Monday, March 16, 2009

GNB Update

It's Monday...The work week is just getting started...Here's the news...

Georgia is expected to gain another seat in Congress. That's according to an article from Politics Magazine. The report states that Georgia, as well as other states like Florida and South Carolina could gain at least one congressional seat. That's in contrast in Louisiana, which is one of the states expected to lose a congressional district by 2011. Texas was named one of only two seats to add more than one district, as that state could get as many as four congressional districts.

The drought might be over very soon. That's the word coming from Georgia climatologists. Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that recent rains in two of the past three weekends have the given the state an all-important boost in battling the ongoing drought conditions. Georgia's reservoirs have had the most to gain from the recent rains. Lake Lanier has reached more than 1,000 feet of water. That's the north Georgia's lake highest level in nearly two years. Still, assistant state climatologist Pam Knox cautions that Georgia needs more rainfall in the coming months to make a major impact on ground water levels.

And a southwest Georgia math instructor wins a major award. That came after she moved one of her classes from evenings to early mornings. The Albany Herald reports that Bainbridge College math instructor Amy Wells won an award from the University System of Georgia's "Chancellor's Customer Service Award of The Year" last fall. She won the award last October after switching one of her classes from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. She allows some of her students who can't the 6 a.m. class to attend another class at 8 a.m.

That's the news. Remember to log on to for all the fresh Georgia news you can use 24/7. Enjoy your Monday night.

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