Wednesday, June 3, 2009

GNB Update

It's the halfway point of this week...Here's the news...

A former Georgia governor wants his old job back...Roy Barnes says he's running the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010. He made the announcement at a press conference in Marietta on Wednesday. Barnes lost his re-election bid to incumbent Republican Sonny Perdue in 2002. He joins three other Democrats running for the nominatin. That list includes Attorney General Thurbert Baker, House Minority Leader DuBose Porter, and ex-Georgia National Guard Commander David Poythress. Six candidates have also tossed their hat into the ring on the Republican side.

What would you with more than $61 million? That's the question the Peach County school board answered on Tuesday night, as members there approved the proposed budget for fiscal year 2010. It includes a millage rate increase to 17 mills. That's up from from just over 15 mills from the previous school year. Approval of the new budget didn't come without a cost, though, as 10 central positions were eliminated, as well as an assistant principal's job, eight teacher's positions, and 13 paraprofessional positions.

From the "Blog Files", Jim Geiger writes on why volunteerism is a "win-win" for both businesses and communities. You can read that article by clicking here.

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