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July 8, 2014

Morning Update, Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MILLEDGEVILLE — Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening today.





Weather: 





Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Best bet for today:

Milledgeville City Council meets at city hall at 5:30 p.m. for a work session followed by a meeting at 6:30 p.m.

On this day:           

The Dog Days of summer are underway. “Dog Days” are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically observe the warmest summer temperatures. In the Southern Hemisphere, they typically occur in January and February, in the midst of the austral summer. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather

Upcoming events:

The dedication of the Bobby Parham Bridge over the Oconee River on Highway 49 will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Parham served as a state representative for 35 years and as a Baldwin County Commissioner before serving on the state Department of Transportation board. Click here to read more details: http://www.unionrecorder.com/local/x611405061/Bobby-Parham-Bridge-dedication-Thursday

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think the City of Milledgeville violated Open Records Laws? Vote online at www.unionrecorder.com




10 Things to Know for Today from The Associated Press

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. GAZA BORDER VIOLENCE SPIKES

Militants fire dozens of rockets on southern Israel, and Israel responds with airstrikes amid fallout from the deadly abduction of a Palestinian teen.

2. WHO'S SEEKING FORGIVENESS FROM VICTIMS OF PEDOPHILE PRIESTS

Pope Francis meets with six Catholics who were sexually abused by members of the clergy, and vows to hold church leaders accountable for decades-long cover-ups of rape and molestation of youths.

3. RETAIL POT STORES OPENING IN WASHINGTON

The state's first two dozen recreational marijuana outlets will be able to start selling cannabis Tuesday morning.

4. WHERE UKRAINE FIGHTING COULD ERUPT NEXT

Separatist militants driven from eastern towns by the Ukrainian army are regrouping in Donetsk, a major industrial city of 1 million where pro-Russia rebels have declared independence.

5. PATHWAY TO US BARRED FOR UNACCOMPANIED IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

The White House says the children likely won't qualify for humanitarian relief, which would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries.

6. HOW GM'S GOOD INTENTIONS WENT BAD

The automaker aimed to install ignition switches that worked more smoothly, an engineer says, but a faulty design led to dozens of vehicle crashes and at least 13 deaths.

7. AFGHAN FINANCE MINISTER LEADS IN PRESIDENTIAL VOTE

But officials say no winner can be declared, since millions of ballots are being audited for fraud.

8. IN EUROPE, SOME ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS GET REHAB

Initiatives include school counseling, emergency hotlines and even programs to help find jobs for returning jihadists.

9. THE MAN IN THE MONKEY SUIT

Gymnast and stuntman Terry Notary plays more than 100 primates in the coming film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

10. JUDGE OKS DEAL TO PAY FORMER NFL PLAYERS FOR CONCUSSION CLAIMS

The settlement is designed to give $1 million or more to retirees who develop Lou Gehrig's disease or other profound neurological problems.

 

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