Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's happening at GNB...

Talking consolidation. That's what officials and residents did at the Douglass Theatre in Macon on Monday night. Macon.com reports that close to 100 people attended the question and answer forum. They were there to discuss a possible between the city and county governments. Mayor Robert Reichert wants to put the issue to a vote in November, but City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas wants a 10-year plan. She says no one knows how much consolidation will cost.

Albany officials join forces with a headhunter to find a new downtown manager. The Albany Herald reports that officials with the City of Albany and Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority met on Monday to hire a replacement for the fired Don Buie. Buie is currently serving a jail sentence on theft charges. He's set to be released in June.

The 2010 Georgia legislative session has reached Day 25. Click here to find out the key issues facing lawmakers heading into the final days.

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