Some of the participants in a program for individuals facing drug-related charges will celebrate today.
The Piedmont Judicial Circuit, which consists of Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties, will hold its first drug court commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. today at the , 652 Barrow Park Drive in Winder.
The graduation ceremony is open to the public, and Judge Jason J. Deal of the Northeastern Circuit as keynote speaker.
The drug court offers participants an alternative to traditional sentencing and incarceration. They must successfully complete counseling programs, health and community activities and vocational training, as well as other requirements. The reports the program was started in spring 2010 and requires participants to voluntarily commit to at least 18 months.
The Barrow County Board of Education will hold a called board meeting at 3 p.m. today at the . The board will hear the Southern Association of Colleges and School's exit report.
Today's forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southeast about 5 mph.
Tonight's forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low about 64. South wind about 5 mph.