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Morning Briefing: Why Will Gun Licenses Cost More?

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

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a rainy day for Canton, with the high temperature reaching 52 degrees. Tonight, expect more rain and a low temperature of roughly 42.

2. In Case You Missed It: The Cherokee Board of Commissioners has come out in support of a fractional SPLOST, which could reduce the collection rate of the special purpose tax to less than one percent. Read more about the decision and the fractional SPLOST here.

3. Happening Now: The price for obtaining a firearms carry permit in Cherokee County will jump $7 in March due to budgetary strains at the state level. Will this fee increase discourage you from obtaining a permit? Tell us in the comments!

4. Looking Ahead: Come back at noon to see the names of the Cherokee High School and Creekview High School student athletes that signed commitment letters with colleges on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Good luck to all senior athletes in the classroom and in the game!

5. On This Date in History: On Feb. 7, 1935, the classic board game Monopoly was introduced by Parker Brothers. During World War II, Monopoly board games with maps, compasses and money hidden inside were smuggled into Allied POW camps by British Secret Intelligence to aid in escapes.

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