Weather: Happy Thursday! We'll see partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 90s once again. The Weather Channel predicts a low near 70 degrees overnight.
Did you know skateboarding originated in California around the 1940s when surfers wanted something to “surf” while the water was flat? And there's even a day set aside as "Go Skateboarding Day." Today is that day. Check out these skate parks in the area:
- Bay Creek in Loganville
- Deuce Skatepark in Snellville
- Duncan Creek Skatepark in Dacula
- SPOA Skatepark Of Athens
Top things to know:
- From 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., you can stop in and give blood during a drive at Athens Regional Medical Center in the medical services building. Blood and double red cells are needed. Learn more about blood donation on the American Red Cross website.
- Candidates for the Oconee County offices of Sheriff, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Board of Commissioners Posts 1 and 4 are scheduled to speak at a candidates forum hosted by the Oconee County GOP. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Watkinsville Community Center.
- Many candidates have also confirmed they'll swing by the Oconee County Democratic Committee's meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Adult Learning Center.
- The annual Flagpole Athens Music Awards Show takes place at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens tonight. See more.