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July 1, 2014

Morning Update, Tuesday, July 1

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





Weather: 





Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Tuesday night mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds.

Best bet for today:

A public forum will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at the Baldwin County Courthouse. The topic will be the county’s proposed amendments to the Safe Properties Standards ordinance. View the document and details here: http://www.unionrecorder.com/local/x1669975941/Safe-property-ordinance-hearing-approaches

On this day:

July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, founded in 2002 with the intent to encourage the increasingly unmindful corps of cellphone users to be more respectful of their surroundings by using some simple cellphone etiquette principles.

Upcoming events:

Allied Arts will sponsor a beginners photography workshop taught by Dana Wiggins July 14-17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Allen’s Market Building, 101 W. McIntosh St. The registration fee is $65. For more information, to register, or otherwise call 478-452-3950. Youth art camps will be held July 7-11 in Allen’s Market Building. Registration is $70 for children 6 and up. Debi Slone will be the instructor. Session I is for 6-8 years from 9 a.m. to noon and Session II is for 9-12 years from 1 to 4 p.m.

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think Baldwin County needs a stronger ordinance on property upkeep to combat blight? Vote online at www.unionrecorder.com




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 Tuesday:

1. RELIGIOUS RIGHTS VS. CONTRACEPTION RULE

The Supreme Court says companies that are closely held — 80 percent of U.S. corporations — and have religious objections can avoid birth control requirements in Obama's health care law.

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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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