Tuesday, April 28, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your Tuesday went well...Here's the news...

The spread of the swine flu has become a major topic of conversation worldwide. The University of Georgia has a list of experts available for comment on this latest pandemic. Click here for that list.

For more information on the swine flu, please visit the Centers For Disease Control's homepage by clicking here.

Also read: U.S. swine flu cases reach 68.

On Twitter: Swine Flu Update

Georgia schools are among the big beneficiaries from the federal stimulus package. In a unaminous vote, the state school board earlier today approved close to $670 million in stimulus money. The funds will be used to ease the budget shortfall for the state's 180 school districts. They're caused by massive cuts in state funding, as well as declining property tax collections. The money will be distributed to more than 1,300 schools throughout Georgia immediately. It's K-12 system will get up to $1.5 billion from the federal stimulus program over the next two years.

Also read: Middle Georgia schools get stimulus money

An east Georgia lake gets significant funding from the federal stimulus package. The Augusta Chronicle reports that Lake Thurmond in Lincoln County will get more than $16 million in improvements. They will speed up the start of projects that range from building a new campground to getting much needed repairs to the dam and powerhouse. The Savannah District will get more than $94 million total in total funding commitments.

That's the news. GNB is available online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Have a good Tuesday night.

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