1. Maintenance on State Route 140 between mile markers No. 6 and No. 7 will begin at 7:30 a.m. today and continue until 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Friday that crews need to repair deteriorating asphalt spots.
2. Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Dep. Michael Sanchez, a former member of the New York Police Department and confidential aide to NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, will be the keynote speaker at this morning's 9/11 ceremony in Downtown Canton. The event, scheduled for 8:30 a.m., will be held at the Public Safety Memorial, located between the Cherokee County Justice Center and the Historic Courthouse. For more local 9/11 coverage, click here.
3. Canton-Sixes Patch is looking for its next Prep Athlete of the Week. Creekview High's Hayden Hall was last week's winner. Submit your nominations, along with a photo and 200 words on why that person deserves the award, to email@example.com by 4 p.m. every Monday. Nominate someone as often as you'd like.
4. In addition to Prep Athlete of the Week, Canton-Sixes Patch is looking for its next Whiz Kid. Cherokee High's John Armstrong was last week's winner. If you think your child, student or protege is worthy of this honor, nominate them as many times as you'd like. The winner's photograph and mini-bio will appear on the site at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
5. Fred Weir, the owner of Prominence Point Parkway and Hickory Flat Zaxby locations, recently spoke to Knox Elementary fifth-graders as part of a lesson on economics. "His experience in the business world allowed the students to better understand how the economy works, and they each received a plate of Zaxby’s chicken tenders and fries as part of the program," Cherokee County School District spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said.