Local Veterans donated to help flood victims in Kentucky; Reinhardt's dining hall got a facelift; And Cherokee girls will now have the opportunity to play football.
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Today is Tuesday August 30th and happy 50th birthday to Cameron Diaz
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STORY 1: Vets
#Veterans groups in Cherokee County recently delivered supplies to an American Legion post in #Jenkins, #Kentucky for flood victims in the area.
American Legion Post 45 in Canton, Cherokee County Homeless Veterans program, Unit 45 of the Post 45 Auxiliary and American Legion Post 316 in Woodstock recently put together a two U-Haul truck caravan of needed supplies to take to Kentucky as part of a humanitarian relief effort. American Legion members raised just over $260 at the Ninth District quarterly meeting for trucks and gas to transport materials to Kentucky. On August 18th, members of the Cherokee County Homeless Veterans program and Unit 45 of the Auxiliary secured a 26 foot and 20 foot #U-Haul truck from a local dealer and started filling vehicles with case items such as paper towels, rags, food, clothing, personal hygiene, #Kleenex tissues, homeless backpacks, small appliances, and disposable hand wipes. The 20 foot truck was loaded back in Canton and was comprised of many products donated to the homeless veteran thrift store, as well as 40 backpacks for homeless veterans put together by Kimberly Clarke employees during a volunteer day event. After a long 6 hour truck drive the team headed by Post 316 Commander Julian Windham, Post 45 Finance Officer John Bruss and Navy Veteran Ray Ross, the truck and supplies landed in Jenkins and Post 66 where the needed supplies were unloaded and placed in the Jenkins Post
STORY 2: Dining Hall
The W. Frank and Evelyn J. Gordy Center on the #Reinhardt University campus received some upgrades while students were on summer break. Beautiful new landscaping surrounds the building in front and on the sides of Gordy. Simms Garden has a new water feature and additional seating for outside dining. Inside, changes are subtle. New canvases hang on the walls featuring Reinhardt students. Another canvas recognizes #Metz Culinary Management staff at the dining hall. The walls have been painted in Reinhardt colors. New white subway tiles line the walls behind serving stations, and new tile covers the outside of the pizza oven. Most noticeably, the #Reinhardt #Eagle watches over the salad bar.
Story 3: Flag Football
#Cherokee County Recreation and Parks is offering an inaugural girls flag football program that gives young women a chance to explore a growing sport.
The program accepts young female athletes grades fourth through eighth. Athletes should register for their appropriate Cherokee County School District high school district.
Registration is open through Sept. 5 and costs $115. The season starts September 28th through November 19th according to the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.
According to Cherokee County, the parks department did a trial run of girls flag football in a pilot program last year. In May 2021, Cherokee Recreation and Parks received $2,000 from the Atlanta Falcons for the program.
Over the last few years, women’s flag football has been growing at an exponential rate at the high school and collegiate level in Georgia and across the country, according to the parks department.
STORY 4: Intersection
The intersection of #Wiley Bridge Road and #Cox Road will be closed to through traffic, beginning yesterday and going through September 30th for construction work on a roundabout there, the Cherokee County Roadway Capital Program announced.
The intersection will only be open to local residences, emergency vehicles, and school bus circulation. All other traffic will be required to use the detour.
West Wiley Bridge Road will be closed to all traffic from Cox Road to Willow Tree Drive during this period.
A posted detour will be provided for the duration of the construction. The detour route utilizes #West Wiley Bridge Road, King Road and Highway 92. Motorists are asked to obey the detour for their safety as well as for the safety of all contractors’ personnel.
STORY 5 :Reinhardt
#Reinhardt’s football team kicked its season off on the road Thursday night, beating #Faulkner 34-27 behind a big first half in Montgomery, Alabama.
The #Eagles put up 27 points across the first two quarters before relying on their defense for much of the final stretch.
Devyn Collins started the season strong, carrying the ball 23 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns, while new starting quarterback Hunter Arters made plays in the passing game, finishing 10-of-19 for 169 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was a milestone for Coach James Miller, who earned his 50th win to begin his sixth season as coach. Overall, he is 50-11 at the Eagles’ helm. Reinhardt will return to action Sept. 3 by hosting #Bethel, which accounted for one of the Eagles’ two regular-season losses last year following a highly contested 34-33 game. The Wildcats were No. 24 in the #NAIA preseason poll.
STORY 6 :Etowah
The turnaround started in the third quarter. #Etowah trailed 10-0 heading into the break and struggled to move the ball like it had against Lassiter in Week 1.
Then, on the opening kickoff of the second half, quarterback Xavier Mahoney broke through the pile and raced up the opposing sideline for an 88-yard return touchdown, cutting the Cherokee lead to just three points.
#Etowah rallied back and took #Cherokee to double overtime, where it turned the Warriors away on a potential game-winning 2-point conversion attempt. The #Eagles escaped with a 31-30 victory. Friday night marks the first time Etowah has defeated Cherokee on its home field since 2014.
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