Tuesday, April 6, 2010

GNB Update

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

A surprise entry in the Georgia governor's race. The Associated Press reports that Ray Boyd announced his intention to run for the top job Tuesday. The 67-year-old real estate executive told the AP that a lack of ethics in both Washington and Atlanta prompted him to toss his hat in the ring. Boyd is running for the Republican nomination.

Good news for Georgia schools. The Associated Press reports that the state will get more than $120 million in funding for schools in Tier III. It'll be used to turn around the lowest performing schools statewide. The millions of dollars in funding are part of a $3.5 billion made available to states as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Qualifying is underway, but few people want to run. The Albany Herald reports that although three seats are up for grabs in the race for a seat on the Dougherty County school board, elections officials say only two people have filed the paperwook they need to qualify. In a controversial move, the board recently appointed Joshua Murfree to replace Sally Whatley as school supertindent.

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