MILLEDGEVILLE — Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening today.
Flood watch remains through late Wednesday. Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds5 to 15 mph. Tonight mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
On this day:
April is National Poetry Month. Annual observance to pay tribute to the great legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets and the vital place of poetry in American culture.
Best bet for today:
The Milledgeville Baldwin County Development Authority meets today at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce board room.
Baldwin High School presents ‘Grease’ at the Baldwin Fine Arts Center this week. Tickets are $7. For more information visit www.baldwinhighschool.net/theatre.
Our poll question for the week:
Do you think the city and county 911 systems should be consolidated? 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:
1. TORNADOES RIP THROUGH CENTRAL, SOUTHERN U.S.
At least 16 people are dead in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma in a violent kick-start to the nation's twister season.
2. U.S. TO LEVY NEW RUSSIA SANCTIONS
Obama says the United States will levy new sanctions on Russian individuals and companies in retaliation for Moscow's alleged provocations in Ukraine.
3. EGYPT SENTENCES MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SPIRITUAL LEADER, HUNDREDS TO DEATH
A court issues preliminary death sentences against 683 alleged supporters of the ousted president and his Islamist group.
4. PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. REACH A MILESTONE
Grades for U.S. graduation rates now in "B'' range as 80 percent of students, on average, receive diplomas.
5. A NEW PHASE IN SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE
After the initial area is completely combed without yielding a single clue, a second phase begins, expanding the underwater search.
6. WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE FOCUSING ON IN KOREA'S FERRY DISASTER
The official probe of the accident is now focusing on what the coast guard did after learning that the ship was sinking.
7. WHO IS VOTING EARLY IN IRAQ
One million police and security personnel are casting their votes two days before the rest of the 22 million registered in the country's first national elections since the U.S. withdrawal.
8. NEW NBA COMMISSIONER FACES FIRST CRISIS
Adam Silver's priority is verifying that it is Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice caught on tape making racist comments.
9. WHERE A NEW NYC TUNNEL IS LEADING
Nowhere, for the time being. The $185 million concrete access trench could connect to two new railway lines under the Hudson River, eventually.
10. VATICAN DECLARES JOHN PAUL II, JOHN XXIII SAINTS
In a rare celebration, two living popes lead the Catholic Church in canonizing two of its most-loved modern pontiffs.