Hello again, everybody! I’m back with your new copy of the Woodstock-Towne Lake Daily, fresh off the presses. Let’s get this Saturday started off right, with a quick guide to the most important things happening in town…
First, today’s weather:
Sunny; breezy in the pm High: 91 Low: 62.
Here are the top five stories in Woodstock-Towne Lake today:
- Six people were arrested this past week in Cherokee County due to reckless driving and laying drag in an intersection in Woodstock. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said it used investigative videos from residents to identify the culprits from the Apr. 22 incident that took place at the intersection of Arnold Mill Road and Barnes Road. “We would like to thank the citizens who submitted information and videos that helped make these arrests possible,” said Captain Jay Baker, Director of Communications for the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office. (11Alive.com WXIA)
- Fire crews rescued two dogs after a massive house fire broke out in Cherokee County, about 10 minutes outside of Towne Lake. Firefighters arrived at a home on McCurley Road at 4:38 am Thursday morning to find the basement engulfed in flames. Thankfully, crews made quick work to ensure the homeowner and two dogs were out safely. (WSB-TV 2)
- Sam’s Club is bringing back its $8 membership deal for the 4th of July! You can sign up at any local Sam’s Club, including the one in Woodstock at 9464 Main St. “Just like our members, we also have a ‘more the merrier attitude’, so we’re excited to be able to bring back our $8 membership offer and let more people discover the quality, convenience, and value that Sam’s Club offers,” said Ciara Anfield, chief marketing officer. (Atlanta-Journal Constitution)
- White parents from the Cherokee County School District reportedly rallied to force a Black educator out of her home in Woodstock, then followed her to the next town after her move. In 2021, the Cherokee County School District named Cecelia Lewis as its first administrator focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Once Lewis arrived at Woodstock, parents of students in the district wrote letters to try to rescind Lewis from her role. Learn more about Lewis’ story in this in-depth article from The Current. (The Current)
- The EPA has issued a new drinking water health advisory which impacts communities across Georgia. Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are durable in high heat and water, which means it takes years for them to break down. These “forever chemicals” have been linked to infertility, thyroid problems, and different types of cancer. According to a map compiled by the , no state is untouched by these chemicals and Georgia has been classified as at risk of having these chemicals in drinking water. It’s advised to obtain a water filter and ensure it filters out PFAS. (Patch)
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- Pink Pub Crawl In Downtown Woodstock (1:00 PM)
- Artisan Wine Tasting & Dancing At The Gifted Ferret (5:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- In case you missed it: check out the precious pets up for adoption, including Bella and Rocko, in the Woodstock-Towne Lake area at the link! (Patch)
- Are your kids bored from being out of school already? Head over to the Woodstock Public Library this Tuesday, Jun. 21 for “Drop-In STEM: Land and Sea Slime” where kids can make their own slime anytime between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm! (Sequoyah Regional Library System)
- Come paint some rocks at the Woodstock Public Library next week on Jun. 23 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm! There will be refreshments and snacks. Supplies will be provided. The event is for ages 10 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. To join this event, please click here to access the registration form. (Sequoyah Regional Library System)
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You’re all caught up for today. See you all Monday for another update!
— Nicole Fallon-Peek
About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.