Today: Novelist Talks About Book on Triple Lynching

Here are 5 Things you need to know about today -- Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.


1. A look inside Jim Crow. Pam Durban talks about her new novel, "The Tree of Forgetfulness," at 7:15 p.m. at the Decatur Library. The Georgia Center for the Book says it's about a triple lynching South Carolina that "weaves the voices of different characters to give a full narrative of what led to the tragedy and the loyalties that forced a community to choose silence over justice." Free.

2. Know before you vote. The City Schools of Decatur is holding a public information session on Amendment One -- the Nov. 6 referendum on how charter schools will be established in Georgia. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the CSD administration offices a 758 Scott Blvd.

3. Public meetings. Decatur City Commission at 7:30 p.m. in city hall. Avondale Estates Planning and Zoning Board at 6 p.m. in city hall. Amendment One Informational Session at 6:30 p.m. at the City Schools of Decatur offices.

4. Weather. Sunny with a high around 72, a low near 50.

5. On this date. In 1991, the U.S. Senate confirmed Georgian Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Source: This Date in Georgia History)


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