Tuesday, May 5, 2009

GNB Update

Here's to Tuesday...And here's the news...

There are new two cases of the swine flu today. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that one of those cases involves a 3-year-old, and a 36-year-old pregnant woman from DeKalb County. On Monday, a 14-year-old student from Eagles Landing Christian Academy in Henry County contracted the "H1N1 virus". Today's developments bring the number of confirmed cases in Georgia to four. That includes the Kentucky woman hospitalized in LaGrange since late last week.

One of the world's leading doughnut producers could soon come to southwest Georgia. The Albany Herald reports that representatives with Dunkin' Donuts are considering bringing a franchise to Albany. Helping its cause is the potential sale of a new shopping center in the northwest corner of that city. If it does a place a shop in Albany, Dunkin' Donuts would face a formidable from Krispy Kreme, which has been the dominant doughnut manufacturer in the South for more than 70 years.

More jobs will soon come to the Vidalia Onion region. Chicken of the Sea International announced Monday that it plans to open a plant in Lyons. The company will invest more than $20 million in a 200,000-square foot facility, and will result in the creation of more than 200 jobs. Chicken of the Sea officials say operations are expected to begin this fall.

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

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