Tuesday, April 20, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's making news for Tuesday on GNB...

One south Georgia town is now known for something besides big fruit. Macon.com reports that Crisp County High School in Cordele earned honors as one of the nation's best public high schools. That's according to U.S. News & World Report. Crisp is one of 29 Georgia high schools to earn that honor. The list of the state's best public schools is available here.

The world's top soft drink company sees a profit increase, thanks to worldwide sales. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Coca-Cola reported growth in sales and profits all over the world for the first quarter of 2010. The Atlanta-based drink maker says its revenues jumped five percent to more than $7.5 billion, while profits rose 20 percent to more than $1.5 billion. Coke also 69 cents per share. That's up from 58 cents from the first quarter of 2009.

There's a challenger for Jim Marshall's seat in Georgia's Eighth Congressional District. PeachPundit.com has an interview with GOP primary candidate Angela Hicks. The podcast can be downloaded by clicking here.

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