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Cherokee HS teacher starts book drive for Okla.

Cherokee HS teacher starts book drive for Okla.

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Joseph Stewart, owner of the Book Browser bookstore in Woodstock, has started a book drive for public schools hit by severe tornadoes in Oklahoma.

The drive is in need of books for children of all ages, from picture books to young adult novels to the classics.

Stewart, a career/tech teacher at Cherokee High School in Canton, said the books will fill classroom and media center shelves in Moore, Okla., and will also be distributed to children whose homes were destroyed.

Book Browser is located at 295 Molly Lane, Suite 130. Learn more at mybookbrowser.com.

Liberty ES helps pets in need

Liberty ES helps pets in need

CANTON, Ga. -- The Cherokee County Animal Shelter is participating in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, and Liberty Elementary School is completely on board.

Students at the Canton school have raised $618.45 for the shelter so far.

To win the challenge, the shelter must rescue 300 homeless pets this summer. It costs $23.53 for the shelter to adopt out one cat or dog, so the Liberty students' donations saved the lives of 26 pets.

Learn more about the challenge at aspca.org.

Grace's Closet helps foster families help their kids

Grace's Closet helps foster families help their kids

CANTON, Ga. -- When Misty Barry was recruited as a foster parent, she had no idea of the multiple challenges she will face in serving and supporting her foster kids. As a foster parent, she knew she was expected to arrange and transport children to medical appointments, mental health counseling sessions and court hearings, advocate on behalf of their foster kids at school and arrange visits with birth parents and caseworkers. However, one thing she was not expecting was having to pay for haircuts, buy clothes, school supplies, diapers, baby formulas and pay for extracurricular activities with her own money.

Caribou Coffee to close Woodstock location

Caribou Coffee to close Woodstock location

 

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- After approximately 7 years in Woodstock, Caribou Coffee will be closing the Highway 92 location as of Wednesday, March 27th at 10pm.  Caribou Coffee, the second largest coffee chain, is located near the Target and Steak and Shake on Highway 92 near Interstate 575.  

Creekview HS welcomes new football coach

Creekview HS welcomes new football coach

CANTON, Ga. -- The Creekview High School community will get the chance to welcome its newest member Monday.

Terry Crowder has been named head football coach at the Canton school. A reception will be held in his honor at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Crowder will begin his new position on Feb. 20.

"After an extensive search, we feel that Coach Crowder is a very good fit for our student-athletes," Creekview athletic director Dr. Kevin Higgins said in a statement. "We believe that Coach Crowder's expertise will help us strengthen the Creekview community spirit and provide an exciting atmosphere for all of our students and their programs."

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Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

ATLANTA -- More than 200 metro Atlanta middle school students attended a peace rally and workshop hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. over the weekend.

The rally was a kickoff for 40 Days of Peace, which begins Monday. 40 Days of Peace is a commitment to kindness and service that encourages young people to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At Saturday's rally, speakers encouraged attendees to stop bullying and stay out of gangs. Police officers gave a presentation on how to interact with law enforcement.

A concurrent workshop for the parents in attendance focused on implementing strategies to keep children safe and on the right track in life.