The Union Recorder

Local News

July 4, 2014

Morning Update, Friday, July 4, 2014

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





Weather: 





Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Friday night clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

Best bet for today:

The Milledgeville Country Club and Mr. Bill Usery will present an Independence Day celebration. Fireworks will begin over Lake Sinclair around 9 pm. Bring your own picnic.

On this day:

The poem “America the Beautiful” by Katherine Lee Bates, a Wellesley College professor, was first published in the Congregationalist, a church publication, in 1895.

Upcoming events:

Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Society will host the eighth annual Artifact Identification Day in the museum’s

Native American Gallery July 12 from noon to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and everyone who attends is invited to bring found objects or family heirlooms. Items can include, but are not limited to: rocks, Indian artifacts, pottery, farm implements and Civil War items.

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think Baldwin County needs a stronger ordinance on property upkeep to combat blight? 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 today:

1. 32 STATES TRAIL US AS A WHOLE IN JOB RECOVERY

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven't regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.

2. "CORPORATE PERSONHOOD" CHALLENGES "WE THE PEOPLE"

The latest "Hobby Lobby" ruling by the Supreme Court caps a legal principle that treats companies as individuals.

3. WHY U.S. WANTS MORE SECURITY AT FOREIGN AIRPORTS

Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security.

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