Monday, July 6, 2009

GNB Update

Back to the regular work week...Here's the news...

Some potential good economic news for Georgia. The Associated Press reports South Korean company CT&T Co., Ltd. has the Peach State on its list for a new electric vehicle plant. Georgia is one of five states being considered for the new facility. Those other states include southern neighbors Alabama, North, and South Carolina, as well as California. The new plant could create up to 2,600 new jobs over the next five years. A final decision is expected by September.

One of the South's top banks awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money. reports that Columbus-based Synovus recently granted scholarships to the children of more than 100 employees in five southern states, including Georgia. The total amount for this year's scholarships was $135,000. Over the last 20-plus years, the Jack Parker Foundation has raised more than a $1 million of scholarship funds to the children of Synovus employees.

Emily Cook finally gets her crown. Cook was officially crowned Miss Georgia 2009 at a ceremony in Columbus Sunday, reports. She replaces Kristina Higgins, who resigned less than 24 hours after winning the crown more than a week ago. Higgins says her teaching job forced to her to step down.

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