Looking Back on a Graduation, Funeral
Here are the top headlines you may have missed this week.
1. District to Consider Charter Petition: A decision on the fate of the county's first charter school could come this Thursday. The Cherokee County School District had announced a special meeting on June 30, but now the Cherokee Charter Academy is on the June 16 agenda.
2. Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charges: A Woodstock father is accused of having illegal images on his computer, but his wife says he didn't download them. The 47-year-old man was arrested May 3 and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children. A search warrant was executed at his home, and child porn images were located on his computer, said Lt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
3. Reminiscing on Graduation: Patch Columnist Dee Locklin shares her viewpoint of graduation as a parent and all the details that go on behind the scenes. The emotional waterfall of having her first son receive his diploma tops all the planning of a three-family graduation party. Share your experiences with her.
4. Shannon Lawrence's Funeral: The funeral for a 25-year-old Canton woman who died after Sunday's fatal custody swap in Milton was held at St. Michael's the Archangel Friday morning. You can also see a photo gallery from the service here.
5. Skole Taken in 5th Round of MLB Draft: Woodstock native, and Georgia Tech third baseman Matt Skole was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Tuesday. The junior was the 157th overall pick and was taken by the Washington Nationals.