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'Relive the Passover Exodus' at Chabad Jewish Center

'Relive the Passover Exodus' at Chabad Jewish Center

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Jewish community members of Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding are invited to participate in Chabad Jewish Center's community Seder on Monday, Apr. 18.

All Jewish residents, regardless of affiliation or background, are encouraged to join an evening that will include the reading of the Four Questions, traditional handmade Matzah, the Four Cups of wine or grape juice and a delicious Kosher meal.

Chabad Rabbi Zalman Charytan and his wife Nechami will facilitate the inter-generational program.

"This Seder is an opportune time to bring unity to the community and just get together to enjoy each others' company," said Rabbi Charytan. "It's the Seder that has kept families together for thousands of years."

The Apr. 18 Seder will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center (1635 Old U.S. Highway 41, Kennesaw, 30152).

Town hall meeting tonight

Town hall meeting tonight

CANTON, Ga. -- Mayor Hobgood and the City Council will hold a Mayor's Town Hall Meeting for Canton residents on Thursday, Mar. 31.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall (151 Elizabeth Street, 30141).

Visit Canton's Nixle page for more information.

Canton gearing up for grand opening of dog park

Canton gearing up for grand opening of dog park

CANTON, Ga. -- Canton residents and canines alike are getting ready to celebrate the grand opening of the city's only off-leash dog park.

The Canton Paw Park (135 Juniper Street, 30114) will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Apr. 16.

Pet owners and their furry friends from Canton and beyond are invited to attend the festivities, which will begin at 11 a.m. Dogs must be up-to-date on their yearly vaccines.

Canton Paw Park had its ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Mar. 10. Cherokee Chamber of Commerce members and local residents braved the dreary weather to welcome this new addition to the county.

Georgia farmers recognized for feeding local students

Georgia farmers recognized for feeding local students

ATLANTA -- According to some studies, one in three Georgia children are obese.

Now, local farmers have teamed up with a number of school districts to help fight this battle and encourage healthy eating among the next generation.

On Wednesday, Mar. 30, members of Georgia's Farm to School program will be recognized at the Capitol for this special partnership that benefits so many people.

The national Farm to School program connects schools with local farms in order to ensure that healthy meals are served in school cafeterias and farms receive the support they need and deserve.

Currently, there are 360 Georgia schools and six full systems integrating farm to school programs.

Students and farmers alike will be at the Capitol on Mar. 30 from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

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.

Cherokee County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

Cherokee County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

ATLANTA -- Cherokee is one of 73 Georgia counties to be named a "Camera Ready Community" by Governor Nathan Deal.

The counties will be honored in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 21 at the Georgia State Capitol.

Creekview High to stage texting and driving wreck

Creekview High to stage texting and driving wreck

CANTON, Ga. -- Many young people believe that a texting and driving fatality could never happen to them.

But one student at Creekview High School in Canton is preparing to show them just how real it can be.

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On Thursday, Mar. 17 at 9:30 a.m., there will be a "Texting and Driving Ghost Out" in the rear parking lot of Creekview High. Over 500 high school students will watch a staging of a fatal accident caused by texting and driving.

Public safety officers will respond to the scene as if it were a real accident.

The event is the brainchild of Erin Schorr, who is holding the event as part of her senior project.

Creekview High School is located at 1550 Owens Store Road in Canton.