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May 16, 2014

Morning Update, Friday, May 16

Early traffic, weather and community news for your day

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





Weather: 





Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 10 to15 mph. Friday night mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

On this day:

It’s National Etiquette Week, the national recognition of etiquette and protocol in all areas of American life—business, social, dining, travel, technology, wedding and international protocol. The week will raise awareness of all people to act with courtesy, civility, kindness, respect and manners as well as rally people to act with good manners in their everyday lives.

Best bet for today:

It’s National Bike to Work Day. Come out — bike out — to city hall today at noon to celebrate Milledgeville earning the Bronze Bicycle Friendly designation. There will be special remarks and giveaways for Gringo’s tacos. It starts at noon.

Upcoming events:

The Milledgeville Lions Club, assisted by Milledgeville fire fighters, will conduct its 29th Fishing for Sight fish-a-thon Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon (with a rain date of May 24). Kids five through 13 will compete for trophies at the Baldwin County Recreation Center’s big pond. Live bait, cane poles and a limited number of buckets will be provided.

Our poll question for the week:

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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 today:

1. A LANDSLIDE WIN FOR INDIA'S OPPOSITION LEADER

The Congress party, which has been at the center of Indian politics for most of the country's history since independence from Britain, has conceded defeat.

2. SOUTH KOREA FERRY SINKING PROMPTS NEW VIGILANCE

After years of tolerance for cutting corners, alarms are being raised by politicians, the media, and regular people. "Safety ignorance is everywhere," read one newspaper photo caption.

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