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  • There’s a Bitcoin ATM scam going around.
  • Canton to welcome Crumbl Cookies this summer.
  • Unwind Wednesdays is bringing a dog show along with the fun.

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  • Saturday: Clouds breaking, a shower. High: 71 Low: 59.
  • Sunday: Warmer; an afternoon t-storm. High: 81 Low: 61.

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Here are the top stories in Canton-Sixes today:

  1. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office has a warning for us about a Bitcoin scam going around. New ATMs are showing up in gas stations that will change deposited money into Bitcoin, and criminals have figured out way to steal money from people using these machines. The victim will get a call, email or message telling them that their social security number has been compromised or another ruse to frighten the victim. The scammer will then tell the victim to locate a Bitcoin ATM and deposit money, but once the money is deposited, the scammers steal it. The scam has worked at least twice in our area, with each person out over $10,000, but please know that no company will ask for payment in cryptocurrency, especially an official. (Atlanta News First)
  2. Crumbl Cookies, the viral cookie bakery seen all over social media, is coming to Canton. The new shop should be open in July, and it will be located at 2018 Cumming Highway. The cookies are well known for their cake-like texture and unique flavors like Key Lime Pie and Caramel Popcorn. The chain releases new flavors on Sundays at 8 p.m. on their social media accounts. The company was founded in Utah in 2017, and as of today, there are more than 700 locations around the country. I can’t wait to give them a try! (Subscription: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News)
  3. There’s a dog show coming up on June 28, and your family pet could be one of the stars! Cherokee Recreation & Parks is holding the event at Cherokee Veterans Park in Canton as their June Unwind Wednesday event, so there will also be food trucks, vendors and music. There are several categories, including Musical Sit, Talent Show, Best Dressed, Best Golden Oldie and Big to Small, and there are prizes for the winners. If you’d like to enter your dog, please contact the department at 770-500-8002. Your dog must be on a leash at all times and must be able to keep a respectful and safe distance from other dogs. (Cherokee Recreation & Parks via Facebook)

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Today and tomorrow in Canton-Sixes:


  • Cherokee Chase 5K: Presented by Cherokee Christian Schools, the 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held at Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Parkway. (8 – 10 a.m.)
  • Wild Edible Essentials: Learn how to identify and use common trees, plants and herbs and how to make several plant medicines with SARCRAFT, 650 Byrd Mountain Lane. (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Women in the Wild: Learn how to build a fire, make a shelter, find clean water, what to pack and more at SARCRAFT, 650 Byrd Mountain Lane. (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Local Author Market: Visit local authors at their marketplace tables and attend an authors’ panel at the Woodstock Library, 7735 Main St. (10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Goat Yoga: There are still tickets available for this on-farm event at Hidden Acres, 208 Deer Run. (11 a.m. – noon)
  • Bring Your Own Piece: Bring a small piece, small enough for you to carry in and out, and finish it with guidance at re-PURPOSED-ful, 5101 Old Hwy 5 #2. (1 – 4 p.m.)
  • Intro to Korean – Games and Culture: In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn a bit about the culture and the language from the KSU Korean Language Club. The event is for all ages, though children must be accompanied by an adult. There will also be games, activities and snacks to enjoy at the Rose Creek Library, 4476 Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock. (3 – 4 p.m.)
  • Texas BBQ Porch Party: Head over to 140 Keith Drive for a BBQ party with Joe’s Lonestar Tacos, Paula’s Zzerts and The Smokin’ Texan. There will be on-site grilling and smoking until they run out of food. (5 p.m.)
  • Whiskey Rose Band: Catch the live music at Canton Icehouse, 150 Keith Dr. (9 p.m.)


  • American Red Cross Community Blood Drive: You can make an appointment at the link for the blood drive at St. Michael Catholic Church, 490 Arnold Mill Road. Donors will receive a $10 gift card. (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Introduction to Oil Painting Workshop: Learn the basics of oil painting and create a small painting at Menagerie on Main, 351 W. Main St. (1 – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Color Your World, Paint 101: Focusing on clay paint, learn about blending and create your own painting at re-PURPOSED-ful, 5101 Old Hwy 5 #2. (2 – 4 p.m.)
  • Bike Night: join your friends, neighbors and family every Sunday for a family-friendly Bike Night at Canton Icehouse. Children eat free, and there will be live music with Loose Shoes Band. Head over with your bike, Canton Icehouse is located at 150 Keith Drive. (4 – 7 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services (CCFES) has received reports that some of their Facebook followers received text messages offering discounts on CCFES T-shirts. This is a scam; they’re not even selling shirts at the moment. If you receive a message like this, don’t click the link provided. (CCFES via Facebook)
  • The Cherokee County Animal Shelter is holding its regular adoption event today, but the standard adoption fee is waived. The available animals can be seen online here. Please see the link for important information about adoption procedures. The shelter is located at 1015 Univeter Road. (Cherokee County Animal Shelter via Facebook)
  • Cheer on your favorite team at the Kickball with a Cop game this Sunday. The first kick will be at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, and it promises to be an extremely fun, family-friendly event. The game is at Etowah River Park, at 600 Brown Industrial Parkway. (Canton PD via Facebook)
  • Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News: “The Holly Springs City Council heard a request for an annexation and rezoning Monday that, if approved later this month, would see 111 homes built off Hickory Flat Highway.” (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News via Facebook)

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