Cherokee schools closed today, February break not affected
by Cherokee Tribune Staff
January 14, 2011 05:28 AM | 18986 views | 11 11 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
UPDATED 2:50 p.m.: The Cherokee County School District has cancelled all weekend events at its schools including usage by outside groups such as churches and recreation groups. The district also has been given state authorization to waive the need to make up four of this week's snow days. As long as there are no other school closings because of weather, the February break will not be shortened from the planned full week off from classes. School will be held on March 17 and 18 as make-up days, which previously were desiganted as furlough days.

From the National Weather Service: Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Calm wind. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. aturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. M.L.King Day: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 42.

Waste Management will resume trash pick up in Canton on Wednesday. Canton residents can drop off household garbage from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Saturday and Tuesday at 2525 Ridge Road.
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just a Mom
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January 15, 2011
I find it amazing that people still talk about South vs North. This is the United States!!! The question is who is supposed to clear the roads as they have not done so except the main roads.
beth72
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January 13, 2011
Gee, concerned mom....you can go to the CCSD website and look at calendar that has the dates in March. They are the proposed furlough days. CCSD posts all of their press releases on the site as well as the school calendar up to three years out.

To the people who are disappointed with the snow/ice removal. I am a southern girl who had the unfortunate experience of living up north. I have paid out my rear for snow plows, salt trucks, salt supplies, & drivers. That is why I was so happy to move back to the south. This only happens about once every decade.
eternity1
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January 13, 2011
Concern Mom is probably being driven stir crazy by her kids! I happen to have had this week off anyway, but it WOULD have been difficult to work and try to get childcare on a daily basis...
Babberfingers
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January 13, 2011
If the way we do it down here don't suit ya, go back up to the north (or where ever) that you miss so much. Problem solved.
PolecatMtn
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January 12, 2011
With all respect KahosiC, you gonna pay for all that extra equipment or do you just want taxes raised?
Jimmy 5 Fingers
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January 12, 2011
Wow, Concern Mom ... by Friday? There are other factors at play in this unusual weather event besides your schedule.
KahosiC
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January 12, 2011
If the county & State does not have enough sand or de icer spreaders they should hire some tandem dump trucks,drop the tailgates from the top put 2 men in the back with shovels & spread deicer and/or sand. The amount of snow we got would be just another day in the north. Private citizens do not get paid if they do not work. Think how you can get it done not why you can't.
anonymous
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January 12, 2011
Who can we contact about getting some roads cleared, the road I live on has never been treated ever.
concern mom
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January 11, 2011
so will the school make the kids make this up?? and if so when in March tenative days off??

Parents need to know by Friday.
anonymous
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January 11, 2011
How about hiring people with bobcats to do some plowing? what a disgrace!
Grateful!!
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January 10, 2011
I want to thank all of the committed EMS, civil servants, and hospital personnel, direct and indirect caregivers alike, who have been sleeping on air mattresses, in empty stretchers or just not sleeping at all, at Northside Hospital Cherokee, at fire stations and police stations alike. They will never be given awards, medals, bonus checks, or extra paid vacation days for their committment to those in need, ill and injured alike. I just find it imperitive to praise these fine professionals who selflessly jump into action in a time of distress and disaster. Thank you to all who are patrolling our streets, driving to our neighbors home to provide medial care and transporting them to hospitals. Thank you to the doctors and nurses, technichians and custodial staff, security and secretaries, who have all put others before themselves during this weather emergency. You're all rockstars!! God Bless!
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