Tuesday, January 13, 2009

GNB Morning Update

Here's another GNB Update...

Georgia comes up empty in the latest battle over water usage.

Florida Environmental News reports that the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by Georgia dealing with the flow of the Apalachicola River.

A district court ruling from 2003 says that a deal between Georgia and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was illegal. Alabama and Florida sued to block that deal. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue expressed his disappointment over the high court's decision in a written statement, but added that he would continue to work with Alabama and Florida to reach consensus on a plan that would protect the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River basins.

Get ready for cold, chilly weather later this week. The National Weather Service says that temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20's by Thursday. Meanwhile, one Albany business is doing what it can to help a few people that are less fortunate keep warm this winter.

And with less than a week remaining until Barack Obama becomes President, a former commander-in-chief recently fell victim to thieves. Earlier this month, former President and Plains native Jimmy Carter, and his wife, Rosalynn, had their bikes stolen from inside the Carter Center in Atlanta earlier this month. A local bike shop owner donated the bikes to the Carters due to the poor condition of their previous bikes. Atlanta police say they have made no arrests.

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