Tuesday, July 21, 2009

GNB Update

Hope Tuesday is going well for you so far...Here's the news...

Gwinnett County citizens express their displeasure over a proposed budget. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Gwinnett County Commission is set to vote on $225 million worth of potential cuts through 2014. The proposal would eliminate 250 jobs in 2009, including more than 50 positions in the police department. It would also decrease benefits paid to the remaining county employees. At least three groups have called for a delay action on the vote.

The world's leading beverage manufacturer is reporting a second quarter profit. The Associated Press reports that Coca-Cola earned a profit of more than $2 billion Tuesday. That's an increase of 43 percent from the previous quarter. But in late-morning trading, Coke shares fell 57 cents to more than $50.

In a worthy read for Tuesday, the Southern Political Report has this analysis on Georgia's water issues. Last week, a federal judge ruled that the state and city of Atlanta must stop withdrawing water from Lake Lanier within three years unless both entities get permission from Congress.

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

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