Wednesday, February 24, 2010

GNB Update

It's "Hyperlocal Wednesday" once again at GNB...Here's what's happening...

Houston County's top prosecutor is leaving the courtroom for the county commission. Click here and here for more details.

DeKalb County commissioners balance a big budget without raising taxes. Find out how they did it here.

Georgia's technical college system named its most outstanding student Tuesday. Click here to find out who reached this year's GOAL.

GNB is online at, and on Twitter at

Monday, February 22, 2010

GNB Update

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

A secretary of state candidate receives a critical endorsement. Secretary of State candidate Doug MacGinnitie got an endorsement from the Cobb County 912 Project Monday. The grassroots organization endorsed MacGinnitie based on him being an entrepreneur instead of a politician. He's one of three GOP candidates running for secretary of state, with the others being former state senator Brian Kemp and former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman Robin Carlisle. Gary Horlacher and Michael Mills are running to represent the Democrats in the November general election.

An unlikely candidate for state school superintendent throws her hat into the ring. Roswell teacher Kira Willis announced her candidacy for school chief Monday. She joins an already crowded field in Democrats Beth Farokhi and Brian Westlake, as well as Republicans Richard Woods, Roger Hines, and current supertindent Kathy Cox, in the battle for that seat.

Democratic lawmakers come up with their own ideas to balance a plummeting budget. GPB News reports that state House and Senate Democrats met late last week to propose alternatives to balance Georgia's books. State Senator Nan Orrock told GPB that she wants state residents who make than $400,000 to pay at least one percent of the taxes.

GNB is online at, and on Twitter at

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

GNB Update

Welcome to another edition of "Hyperlocal Wednesday" at GNB...

Click here to browse photos from last weekend's snowfall in north metro Atlanta...

One middle Georgia town honored its top cop for last year. Click here for details...

Fresh off another Valentine's's one love story you'll really love...

GNB is online at, and on Twitter at

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

GNB Update

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

They're about halfway home at this year's legislative session. Click here to find out more about a possible increase in the transportation tax.

Georgia gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine faces new ethical questions. Georgia Liberal has the details here.

In Albany, money for one group gets the OK, the other gets turned down. Click here for more.

GNB is online at, and on Twitter at

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GNB Update

It's time for yet another edition of "Hyperlocal Wednesday" on GNB...Here's what's happening...

One southwest Georgia town is still looking for its next city attorney. Click here to view one of two videos. Part 2 can be seen here.

Houston County is looking for a new supertindent. The Warner Robins Patriot reports that David Carpenter will retire once the current school year ends. He's been with the school system for 35 years. His resignation is effective on May 28.

A principal at a north Georgia high school calls it quits. Click here to find out who resigned, and why.

GNB is online at, and on Twitter at

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

GNB Update

Here's the latest news on GNB for Tuesday...

Back taxes could come back to bite many Georgia businesses. That's the idea behind new legislation introduced by two lawmakers this morning. House Bill 1093 allows the state to pursue back taxes from businesses throughout the Peach State. It would also require local governments to find out which businesses have a business license.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says "well intended" regulation is worsening the recession. Click here to find out why...

and Georgia farmers issue a warning to Atlanta on water.

GNB is online at, and on

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

GNB Update

Time for another edition of "Hyperlocal Wednesday" on GNB...Here's the news...

Albany On Point on why people are "the economy"...

The Baldwin Bulletin has a report on why Central State Hospital will keep "shrinking"...

and one Atlanta exurb reveals its re-development plan...Click here for more details...

GNB is online at, and on Twitter at

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

GNB Update

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

Controversy over the selection of a new school superintendent. The Albany Herald reports that the Dougherty County Board of Education has called a special meeting for Wednesday. Members want to know why Albany State University professor Joshua Murfree was the only "finalist" for the position, despite being ranked just 34th out of 37 applicants by the Georgia School Board Association. Current supertindent Dr. Sally Whatley announced she is giving up the job at the end of the current academic year.

Georgia students could soon trade traditional textbooks for electronic devices. reports that Senate Bill 319 passed the state Senate Tuesday. The legislation gives local school systems to option to buy Kindles, iPad's, and other so-called "e-readers". The bill now goes to the House for a vote.

Finally, has more on why Georgia's 2nd Congressional District race could soon get hot.

GNB is online at, and on Twitter at