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Morning Briefing: What's the Price of Consolidation?

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

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is forecasting a lot of rain for Canton today. Thunderstorms will be in the mix this morning, followed by less severe rain after 1 p.m. We could get up to an inch of precipitation. The high temperature will be around 63 degrees today, followed by a low tonight of 37. There is a 40 percent chance of rain before 9 p.m.

2. In Case You Missed It: We have launched a new partnership with real estate website Zillow.com! Check out the most recently listed homes in Canton by clicking this link!

3. Happening Now: Should Gov. Nathan Deal make a public stance on segregated prom parties in one Georgia county? Drop in and join the lively conversation on our site!

4. Looking Ahead: Stop by at 8 a.m. to find out what happened at last night's city council meeting. As expected, the question of fire services and potential consolidation with the county was the most talked about topic during the proceedings.

Are you ready for the weekend? If you need some ideas on spending your time off, check out our weekend planner that goes live at 10 a.m., or learn more now about the YMCA Snack Wars and a Sunday fashion show in Canton! Stop in again at 2 p.m. to learn more about a classic car cruise-in happening tomorrow!

5. On This Date in History: On April 19, 1775, colonial militiamen in Lexington, Massachusetts who were making a show of force against a British incursion into Concord, were surrounded by the British column and asked to disperse. When the militiamen refused to go home despite the orders of their commanding officer Capt. John Parker, a shot was fired. The "shot heard 'round the world," whether it came from a British or American musket, was the spark that set off the American Revolution.

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