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Public Invited to Contribute to Cherokee County’s Greenways and Trails Master Plan

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Cherokee County invites its residents to actively participate in shaping the future of local transportation and recreation through the Greenways and Trails Master Plan. The county has scheduled two in-person public input sessions and a virtual meeting this May to gather community feedback. Residents can attend the first session on May 9 at the Woodstock Recreation Center or the second on May 14 at the Northside Cherokee Conference Center. Alternatively, an online webinar on May 16 will offer another opportunity for input. The development of this master plan, guided by professional services firm Gresham Smith, aims to unify existing trails with new projects, enhancing connectivity and accessibility across the county. This initiative reflects Cherokee County’s commitment to creating a cohesive and comprehensive trails network that caters to both recreational and alternative transportation needs, emphasizing community involvement in the planning process.

A link to register for the virtual meeting is available at www.cherokeega.com/community-services or www.cherokeega.com/planning-and-zoning. Registration is required for the virtual meeting only.

Georgia Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Athens DA’s claim of open records exemption

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CNN sets first Biden-Trump presidential debate for June 27 in Atlanta

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