MILLEDGEVILLE — Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening today.
Sunny. Highs around 80. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday night clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.
On this day:
Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Honor the administrative professionals in your life and take time to tell them thanks today.
Best bet for today:
Free computer classes for senior citizens offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Baldwin County Senior Center.
The Baldwin County school system honors its Teachers of the Year Thursday at the BHS auditorium. Check out the story here: http://tinyurl.com/lxjsmmz
Our poll question for the week:
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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 Wednesday:
1. SUPREME COURT DEALS BLOW TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
By a 6-2 majority, the court declares that voters in a state can outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions.
2. STOWAWAY WENT UNDETECTED FOR HOURS AT AIRPORT
Surveillance video shows the teen who flew to Hawaii in the wheel well of a jetliner was on the San Jose airfield seven hours before the flight departed.
3. WORLD'S NEWEST COUNTRY RIVEN BY ETHNIC VIOLENCE
The U.N. says hundreds of civilians were gunned down in a massacre last week in South Sudan, leaving "piles and piles" of bodies behind.
4. WHOSE POPULARITY IS SOARING
Vladimir Putin's approval rating hits 80 percent amid euphoria in Russia over the annexation of Crimea.
5. MARKET STILL WEAK FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADS
Many are settling for jobs outside their fields of study or for less pay than they'd expected or hoped for.
6. HOW RAND PAUL IS WOOING MINORITY VOTERS
The potential 2016 presidential candidate is visiting urban areas, selling the Republican issue of school choice to inner-city parents.
7. SHERPAS STAGING WALKOUT AT EVEREST
The climbers are demanding that the government set up a relief fund for Sherpas who are killed or injured in accidents on the mountain.
8. IRS PAYS $1M TO WORKERS WHO OWED BACK TAXES
The employee bonuses don't violate federal rules, but they're inconsistent with the IRS mission to enforce tax laws, an investigator says.
9. WHY HOLLYWOOD HOPES HISTORY DOESN'T REPEAT
Last summer, a number of high-profile movies tanked. The first of this summer's wide releases is "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," coming May 2.
10. ALBERT PUJOLS HITS 500TH HOME RUN
The Angels' slugger reaches the milestone with a pair of shots against the Washington Nationals.