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April 12, 2014

Morning Update for Saturday, April 12

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


Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to15 mph. Saturday night mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

On this day:

Today is National Licorice Day, celebrating black licorice, its history, health benefits and word renown as a delightful confection — If you’re just not into licorice, it’s also national Drop Everything and Read Day. National DEAR Day is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority. National DEAR Day falls on author Beverly Cleary's birthday. 

Best bets for today: 

The Green Farmer’s Market (formerly known as the Greenway Farmer’s Market) is open at the

new Market Park Pavilion downtown from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be live music, fresh produce and other vendors.

Upcoming events:           

Congressman Paul Broun will host a town hall at Allen’s Market, 104 E. McIntosh St. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more details:

Our poll question for the week:

If you saw someone littering would you report them? Click here to vote:

10 Things to Know for Today from The Associated Press


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


Australia's prime minister says authorities are confident they're hearing signals from the recording devices. But it's a race against time as the batteries weaken.


A Northern California crash involving a FedEx tractor-trailer and a bus carrying high school students to visit Humboldt State University killed 10 people.

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