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Morning Briefing: What Did the Mayor Say?

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

1. Weather: There will be areas of drizzle before 9 a.m., then a slight chance of rain from 9 to 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Expect a high temperature of 58 degrees today, with a low of 31 degrees tonight.

2. In Case You Missed It: Mayor Gene Hobgood outlined his plans for a Commission for Canton's Future that would create a vision for the city from now until 2050. Read more of Hobgood's remarks from his state of the city speech during last night's city council meeting.

3. Happening Now: With the weekend a few short hours away, it's time to start planning for fun! Check out our list of great local activities and see if you can work them into your busy weekend schedule!

4. Looking Ahead: Come back at noon to discuss whether or not you think it is acceptable for the government to use drone strikes to kill American citizens abroad. This highly controversial issue is bubbling towards the surface again.

5. On This Date in History: On Feb. 8, 1915, D.W. Griffith's legendary silent film The Birth of a Nation is released. Although much criticised today for its overt racism and portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan as heroes, President Woodrow Wilson said of the film, "It is like writing history with lightning. And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true".

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