Monday, April 20, 2009

GNB Update

It's Monday...back from the weekend...Here are today's headlines...

One of southwest Georgia's leading universities is expecting one of its largest freshman classes ever. And that's creating a housing problem.

WALB in Albany reports that Albany State University held its first "lottery" over the weekend so students could register for spots in its on-campus residence halls. ASU housing director Bonisha Townsend told WALB that the amount of students enrolled isn't disproportionate to the amount of bed space available. Students who are denied a spot on-campus by the July 15 deadline should try to live off-campus.

Three candidates for the Republican nomination for Georgia governor paid a visit to Albany late last week. They were in southwest Georgia for the annual 2nd Congressional District Republican Chairman's dinner. Secretary of State Karen Handel was one of those potential nominees that spoke, along with Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, and House Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Austin Scott. Oxendine told WALB that Georgia's executive branch needs a major overhaul. He says that it wants to be there to "help families and businesses" statewide. The race for the GOP nomination was thrown open last week when Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle dropped out of the race.

And if you live in northern Macon/Bibb County, you could see a significant in the way your neighborhood is zoned.

WMAZ in Macon reports that the Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning Commission earlier today discussed building 350 apartments, 100 townhouses, and close to 300 nursing home units. Residents say those projects are too big for their neighborhood. Despite scale backs by developers, opponents say such changes would still make northern Bibb County too dense.

That's the news. But you can still keep with stories like these and more online at Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

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