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Sunday Alcohol Sales Tabled, Water Rates Raised

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

1. If you missed our live coverage of Thursday's Canton City Council meeting, council members raised water and sewer rates 30 percent, shot down a proposal to raise senior garbage rates and tabled a Sunday alcohol sales referendum that would put the issue in the hands of the voters. During a May 5 work session, the council asked city attorney Robert Dyer to draft a resolution that directs the city clerk to call such a referendum. Dyer said he prepared the resolution and sent it to the clerk, but she said she didn't receive it. Click for a minute-by-minute blow of the meeting. 

2. The Cherokee County Board of Education meeting was just as lively as the council meeting. After a state such as Cherokee Charter Academy, charter school proponents showed up to Thursday's meeting with "Cherokee Parents for Choice" stickers on their chests. The board asked the school to resubmit a polished petition for a charter. Woodstock-Town Lake Patch editor Lindsey Davidson has the . And if you missed the board vice-chair's letter to a Patch reader, click .

3. Two suits filed against would be dismissed if the Sixes Road private school returned prepaid tuition funds to parents, a Marietta attorney said Thursday. Read the story at 8:30 a.m.

4. Today is the kickoff of Cherokee County’s Relay for Life. Woodstock Elementary School teacher Minah Yacher shared her story of survival with Davidson. Watch it .

5. Before you head out to eat, be sure to read , a feature intended to keep you informed about the cleanliness of area restaurants. It goes live at 2 p.m.

J D Lowes May 20, 2011 at 03:17 PM
Why? What is the reason Canton's City Council are dragging their feet regarding Sunday alcohol sales? Is Georgia's quality of life really that much better than the rest of the country because of, "blue laws?"
Rodney Thrash May 20, 2011 at 03:57 PM
During a May 5 work session, the council asked city attorney Robert Dyer to draft a resolution that directs the city clerk to call such a referendum. Dyer said Thursday that he prepared the resolution and sent it to the clerk. The city clerk said she hadn't receive it. It was merely a lack of communication.

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