A Casino Could Come to Cherokee County

An Indian Tribe in Oklahoma wants to return to it's ancestral Georgia, and could bring a casino with it. The Keetoowah band were driven from Georgia during the Trail of Tears in the 1830's, and are hoping for a fruitful homecoming. The tribe wrote to Gov. Nathan Deal last month regarding building a casino, possibly in the Ball Ground Area. The casino company would

purchase the land and the feds would declare it in trust for the tribe. The state would negotiate a cut of the profits. We will follow this story for you here on WLJA.

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