Wednesday, December 30, 2009

GNB Update

Here it is...the final "Hyperlocal Wednesday" of 2009...Here's what's happening...

The mayoral elections and flooding made the list of top stories in Atlanta in 2009. Click here for more details.

Georgia's new super speeder law goes into effect Friday. The Blackshear Times has more on how law enforcement officials in that southeast Georgia town plan to deal with the new legislation.

One southwest Georgia town begins the new year with a new mayor. Click here to read how citizens there plan to send him off.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a Happy New Year from GNB.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

GNB Update

Here's the last "Blog Files" post of 2009...

Albany On Point examines why a recently completed fraud trial was a lost opportunity for Albany...

A former Democratic nominee says a GOP gubernatorial candidate has quit on Georgia residents...Find out why here...

and a former lieutenant governor candidate is considering a run for agriculture commissioner. Click here to find out who he is...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Happy New Year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

GNB Update

It's less than a week until Christmas...Here's what's happening...

Many colleges and universities have public relations and marketing professionals. Not many of them have positions that focus solely on academic marketing. Columbus State University brought such a person on board Friday. The four-year institution named Jeffery Dodd as its director of academic marketing and communication. He starts his new job on January 11.

A major milestone for the state's flagship university. Nine faculty members from the University of Georgia earned fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science earlier this week. The nine new fellows from UGA is a school record. They'll be honored at the organization's annual meeting in Sand Diego in February.

A well-known actor is coming to metro Atlanta to start off 2010. CSI:NY star Hill Harper will visit Kennesaw State University next month to be the keynote speaker for that institution's M.L. King and Black History Month celebrations. He also has a series of best selling books from the New York Times.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good weekend.



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday"...Here's what's happening...

A local United Way chapter in middle Georgia has received more than $120,000...Click here to find out who the benefactor was...

Another middle Georgia town got into the Christmas spirit as well...Click here to see video from the recent Christmas parade in Forsyth...

A south metro Atlanta high school football team makes history...Sandy Creek of Tyrone became the first Fayette County to win a state title last weekend...Find out more by clicking here...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat...Merry Christmas from GNB...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

GNB Update

Here's what's happening in the "Blog Files"...

Georgia's 5th Congressional District gets a huge boost from the federal stimulus package. Click here to find out how much money it's getting.

Atlanta Unsheltered offers suggestions on how to "de-congest" I-285

and SWGA Politics on why Albany's troubles are far from over, despite its fired former downtown manager standing trial on fraud charges.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Don't forget to vote in our year-end poll, which is also online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com. Only 16 days remain to cast your vote. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...Here's what's happening...

All southwest Georgia residents can finally get the H1N1 vaccine...That's according to Southwest Health District officials. They started delivering the vaccine to the general public Tuesday. Previously, it had only been available to certain priority groups.

An Air Force veteran gets the nod for grand marshal at a middle Georgia Christmas parade. The Dodge County News reports that Paul Beebe was given the honor to lead the Christmas parade in Eastman Saturday night. He has served as a volunteer with the local youth sports program in Dodge County.

Commissioners in one northwest Georgia county gave a final OK to next year's budget...Click here to find out how much it will cost to operate that local government in 2010...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Don't forget to cast your vote in our year-end poll, and decide what topics you want to read about the most in 2010. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2009.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

GNB Update

Here's another edition of the "Blog Files", only at GNB...

Peach Pundit explains what "Linger, Longer, Left" is all about...

SWGA Politics on what connection Monica Lewinsky has to Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine...

and Georgia's house speaker calls it quits...Find out why here...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Remember to cast your vote in year-end poll, and tell us the topics you want to read about in 2010. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from GNB!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Poll--What do you want to read about in 2010?

Here's your chance to shape what you'll read, hear, and maybe see on the Georgia News Beat in 2010. Simply log on to georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and find the following question: "What topics do you want to see covered the most in 2010?", on the upper right hand corner of the blog. Polling closes just before midnight on New Year's Eve (December 31, 2009). In the meantime, have a safe and happy holiday season.

