It's Thursday, but be careful what you throw back...

Weather: Damp. More scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast for this afternoon – 50 percent chance, to be precise – and where they do occur, there may be heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Highs today will be in the upper 80s. Rain will taper off through the nighttime hours with lows in the lower 70s. We'll repeat the process tomorrow.

Pouncey doesn't mince words. If you didn't read our story yesterday about new Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey and his comments about the state legislature's failure to fully fund public education, the AEA and its cozy relationship with a political party, and the prospects for Gardendale's new school system – then you need to click right here. It's very provocative reading.

Facedown. Did you have problems accessing Facebook on Wednesday afternoon?So did everyone else. The social media giant had an outage of about 20 minutes while it made an “infrastructure configuration change.” Everyone was back up and running by 3 p.m. Central Time, which was good news for Grumpy Cat.

Sports: Early launch. Gardendale gets an early jump on this week's high school football action, as the Rockets travel to Huffman tonight for the first Region 6 clash of the season. Shades Valley also plays tonight in another Region 6 tilt, as they travel to Center Point... NFL: Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been suspended from running his team for six games, after he was convicted of driving while impaired from an incident in March. He was also fined $500,000.

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