Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your Tuesday's been going well....Here's the news...

The controversy surrounding the possible consolidation of the city and county governments in Albany continues to fester. An article in today's Albany Herald dealt with questions on a potential merger between both local governments. At its regular meeting on Monday, the Dougherty County Commission had a concerned resident make his feelings known on the issue. He questioned whether or not a vote would be fair to county voters. In late 2006, county commissioners had a vote to consider a refenderum, but ended in a 3-3 tie. State Representative Ed Rynders (D-Leesburg) recently brought the issue back to the forefront, but state Senator Freddie Powell Sims (D-Albany) refused to sign off on it. That's despite the fact the Georgia House passed the measure by a huge margin.

A Savannah area hotel has a brand new look. $12 million worth of renovations at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto are almost done. It was re-done in a "Southern Contemporary" style setting. That includes public and meeting spaces, guest rooms, ball rooms, and even the fitness center. The original DeSoto hotel was built in 1890, torn down, then rebuilt in 1968 as the Desoto Hilton.

And with the start of yet another Master's golf classic near Augusta, the Augusta Chronicle has a nice photo gallery on how the golfers in this year's classic are braving the unseasonably cold weather.

That's the news. But remember to bookmark georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com for all things Georgia news and views 24/7. Enjoy your Tuesday night.

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