1. If you missed our live coverage of Thursday's Canton City Council meeting, council members raised water and sewer rates 30 percent, shot down a proposal to raise senior garbage rates and tabled a Sunday alcohol sales referendum that would put the issue in the hands of the voters. During a May 5 work session, the council asked city attorney Robert Dyer to draft a resolution that directs the city clerk to call such a referendum. Dyer said he prepared the resolution and sent it to the clerk, but she said she didn't receive it. Click here for a minute-by-minute blow of the meeting.
2. The Cherokee County Board of Education meeting was just as lively as the council meeting. After a state Supreme Court ruling that struck down state-commissioned charter schools such as Cherokee Charter Academy, charter school proponents showed up to Thursday's meeting with "Cherokee Parents for Choice" stickers on their chests. The board asked the school to resubmit a polished petition for a charter. Woodstock-Town Lake Patch editor Lindsey Davidson has the details. And if you missed the board vice-chair's letter to a Patch reader, click here.
3. Two suits filed against American Heritage Academy would be dismissed if the Sixes Road private school returned prepaid tuition funds to parents, a Marietta attorney said Thursday. Read the story at 8:30 a.m.
5. Before you head out to eat, be sure to read Food Watch, a feature intended to keep you informed about the cleanliness of area restaurants. It goes live at 2 p.m.