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Morning Briefing: How is Cherokee's Economy?

Here's what's going on in Canton this Monday.

1. Weather: The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies for Canton today, with a high temperature approaching 60 degrees. Tonight, expect a low temperature of around 40 degrees, with an 80 percent chance of showers after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

2. In Case You Missed It: A man involved in a standoff in Towne Lake took his own life Sunday. Read more about what caused the standoff and possible motives of the armed man.

3. Happening Now: Today is Presidents Day, a national holiday. There are a few places in Cherokee County that will not be open for business as usual on this Monday. Additionally, Cherokee County Schools are out all week for Winter Break.

4. Looking Ahead: Come back at 9 a.m. to learn about the state of the Cherokee County economy in 2012. It seems that the county is on the road to economic recovery, but the article has even more good news and details!

5. On This Date in History: On Feb. 18, 1913, due to a military coup in Mexico, Foreign Minister Pedro Lascuráin was named president long enough to name the general in charge of the coup as the next in line to assume the office, then promptly resigned. Lascuráin's term of office lasted somewhere between 15 and 56 minutes.

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