Tuesday, June 2, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your Tuesday was productive...Here's the news...

The world's leading provider of ATM's is coming to Georgia. The Associated Press reports that the NCR Corporation will move its corporate headquarters to Gwinnett County from Dayton, Ohio. Company officials made the announcement Tuesday. The move will bring more than 2,100 jobs to Georgia, with over 1,200 in Duluth, and close to another 900 in Columbus. In all, NCR has more than 23,000 employees around the world.

More cuts could be on the way inside the Macon city hall. Macon.com reports that Macon Mayor Robert Reichert and City Council President Miriam Paris are considering outsourcing all or part of the city attorney's office. Four council members sponsored a resolution that allows Reichert to solicit bids from private lawyers wanting to represent the city. Although no vote was taken, the council recommended that both Reichert and Paris form a committee to study the issue further.

A middle Georgia teenager gets a "scoop" on the competition by opening her own ice cream business. Macon.com reports that 13-year-old Casey Baker was too young to get a job bagging groceries or waiting tables, so she started her own ice cream stand in Macon. The freshman-to-be at Central High School got help from her father Chuck to start the business, as he paid for the bicycle she rides around town online, while also purchasing a liability insurance policy for $100,000, not to mention getting the proper licenses from the city. The younger Baker has sold ice cream all throughout Macon, including the Bibb County Courthouse.

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

That's the news.

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