1. The Cherokee County School District on Thursday announced a new initiative "to provide better public access to financial documents and other information," district spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said. To view the Open Government Project, scroll to the bottom of the district's website and look for the blue "Open Government Project" hyperlink on the lower left side of the page.
2. Sgt. Andy Smith of the Canton Fire Department recently received his National Registry Paramedic Certification, the city announced this week.
4. People Advocating the Need for Transparent funding of Schools (P.A.N.T.S.), a local parent group, called on Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) to resign, according to a Thursday report on WSB-TV. Last week, the head of the Georgia Christian Coalition called on Rogers to give up his leadership post over his connections to a business that handicapped sports games for gamblers in the 1990s.
5. The Cherokee Arts Center has spots available in its Camp Imagine teen classes, which will be held June 25-29. For information, call 770-704-6244.
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