Thursday, February 26, 2009

GNB Update

It's Thursday...Only one more day until Friday...

Governor Sonny Perdue wants to give Georgia education a "booster shot". Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that the state stands to get more than $2 billion for education. Those funds would come from the federal economic stimulus package. But Perdue also says Georgia could get even more money to fund education. That could come from a new grant proposal titled "Race To The Top", which is also part of the stimulus package. The program rewards states with innovative ideas to education reform.

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis recently fired the county's police chief. And the former top cop says a blog is to blame for his firing. Drifting Through The Grift says that former DeKalb police chief Terrell Bolton blames the blog titled "DeKalb Officer Speaks", for his dismissal earlier this week. He gave an interview to a Dallas, Texas television station to talk about his termination.

And on the legislative front, SB 31 passed the Georgia House of Representatives with a vote of 107 to 66. The bill now awaits Governor Perdue's signature.

That's the news for Thursday. But log on to for more fresh Georgia-related news all night long, as it happens. And check the GNB Twitter and other spots on GNB for any breaking news. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your evening.

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