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Sequoyah High DECA students advance to international competition

Sequoyah High DECA students advance to international competition

Front row: (l-r) Ashley Stull, Leah Carey, Matt Merendino and Elizabeth Horne
Back row: (l-r) Briyana Guadalupe, Wyatt Miller, Rachel Feltner, Mary Crumley and Hannah Kidd

CANTON, Ga. -- Members of Sequoyah High's DECA program recently won the right to compete at the international level.

The DECA State Career Development Conference was held Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb.

Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project Installs Photovoltaic Array at Upper Etowah River Alliance

Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project Installs Photovoltaic Array at Upper Etowah River Alliance

Solar System Designed and Installed by Radiance Solar

The Upper Etowah River Alliance, an organization committed to the conservation of one of Georgia’s most beautiful river basins, announced the completion of a solar photovoltaic array funded by the Georgia Environmental Facility Authority (GEFA).  The array was designed and installed by Atlanta-based Radiance Solar, and is one of seven projects Radiance plans to complete through the GEFA-funded Georgia Non-Profit Solar Project.  

The 4.8kW photovoltaic system consists of 20 solar modules manufactured by Georgia-based Suniva. The Suniva system is situated atop the River Alliance’s Canton headquarters, creating approximately 6,480 kWh every year.

No Rezoning Requests, But Cherokee County Economy Showing Signs of Recovery

CANTON, GA - Just a few years ago, many were complaining that development was out of hand in Cherokee County.

So out of hand, that several slow growth candidates took over the county commission.

Current Chairman Buzz Ahrens was one of them.

"We had some 25,000 to 30,000 homes already permitted and ready to be occupied basically, 3 & ½ years ago," Ahrens told 11 Alive News on Thursday.

Then the bubble burst and the booming economy wilted.

Many of those homes remain unbuilt or unsold.

Many new retail spaces remain empty or vacated.

Right now no one is even asking for any rezoning permits in Cherokee County and yet, there is a bright sign in the county's development department.

Building permits are on the rise again.

"I think that's really good news," says Commission Chairman Ahrens.