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Century-old Ball Ground home damaged by fire;

      A 29-year-old female occupant of this residence in Ball Ground heard an explosion and discovered smoke and flames. Thankfully, there were no injuries after the woman rescued both her seven-month-old daughter and family pet. Because of the quick response of Station 2 of the Cherokee County Fire Department located in Ball Ground, the flames were contained to a rear corner of this 108-year-old one-story wooden structure located at 155 Depot Street.

By Larry Cavender

Contributing writer


A home purported to be over 100 years old was damaged by a fire last Friday afternoon, March 23rd. No one was injured in the blaze which occurred at 155 Depot Street in Ball Ground.

According to a statement released by the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, “The 29-year-old female occupant of the home…heard an explosion and went to the back of the house to investigate and saw smoke and flames.” 

Two children severely burned in fire

Blaze sends eight to hospital

By Larry Cavender

Contributing writer


Tragedy struck a northeastern Cherokee County family on Tuesday night, March 13th, when their home was totally destroyed by fire. The Franklin Gold Mine Road fire left eight members of the family injured, including three adults and five children. Two of the children remain in critical but stable condition early this week.

According to a Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services press release, Cherokee County 911 received a call from a neighbor reporting the house next door was on fire. Shortly after 11 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Squad 4 from the Free Home Fire Station was the first to arrive on the scene and reported that the one story wooden structure was “fully involved.”

Ball Ground takes first step to limit truck traffic downtown

     A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held for Boutique Unique which specializes in personalized merchandise. Seen cutting the ribbon in center are owners Teal and Wendell Sanders flanked by members of the Ball Ground Business and Community Association.

By Larry Cavender

Contibuting Writer

At their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on September 14th, the Ball Ground City Council approved a resolution in hopes eventually to remove portions of State Route 372 from the state highway system. The resolution asks the Cherokee County government to support the city in this effort, and is only the first step in the town’s attempts to limit downtown truck traffic.

If Cherokee County agrees to support the measure, and Mayor Rick Roberts says indications are the county would offer their support, the next move would be to petition the Georgia Department

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