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Sweet Summertime in Canton

The summer season in Canton is filled with enjoyable entertainment options. Here are some of the highlights: First FridayThe Troubadour Project (6/2) and Rupert's Orchestra (7/7)Bring your friends and hang out in downtown Canton for a family friendly night filled with live entertainment. The Troubadour Project faithfully recreates all the sounds, v...

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Ease On Down the Road(map)!

The City of Canton is springing forward! In November 2022, we held our winter Council retreat to review our progress on the measurable goals established in our Roadmap for Success, which is a 15-year strategic plan that was adopted at the end of 2020. The Roadmap contains eight tenets that focus on the top priorities as defined and vetted by our ci...

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Holly Springs Update

The City of Holly Springs has good things going on everywhere you look, so continue reading to get caught up on all the progress. The first exciting bit of news — the Holly Springs Train Depot is getting a makeover! The Depot has been well-loved over the years, and the time is right for it to receive a little TLC. While undergoing renovations, the ...

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City of Canton Park Updates

One of the tenets of the City of Canton's Roadmap for Success is "Connecting Citizens to Parks and Recreation." Team Canton is proud of the work we've accomplished on our expanding and improving parks system: Etowah River Park recently expanded eastward, under and across I-575. The park includes a 1.5 mile trail along the river. Events held here in...

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State of the City 2022 in Review

The state of our city is more compelling than ever before, and we are determined to continue to brighten our community in the coming year and those that follow.Today's Canton is home to more than 35,000 residents. Businesses have celebrated silver and gold anniversaries, and new entrepreneurs have recently invested in Canton, as they seek to serve ...

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Springtime in Ball Ground

After the cold winter months, spring is always a welcome time of longer, warmer days and nature's rebirth. Flowers are blooming, trees are coming back to life, and birds are singing cheerful songs. What a great time to bring the family to Ball Ground. Ball Ground's 2023 events calendar is filled with many fun activities. You can also enjoy great re...

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Get to Know Councilman Jeff Wilbur

Councilman Jeff Wilbur represents residents in Ward 5. Though he's not originally from here (he hails from Babylon, New York, and his neighbor was Captain Kangaroo!), he has lived in Cherokee County for more than 40 years and has spent the last 17 years as a citizen of Holly Springs. He made a career in telecom at Bellsouth, then pursued a post-ret...

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Canton Selected for Admission Into Georgia Initiative for Community Housing

Canton was recently selected to participate in the next cohort for the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH). Chamblee, Montezuma, Villa Rica, and Gwinnett County were also admitted to this three-year program. GICH helps communities improve quality of life and economic vitality through the development of locally driven housing and revital...

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Ball Ground Is Rolling Into New Beginnings

The City of Ball Ground accomplished much last year, and we look forward to new beginnings and continued progress in 2023.The work of past elected officials is what has drawn so many to now call Ball Ground "home." On many of the city's large green pastures sit beautiful new homes, which is bittersweet for some lifelong residents. But those who are...

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Continuing on Its Creative Path City of Canton Seeks Residents’ Input for Arts Master Plan

 Canton's mayor and City Council have set clear intentions for economic development as well as resident and visitor experiences in the city of Canton. Adding a manager of economic development & tourism to Team Canton last year and forming the Canton Cultural Arts Commission (CCAC) are two major accomplishments. Naturally following these ar...

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Holly Springs Latest Progress

Here are a couple of updates regarding Holly Springs' most exciting projects.Town CenterAs scheduled, work continues at Holly Springs Town Center. While you can't see vertical construction yet, the project team has been hard at work completing site work and underlying infrastructure. Dirt is moving, retaining walls are going in, pipe crews are comi...

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

 "You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout; I'm telling you why"— Santa Claus is coming to Ball Ground! Though still a few weeks away, the City of Ball Ground is getting ready for the 8th Annual March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots to be held at 7:00pm on December 2, in downtown Ball Ground. This parade is one of the...

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With Thanksgiving for Canton

 My tenure as a public servant officially began more than eight years ago when I was elected to serve as city councilman for Ward 2. Much has changed during that time, and like the rest of Cherokee County and the region, Canton has seen a lot of growth. In fact, Georgia's population increased almost 11% over the past decade — it's the 12th fas...

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Best Adaptive Reuse Award Goes to The Mill on Etowah

 At its annual conference in August, the Georgia Downtown Association recognized City of Canton with an Award of Excellence in the category of Best Adaptive Reuse for The Mill on Etowah. This stunning adaptive reuse development, which once housed a 120-year-old cotton mill, is nestled on 35 acres along the banks of Canton's Etowah River. The M...

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Rebranding the City of Holly Springs

 Every community is unique and has a story to tell. Having a brand that accurately represents its competitive strengths is just what Holly Springs needs right now. The City of Holly Springs is excited to announce that it will be partnering with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) at the University of Georgia to undergo a community ...

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Ball Ground Historical Society Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ball Ground Historical Society. The past 10 years have been filled with many lifelong residents of Ball Ground and Cherokee County recounting memories of the area. Though some members have since passed away, the stories they shared will live on. The Ball Ground Historical Society is the brainchi...

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What’s New in ’22? Canton Project Updates

Canton is past the midway point for completing the Water Pollution Control Plant at Boling Park, which will increase daily sewage treatment capacity by 3 million gallons, allowing for further development and better sustainability practices. The Old Ball Ground Sewer Line Expansion Phase 2 and Westward Etowah River Trail Connection Project are expec...

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Canton's Awesome Reputation

 Canton's city manager, city clerk, city council members, and I recently attended the Georgia Municipal annual conference in Savannah. It was my eighth time going to this gathering, which is attended by elected officials and staff members from all of Georgia's 537 cities. The conference provides several days of accredited training on a variety...

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Construction Continues on Holly Springs Town Center Project

Although sometimes tough to see when driving by, the Town Center Project construction team has been hard at work this summer, prepping underlying infrastructure that is critical to support vertical construction. This initial phase of the project encompasses clearing, grading, excavation, earthwork, building retaining walls, and installing various u...

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Public Art Initiatives Bloom in Canton

Completed earlier this spring by professional artist Madison Beaulieu, the blossoms on the new wildflower mural at North and Lee Streets in downtown Canton instantly became a free gathering spot of connectivity and accessibility to art for everyone – outside the walls of a museum or gallery. Providing opportunities to encounter art and to engage wi...

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