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Five Things to Know Today, Oct.12

Jumping Jacks for a world record; library events for little kids; and more

Today on Patch: Who’s our high school football player of the week? Find out at 11 a.m.; if you’re looking for bargains this weekend, learn more about the city of Stone Mountain’s yard sale at 8 a.m.

Jumping for a record: The in Stone Mountain continues its part today in helping National Geographic Kids magazine set the Guinness World Records® title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. To break the record, more than 20,000 people worldwide need to complete one minute of jumping jacks in events occurring between 3 p.m. (Eastern time) Tuesday, October 11 and 3 p.m. today, October 12.

At the library: Little ones up to age 24 months will enjoy the activity and socialization from Building Blocks, from 10-10:45 a.m. at Redan-Trotti Library, then Time for Tales for ages 3-5 from 11-11:45 a.m.; Preschool story time at Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; storytime at Hairston Crossing, 10:30-11 a.m.

The weather:  Partly cloudy, high of 77, low of 58. Only a slim chance for rain -- good! These last two days have been way too dreary.

Cheapest gas: Top three places to buy cheap gas in Stone Mountain as reported to Georgiagasprices.com over the last 36 hours (last checked at 11:35 p.m. Sunday; prices subject to change without notice):

  • $3.14, , 1227 Rockbridge Rd. and Stovall Rd.;
  • $3.17, , 1550 Liburn-Stone Mountain Rd and Hugh Howell Rd.
  • $3.19, , 1535 Lilburn-Stone Mountain Rd. and Hugh Howell Rd.

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