Weiss Lake Sunset

Gadsden State Community College begins the first of a series of Preview Days starting on Feb. 8 to allow prospective students to get a firsthand view of a campus of their choice in either Etowah, Calhoun or Cherokee counties. Preview Days will continue through April 4 at each of Gadsden State’s six campuses. Prospective students of all ages are invited to take a tour and discover each of the technical and academic programs Gadsden State has to offer. The students will also learn about financial aid and dual enrollment options. The only tour this spring is planned for 8:30 a.m. to noon April 4 at Gadsden State Cherokee.

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre includes a Thrift Store open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Family Care Center helps others by giving clothing, food and possibly hope to families in their time of need. The Center asks for your help by supporting its thrift stores. There are currently three locations, the one in Centre, another at 5511 Main St. in Hokes Bluff and another in Cedar Bluff. The Center is currently helping more than 100 families per week and thanks the community for its continued support. Director is Cindy McGinnis.

In high school baseball action, Spring Garden plays at Donoho beginning at 3:30 p.m., Trion, Ga. plays at Cedar Bluff (DH) beginning at 4 p.m., Cherokee County plays at White Plains beginning at 4:30 p.m., Collinsville plays at Gaston beginning at 4:30 p.m., Woodville plays at Gaylesville beginning at 4:30 p.m., Glencoe plays at Piedmont beginning at 4:30 p.m. and Sand Rock plays at Westbrook Christian beginning at4:30 p.m. In high school softball action, Spring Garden plays at Faith Christian beginning at 4:15 p.m., Hokes Bluff plays at Cedar Bluff beginning at 4:30 p.m., Collinsville plays at Gaston beginning at 4:30 p.m., Sand Rock plays at Glencoe beginning at 4:30 p.m. and North Sand Mountain plays at Gaylesville beginning at 5 p.m.

The next meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Education is Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and will be held at the Central Office. The Board Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and items on the agenda include: 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes 3. Cenergistic Update 4. Approve Contract for Policy Review & Analysis with AASB 5. Accept Lawn Care Bid for Old Centre Middle School 6. Approve for Sand Rock School to Finance a John Deere Mower 7. Personnel 8. Approve Professional Development 9. Review Job Postings 10. Other The Board regularly meets on the first and third Tuesdays of a month at 6 p.m. at the Central Office.

Visit Cherokee Rock Village and enjoy beautiful views, rock climbers from around the world and even hanggliding. To get to Rock Village, travel Highway 411 to the four-way stop in Leesburg, turn right, turn left on Cherokee County Road 36, travel to the intersection of County Road 36 and 70 and follow the signs.