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Morning Briefing: Summer J.A.M. Today

Here's what's going on in Northeast Cobb on July 18.

1. Weather: Partly sunny skies await the area, with a high temperature approaching 94 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms after 10 a.m. The chance of precipitation will drop to 30 percent this evening.

2. In Case You Missed It: A local risk management firm has . This is the fifth straight year Georgia has been in the top ten in this unsavory category.

Good Mews, the local no-kill cat shelter, . The shelter hopes the video will draw new sponsorships to the expanded shelter they hope to have finished by next year.

3. Happening Now: The Cobb Chamber of Commerce and 12 local business associations are hosting the annual Summer J.A.M. networking event today at 11 a.m. Come out to the Cobb Civic Center to join the festivities. General admission will be $30.

4. Looking Ahead on Northeast Cobb Patch: This afternoon we are going to hear from the Cobb County School District on the progress of renovations at . Will the high school be finished in time for the return of students in the fall? 

On This Date in History: On July 17, 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry regiment, the first African-American regiment to see action in the Civil War, attempted to take Fort Wagner, SC from the Confederates. The attack was a failure.

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