Friday, December 4, 2009

GNB Update

The first Friday post in a while...Here's what's happening going into the weekend...

Some new development near one Georgia campus. The board of trustees at Mercer University approved the plan Friday. It will cost $10 million to build. The new facilities on the Macon campus include a mix of residential and retail development.

Expect more hard times in 2010. That's the word from Georgia's school chief. Georgia school superintendent Kathy Cox says that the state's schools will have at least two rough years before education funding gets better, according to the Associated Press. She says that $39 million must be cut from the budget. More furloughs and bigger classes could come as a result of those cuts.

Some good news for several Albany schools. The Albany Herald reports that Robert Cross Middle School in Dougherty County won the Academic Bowl title Thursday. It beat rival Merry Acres by 50 points. Both of those schools, as well as two others, will advance to the regional tournament in Moultrie next month.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good weekend.




Tuesday, December 1, 2009

GNB Update

Here's the latest business and economic development news from Georgia...on GNB...

If you plan on using layaway to make holiday purchases, you might want to read this article...

A southwest Georgia company may move its headquarters across town soon. Click here to read more about that company...

A Georgia mall is making plans to honor the military this weekend. Read on to find out more.

Monday, November 30, 2009

GNB Update

It's the Monday after Thanksgiving at GNB...Here's what's happening in the latest edition of the "Blog Files"...

Atlanta Progressive News: Developer gives huge gift to kids hospital

The Georgia Legislative Watch gives readers insight as to what Georgia residents will read about in the upcoming legislative session...

Peach Pundit is predicting an upset in tomorrow's mayoral runoff in Atlanta...Click here to find out why Kasim Reed has a chance to become our state capital's next mayor.

and Peanut Politics also has someone in mind to become Georgia's next school superintendent...Click here to find out who she is...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

No posts this week

Have a "Happy Thanksgiving" from GNB!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GNB Update

Here's a late version of "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...

The mayor of Covington wants more money to be spent on the local Chamber of Commerce. Click here to find out what the proposed figures are.

Find out more on the status on the Dodge County jail...

and city leaders in Bainbridge reach a compromise with church leaders...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat.

Monday, November 16, 2009

GNB Update

Another Monday, another edition of the "Blog Files"...Here's what's happening...

Peanut Politics talks about why Democrats shouldn't be shy about expressing their religious beliefs...

The Saporta Report has a story on one of Atlanta's shining lights...

and SWGA Politics has a post on what Albany would do if it won the lottery...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Monday night.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

GNB Update

Welcome to another "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...Here's what's happening...

A big award for a local water contract. Click here for more details.

Air Force depots are at risk. Read on to find out how one lawmaker to plans to save them...

and Intown Writer weighs in on the Atlanta mayoral run-off.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Wednesday night.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

GNB Update

Here's the latest business/economic development news on GNB...

A Macon bar owner is in hot water with the local zoning commission. Click here to find out what got him in trouble.

An Atlanta printing press plans to close its doors after nearly 130 years. Find out what's causing the presses to stop rolling here.

Read what role Gwinnett County is playing in the expansion of Georgia Tech.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat.

Monday, November 9, 2009

GNB Update

Here's what's happening on yet another "Blog Files" Monday...

Albany On Point weighs in on the lone contested municipal election in Albany...

The Atlanta Progressive Blog has a report on a Georgia Congressman's fight to stop unwanted executions...

and Peanut Politics has analysis on the ongoing healthcare debate.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday night.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

GNB EXTRA--ELECTION WRAP-UP

Here's how a few key municipal elections throughout Georgia turned out Tuesday night...

A new city commissioner is elected in a landslide in Albany. Click here to find out who he is.

Runoffs will decide who will take the mayor's chair in two Georgia cities next month. Click on one of the links to find out more on the races in Atlanta and Warner Robins.

A Columbus man might have enough votes to replace his father in the General Assembly in 2010. Click here for the latest in the House District 129 race.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Wednesday night.





Tuesday, November 3, 2009

GNB EXTRA--ELECTION ROUND-UP

It's "Election Night" in some parts of Georgia...Here's a preview of some of them...

