Tuesday, April 21, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you're enjoying Tuesday...Here's the news...

A landmark business in Athens is closing its doors after more than 50 years. The Associated Press reports that the family-owned Farm Electric, Inc. on Baxter Street in Athens will call it quits after 52 years of operation. Owner Joe Causey cited family reasons and long hours on the job as reasons for going out of business. Farm Electric will close its doors once it's remaining inventory is sold. That will likely come by the end of this summer.

Many counties throughout southwest Georgia could soon be declared disaster areas. That's according to emergency management officials in Albany. WALB reports that FEMA has a location within Dougherty County already picked out for flood victims to get financial assistance. Over 40 homes there have suffered damage due to flooding. Local emergency management officials say that southwest Georgia hasn't been declared a Presidential disaster area yet, but hope that will soon change.

An already crowded race for Georgia governor could become even more wide open by the end of the day. The Associated Press reports that Cobb County Commission Chairman Sam Olens is expected to announce later today whether or not he'll seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010. If he chooses to run, Olens will join three other Republicans already in the race. Three candidates are also running for the Democratic nation.

That's the news. For more stories like these, log on to georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com. Have a good Tuesday.

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