Morning Briefing: Rain Garden Work Day
Here's what you need to know before heading out the door on July 19.
1. Weather: There is a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Today's high temperature is expected to be 92 degrees, with a low tonight of 71 degrees.
2. In Case You Missed It: The renovation of Lassiter High School is almost complete, according to the Cobb County School District. Although the project will not be finished before the end of 2012, students will be able to enter the building to start the school year.
Keep Cobb Beautiful will host an Appliance Amnesty Day on Saturday. The event will allow Cobb citizens to get rid of unwanted appliances such as microwaves, laundry machines and lawnmowers. Most appliances can be recycled at no cost to residents.
3. Happening Now: The Cobb County Water System is hosting a "Rain Garden Work Day" at 9 a.m. This event teaches residents about the importance of rain gardens to stemming unwanted runoff and how county government strives to make Cobb's water the cleanest it can be.
4. Looking Ahead on Northeast Cobb Patch: Where has the summer gone? It's almost time to start back to school shopping! Instead of going to the store and hoping you buy everything your child needs, check out our article this afternoon which will have school-by-school and grade-by-grade breakdowns of what students will want to bring with them on the first day of school.
On This Date in History: On July 19, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention, often considered the birthplace of the Womens' Rights Movement, opened in Seneca Falls, NY.