MILLEDGEVILLE — Weather:
Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Light south winds shifting to the West after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Best bet for today:
7 p.m.: As part of National Bike Month a BATTY ride (Bikes are Traffic Too, Y’all) will be held. BATTY is an awareness ride that will take place in and around downtown. Cyclists stay together on the route, obeying all traffic laws to show that bikes belong on the road just as other vehicles do. The route is approximately five miles long and will start and end at Oconee Outfitters. The Bicycling Club of Milledgeville National Bike Month Social will follow afterward at Metropolis with BCM furnishing appetizers and drinks for all club members from 8-9.
Oconee Chapter 400 will hold a cookout and picnic May 31 starting at 11 a.m. at the American Legion, 231 Log Cabin Road. Entry is $5 per person. There will be door prizes and an auction as well as food. A DJ will entertain between noon and 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
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10 Things to Know for Today from The Associated Press:
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. VA WOES TIED TO BONUS SYSTEM
Congressional critics say the system encouraged staff to fudge stats on wait times as a way to meet performance targets.
2. UKRAINE'S ARMED FORCES DEALT FRESH BLOW
At least 12 soldiers are killed when rebels down a helicopter. The deaths underscore the challenge the military faces in fighting a guerrilla-style insurgency.
3. HOW MISSOURI MIGHT LIFT VEIL ON EXECUTION DRUGS
The attorney general recommends that the state set up a lab and make its own lethal injection drugs, rather than buy them from compounding pharmacies in secret.
4. FDA ISSUES NEW RULES TARGETING SKIN CANCER
Tanning beds and sun lamps will now carry warning labels that they shouldn't be used by anyone under 18.
5. WHO'S NOT SOLD ON EL-SISSI
Many older Egyptians embrace him. But younger people want change — and they're skeptical that another military man in power will bring it.
6. STARTLING TWIST IN CASE OF WOMAN STONED TO DEATH
Police say the woman's husband — initially pitied after the so-called "honor killing" by members of her family — was arrested four years ago for slaying his first wife.
7. WHAT LOSS OF HABITAT MEANS FOR PLANTS, ANIMALS
A study concludes that species are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans spread themselves across the plant.
8. MAN ACCOSTS BRAD PITT ON HOLLYWOOD RED CARPET
It's the latest such stunt by Vatalii Sediuk, who has lost his job with the Ukrainian TV station that gave him a platform to cross the line with celebrities.
9. REWRITING HISTORY OF RICHARD III
Scientists studying the monarch's bones say that while he had a severe case of scoliosis, he was far from the limping "hunchbacked toad" depicted in Shakespeare's play.
10. TENTATIVE DEAL IN PLACE TO SELL CLIPPERS
A source tells AP that Shelly Sterling has a binding agreement to sell the NBA team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, but co-owner husband has to sign off on it.