Thursday, July 2, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your holiday weekend is off to a good start...Here's the news...

One middle Georgia city has gained residents, while another has lost residents. That's according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. reports that the population of Warner Robins grew from almost 60,000 residents to more than 61,000 from 2007 to 2008. On the other hand, Macon's population dropped from just over 93,000 to just under that same number. Elsewhere in Georgia, population estimates show that Atlanta grew from more than 520,000 to almost 540,000 residents. That makes the state capital one of the nation's fastest growing cities.

Also see: Census Bureau press release on population estimates.

Business owners in Albany rally against a controversial sign ordinance. The Albany Herald reports that business owners in the southwest Georgia city made their concerns known to city commissioners in a meeting Wednesday. Commissioner Morris Gurr says while the sign ordinance needs tweaking, it's a law that's needed. Assistant City Manager James Taylor says the meeting was called to collect information on the business owners' behalf. Gurr says the current ordinance will still be enforced during the discussions.

A former professional bowler wins a another sport. The Associated Press reports that 37-year-old David Bach of Athens defeated 44-year-old John Hanson of New York to win the H.O.R.S.E. title at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas Wednesday. It took seven hours for heads-up play to be completed, but in the end, it was worth it for Bach, as he took home more than $1 million for winning the H.O.R.S.E. championship.

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