Albany Herald: Southwest Georgia round-up

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Voter turnout mixed in Atlanta mayoral race

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: Quartet in the running for house district seat

Macon.com: Warner Robins mayoral brief

SavannahNow.com: Chatham County towns hold elections

Warner Robins Patriot: More on the Warner Robins mayoral race

Log on to GNB at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and scroll down to "GNB Report" on the right hand side of the blog to find out more on local elections. You can also visit the "Blog Files" for analysis on select races. Have a good Tuesday night.

Monday, November 2, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Blog Files Monday" once again at GNB...Here's what's happening...

Peach Pundit on why "tweeting" is getting very aggressive in Georgia politics...

Click here to find out who's the favorite in Tuesday's Atlanta mayoral election...

and SWGA Politics weighs in on the elections in southwest Georgia too...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" on GNB...Here's what's happening...

Catoosa News:
Forum held in Catoosa County

ConnectStatesboro.com:
Georgia Southern University gets new president

Rockmart Journal: No flu vaccine available

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a great Wednesday night.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

GNB Update

Here's what's happening in Georgia business & economic development...

Macon.com: New convention center opens in Centerville

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Coke expands Atlanta plant

Bainbridge College: Economics and Education Conference

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Tuesday night.

Monday, October 26, 2009

GNB Update

Once again, it's "Blog Files" at Monday at GNB...Here's the news...

A recently released state report says Georgia that more than 17,000 government jobs have stuck around, thanks to the federal stimulus. Find out how much of that money the state received by clicking here.

Find out why Atlanta politics have become wasteful as the mayoral election there draws near in this post from Intown Writer.

Also see: Drifting Through The Grift on the chances of a runoff on the Atlanta mayor's race.

Mostly Media weighs in on a "Failed Georgia"...

and

Governor Sonny Perdue has chosen someone to lead to the Georgia EPD. Click here to find out who he is.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday night.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...Here's the news...

A school zone change is coming for the next academic year in Houston County. The Warner Robins Patriot has the details here.

Not enough dredging may have led to the recent flooding in metro Atlanta. That's the concern some DeKalb County residents had. Click here to read more about those concerns.

Albany is one of two Georgia cities named among the nation's poorest, with Macon being the other. Click here to read one columnist's take on the situation.

Also see: Forbes article on the nation's most impoverished cities.

GPB News blog entry on Albany and Macon poverty.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Wednesday night.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

GNB Update

Editor's Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances from Monday, the "Blog Files" will be posted tonight (Tuesday). Here's what happening among Georgia blogs.

Decatur Metro: A "tacky" homecoming

Georgia Highway 120 Politics: What's the "Ox" vs. the "Rat"? Find out by clicking here.

Georgia Legislative Watch: A sneak preview of th 2010 legislative session

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Tuesday night.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

GNB Update

Here's what happening on "Hyperlocal Wednesday"...

Bainbridge Post-Searchlight: Surplus property sale in the works?

Cordele Dispatch: Proposed development faces protest

The Champion: Community bounces back from fire

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Wednesday night.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

GNB Update

Here's what's going on in Georgia business and economic development...

Macon.com: Mixed income project gets OK

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Delta Airlines wins workplace flexibility award

Access North Georgia: Gainesville has a new neighborhood planning unit

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good night.

Monday, October 12, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Blog Files" Monday at GNB. Here's what's happening...

Early voting in elections underway (Blog For Democracy)

The right question
(Drifting Through The Grift)

No more endorsements of candidates (Georgia Highway 120 Politics)

Robert Redford visits Savannah (GPB News)

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Monday night.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...Here's the news...

Coosa Valley News: Technical college sets enrollment record

TheCitizen.com: Peachtree City holds mayoral candidates forum

Warner Robins Patriot: "J-STARS" test new training techniques

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a great Wednesday night.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

GNB Update

It's Tuesday...Here's what's happening in Georgia business...

Albany Herald: New restaurant to open soon

LaGrange Daily News: Authority joins planning center

Macon.com: New restaurant now open

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Tuesday night.


