Wednesday, March 4, 2009

GNB Update

Welcome to Wednesday...Here are the headlines making news in Georgia...

One Georgia city will soon become a hotbed for the games people play. IncGamers reports that the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA)
is giving free space for businesses to rent in their new game development and digital media center. It's currently under construction of the first floor of the organization's new office building. Developers will qualify for a 30 percent tax credit on qualified state expenditures. Savannah has 17 colleges and universities, including the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Religion and smoking shouldn't mix. That's what a faith-based group wanted lawmakers to realize during a visit to Atlanta Tuesday. The group Faith United Against Tobacco urged lawmakers to pass an excise tax on a pack of cigarettes by one dollar. But an Albany pastor says although the tax may not force most smokers to quit, he does have a concern for the health of his church congregation.

And one of the state's most influential power companies wants to delay a fuel hike. Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that Georgia Power wants the Public Service Commission to delay its request for a fuel hike until September. Bobby Baker with the PSC says that if the delay is granted, a decision from the commission wouldn't come until early next year. Last week, Georgia Power recently won approval from lawmakers not to start charging its customers until 2011 for a pair of nuclear reactors from Plant Vogtle.

That's the news for Wednesday. GNB is available 24/7 at Have a good evening.

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