1. The parents of a spoke exclusively to WSB-TV on Thursday, the same day that they threatened to call the police on a Canton-Sixes Patch reporter. told WSB-TV that, contrary to allegations spelled out in an arrest affidavit, they didn't know their son was building pipe bombs. Authorities also allege that the couple provided the fireworks and gun powder used to fill the pipe bombs. When asked if she'd given her son gun powder, Sandra Howell replied: "Not gun powder. No." Click here to watch the report, then click on the following links for all of Patch's coverage of the case.
2. The voted 5-1 to override the of a that would help the city meet some of its long-term fire service needs and shift some of that burden to elderly residents who have enjoyed a decade of voter-approved tax exemptions. Look for details later today.
3. About 210 more students enrolled in the on the second day of the 2012-13 school year. That brings the number of enrolled students to 38,432, spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said.
4. Cherokee County is looking for a director of indigent defense, a position that pays $45,847 annually. Look for details in Thursday's job alert. We'll have details on yet another job opening at 3 p.m.
5. In June, we solicited your nominations for your favorite businesses and people in Canton-Sixes Patch? Now it's time to see which of your selections will earn a Readers' Choice award. Vote in our Patch poll until Aug. 17. Only registered users can do so. Click on the categories below and vote for your favorites.
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