5 Things to Know Today: Aug. 20, 2012

Here's some information you need to start your day.

Good morning, Decatur and Avondale Estates. Here are 5 Things to know about today.

1. Weather. Mostly cloudy with a 30-50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid-80s, lows in the low 60s.

2. Bus and school start changes. Several City School of Decatur bus routes are changing or being discontinued, starting today. Also Glennwood Elementary starts at at 8 a.m.  -- 10 minutes earlier than at the start of the school year.

3. Public meetings. Decatur City Commission at 6:30 p.m. for a work session on annexation and at 7:30 p.m. for the regular meeting, both in Decatur City Hall. Avondale Estates City Commission at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. The Avondale Estates Planning and Zoning Board meeting was cancelled.

4. Lowest gas prices. Late Sunday it was $3.37 per gallon at QuikTrip at 4113 Covington Highway and Racetrac at 3858 Covington Highway. Prices can chance quickly so look at the Patch gas widget for the best deal in the Decatur and Avondale Estates area.

5. On this date. In 1968, Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations that crushed the ''Prague Spring'' liberalization drive.


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