Tuesday, March 10, 2009

GNB Update

It's Tuesday...Time to find out what's making news in Georgia...

A record number of students are looking to enroll at Georgia's public colleges and universities. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports in its Tuesday edition that applications to University System of Georgia are rising, even as it starts cutting back. Kennesaw State University dean of admisssions Joe Head tells the AJC that freshman applications have risen more than seven percent to over 6,300. The University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Southern Polytechnic State University also have seen significant increases in applications filed. One high school senior says she want to stay close to home to attend college to avoid getting into debt.

An editorial in Tuesday's Albany Herald takes a look at what hopefully is the dawning of a new era at the Albany Civic Center. It's written in the wake of a successful weekend at the local Mardi Gras festival, which also included the Snickers Marathon Energy Bar Marathon. Steve Harvey held a performance in Albany last Saturday, while Larry The Cable Guy is scheduled to pay a visit to southwest Georgia this Friday.

Finally, a rare story of good economic news from southeast Georgia. Governor Sonny Perdue earlier Tuesday announced that GreenTech Manufacturing will open a new factory in Douglas. The new facility will create 320 jobs in the city of more than 11,000 residents. GreenTech will invest more than $20 million in the new distribution center. It's owned by Texas-based Gulf Coast Arms.

That's the news for Tuesday. Remember to bookmark georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com for all your Georgia-related news needs 24/7. Have a good evening.

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