Wednesday, June 17, 2009

GNB Update

Happy mid-week...Here's the news...

It's OK to drink the water, at least if you're in Macon. reports that the middle Georgia city's drinking water was judged the nation's best. That's according to the American Water Works Association. That organization awarded its top prize to Macon during its annual meeting in San Diego Tuesday. It qualified for top national honors by winning the state competition last year. A panel of three judges judged 20 entrants this year. Louisville, Kentucky captured top honors a year aogo.

More good news for water proponents Wednesday, thanks to state and federal officials. The Associated Press reports that Governor Sonny Perdue approved 11 sewer and water projects with a total cost of $91 million. They're designed to improve the infrastructure systems throughout Georgia. At least $40.5 million in federal stimulus money will go towards funding five of those projects. The locations range from Hiawassee to Valdosta north to south, and Port Wentworth to West Point east to west.

One northwest Georgia county could soon get a new industrial park. The Dalton Daily Citizen reports that the Catoosa County Commission gave tentative approval to oversee development of a new site off Georgia Highway 151. The five-member commission gave unaminous approval of a joint venture with the California-based Panattoni Development Company, which has an office in Atlanta. Final details of the contract have yet to be approved.

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