Tuesday, May 26, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you enjoyed your first day back from a shortened work week...Here's the news...

The so-called "super-speeder" fines won't be imposed until 2010. Macon.com reports that the fine for drivers that have excessive speed won't go into effect until January 1. Motorists who drive more than 75 miles per hour on two-lane roads, or over 85 mph on any road will pay the price for driving too fast. The state is delaying the implementation of the new fines until early next year because new traffic tickets must be printed. They'll have a box that indicates whether the incident happened, either on a two-lane road or a larger highway. The "super speeder" bill was passed by the Georgia General Assembly earlier this year in hopes of raising money for the state's trauma network.

The ongoing economic downturn leads to cutbacks at southwest Georgia colleges & universities. The Albany Herald reports that Albany State University has reacted to the recession in many ways. That includes freezing some vacant positions, as well as restricting travel. But other schools such as Georgia Southwestern State University have managed to avoid major cutbacks so far, as the Americus-based institution has benefited from significant enrollment growth. Still, two-year Abraham Baldwin College of Tifton did make one major cut, as it eliminated its basketball programs last year after more than seven decades.

And one of the blogs in our "blog files" was profiled in Tuesday's Albany Herald. Check out the article about SWGA Politics by clicking here.

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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