Wednesday, April 1, 2009

GNB Update

The mid-week has come and gone...Here's the news...

$224 million.

That was the total economic impact Columbus State University brought in to Columbus and surrounding areas last year. That's according to a new study from the state. The University System of Georgia's 35 institutions continue to have a major impact on the state's economy despite the ongoing recession. Together all of the state's public colleges and universities brought in more than $12 billion to Georgia's economy during fiscal year 2008. That's a growth of 57 per cent in almost a decade. Locally, the $224 million brings in almost 2,400 jobs either on off the CSU campus.

The rains that southwest Georgia got last weekend may put a damper on the plans of area farmers. WALB in Albany reports that those recent rains will put planting on hold, while also destroying crops for others. UGA County Extension Agent Doug Collins told WALB that his agency will wait for the rain to end before assessing any damage to crops. Farmers also say it could take weeks for the soil to dry out before planting.

Get ready for major changes for the Georgia's leading transportation agency. Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that the Georgia House narrowly approved changes for the Georgia Department of Transportation earlier today. Lawmakers passed the legislation by a vote of 91-84. But approval didn't come without an intense hour of debate. House Speaker Glenn Richardson cast the deciding vote after getting at least two lawmakers to change theirs.

That's the news for Wednesday. GNB is available online at Enjoy your evening, and stay dry.

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