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Canon, Georgia

Canon is a city in Franklin and Hart counties in the U. S. state of Georgia. The population was 804 at the 2010 census. Canon was called "West Bowersville", under the latter name was laid out in 1875; the Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place as the "Town of Canon" in 1902, with the town corporate limits extending in a one-mile radius from the intersection of Broad and Depot streets. Canon is located in eastern Franklin County and western Hart County at 34°20′44″N 83°06′31″W. Georgia State Routes 51 pass through the center of town. SR 17 leads south 4 miles to Royston, while SR 51 leads southwest by an indirect route 10 miles to Sandy Cross; the two highways together lead northeast 2.5 miles to Bowersville. According to the United States Census Bureau, Canon has a total area of 3.1 square miles, of which 0.01 square miles, or 0.19%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 755 people, 315 households, 221 families residing in the city; the population density was 237.5 people per square mile.

There were 361 housing units at an average density of 113.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.97% White, 2.52% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.66% from other races, 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population. There were 315 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.8% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,845, the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $25,446 versus $18,375 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,855. About 22.2% of families and 26.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.0% of those under age 18 and 25.2% of those age 65 or over. Ernest Vandiver, Georgia governor from 1959 to 1963 City of Canon official website Double Branches Baptist Church historical marker Redwine Church historical marker

Juan Sebastián Verón

Juan Sebastián Verón is a retired Argentine footballer and current chairman of Estudiantes de La Plata, where he had served as Director of Sports. A former midfielder, Verón's career started in Estudiantes, continued in Argentina's Boca Juniors, included stints in several clubs in the Italian Serie A, England's Manchester United and Chelsea. In 2006, Verón returned to Estudiantes, where he remained until his retirement in 2014, aside from a brief spell with Brandsen, he announced. At international level, Verón obtained 73 caps for Argentina between 2010, scoring 9 goals, he represented his nation at three FIFA World Cups, at the 2007 Copa América, where he won a runners-up medal. In 2004, he was included in the FIFA 100 centenary list of the 125 greatest living footballers, selected by Pelé as part of FIFA's centenary celebrations. Verón has both Italian citizenship, his nickname is La Brujita, a nod to his father Juan Ramón, known as La Bruja and was a championship winning player with Estudiantes.

In 1993, Verón signed for Estudiantes de La Plata and in 1995 helped the team to return to the Argentine Primera División. In 1996, he joined Boca Juniors, scoring three goals, alongside Diego Maradona, he made his international debut for Argentina against Poland in the same year. Sven-Göran Eriksson signed him for Sampdoria shortly afterwards. In 1998, after playing for Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, he signed for Parma in a £15-million deal; the following year, Parma won the UEFA Cup. Eriksson signed him again, this time for Lazio in an £18.1-million deal, with Verón netting a weekly wage of £48,000. He made his debut for Lazio in the Italian side's 1–0 victory over Manchester United in the European Super Cup, in Monaco. In 2000, Verón was the driving force for Lazio as they captured the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup, as he scored 8 goals, but in February 2000 he was under investigation by Italian police for a possible fake Italian passport in order to avoid the non-EU quota.

However, the charge was cleared by FIGC in June 2001, because his passport had been issued by Italian officials, he avoided a ban. However, a new controversy was exposed that Verón and his agent may have used fake documents submitted to the Italian government in order to allege to the government that Verón had Italian descent and granted him an Italian passport, which claimed an Italian, Giuseppe Antonio Porcella was Verón's great grandfather Ireneo Portela. Manchester United inserted a clause in the transfer document for a possible ban. In July 2002, he was called to appear before Italy's state prosecutor to answer allegations he illegally acquired an Italian passport. Elena Tedaldi, the agent who helped Verón to get the passport, was jailed for 15 months, but Verón and Sergio Cragnotti, former Lazio chairman were acquitted in 2007, it is because Verón had Italian descent through another great-grand parent, it was Tedaldi who used the fake documents. After the 2000–01 season, he moved from Lazio to Manchester United on 12 July for a fee of £28.1 million on a five-year deal, the most expensive transfer in English football at that time and becoming the first Non-UEFA player to break the English transfer record.

On signing for Manchester United, he was quoted as saying. Verón's first season at Old Trafford started well. In September 2001 he found the back of the net in three of Manchester United's four outings being awarded the Premier League Player of the Month, but as the season progressed and fatigue settled in, his performances declined. He would have trouble adapting to the relentlessly faster pace of the Premiership, where he was not allowed the same space and time on the ball. There was plenty of pressure on him at the start of his second season at Old Trafford and his performances did improve especially in the Champions League, where he excelled due to the slower tempo of the matches, scoring four goals, was at the heart of United's successes in the group stages. However, injury meant. Questions over his performance led to an expletive-laden tirade against the media by manager Sir Alex Ferguson in support of Verón: " is a fucking great player" were his parting words. "And you're all fucking idiots."

However and pundits alike agreed that the signing was an expensive flop. Verón commented that the reason for his fitness problems and struggles with injuries at Manchester United were due to the less intense summer pre-season training in England; when Chelsea paid £15 million for him two years on, following the arrival of Roman Abramovich, Verón claimed that he wanted to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford but Ferguson was willing to let Chelsea talk to him and he was convinced by Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri that his future lay at Stamford Bridge, where he had much to prove. His transfer fee to Chelsea was about half that of his record-breaking transfer of just two years before. Verón made an excellent start to his Chelsea career by scoring the opening goal in a 2–1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield, but he fell away with injury problems as the 2003–04 season progressed and made only 15 appearances for Chelsea; the Times listed Verón's transfers to Manchester United and Chelsea among the 50 worst transfers in Premiership history.

His several big-money transfers made Verón, at the time, the most expensive footballer in histor