Monday, August 31, 2009

GNB Update

It's Monday...time for "The Blog Files"...Here's the news...

Peach Pundit reports that an Atlanta city councilman is going on a "diplomatic" mission. Click here to find out where's he going.

The Other Athens has a recap of a protest on healthcare reform in Oconee County.


What is a "Georgia Blog Carnival"? Georgia On My Mind has the answer here.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

GNB Update

Here's a special weekend edition of the "Education Beat" on GNB. And now the news...

Dougherty County superintendent to retire (

New York writer comes to Columbus State University as fellow (CSU Public Relations)

LaGrange College nursing students get perfect test scores (LaGrange College)

University of Georgia in top 20 among doctoral degrees for African-Americans (UGA News Service)

UGA schedules social media/public relatons conference for September (UGA News Service)

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

GNB Update

It's Thursday...Here's what making news on Georgia's political scene...

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker puts some rumors to rest. Click here to read what those rumors were. Peach Pundit weighs in on Baker's plans here.

U.S. Representative Hank Johnson could have a challenger in the race for Georgia's 4th Congressional District. Read on to find out who he is.

Lee County commissioners vote to increase government. The details are here at SWGA Politics.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

GNB Update

It's Hyperlocal Wednesday at GNB...Here's the news...

U.S. Representative Jim Marshall weighs in on the healthcare debate...Read his thoughts on the issue here.

A former student is now the principal at Southwest DeKalb High School. Click here to find out how she got the top job at her alma mater.

In north metro Atlanta, a local man gets a prestigious award...Read on to see what he won...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you've had a productive Tuesday...Here's the news...

Augusta Chronicle: Goodwill lands $1.7 million grant Why the "other Georgia" must be a top priority for economic development

Valdosta Daily Times: How kids can eat for "free"

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Monday, August 24, 2009

GNB Update

It's Monday. That means it's time for " The Blog Files"...Here's the news...

In Atlanta Unsheltered, find out why some metro Atlanta residents enjoy parking...

Municipal elections are happening soon in one northeast Georgia town...The Other Athens has the details here...

Newtown Macon has a recap of move-in day at Mercer University...

and Peanut Politics explains why one poll for the 2010 governor's race is meaningless...

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Friday, August 21, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your week went well...Here's the news...

Darton College is set to open its first-ever on-campus apartment complex Sunday. The Albany Herald has the story here.

Georgia Southwestern State University has reached a new enrollment milestone. The Americus-based institution has 3,033 students for fall semester 2009. That's an increase of more than 300 students from last year. It's the first time GSW has enrolled more than 3,000 students during any one semester.

Top honors for Georgia's largest public university. The University of Georgia finished in the top 25 among universities in that category. That's according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges. The 2010 edition of those rankings will be available in both print and online early next week.

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GNB Update

A little late for Thursday, but better late than never. Here's the news...

Peach Pundit: 700 turn out in Forsyth for health care meeting

SWGA Politics: Why Albany is better off as a government center

Access North Georgia: A "new" conservative party

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

GNB Update

Welcome to "Hyperlocal Wednesday" on GNB...Here's the news...

Find out why MARTA appears not to go anywhere in Atlanta Unsheltered...

Ray McBerry of Henry County is the latest candidate to join an already crowded for Georgia governor. The Henry Herald has all of the details here...


The first candidate for an open seat on the Gwinnett County commission has announced his candidacy. Read on to find out who he is, and why he's running.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you've had a productive Tuesday...Here's the news...

Georgia's largest newspaper is moving. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced Monday that it's moving its headquarters from downtown Atlanta to the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody. The move is expected to take place in early 2010.

A list of the nation's fastest-growing companies is out, and four middle Georgia companies made that elite group. That's according to Inc. Magazine. reports that Infinity Network Solutions of Macon ranked No. 1479 in the Inc. 5000. It posted nearly $500,000 in revenue last year. Two companies in Macon, and another in nearby Fort Valley also made that list. Two metro Atlanta based companies made the top 100, as Clear Harbor of Alpharetta came in at No. 53, while Summit Tech Consulting of Atlanta finished at No. 86.

More: See the full list here.

The metro Atlanta area continues to grow, but at a slower pace. The Associated Press reports that the region's population grew by less than 25,000 residents between April 2008 and April 2009. That's the smallest increase in almost two decades.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

GNB Update

A new work week has arrived...Here's the news...

Here's what in "The Blog Files" for Monday.

Ken Edelstein of Atlanta Unsheltered writes on why U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson won't take his advice on health insurance.

The Intown Writer's Blog has an inside look on "Street Scenes". Read on to find out what that is.

