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Cherokee County

Resident invited to plan clean-up

Cherokee County invites residents to a public interest meeting Tuesday evening JUNE 30 on “keeping Cherokee Clean, Green and Beautiful.”

“Participants will have an opportunity to provide input on forming a community-driven cleanup initiative sponsored by Cherokee County,” according to an event flyer. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Bridge Mill Fire Station Community Room, 9550 Bells Ferry Road, Canton.

To ensure social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be limited to 25 persons, the county said. Face masks are encouraged, and anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms is asked not to attend. To RSVP: tdbraize@cherokeega.com

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Forsyth County

Stray cat tests positive for rabies

A stray cat that bit and scratched three humans and a family dog in Forsyth County has tested positive for rabies, authorities said.

The incident happened in the Briarwood Trail/Grove Park Lane area of Forsyth, according to a District 2 Public Health announcement dated June 18.

“Problems of this nature often occur when people attempt to feed or rescue stray domesticated dogs and cats,” the announcement said. “If you have stray animals on your property, call animal control. People should always avoid contact with unfamiliar dogs, cats and wild animals.”

Feral cats, unlike stray domesticated cats, should be treated as wild animals; people should leave them alone and not try to capture or feed them, the Public Health office said. People also should not leave uneaten pet food outside that could attract feral cats or other wild animals. Information: https://bit.ly/384EN0v

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Ball Ground

City sets fireworks show for Saturday night

Ball Ground will get a lead on other metro Atlanta communities by holding its annual fireworks show this coming Saturday JUNE 27 – but, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be neither a concert nor vendors in City Park, as in past years.

Local restaurants and downtown merchants will be open, according to a city Facebook posting.

Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. Visitors are advised to find a parking spot and stay in or around their vehicles.

Those who arrive early can set up camp chairs or blankets in City Park, Lions Field or on the Old Dawsonville Road side of the stream at Calvin Farmer Park. The park east of the creek and the Community Building parking lot, tennis courts and basketball courts are fireworks fallout areas and will be closed.

Because of the continuing coronavirus threat, the city asks families and groups that arrive together to maintain six feet of separation from others, and to consider wearing face masks or other coverings, “especially if you pay a visit to our downtown merchants.”

Information: https://bit.ly/2U5Oxlc

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UPCOMING

Reopened: Chattahoochee Nature Center. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $6 or $10, free for children ages 2 and under. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. New guidelines and ticketing information: ChattNatureCenter.org/blog/operational-changes-due-to-covid-19-2

  • Butterfly Encounter. Through Aug. 2. ChattNatureCenter.org/special-events/butterfly-encounter
  • Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures. $49.95 extra. Must be at least age 8 and 60 pounds to participate. info@cncZipLines.com. Reservations: 770-992-2055 extension 280, Chattnaturecenter.org/visit/experience/zipline
  • Canoeing Trips. Register: ChattNatureCenter.org/visit/experience/canoeing

Open jobs: Forsyth County Public Library. Sign up to receive email alerts when new jobs are posted at forsythpl.org/aboutFCPL/jobMailingList.aspx. Applications: forsythpl.org/aboutFCPL/employment.aspx

  • Accounting assistant. Apply by July 2.
  • Collection support aide. Apply by Dec. 31.

Roswell Puppetry Camp. July 13-17. Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Register: webtrac.ci.roswell.ga.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html with Activity 41501-08

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