Thursday, July 23, 2009

GNB Update

Friday is almost here...Here's the news...

The budget cuts strike again. reports that the Medical Center of Central Georgia lost $3 million in funding from Bibb County. Now there's talk of cutting back services and programs to the poor in Macon and surrounding areas. Bibb County voted to give $1 million to the hospital for fiscal year 2010. That's down from almost $4 million from fiscal year 2009.

There's talk of school bus stops being cut in Cobb County. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the Cobb County School Board heard a proposal to eliminate 11,000 of more than 50,000 bus stops Thursday night. Board members are considering the move in an effort to save money. It's a reduction of 20 percent.

The final link to the four-laning of the Golden Isles Parkway is complete. The Associated Press reports that Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue cut the ribbon to the last leg of U.S. Highway 341 in Appling County on Wednesday. The Golden Isles Parkway helps connect Brunswick with middle Georgia.

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

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