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NY Times bestselling author Karen White to visit Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

NY Times bestselling author Karen White to visit Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Lots of Karen White fans are excited about her follow up to FALLING HOME, a story set in the fictional Southern town of Walton. AFTER THE RAIN builds on the same rich characters, with some great new plot twists. The wait is over and Karen White is coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for her book launch party. Never been to a book launch party?  This is a perfect time to celebrate and get up close and personal with the author.

Hundreds to graduate from Chattahoochee Tech

Hundreds to graduate from Chattahoochee Tech

MARIETTA, Ga. -- More than 1,100 students have applied to graduate from Chattahoochee Technical College this month.

The Marietta-based school's commencement ceremony will be held Dec. 17 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

One remarkable soon-to-be-graduate is George House of Canton. House is a former combat medic who entered Chattahoochee Tech with hopes of becoming a nurse. However, he soon discovered that he had a knack for working with electronics.

"I learned about the classes in biomedical and realized it would be a good fit," said House, who is receiving an associate of science in electrical and computer engineering technology with a specialization in biomedical instrumentation technology. "It is an area with great potential for growth and careers."

"I'm looking to secure a position with a company where I can continue to grow and learn," House added.

Woodstock HS teacher wins education award

Woodstock HS teacher wins education award

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- A special education teacher at Woodstock High School has received the South Cherokee Optimist Club's Excellence in Education Award.

Paula Dixon received the honor at the club's awards breakfast on Nov. 30.

The awards breakfast is held every year to recognize exemplary special needs students in Cherokee County.

Caribou Coffee supports troops and military working dogs

Caribou Coffee supports troops and military working dogs

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Caribou Coffee of Cherokee County will be supporting our troops this holiday season by sending their Reindeer blend coffee and other requested items overseas for both Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. Caribou’s “Operation Coffee Break” is a long-standing tradition, where each coffeehouse chooses an organization to support throughout the season. Caribou on 92 is working with locally-founded Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc.

Woodstock mayor visits Arnold Mill ES

Woodstock mayor visits Arnold Mill ES

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Donnie Henriques, mayor of Woodstock, recently taught the third graders at Arnold Mill Elementary School all about his life at the top of the city.

During his trip to the school, the mayor took questions and lectured on his duties and responsibilities.

Mayor Henriques' visit tied in perfectly to the students' lessons about civics and government.

"The AME administration sends out special thanks to the third grade team for organizing this valuable first-hand learning experience with a local official," Arnold Mill Elementary principal Kerry Martin said in a statement.

Second grader makes blankets for nursing center

Second grader makes blankets for nursing center

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Carmel Elementary School student Emmalee Nichols, was challenged in Mrs. Jill Noojin's second-grade class to do a community service project.

Emmalee, age 8, made ten fleece no-sew lap blankets for the Canton Nursing Center.  Emmalee said, "I care about this project because people need our help, especially older people." The challenge was made in the spirit of Community Service Day, also known as Make a Difference Day (10/22/12).

PHOTOS | Make a Difference Day 2012

Emmalee’s parents, Wyatt and Michele Nichols, were very proud of her hard work and desire to help others. Carmel Elementary is nationally known for their character education program; they currently are the State School of Character for Georgia and have also received national acclaim.