1. With lingering questions over how the Canton Police Department handled the search for Jorelys Rivera, LaGrange Public Safety Chief Louis M. Dekmar has been tapped to "conduct a professional review and assessment of actions taken" by the agency, Canton City Manager Scott Wood said in a statement released late Thursday afternoon. Read the full story here.
2. Illinois-based Sears Holdings on Thursday released an initial list of 79 stores slated for closure, and Canton's Kmart and Sears locations weren't on it. Click here to find out the four metro Atlanta stores that weren't so lucky.
3. One brother is fighting for his life while another is sitting in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center after a shooting late Wednesday in Canton's Forest Creek subdivision. Details can be found here.
5. Don't feel like ringing in 2012 at the annual Peach Drop? Later today, we'll have a partial list of local places where you can party. We'll also have some tips from Cherokee County DUI/Drug Court director S. Lynn Epps as well as Canton lawyer Eric A. Ballinger.
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