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April 26, 2014

Morning Update, Saturday, April 26

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





Weather: 





Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 5 to 15 mph shifting to the south 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon Saturday night. Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds.

On this day:

Happy National Dance Day. Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity.

Best bet for today:           

Flooring America presents a ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday featuring Sparky the Fire Dog, a silent auction, door prizes, food and games. All proceeds go toward the purchase of sealed lithium smoke detectors for local residents. Flooring America is located at 50 Highway 20 West. Call 478-452-0111 for more information.

Upcoming events:

Baldwin High School presents ‘Grease’ at the Baldwin Fine Arts Center. 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:

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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. WAR OF WORDS HEATS UP OVER UKRAINE

The West threatened the Kremlin with more sanctions while Moscow said Friday that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine would not lay down their arms until activists relinquished control over key occupied sites in Kiev. Ukraine's deputy foreign minister said he feared an imminent invasion from Russia.

2. GUNMAN KILLS 3 AMERICANS AT HOSPITAL IN AFGHANISTAN'S CAPITAL

Thursday's attack at Cure International Hospital in Kabul killed Dr. Jerry Umanos, a Chicago pediatrician, and two other Americans who were not immediately identified. Another American was wounded, and the gunman — identified as a government security guard — then shot himself. It was the latest attack on foreigners in Afghanistan that has seen 22 killed this year alone.

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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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