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Blog: middle school sports about to change

Some long-awaited changes are in store for the Plymouth-Canton middle school athletic programs, and they could be made even next year.

Boy’s volleyball could be changed to wrestling, and cross country could be added for both boys and girls next year. Both are currently offered as clinics through the school, but are not official school sports.

The changes will be reviewed by the Plymouth-Canton school board in the spring.

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Blog: Beheading case embarrasses former Canton grad

Jean Pierre Orlewicz, an 18-year-old Canton High School student, will be sentenced to life in prison on May 12 after being convicted of murder, but his actions will radiate far beyond his jail cell walls. For years to come, the township of Canton will be known as the home of one of the most violent murders the state of Michigan has ever seen.

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P-CEP drug sweep has students questioning their rights

The drug sweep of the Plymouth Canton Educational Park’s parking lots on October 31, 2007 found alcohol in three students’ cars and an illegal drug in another car. The unannounced search has students debating what rights they have while at school.

A team of Canton Township police officers and canine units inspected all cars on school property. Over 47 cars were searched after dogs gave positive responses, but only four contained drugs or alcohol.

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Meet Canton’s new preschool

The high growth rate of the Plymouth Canton Community Schools has brought one of the top pre-school franchises to the Canton Community.

The Goddard School, a pre-school offering classes for children six weeks to six years old, opened a new independent franchise location in Canton this October. The school offers year-round half or full day education and daycare for children in the area.

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City of Plymouth Liquor moratorium about to end

The Plymouth City Commission lifted their moratorium on the sale of liquor licenses Feb. 4, allowing new businesses to apply for licenses in the downtown Plymouth area.

The situation surrounding the moratorium began several years ago, when Plymouth changed their parking regulations to allow for more commercial use of the downtown. Around the same time, the state of Michigan changed their state liquor laws, allowing for licenses to be transferred from anywhere within a county. A combination of both changes in regulations led to Plymouth’s concerns of where their city could be headed.

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