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Cherokee County to receive funds for girls flag football program

In 2018 the Falcons, along with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation sponsored girls flag football programs across the state. The program, which aims to provide an opportunity for high school girls to participate in football and be part of an organized high school sports team, also has support from the NFL.

In a separate action the commissioners approved a second agreement with Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. for the Transart Parkway over Toonigh Bridge Replacement Project to provide construction inspection services during construction in the amount of $35,904.

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services responded to an electrocution call this morning, just shortly after 8 o’clock,...

Posted by Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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