Tuesday, June 30, 2009

GNB Update

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

Managers at recording studios are becoming more careful after a recent rash of violent incidents. The Associated Press reports that the most recent incident occurred earlier this year in Atlanta. That was where Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was attacked and robbed in front of the Southern Tracks studio. The managers say they've taken extreme measures to keep musicians safe around their facilities by hiring extra security, as well as improving picture quality and the changing the locks and alarm codes. So far, no arrests have been made in the Ament case.

The ongoing banking crisis claims five more banks nationwide, including two in Georgia. The Associated Press reports that federal and state regulators closed banks in Minnesota and California, as well as Georgia, late last week. The Wall Street Journal says the FDIC shut down banks in Newnan and West Point last Friday. That brings the total number of bank failures in the U.S. to 45. Georgia has the most bank failures among U.S. states with 14 closures.

There are several vacant seats available on the Warner Robins City Council. Macon.com reports that veteran councilman John Havrilla has chosen to not seek re-election. He cited a need to focus on his job with a defense contractor as the main reason for not seeking another term on the city council. The 63-year-old Havrilla isn't alone, though, as Terry Horton is giving up his seat in city hall too. In all, three of six seats on the city council, along with the mayor's office, are up for election later this year.

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

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