Morning Briefing: What Happened in Hillcrest?

Here's what's happening in Canton this Wednesday.

1. Weather: Between 5 and 8 p.m. today, the National Weather Service is predicting a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms, some of them severe. Before then, expect a high temperature of 83 degrees under partly sunny skies. Tonight, look for mostly cloudy skies and a low of 63 degrees.

2. In Case You Missed It: The Canton Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly brandished a firearm outside an apartment complex Tuesday afternoon. Despite the arrest, authorities still surrounded a home in the Hillcrest subdivision where it was thought someone may have taken refuge from police.

3. Happening Now: In light of Gov. Nathan Deal's order to restore Bibles to Georgia state parks, atheists are planning to install their own literature as a counterweight. We want to hear whether or not you support the governor and whether or not you feel the atheist's plans are acceptable to you.

4. Looking Ahead: Come back at noon to learn about a grueling competition that some Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services personnel took part in recently. Would it surprise you to know that they did exceptionally well?

5. On This Date in History: On May 22, 1856, one of the more disgusting episodes in the history of the United States Congress transpired when Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina, incensed at a May 20 speech made by Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts denouncing slavery and a relative of Brooks', beat his northern colleague with a cane in the Senate house. Sumner was helpless, as he was trapped beneath his desk, which was bolted to the floor. Brooks only relented once his cane broke. Sumner was permanently affected by the beating, and did not return to Washington, D.C. for three years.


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