5 things to know today: 6th District race puts voting rights groups on the street


1. 6th District race puts voting rights groups on the street. Record numbers of voters cast their ballots in Georgia last November and volunteers are scurrying around the 6th Congressional District registering scores of new voters ahead of the June 20th runoff. [Read here] 

2. Ramp to I-285 reopens after truck fire. Crews cleared the scene of a car carrier fire that shut down the I-20 East ramp to I-285 North in Fulton County for nearly three hours early Friday. The fire started before 4:40 a.m. and was extinguished before 6 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. The ramp reopened just before 7:20 a.m. [Read here]

3. Roswell Road reopens after gas leak. Roswell Road is back open after a gas leak shut down the road Thursday at Carpenter Drive, Sandy Springs officials said Friday morning. [Read here] 

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4. Search for boy in pond resumes. Crews are searching for a boy believed to have gone underwater while swimming in a popular community pond in Barrow County. The boy disappeared Thursday evening in the 1000 block of Hancock Bridge Road. [Read here] 

5. Warm morning, even warmer afternoon. When temps start in the 70s, you can bet on a hot afternoon ahead. Currently, the temperature in Atlanta is 72 degrees and the expected high is 88, according to Channel 2 Action News. [Read here]