Wednesday, April 29, 2009

GNB Update

Halfway through the work week...Here's the news...

Top honors for prominent graduates of the Medical College of Georgia. The Augusta-based medical school honored eight of its distinguished alumni. Among those honored were Dr. Edward J. Green of Albany, Elberton native Dr. Lenette Burrell, and Dr. Lamar Fleming of Emory University in Atlanta. The awards were given out during MCG's homecoming ceremonies last weekend.

Do you want to know what's going on at your child's school? You can turn to Twitter for that information. That's what many Georgia school systems are doing, according to an article in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They use the free social media service to inform parents of important developments that are going on in their schools. Forsyth County recently earned the distinction of becoming the first metro Atlanta school system to use Twitter. It started using the service in March, and now has 300 followers. The Georgia Department of Education has more than 60 followers of its Twitter page. That's about five times fewer followers than in Forsyth County, but around 20 more than last week.

And from the "blog files", SWGA Politics weighs in on the issue of a controversial ordinance in Albany. The link to the report from WALB-TV is here.

That's the news. GNB is available online at It's also available on Twitter, either by clicking the "follow me on Twitter" link, or by logging on to Have a good Wednesday night.

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