January 29, 2023

Good Morning all! It’s Nina, your host of the Woodstock-Towne Lake Daily. Here’s all the community news you need to know right now, including…

  • Tonight meeting of the Board of Commissioners.
  • The Cherokee Chamber recognized local leaders.
  • Holly Springs Police need help with two recent cases.

Today’s newsletter is sponsored by Leslie Spennato of Berkshire Hathaway

what is Yes, really what is happening on the local real estate market?

If you listen to a few, you might think that the current real estate market is in freefall.

The picture is more complex. Compared to the previous year in December:

  • New listings are down nearly 50%
  • Closures are down 21%
  • Prices are basically flat compared to last September

These changes present opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Sellers can offer their homes with less competition. Buyers have more flexibility and influence over price negotiations. And with the right advice, buyers also have the opportunity to lower their interest rates. But to take advantage of these opportunities you need a trusted advisor with extensive experience in our market and in conducting business.


Milder with clouds and sun. High: 53 Low: 44.

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Here are today’s top five stories in Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  1. The Board of Commissioners has much to discuss at its meeting today, including issues such as funding for six positions for victim witness attorneys, an amendment to the CATS contract to increase federal funding received, and several items on zoning, construction and budgeting. Of note, the Board is considering a budget change that will add a $1 million grant from the State Road and Tollway Authority to the 2023 SPLOST budget to be used for Phase One of the Technology Ridge Parkway project . The $1 million was part of a grant agreement reached in May. The five-phase project has been funded to date with $2.9 million in loan money received in April and $1 million in grant money. The project will eventually connect the Bluffs Parkway to the Cherokee County Regional Airport and will include road extensions, a new roundabout and the creation of an intersection at Park Village Drive and Fate Conn Road off the Technology Ridge Parkway. (Subscription: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)
  2. At its meeting last week, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recognized and welcomed several district leaders who have shown great loyalty to the community. To name a few, Kendall Jones was named Cherokee County’s first citizen for his service to the community and work with MUST Ministries. Duane Jones received the Chairman’s Council Joan McFather Volunteer of the Year Award for his volunteerism and contributions to the Chamber; Woodstock West by Walton received the Excellence in Customer Service Award for its service to the community and Northside Hospital Cherokee Auxiliary was named Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Eight board members were recognized for their service, and the board welcomed seven new members and recognized others for their service. Happy birthday everyone and thank you for all you do here in Cherokee County! (Subscription: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)
  3. The Holly Springs Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating four people who may have been involved in the recent criminal incident. The HSPD is initially searching for two people involved in an investigation at the Holly Springs Walmart, no further details are given about the alleged activity, date or time of the incident. You can see her pictures here. Next, the HSPD are looking for two different people suspected of shoplifting at the Kroger in Toonigh Village on December 15th. The incident happened around 7 p.m. You can see her pictures here. If you have information about the four individuals named, please contact the Holly Springs PD at 770-345-5537 or 9-1-1. (Holly Springs Police Department via Facebook)
  4. For anyone considering giving away their pet for cost, convenience, training needs, or any other reason, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter has a few options for you. Almost half of all animals that come to shelters are abandoned, but Adopt A Pet and the Petco Foundation have a new option called Rehome to help you make an informed choice. The Service allows you to post your pet’s profile online, receive applications for review, meet with potential adopters, and complete the process. It’s a safer and healthier way for your pet, and you can have peace of mind knowing they’re going to a good home. The shelter has other options for you as well, because sometimes there are ways to keep the pet at home and not have to give it up. The shelter offers resources such as a pet feed store, training, information, and affordable veterinary services that can help you keep your fur with you. (Cherokee County Animal Shelter via Facebook)
  5. This Thursday is the last day your scrap metal can be considered for the Corrina Sephora sculpt. The artist currently has an exhibition at Reeves House, Echoes of Ecology, which includes mixed media boat sculptures and the sounds and smells associated with the elements of earth, air, water and fire. As part of their exhibition time here, Sephora will create a collaborative community sculpture using scrap metal donated by Woodstock residents. If you want to take part, you can put your solid steel, copper, brass or bronze piece in the wheelbarrow in front of the Reeves House until Thursday. Cast iron and posts that are plated, painted, grease coated, galvanized or galvanized cannot be accepted. The completed sculpture will be unveiled on February 26 during the exhibition’s closing reception. (Reeves House at Woodstock Arts via Facebook)

Today in Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  • Familystories: for children of all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Little ones will have fun with stories, games and crafts at the RT Jones Memorial Library at 116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton. (10:30 – 11:30 am)
  • Medicare 101: Visit Rose Creek Library today for a training session to answer seniors’ questions about Medicare. The library is located at 4476 Towne Lake Parkway. (11am – 12pm)
  • Sequoyah Regional Library Board Meeting: The meeting is open to the public with the opportunity to address the Board of Directors. The meeting will be held at the RT Jones Memorial Library, located at 116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton. (4 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Family Bingo Tuesday: every game wins every Tuesday at Guston’s Grille, 12195 Highway 92. (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
  • Senior center programs:
    • Woodcarving Club – every Tuesday in the WGLSC Multi-Purpose & Meeting Room. (9am – 10am)
  • MadLife Grill Patio Stage (free shows, no ticket required):
    • Open Mic Night – you can register for a seat here. (6 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • MadLife Stage & Studios:
    • Live Band Karaoke, Featuring The Checkers and You – You can sign up to perform here. (19 o’clock)

From my notebook:

  • The Blue Ghost Arcade is closing early this morning for a private event. Their RPG Night and Mario Kart tournament are not happening tonight, and the arcade closes at 6 p.m. (The Blue Ghost Arcade via Facebook).
  • Check out these jobs around town! If you’re looking, here they are – the latest job openings in the Woodstock-Towne Lake area. (Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch)
  • Downtown Woodstock: “New beach/pool accessories are available at Fashion Cupcake. It’s never too early to get ready for spring and summer fun! Coordinating towels, tote bags and hair wraps, all quick drying and soft to the touch! Your skin dries and dries fast out to work over and over again!” (downtown Woodstock via Instagram)

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  • Crossing Over with Psychic Medium John Edward (Live)! (February 23)
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You’re officially posted today! See you tomorrow for another update.

Nina Lightcap

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