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Weather: 





Areas of fog early then mostly sunny. Highs around 90.Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Tonight partly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

On this day:

It’s National Nursing Home Week. A community out-reach program designed to familiarize the public with nursing facilities and the services they provide. Activities are conducted locally by individual nursing facilities. Annually, Mother’s Day through the following Saturday. Check out photos of Green Acres Celebration on Monday on our website.

Best bet for today:

The Baldwin County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. at the board office at 110 ABC St. City Council also meets at city hall.

It’s National Bike Month and the Milledgeville Bicycling Club is celebrating. Bike to Work Week (May 12-16).

During National Bike to Work week (May 12-16), the Bicycling Club of Milledgeville will host a local competition to encourage more riders to use their bicycles for transportation by commuting to work.  BCM will award the top five commuters for the week with a $15 gift certificate for RoadID. The top commuter for the week will also receive a $25 gift certificate to Dough Boys Pizza in downtown Milledgeville.

Upcoming events:

The Milledgeville Lions Club, assisted by Milledgeville fire fighters, will conduct its 29th Fishing for Sight fish-a-thon May 17 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.

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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. GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER TRIES TO MEDIATE IN UKRAINE

Berlin's top diplomat arrives in Kiev to broker talks between the government and pro-Russian factions in the country's eastern regions.

2. WHAT NIGERIAN TERROR LEADER DEMANDS

Islamic extremist leader Abubakar Shekau says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters.

3. DONALD STERLING DERIDES MAGIC JOHNSON WITH AIDS COMMENTS

The beleaguered Clippers owner questions the HIV-positive basketball great's moral character, saying he is an unfit role model for children.

4. FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER RECEIVES PRISON SENTENCE

Ehud Olmert, who resigned five years ago amid corruption charges, was sentenced to six years for his role in a wide-ranging bribery scandal.

5.THIS IS THE LIFE THEY CHOSE

Lawyers who defend despised terror suspects in court can find themselves standing all alone--or falling from grace.

6. HOW A PEDOPHILE EVADED NOTICE FOR DECADES

The beloved teacher hopped around the globe teaching in international schools where he is believed to have molested dozens of boys.

7. WHO'S GOING TO PRE-K--AND WHO'S NOT

The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from state to state, report finds, but overall enrollment has declined, despite bipartisan support.

8. SNOW, DROUGHT AND HEAT: WELCOME TO SPRINGTIME IN WEST

More than 3 feet of snow hit parts of the Rockies, while some Arizona communities are rationing water due to drought and California is sweltering under high heat.

9. GAY MARRIAGE BAN CHALLENGED IN 'LAST FRONTIER'

Five couples file lawsuit against Alaska's prohibition of same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional.

10. NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE CANDIDATE DIES BEFORE RACE IS SETTLED

Keith Crisco, a man who went from pulling corn on a small farm to Harvard to Nixon's White House, was trailing "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken by fewer than 400 votes. He died at age 71 after he fell in his house.

The world's tallest freestanding stone structure has been repaired, with damaged marble being replaced by stone salvaged from Baltimore row houses or the Maryland quarry that provided the original.

10. STERLING'S WIFE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD ON TO CLIPPERS

The NBA says if Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers is terminated, so is Shelly Sterling's.

 

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