Tuesday, July 14, 2009

GNB Update

Tuesday is in the books...Here's the news...

Southwest Georgia loses its tourism champion. The Albany Herald reports that former Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau vice president Sara Underdown died due to complications with her cancer treatment. She was 51. During her tenure in Albany, Underdown was responsible for helping the Snickers Marathon Energy Bar Marathon to the city. Memorial services are being planned in her hometown of Hickory, North Carolina, as well as in Albany.

An employee at a Macon credit union wants answers after more than $100,000 is reported missing. Macon.com reports that an employee at the Brosnan Yard Credit Union reported the missing money to authorities last week. That's according to a police report released Monday. Macon police officials say the alleged thefts apparently happened between 2006 and 2009.

With another high school football season just around the corner, the University of Georgia is looking for ways to reduce the risk of players dying from heat stroke. Kinesiology researchers at UGA will get a new study underway next month. Its purpose is to provide the scientific data that could help administrators and coaches set effective heat-related guidelines across the nation. Such policies could also save lives.

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

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