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April 19, 2014

Morning Update Friday, April 19

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





Weather: 





Cloudy areas of fog in the morning. Chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms in the morning then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 60. Northeast winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent Saturday night mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the evening then a slight chance of showers after midnight. areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

This month:

April is National Jazz Appreciation Month. Check out our calendar of events and our weekly entertainment guide for upcoming performances at Georgia College and GMC and soak in some smooth sounds.

Best bet for today:           

The Oconee Valley Iris Club will hold its annual spring show at the Milledgeville Mall. Entries will be accepted from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and judging will begin at 11. The show is free and open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4:30. Irises will be on sale at a bargain price.

Upcoming events:

How about some Bingo? Every Thursday Bingo is held at the American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Refreshments will be sold. 478-452-1611.

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think the tobacco ban at Georgia’s public college campuses can curb tobacco use among students? Click here to vote:

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10 Things to Know for Today from The Associated Press

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Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:

1. DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS FAIL TO DISLODGE PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS IN UKRAINE

Talks involving Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the European Union produced an agreement Thursday to take tentative steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. But insurgents occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said they won't leave until Ukraine's interim government resigns.

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School staff were evacuated from Midway Elementary School around 1:30 p.m. due to a gas leak from a nearby tap station. Highway 441 South was closed for approximately an hour as Baldwin County Fire Rescue personnel and Southern Natural Gas employees worked to determine the cause of the leak.

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The Teen Club, as part of the Twin Lakes Library System's Summer Reading Club, and Reference Supervisor Dabney Kinser do candy science experiments to finish up the science themed reading club experience.

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Local dancers Shaveta Waller and Synethia Brookins are stepping up to the plate with their new dance business Sensational Steps. The two women provide dance lessons at affordable prices as well as a positive environment for youth interested in all areas of fine arts.

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