Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GNB Update

Hope Tuesday was productive for you...Here's the news...

More than $50 million in federal stimulus money is approved by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. The Associated Press reports that Governor Perdue cleared the way for 11 road projects statewide for funding as part of that package. Those projects will cover communties ranging from metro Atlanta to rural Washington County in east central Georgia. The biggest project with the most money to be spent from the stimulus package is a portion of Interstate 85 that runs from Franklin County to the South Carolina. That project costs over $10 million.

Also see: Official state news release

GDOT Federal Economic Stimulus Package on Transportation Page:

Click here.

An appeals court reverses a ruling on a Georgia coal plant. The Associated Press reports that the Georgia Appeals Court on Tuesday reversed a trial judge's ruling from last year. It said plans for a south Georgia plant should have regulated carbon dioxide emissions. But the three-judge panel disagreed, and reversed that ruling. Environmental activists expressed their displeasure with the decision, and say they'll appeal the decision to the Georgia Supreme Court. More court action may be needed the state's first news plant in more than 20 years is built.

Here's a sign that another college football season is around the corner. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that kickoff for the annual Georgia-Florida game will be at 3:30 p.m ET on October 31. The game will be televised live on CBS. The Dawgs 2009 season opener at Oklahoma State on Sept. 5 will also be on national TV. ABC will broadcast that game live.

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

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