Tuesday, May 18, 2010

GNB Update

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

The head of Houston Healthcare is fired, but no one will say why. Macon.com reports that Grady W. "Skip" Phillips was let go from that job Monday. The termination happened during a closed board meeting that lasted almost two hours. Cary Martin takes over as the acting CEO of Houston Healthcare until a permanent replacement can be found.

A follow-up on funding for the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany. The Albany Herald reports that government leaders there heard discussions on how much funding the southwest Georgia-based water museum should receive. On Monday, RiverQuarium Director Scott Loehr offered to cut his request for funding by 20 percent.

Time is running out for candidates to qualify for a vacant seat on the Georgia House of Representatives. Georgia Politics Unfiltered reports that no one has qualified for the Democratic nomination in House District 82. It consists the northeasternmost portion of DeKalb County. Current representative Kevin Levitas announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election. That's according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Qualifying ends at noon Wednesday.

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