Welcome to Friday. Here are some things to know as you head into the day and then the weekend.
The weather: Rain? Sunshine? The chances are 50-50. The high will be about 80 degrees, the National Weather Service says. The low tonight will be around 57.
Gas prices: You can get a gallon of regular for a penny less than yesterday, according to reports to www.georgiagasprices.com. Prices ranged from $3.61 (at Kroger, 4155 Lawrenceville Hwy, and at Murphy USA, 3950 Lawrenceville Hwy) to $3.69 (at Texaco, 4090 Five Forks Trickum Road, and at 13 other places).
Late: President Lincoln first abolished slavery with the Emancipation Declaration in 1863. But after the Civil War, Republicans worried that his executive order might not have staying power, and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was proposed. The amendment banning slavery was ratified by the required number