Monday, October 5, 2009

GNB Update

Once again, it's "Blog Files" Monday on GNB...Here's the news...

Decatur Metro: Decatur schools win state achievement awards

Lucid Idiocy: Macon GOP chair to run for Congress

Reporter-Cub: Atlanta's moment in the sun

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday night.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperocal Wednesday" at GNB...Here's what's happening...

Baldwin Bulletin: Overspending on credit cards at City Hall

Gwinnett Buzz: Residents choose trash collection providers

Jackson Herald: Town says no to public comments

Mostly Media: Touring a flooded Atlanta home

Saporta Report: Atlanta mayoral candidate gets high marks

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a great Wednesday night.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your Tuesday was productive...Here's the news...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Penthouse prices cut

Macon.com: Zoning panel OK's cell phone tower

Valdosta Daily Times: Flooded business re-opens

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Tuesday night.

GNB PHOTO EXTRA--Armstrong Atlantic gets $1.5 million in stimulus funding


Photo: Flowers in front of Science Center
More than $1.5 million in stimulus funding from the federal government.
That's how much money Armstrong Atlantic State University will receive to fund an energy conservation project for its Science Center. The project is expected to save more than $340,000 a year in energy consumption.
Click here to read the complete press release, courtesy of Armstrong Atlantic State Universiry.

Monday, September 28, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Blog Files" Monday at GNB...Here's the news...

Decatur Metro: Restaurant goes out of business

Saporta Report: Georgia running behind on transit issue

SWGA Politics: Challenging Roy Barnes

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday night.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...Here's what happening this mid-week...

Barrow County News: Millage hike out of the question

Clayton Neighbor: Bus riders make plea to salvage routes

The Citizen (Fayette County): Fayetteville featured in Wall Street Journal

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Wednesday night.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Business & Economic Development" Tuesday at GNB...Here's what happening...

Midstate economic developer named GEDA President (Macon.com)

Columbus chamber honored by state (Ledger-Enquirer.com)

Best Buy could set up shop in southwest Georgia (Albany Herald)

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Tuesday night.

Monday, September 21, 2009

GNB Update

It's Monday...time for the "Blog Files"...

Atlanta Progressive Blog: Injunction stops closure of dialysis clinic

Saporta Report: Foundation teams up with UNICEF to protect kids

SWGA Politics: An analysis on two different campaign stops for Georgia governor

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday night.

GNB PHOTO EXTRA--Professor to appear on Jeopardy

Photo: Marlene Allen, Ph. D.

Georgia Southwestern State University gets some rare national attention. GSW English professor Marlene Allen is scheduled to appear on the TV game show Jeopardy tomorrow night (Tuesday). Click here to view a brief commercial featuring Dr. Allen.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...Here's what happening...

Bainbridge Post-Searchlight: Rodeo declared success

Dodge County News: Motorbike ride helps underprivileged children

Swainsboro Forest-Blade: Swainsboro gets improved fire rating

Monroe County Reporter: Coach honored for 50th anniversary

Covington News: Covington to get Walgreen's store

Dunwoody Blog: Can Dunwoody support a charter school? Find out by clicking here.

Barrow Journal: A car show for a good cause

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Wednesday night.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

GNB Update

What happened on Tuesday in Georgia business? Read below to find out...

There seems to be an unlimited supply of barbecue in Georgia. Click here to read more about the newest restaurant to open in Macon.

A global company acquires an Effingham County manufacturing firm. Find out more on both companies here.

The world's leading airline is facing cash flow problems. The Associated Press has the story on Atlanta-based Delta Airlines here.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Tuesday night.

Monday, September 14, 2009

GNB Update

One work day down...four to go...Here's the news...


Lucid Idiocy: August brought more bad news for Georgia's finances. Click here to find out how far revenues have fallen.

Peanut Politics: A candidate for Georgia governor paid a visit to east central Georgia. Find out who he is, and where his most recent stop was.

Saporta Report: An article on the similar views of Cobb County Commission chairman Sam Olens, and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Monday night.





