Runoff, Golf Champ, Alzheimer's Day
Here's what you should know to start Sept. 21 in East Cobb.
1. It will be wet and warmer today, the National Weather Service says. Light rain is likely throughout the overcast day, and thunderstorms are possible. There’s a 20 percent chance of more rain tonight. The high will be about 81, and the overnight low will be around 64.
2. The special election in state House District 43 followed predictions Tuesday as John Carson and Robert Lamutt advanced to a runoff Oct. 18 by splitting 1,500 of the 2,248 votes cast, according to unofficial but complete results. You can read all about the results and initial reactions, as well as get some voter thoughts. Which Republican will win the runoff? Let us know in the poll below.
3. Today is Alzheimer’s Action Day. The Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is urging people to wear purple and to use the “END ALZ” logo as their Facebook profile picture to raise awareness of the disease. “Our goal is that Alzheimer’s Action Day will help us get the word out so that we can continue to provide support for patients and caregivers and fund research to cure this disease,” said Leslie Anderson, the president and CEO of the Georgia Chapter. The organization is holding an open house from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its Perimeter Mall-area office, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550.
4. East Cobb golfer Brenda Pictor, 56, is due to tee off at 8 this morning in the third round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach. That means she’s one of 16 women left with a chance to win the U.S. Golf Association-sponsored national championship. Pictor already earned medalist honors by shooting 2-over 146 for the lowest two-round total in the weekend stroke play used to pick the 64 women who advanced to match play Monday. Pictor, who lost in the round of 16 at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur last week in Chattanooga, TN, won her first match 1-up and her second 2-and-1 to reach today’s match against Shawn Farmer of Bellevue, WA.
5. Wheeler High School’s front parking lot officially becomes a construction zone and closes to all parking Monday as the renovation project moves ahead, thanks to last month’s approval of the $20 million construction contract.