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Cherokee County may vote on Sunday sales

Cherokee County may vote on Sunday sales

CANTON, Ga. (AP) -- The Cherokee County Commission may put Sunday alcohol sales before county voters in November.

Commission members discussed the issue at a meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 19.

The Georgia Legislature passed a bill this session allowing cities and counties to hold referendums to sell alcohol at stores in thier jurisdictions on Sundays. Governor Nathan Deal has not yet signed the measure into law.

Cherokee Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens says the board wants to gauge interest through a public hearing.

If the county school board holds a referendum in November as expected to renew its SPLOST, the alcohol sales issue could be placed on the same ballot, according to Ahrens.

Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques says the Woodstock City Council will discuss the matter at its meeting next week.

Associated Press

Town hall meeting tonight

Town hall meeting tonight

CANTON, Ga. -- Mayor Hobgood and the City Council will hold a Mayor's Town Hall Meeting for Canton residents on Thursday, Mar. 31.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall (151 Elizabeth Street, 30141).

Visit Canton's Nixle page for more information.

Georgia Attorney General deplores 2010 domestic violence deaths

Georgia Attorney General deplores 2010 domestic violence deaths

ATLANTA -- Attorney General Sam Olens has joined the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence to issue the 7th annual Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report.

The Report analyzes homicides and near-deadly results, provides strategies for ending domestic violence and spotlights communities that have successfully implemented recommendations from previous reports.

"Domestic violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Georgia," said Olens. "I appreciate the important role that the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and its partners play in raising awareness of domestic violence and offering concrete recommendations for reducing its occurrence in our communities.

Cherokee High senior explores world of politics

Cherokee High senior explores world of politics

CANTON, Ga. -- A senior at Cherokee High School in Canton recently got a true insider's look at Georgia politics.

On Monday, Mar. 14, Miranda Cherkas served as a page to Rep. Calvin Hill of District 21. Miranda, who hopes to pursue a career in politics, also got to spend time with Speaker of the House David Ralston and learn all about state-level legislature.

Visit the U.S. House of Representatives website to learn more about becoming a page for your Representative.