Wednesday, July 22, 2009

GNB Update

It's the halfway point of the work week...Here's the news...

There's a slight drop in summer enrollment at Georgia's flagship university. reports that enrollment for the 2009 summer semester at the University of Georgia was at more than 14,000 students. That's a decline of about 0.3 percent from summer 2008. More than 15,000 students attended summer classes last year.

A surprise closing of a middle Georgia private school. reports that Monroe Academy in Forsyth permanently closed its doors Tuesday. It happened two weeks before the new academic year was supposed to start. Only 80-plus students were enrolled for the 2009-2010 school year. About 150 students attended classes at Monroe in 2008-2009.

Albany gets a boost in its effort to improve public transportation. The Albany Herald reports that the state of Georgia granted $9 million to the city of Albany for the development and construction of a new multimodal transportation center Tuesday. Georgia Department of Transportation officials say it's the largest such project in the state.

That's the news. GNB is online at, and on Twitter at Enjoy your Wednesday night.

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