Thursday, June 11, 2009

GNB Update

How has your Thursday been so far? Here's the news...

Lawmakers win praise from librarians. The Albany Herald reports that southwest Georgia librarians honored legislators for their hard work during the 2009 session on Wednesday. Lawmakers managed to secure funding for 18 library construction projects, including one in Lee County, for fiscal year 2010. The SOWEGA Public Library Directors and Library Boards of Trustees presented them with a certificate of thanks. Locations are currently being scouted for the new library in Lee County.

A pair of travel writers pay a visit to southwest Georgia. The Albany Herald reports that two writers from Home & Away Magazine visited Albany on Wednesday. The husband-and-wife team of Irv Green and Andy Gross visited every attraction in town, including the Ray Charles Plaza, the Parks at Chehaw, and the Albany Civil Rights museum. Home & Away magazine is published in select portions of the midwestern U.S., and is produced by the AAA auto club. Green and Gross both plan to leave Albany Thursday night.

A west Georgia house was brought down earlier this week. But there's just one problem: it was the wrong house. The Associated Press reports that a demolition crew using coordinates from a global positioning satellite (GPS) demolished the 60-year-old home in Carrollton. But the home's owner, Al Byrd of Atlanta, found out about the mistake when he learned that the house he grew up in was destroyed. Byrd is talking to lawyers, but hasn't yet decided what action, if any, to take against the company that demolished the house.

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