Jul 29, 2014

Morning Briefing: How to Attract Business Downtown?

Here's what's going on in Canton this Wednesday.

Morning Briefing: How to Attract Business Downtown?

1. Weather: Expect a foggy drive to work this morning. The National Weather Service predicts the fog will burn off by 8 a.m. and give way to a high temperature of 55 degrees today. Tonight's low will be 33 degrees.

2. In Case You Missed It: Merchants on Main Street and Mayor Gene Hobgood talked to Patch about the announced closure of Yawn's Book Store in December. Find out what Mayor Hobgood says the city needs to do to attract businesses to the downtown area.

3. Happening Now: Cherokee County's Adopt-A-Senior desperately needs more volunteers to assist the county's elderly get a special gift for the holiday season. Patch has all the information you'll need on how to volunteer and what presents you will need to buy.

4. Looking Ahead: Come back at noon to read what Cherokee County is doing to improve housing conditions for low and middle income residents next year, through the help of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant money. After going over the article, tell us what you think the county should do with the money or how you would improve the county's housing situation!

5. On This Date in History: On Nov. 28, 1895, the first automobile race in the United States is held. Frank Duryea wins the 54-mile race between Jackson Park in Chicago and Evanston, IL in a blistering 10 hours.

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