roof deck, and Building D’s is underway. The project is still on track to open in August 2013. Stay tuned for more information and pictures. See below for a quick summary of the Outlet Mall […]

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Ground broken on long-awaited Cherokee 75 Corporate Park

By Kristal Dixon Cherokee Tribune ACWORTH — A long-awaited business park that is expected to bring jobs and opportunity to Cherokee County broke ground on Tuesday. Business and community leaders gathered in the rain to attend the groundbreaking of Cherokee 75 Corporate Park in southwest Cherokee. The Cherokee Office of Economic Development and the Cherokee […]

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Northside Plans to Expand

By Kristal Dixon Cherokee Tribune WOODSTOCK — Northside Hospital-Cherokee continues to expand its footprint in Cherokee County. The hospital on Monday formally announced it will partner with Duke Realty to build a four-story medical office building just west of Interstate 575 on Towne Lake Parkway. The 100,000-square-foot facility will be located on the former Madison […]

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Local Resident Gives Back On Reality Show

From staff reports Cherokee Tribune & Marietta Daily Journal CANTON — One of Cherokee County’s rising entrepreneurs recently appeared on a reality television show, which showcases successful business owners giving back to the community. Sean Belnick, CEO and founder of Bizchair.com, appeared on ABC’s Secret Millionaire, the show that allows successful business owners to hide […]

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Outlet Mall Construction is Underway

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta project is on track to open August 2013. Site activities are well underway in Woodstock off Ridgewalk Parkway. The first building pad was poured last week, and another is expected to be poured next week. See below for a quick summary of the Outlet Mall Project (Source: CBL & Associates […]

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New Interchange 92 percent complete: Sixes Road bridge project on target, five companies submit qualifications for Northwest Corridor Project

By: Janet Pelletier The Cherokee Ledger-News A new interchange in Woodstock along Interstate 575 is now 92 percent complete, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman, and progress also is moving on schedule for the Sixes Road bridge widening in Holly Springs. “The contractor has finished paving the auxiliary lanes,” GDOT spokesman Mohamed Arafa […]

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