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April 3, 2014

Morning Update, Thursday, April 3

Early traffic, weather and community news for your day

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





Weather: 





Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Light southwest winds.

 





Best bets for today: 





The Milledgeville Area Patriots meet at Victory Baptist Church on Meriwether Road at 6:30 p.m. Tonight’s meeting will feature a forum with candidates for U.S. Congress, governor and state court judge. The meeting is open to the public. See story for details: http://tinyurl.com/nwlfxv2

Upcoming events:

The Oconee Master Gardeners Association and the Putnam County Cooperative Extension will host the final portion of a four part series on Gardening with Limitations April 9. This session will be Plantings and Container Gardening from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hut, 400A W. Marion St., Eatonton. The presentation is free, but pre-registration is required, 706-485-4151.

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think the county should bring back recreation sports associations? Click here to vote:

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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 Thursday:

1. SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT FORT HOOD

The violence leaves at least one dead and several injured, and is a shocking reminder of the 2009 attack that killed 13 at the same Texas military post.

2. SUPREME COURT LOOSENS RULES ON CAMPAIGN CASH

It's a fresh declaration that many limits on big-money contributions may violate the givers' constitutional free-speech rights.

3. UKRAINE'S FORMER LEADER CALLS CRIMEA A TRAGEDY

In his first interview since fleeing to Russia, Viktor Yanukovych tells the AP that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into the Black Sea peninsula.

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The H.E.A.T traffic enforcement and education initiative began in the Baldwin County Schools corridor Monday. The RADAR Speed Detection Trailer is positioned on Ga. Highway 49.

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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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Chatter Boutique owner Amber Patitucci shows off a new shipment of jewelry. The former educator turned businesswoman is celebrating one year of business. To commemorate the event, the store is featuring a birthday bash sale with items at half price.

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