Child Safety Program Starts Today

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

1. City Manager Scott Wood said on Monday that Canton received 36 applications for police chief by the Feb. 17 deadline.

2. Elizabeth Smart, the Utah woman who was kidnapped at knifepoint at age 14 and held captive for nine months, will be in Canton the week of March 12-16 to help out with radKIDS, a new program that will teach children how to escape dangerous situations. The program starts today at the YMCA with children from the River Ridge at Canton Apartment Homes, where 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera lived and died. Smart, her father, the founder of radKIDS and the director of Keep Georgia Safe will speak at a program on March 14 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center. Details such as the time are still being finalized.

3. Two Creekview wrestlers earned 2012 Georgia State Traditional Wrestling Championships medals, according to Canton-Sixes Patch freelance photojournalist Matt Sorrentino. Senior Joe Hulen (138-pound weight class) won fourth place and junior Michael Edwards (132) placed sixth.

4. Creekview's boys and girls basketball teams, along with Cherokee's girls varsity squad, have advanced to the Georgia High School Association basketball playoffs

5. Canton-Sixes Patch is looking for its next Whiz Kids and Prep Athletes of the Week. Click here to learn how you can nominate a junior member of our community.

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