Friday, September 11, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Education Friday" at GNB...Here's the news...

$27.3 million for energy conservation (University System of Georgia)

Enrollment for fall 2009 at Armstrong Atlantic State University is up slightly compared to last year. Click here for details.

What are "Intellectual Property Legends"? Read on to find out.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" on GNB...Here's the news...

Coosa Valley News: Teacher of the Year finalists named

Dunwoody Neighbor: Police to carry AED's

South Fulton Neighbor: Critical elections looming

Warner Robins Patriot: A lower tuition rate for students?

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Wednesday night.



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you enjoyed Labor Day Weekend...Here's the news...

People who applied for jobs at the new Kia plant in West Point may have to start over. Click here to find out why.

More bad economic news, this time out of northwest Georgia. The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times-Free Press reports that Shaw Industries of Ringgold is closing soon. That will cost more than 400 employees their jobs. The company closed similar plants in Calhoun and Valdosta earlier this year.

and Macon.com has this report warning consumers to be wary of fake debt collectors.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Tuesday nignt.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

GNB Update--Special Labor Day Edition (Part 2)

Here's Part 2 of the special Labor Day Edition of GNB Update...

The Sunday Paper in Atlanta has a report on a slow economic recovery.

It's a "lucky" $700 million for Georgia Southern University in terms of boosting the Statesboro economy. Read the full story here.

One Albany tourist attraction celebrated its anniversary in style. Find out which landmark celebrated its birthday by clicking here.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

GNB Update-Special Labor Day Edition (Part 1)

Hope you're having a good holiday weekend...Here's the news...

Peach Pundit has the details on a Gwinnett County business owner running for a state house seat...

A potential candidate for the Republican nomination for Georgia's 2nd Congressional District has dropped out. Read all of the details here.

If you're looking for any Georgia-related blogs worth reading on this Labor Day weekend, please visit the following blog here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...Here's the news...

Qualifying for local elections is underway in northwest Georgia...Click here to find out who's running in Rome.

A battle over a boat ramp in Chatham County is creating controversy. Find out why here.

The H1N1 virus strangehold in Camden County is easing up. The Tribune-Georgian has the details here.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat.



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

GNB Update

It's Tuesday...Here's what making news in Georgia business...

Macon.com: Local bank ordered to "cease and desist"

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Cheaper flights for Labor Day

Warner Robins Patriot: Robins AFB continued boost to local economy

Albany Herald: Local entrepreneur re-enters candy business

Valdosta Daily Times: A look back at "Cash For Clunkers"

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Tuesday night.

Monday, August 31, 2009

GNB Update

It's Monday...time for "The Blog Files"...Here's the news...

Peach Pundit reports that an Atlanta city councilman is going on a "diplomatic" mission. Click here to find out where's he going.

The Other Athens has a recap of a protest on healthcare reform in Oconee County.

and...

What is a "Georgia Blog Carnival"? Georgia On My Mind has the answer here.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday night.



Saturday, August 29, 2009

GNB Update

Here's a special weekend edition of the "Education Beat" on GNB. And now the news...

Dougherty County superintendent to retire (Mysouthwestga.com)

New York writer comes to Columbus State University as fellow (CSU Public Relations)

LaGrange College nursing students get perfect test scores (LaGrange College)

University of Georgia in top 20 among doctoral degrees for African-Americans (UGA News Service)

UGA schedules social media/public relatons conference for September (UGA News Service)

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

GNB Update

It's Thursday...Here's what making news on Georgia's political scene...

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker puts some rumors to rest. Click here to read what those rumors were. Peach Pundit weighs in on Baker's plans here.

U.S. Representative Hank Johnson could have a challenger in the race for Georgia's 4th Congressional District. Read on to find out who he is.

Lee County commissioners vote to increase government. The details are here at SWGA Politics.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Thursday.



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

GNB Update

It's Hyperlocal Wednesday at GNB...Here's the news...

U.S. Representative Jim Marshall weighs in on the healthcare debate...Read his thoughts on the issue here.

