Thursday, January 22, 2009

GNB Midday Update

It's Thursday...Time for another GNB Update...

One Atlanta blogger says that video machines won't help Underground Atlanta...Read on to find out his views on the matter.

Meanwhile...the salmonella probe continues in southwest Georgia. Federal officials say a peanut processing plant in Blakely may be the main source of the outbreak. That resulted in 125 products containing peanut butter being recalled. Close to 500 people have gotten sick due to salmonella. Also, the outbreak is to blame for six deaths so far. Even dog biscuits containing peanut butter are on the recall list at this hour.

While economic development officials in Columbus continue to assess the fall-out from the sudden departure of a major Kia supplier, another local company has reported losses on Wall Street. reports that stock for AFLAC fell to $24.53. The Columbus-based insurance company's numbers have dropped by 60 percent in the past year alone.

Finally, the Dougherty County Commission Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center to apply for an annual federal transit grant. Also, new Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission CEO Ted Clem was introduced to county commissioners at the regular meeting.

That's the news. Remember to keep up with the latest news from around the state of Georgia, 24/7, via the "GNB Report" link at And please spread the word about GNB to everyone you know.

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