First-responder Explorers from posts across Cherokee County won top awards at an annual Boy Scout-affiliated competition this month.
The 44th annual Winterfest competition, hosted by the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Gatlinburg, Tennessee welcomed more than 3,500 Explorers and Venturers from 17 states this year, and Cherokee’s Explorers represented the county for the 17th year.
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Explorers from Post 469 in Canton brought home nine top-3 awards, Woodstock Police Explorers from Post 1609 earned two first-place trophies and Canton Police Explorers from Post 221 landed spots in the top 10 in three events.
“The event is the largest scout assembly that specifically targets coed youth ages 14-21, and allows them to participate in a variety of competitive and social activities throughout the weekend,” CCFES spokesman Tim Cavender said. “(Post 469 Explorers) went up against some tough competition to bring home nine top-three finishes.
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Steven Hunter investigates the scene of a shooting in alleyway near Bourbonnais Street and Harrison Avenue in May 2017.
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– Whitlock, you buying McCourty’s story?
– No, I’m not. Look, if Robert Kraft didn’t know, why would I believe Devin McCourty?
– Because he plays.
– If the guy that started in Malcolm Butler’s place, whose name I can’t remember off– Rowe– off the top of my head, if he didn’t know, and said he didn’t find out until right before gametime, why would Devin McCourty know? Devin McCourty is– and God bless him, it’s not a criticism, it’s just a fact– he’s a Bill Belichick robot. He’s a captain of the team.
COLIN COWHERD: Oh, boy.
– He’s got the five-year contract. Bill Belichick creates these robots in his image and in his likeness, and they go out and sell whatever he’s got to– Tedy Bruschi does it on ESPN.
MIKE WISE: Oh, not Tedy.
COLIN COWHERD: Oh, come on.
– Willie McGinest came on
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The Rancho Santa Fe Association announced that Arnold Keene, former field operations manager, has been promoted to Association assistant manager.
Keene joined the RSF Association 15 years ago and has held positions in the building and planning department, and parks and recreation department.
Keene has overseen many special projects that aim to preserve community character, with an emphasis on fire safety and water consciousness. As assistant manager, Keene will oversee the design and construction of the RSF Connect fiber-optic network.
With Keene’s promotion, Caitlin Kreutz has stepped into the new role of parks and recreation assistant manager. Kreutz, who previously served as the Association’s horticulturalist, has eight years of experience in landscape design and urban forestry. Kreutz will coordinate with multiple RSF Association committees and oversee the maintenance of community landscape and trails.
In other staff changes, Mike Scaramella, former Rancho Santa Fe Patrol officer, has been promoted to RSF Patrol Sergeant.
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