Peanut Politics has a "must-read" article on the ongoing health care debate...

and The Other Athens explains the difference between "red fish" and "blue fish".

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Friday, August 14, 2009

GNB Update

The weekend has arrived...Here's the news...

Albany State University has the potential to meet record enrollment as a new academic year starts. But according to campus housing officials, that's not necessarily a good thing. Read on to find out what problems ASU students face in trying to get a spot in one of the residence halls by clicking here.

Speaking of residence halls, here's a video of the Magnolia facilities at Georgia Southwestern State University. The new dormitories opened Friday at the Americus campus.

Valdosta State University is working on a furlough plan for its employees. Find out what that plan is here.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

GNB Update

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

The new fiscal year is getting off to a rough start. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that state revenue collections were down 10 percent in July 2009, compared to that same month last year. It's the eighth straight month of declining revenue.

Georgia has a new state Supreme Court justice. GPB News reports that U.S. Attorney David Nahmias was named to the state's high court Thursday. Nahmias will replace Leah Ward Sears, who resigned as the chief justice in June.

The Fulton County Republican Party is set to start a new breakfast club. Georgia Highway 120 Politics has the details here.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

GNB Update

We're at the halfway point of the week...Here's the news...

Fayette County commissioners are expected to give final approval to renewal of a Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on Thursday. Click here to find out what that means for local taxpayers.

Abraham Baldwin College has nine interim department head. Read on to find out who they are.

Finally, Warner Robins will host the Little League Baseball Southeast Regional tournament in 2010. See how officials in the middle Georgia city plan to capture the "hometown magic".

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

GNB Update

Hope Tuesday turned out good for you...Here's what making news on the Georgia business front...

On, local residents are opposed to having a new cell phone tower in their neighborhood. Find out why by clicking here. has a report on what progress is being made towards building a new Wal-Mart on the city's southside.

And on, read why officials Kia are excited about both the experience and education that their soon-to-be new employees at the company's new west Georgia plant have.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you enjoyed your weekend...Here's the news...

We'll start our "Blog Files" in southwest Georgia, as Lon McNeil of Albany On Point remembers Albany's tourism cheerleader, the late Sara Underdown.

Drifting Through The Grift gives you a definition of "Constablegate", and what it means for one gubernatorial candidate.


Get a taste of "social media cooking school, on Mostly Media.

Friday, August 7, 2009

GNB Update

The weekend is just around the corner...Here's the news...

A southwest Georgia university gets two visiting fellows for the new academic year. Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus announced that Myrtle Habersham (photo on left), and Clarice Davis were appointed to the fellowships at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving earlier this week. Habersham is the associate director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Office of Management Planning, while Davis is a community outreach director in the Alabama public health system. Their appointments will begin later this month.

Columbus State University is opening a new bookstore on its campus in downtown Columbus. CSU officials say they're opening it to better serve students that study fine or performing arts. The new facility opens Monday.

A new year and a new era for an Albany private school. The Albany Herald reports that Deerfield-Windsor School started its 46th year of operation this morning. Dave Davies is the new headmaster for Deerfield-Windsor. He takes over for W.T. Henry, who retired after 20 years at the school. The new academic year at DWS started with more than 800 students. That's about the same amount as last year.
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Another slight change to the GNB format

Instead of the week in review for Friday...there will be a quick read on the worthy reads involving education throughout Georgia. GNB Weekend Update will be available most, if not all, weekends with a "week in review", though.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

GNB Update

One more day until Friday...Here's the news...

Georgia Legislative Watch: Lawmaker tax problems persist

Lucid Idiocy: Special elections ordered in several state House districts

Peach Pundit: Georgia Dems attack Oxendine over website

Honorable Mention

Albany On Point: Albany/Dougherty County consolidation on the table

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

GNB Update

At the halfway point of the week, here's the news...Our new look GNB Update continues with news from community and/or hyper-local media outlets from Georgia...

In the Dunwoody Neighbor from DeKalb County, find out how autism can be reversed in a natural way.

Staying in DeKalb County, a new shopping center could soon be on its way. Click here to see what progress is being made toward its completion.

A new source for local news debuted in middle Georgia this week. Click here to read the all-new Warner Robins Patriot. The printed version of the new publication is expected come out on August 26.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your Tuesday was productive...Here's the news...

Albany Herald: Local beverage maker goes green New flea market opens

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Owner wants to sell WNBA's Atlanta Dream

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Monday, August 3, 2009

The Blog Files

Here are the worthy reads to start off this work week from Georgia blogs:

Georgia Highway 120 Politics: Kaufman appointed Fulton County GOP counsel

Intown Writer's Blog: Atlanta mayor's Shirley Franklin's latest controversy

Peanut Politics: Teilhet earns critical endorsement

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