Fourth Annual Born to Run 5K set for Sept. 15

WALESKA, GA – The fourth annual Born to Run 5K supporting Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt University is set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 a.m., in downtown Canton’s Cannon Park.

Pre-registration is $25, and registration after Sept. 6 will be $30. Registration for runners age 12 and under will be $15. If unable to attend or run on race day, you can support a student runner for $25. Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m.

Early registration packet pickup will be Sept. 14 from 3-6 p.m. at Northside Hospital Cherokee, 450 Northside Cherokee Blvd., Canton.

For more information, visit or contact Dale Morrissey at or (770) 720-5506

Kemp: Georgia Surpasses 700,000 Businesses Filed In One Year, Shattering All-Time Record

ATLANTA – Today Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that the Secretary of State’s Corporations Division has shattered the all-time record of total business registrations filed in one calendar year with more than 700,000 filings completed since January 1, 2018. This number includes renewals from annual registration season, which runs from January 1 to April 1 of each year, and brand new business filings in the Peach State.

“Every single day, we are focused on slashing bureaucratic red tape and getting government out of the way of job creators,” explained Secretary Kemp. “This new record is a testament to this longstanding commitment, and we are excited to celebrate such a remarkable milestone.”

Annual registration will re-open January 1, 2019 and run through 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2019. For-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, professional corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships must file annual registrations with the Corporations Division during this time. For the rest of the year, businesses file annual registrations to create new entities or update existing records.

In January, Kemp announced a record-setting month for the agency with more annual registrations filed in one month’s time than ever before. In 2018, over 623,313 businesses filed their annual registrations in Georgia during annual registration season, breaking the all-time record for total business registrations filed during annual registration season for the third year in a row.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders. For more information about the office, go to

Henson Captured After Being Wanted A Week

by Jay Baker,  Director of Communications and Community Relations | Cherokee Sheriff’s Office

In the early morning hours Monday, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an accident on Little Refuge Road in Waleska. Deputies arrived just after 3 a.m. to find a vehicle still running but unoccupied. The vehicle had been reported as stolen from Dawson County Sunday night.

Jacob Hole Henson Captured and Muddy

Due to similar incidents occurring in Cherokee and nearby counties, deputies shut down both ends of Little Refuge Road and established a perimeter around the accident scene. Sheriff’s deputies and investigators began searching for Jacob Cole Henson, 25, of Canton, who had been wanted by law enforcement for over a week.

At about 12:30 p.m., deputies spotted Henson driving a dirt bike on Little Refuge Road. After a short chase, Henson crashed the dirt bike and fled into the woods.

Deputies began searching the woods and heard shots fired nearby. Sheriff Frank Reynolds and other deputies who were in the woods near where the shots were fired discovered a citizen who had Henson at gunpoint. Henson was taken into custody and charged with burglary, obstruction, fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, reckless conduct, no license plate, theft by taking (felony), theft by taking (misdemeanor) and two counts of felony criminal damage. Several additional charges are expected.

Henson was taken to Northside Hospital Cherokee to be evaluated for injuries from the dirt bike accident.