A former student is now the principal at Southwest DeKalb High School. Click here to find out how she got the top job at her alma mater.

In north metro Atlanta, a local man gets a prestigious award...Read on to see what he won...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Wednesday night.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you've had a productive Tuesday...Here's the news...

Augusta Chronicle: Goodwill lands $1.7 million grant

OnlineAthens.com: Why the "other Georgia" must be a top priority for economic development

Valdosta Daily Times: How kids can eat for "free"

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat.

Monday, August 24, 2009

GNB Update

It's Monday. That means it's time for " The Blog Files"...Here's the news...

In Atlanta Unsheltered, find out why some metro Atlanta residents enjoy parking...

Municipal elections are happening soon in one northeast Georgia town...The Other Athens has the details here...

Newtown Macon has a recap of move-in day at Mercer University...

and Peanut Politics explains why one poll for the 2010 governor's race is meaningless...

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday.

Friday, August 21, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your week went well...Here's the news...

Darton College is set to open its first-ever on-campus apartment complex Sunday. The Albany Herald has the story here.

Georgia Southwestern State University has reached a new enrollment milestone. The Americus-based institution has 3,033 students for fall semester 2009. That's an increase of more than 300 students from last year. It's the first time GSW has enrolled more than 3,000 students during any one semester.

Top honors for Georgia's largest public university. The University of Georgia finished in the top 25 among universities in that category. That's according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges. The 2010 edition of those rankings will be available in both print and online early next week.

GNB is available online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good weekend.

GNB Update

A little late for Thursday, but better late than never. Here's the news...

Peach Pundit: 700 turn out in Forsyth for health care meeting

SWGA Politics: Why Albany is better off as a government center

Access North Georgia: A "new" conservative party

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

GNB Update

Welcome to "Hyperlocal Wednesday" on GNB...Here's the news...

Find out why MARTA appears not to go anywhere in Atlanta Unsheltered...

Ray McBerry of Henry County is the latest candidate to join an already crowded for Georgia governor. The Henry Herald has all of the details here...

and...

The first candidate for an open seat on the Gwinnett County commission has announced his candidacy. Read on to find out who he is, and why he's running.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you've had a productive Tuesday...Here's the news...

Georgia's largest newspaper is moving. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced Monday that it's moving its headquarters from downtown Atlanta to the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody. The move is expected to take place in early 2010.

A list of the nation's fastest-growing companies is out, and four middle Georgia companies made that elite group. That's according to Inc. Magazine. Macon.com reports that Infinity Network Solutions of Macon ranked No. 1479 in the Inc. 5000. It posted nearly $500,000 in revenue last year. Two companies in Macon, and another in nearby Fort Valley also made that list. Two metro Atlanta based companies made the top 100, as Clear Harbor of Alpharetta came in at No. 53, while Summit Tech Consulting of Atlanta finished at No. 86.

More: See the full list here.

The metro Atlanta area continues to grow, but at a slower pace. The Associated Press reports that the region's population grew by less than 25,000 residents between April 2008 and April 2009. That's the smallest increase in almost two decades.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

GNB Update

A new work week has arrived...Here's the news...

Here's what in "The Blog Files" for Monday.

Ken Edelstein of Atlanta Unsheltered writes on why U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson won't take his advice on health insurance.

The Intown Writer's Blog has an inside look on "Street Scenes". Read on to find out what that is.

Peanut Politics has a "must-read" article on the ongoing health care debate...

and The Other Athens explains the difference between "red fish" and "blue fish".

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Monday.

Friday, August 14, 2009

GNB Update

The weekend has arrived...Here's the news...

Albany State University has the potential to meet record enrollment as a new academic year starts. But according to campus housing officials, that's not necessarily a good thing. Read on to find out what problems ASU students face in trying to get a spot in one of the residence halls by clicking here.

Speaking of residence halls, here's a video of the Magnolia facilities at Georgia Southwestern State University. The new dormitories opened Friday at the Americus campus.

