100514 - Forsyth County - Cars navigate around construction barrels on state route 141 on Friday, May 14, 2010. A six-mile, two-lane widening project on State Route 141 in Forsyth County started in 2006 and is still jamming traffic and blocking some access to parking lots, much to the dismay of local businesses. After the contractor C.W. Matthews got a year-and-a-half extension from DOT, it's now scheduled to complete the work by this December. It was project delays like this that brought a rain of audits on DOT and set the stage for last year's historic legislation yanking power from the agency for the first time in a generation. Johnny Crawford,jcrawford@ajc.com.
Photo: Johnny Crawford/Jcrawford@ajc.com
Photo: Johnny Crawford/Jcrawford@ajc.com

5 things to know today: Traveling this weekend? There’s good news on road construction 

1. Traveling anywhere in the Peach State this Memorial Day weekend? The Georgia Department of Transportation has some good news for you. [Read here] 

2. New Montana rep apologizes to reporter he allegedly ‘body-slammed.’ Republican Greg Gianforte, the newly-minted representative-elect for Montana’s at-large congressional district, apologized to the reporter he allegedly assaulted here. [Read here] 

3. Another bad day for Bartolo Colon in Braves loss. A bad throw contributed to one run scored against Bartolo Colon. Some bad luck influenced another. But misfortune had little to do with the three-run homer Adam Frazier smashed against the Braves right-hander. That shot in the second inning turned a leak into a flood that sank Colon and the Braves early during a 9-4 defeat Thursday. [Read here] 

4. GBI: Nursing assistant intentionally broke 98-year-old’s leg before she died. A nursing assistant faces aggravated battery charges after officials say he intentionally broke the leg of a 98-year-old woman, who later died during surgery. [Read here] 

5. Get ready for a warmup. Metro Atlanta’s in for a warmup and a high in the 80s. Currently, the temperature is 57 degrees. A high of 83 degrees is forecast for Atlanta, and it’s expected to get even hotter Memorial Day weekend. [Read here]

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