Thursday, May 7, 2009

GNB Update

Thursday has come and gone...Here's the news...

Officials from Lee County paid a visit to Governor Sonny Perdue on Tuesday. They met with the governor to convince him to allocate $2 million for the construction of a new library in the southern portion of the southwest Georgia county. District 152 state representative Ed Rynders tells the Albany Herald that he set up the meeting with Governor Perdue so that he and local officials could update him on the proposal. Lee County Commission Chairman Ed Duffy, though, says he's cautiously optimistic that the governor would keep his word on keeping the funding for the new library in the fiscal year 2010 budget. Perdue will sign off on the new state budget next week.

Expect more cases of the H1N1 virus in Georgia. That's according to state health officials.

The Albany Herald reports in its Thursday edition that a 13-year-old boy from Henry County had tested positive for the virus yesterday. That brought the total number of likely cases in Georgia to four, including two military cases based in Augusta. State officials are also waiting for confirmation on a case in Clayton County. For more information on the H1N1 virus, visit this website by clicking here.

Sea turtles were discovered on Sea Island earlier this week. Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that the first nest of the season was found Monday. The Savannah Morning News also reports that the nest carried a leatherback turtle that was bigger than loggerhead. State wildlife officials will run daily patrols during the early weeks of the 2009 season.

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