Monday, May 4, 2009

GNB Update

Monday's starting to wind down...Here's the news...

The race for Georgia governor has turned into a big "Deal", literally. Late last week, 66-year-old Nathan Deal became the latest Republican to announce his/her intentions to run for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. He announced his candidacy before more than 500 supporters in Gainesville on Friday. Deal cited his leadership during his nine-term run in Congress as the main reason he's running for governor. He joins an already crowded field for the Republican nomination. That list includes Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, Secretary of State Karen Handel, state senator Eric Johnson, and state representative Austin Scott.

More information on Nathan Deal: Click here.

The Atlanta Hawks are moving on round two of the NBA playoffs. They won their first playoff series in a decade after downing the Miami Heat 91-78 in Game 7 on Sunday. The Hawks last won a "best of seven" postseason series in 1999. They'll face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road Tuesday night.

And a former sportscasting legend gets top honors. Former University of Georgia football radio play-by-play announcer Larry Munson will be inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in North Carolina tonight. He won't be able to attend the ceremonies, but will provide a prepared speech by video. Munson did the play-by-play for UGA games from 1966 until health problems forced him to retire last season.

That's the news. GNB is online at, and on Twitter at Have a good Monday night.

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