February 2013

The Cherokee Senior Softball Association is a grass organization for slow-pitch softball of more than 400 players of different skill levels having fun on the diamond.  Founded in the early 1990s the association plays a spring and fall season.  Player from all areas of Metro Atlanta are welcome and come from all walks of life.  The ... [Read more]

  Another new neighbor is moving in at Soleil Laurel Canyon, a wonderful active adult community in Canton.  The buyer is a long-time Atlanta resident wanting to be closer to her children and grandchildren in East Cobb.  The buyer chose Soleil for the active lifestyle and the ability to quickly meet neighbors.  The home was under ... [Read more]

A little known provision of the American Taxpayer Relief Act that was passed to keep us off the fiscal cliff also brought back tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements. And they have been made retroactive to 2012 in addition to qualifying homeowners making improvements in 2013.  According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the legislation essentially ... [Read more]

The Georgia Department of Labor announced in a press release that retailers will be collecting resumes and interviewing for more than 1,000 jobs at a job fair for the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta, which opens this summer in Woodstock. According to the Cherokee Tribune, more than 30 retail outlet stores will be looking for staff. ... [Read more]

Looks likely that the Alpharetta Farmers Market will have a new home for Spring thru Fall in 2013. It seems that the current location at the City Hall parking lot on Main Street formerly held a gas station that left its fuel containers buried underground when the station was torn down. According to Alpharetta Engineering ... [Read more]

If you have purchased a home in Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs or another part of Cherokee County within the last year, if you have not filed for the Cherokee County senior tax breaks now is the time.  April 1 is the deadline for filing.  In addition to the homestead exemption, residents 62 years of age can file for the ... [Read more]


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