Cherokee High Student to Lead Back to School Prayer Service Tonight

Find out what's coming up on Canton-Sixes Patch today and what you might have missed overnight.

1. After , most of them in opposition to a fire district ordinance that threatens to eliminate a decade of voter-approved tax exemptions, Canton Mayor Gene Hobgood vetoed the measure on Thursday. Click the following link to read why.

2. In recent years, authorities have ramped up efforts to tackle prescription drug abuse in Georgia. But local officials said suburbs like Cherokee have a new problem on their hands: heroin.

3. The will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at . For more information, email Brandon Roberts at brandonbrandonsal@yahoo.com or call him at 678-232-7488.

4. In the wake of renewed calls for the  to end graduations at , church officials did not respond to requests for comment on Thursday.

5. The Summer Olympics begin on Friday, and Patch wants to test your Olympic knowledge. All this week, Patch will post trivia questions to see how well you know the Games. Take the test, then return to the site by 7 p.m. each night for the answers. See the answers from Thursday.

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KELLI July 27, 2012 at 07:49 PM
What's with schools in GA? School restarts on August 1st - rather than after the Labor Day holiday and still they have to drag the students in today... what, they counldn't leave the kids alone and wait until next Wednesday? Rediculous...
Brandon Roberts July 27, 2012 at 08:27 PM
The prayer service is voluntary and it is not sponsored in anyway by the school district. No student is forced to attend. It is a community event to pray for a new and enlightening year.


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