Valdosta State University is working on a furlough plan for its employees. Find out what that plan is here.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

GNB Update

Friday is almost here...Here's the news...

The new fiscal year is getting off to a rough start. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that state revenue collections were down 10 percent in July 2009, compared to that same month last year. It's the eighth straight month of declining revenue.

Georgia has a new state Supreme Court justice. GPB News reports that U.S. Attorney David Nahmias was named to the state's high court Thursday. Nahmias will replace Leah Ward Sears, who resigned as the chief justice in June.

The Fulton County Republican Party is set to start a new breakfast club. Georgia Highway 120 Politics has the details here.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Thursday night.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

GNB Update

We're at the halfway point of the week...Here's the news...

Fayette County commissioners are expected to give final approval to renewal of a Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on Thursday. Click here to find out what that means for local taxpayers.

Abraham Baldwin College has nine interim department head. Read on to find out who they are.

Finally, Warner Robins will host the Little League Baseball Southeast Regional tournament in 2010. See how officials in the middle Georgia city plan to capture the "hometown magic".

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Wednesday night.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

GNB Update

Hope Tuesday turned out good for you...Here's what making news on the Georgia business front...

On Macon.com, local residents are opposed to having a new cell phone tower in their neighborhood. Find out why by clicking here.

Savannahnow.com has a report on what progress is being made towards building a new Wal-Mart on the city's southside.

And on Ledger-Enquirer.com, read why officials Kia are excited about both the experience and education that their soon-to-be new employees at the company's new west Georgia plant have.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Tuesday night.

Monday, August 10, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you enjoyed your weekend...Here's the news...

We'll start our "Blog Files" in southwest Georgia, as Lon McNeil of Albany On Point remembers Albany's tourism cheerleader, the late Sara Underdown.

Drifting Through The Grift gives you a definition of "Constablegate", and what it means for one gubernatorial candidate.

and...

Get a taste of "social media cooking school, on Mostly Media.





Friday, August 7, 2009

GNB Update


The weekend is just around the corner...Here's the news...

A southwest Georgia university gets two visiting fellows for the new academic year. Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus announced that Myrtle Habersham (photo on left), and Clarice Davis were appointed to the fellowships at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving earlier this week. Habersham is the associate director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Office of Management Planning, while Davis is a community outreach director in the Alabama public health system. Their appointments will begin later this month.


Columbus State University is opening a new bookstore on its campus in downtown Columbus. CSU officials say they're opening it to better serve students that study fine or performing arts. The new facility opens Monday.

A new year and a new era for an Albany private school. The Albany Herald reports that Deerfield-Windsor School started its 46th year of operation this morning. Dave Davies is the new headmaster for Deerfield-Windsor. He takes over for W.T. Henry, who retired after 20 years at the school. The new academic year at DWS started with more than 800 students. That's about the same amount as last year.
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Another slight change to the GNB format

Instead of the week in review for Friday...there will be a quick read on the worthy reads involving education throughout Georgia. GNB Weekend Update will be available most, if not all, weekends with a "week in review", though.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

GNB Update

One more day until Friday...Here's the news...

Georgia Legislative Watch: Lawmaker tax problems persist

Lucid Idiocy: Special elections ordered in several state House districts

Peach Pundit: Georgia Dems attack Oxendine over website

Honorable Mention

Albany On Point: Albany/Dougherty County consolidation on the table

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Thursday night.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

GNB Update

At the halfway point of the week, here's the news...Our new look GNB Update continues with news from community and/or hyper-local media outlets from Georgia...

In the Dunwoody Neighbor from DeKalb County, find out how autism can be reversed in a natural way.

Staying in DeKalb County, a new shopping center could soon be on its way. Click here to see what progress is being made toward its completion.

A new source for local news debuted in middle Georgia this week. Click here to read the all-new Warner Robins Patriot. The printed version of the new publication is expected come out on August 26.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Wednesday night.




Tuesday, August 4, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your Tuesday was productive...Here's the news...

Albany Herald: Local beverage maker goes green

Macon.com: New flea market opens

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Owner wants to sell WNBA's Atlanta Dream

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