Thursday, August 23, 2007

News for Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Bibb County Commission says it will not accept Monroe County's latest decision on a border dispute. They claim a recent survey is not accurate, and that the border needs to stay where it has been for the last 100 years. Monroe officials adopted a survey this week that puts the new Bass Pro retail center within their borders.

The city of Forsyth has settled one of five racial discrimination lawsuits. Former police officer, Elijah James, says he no longer believes his dismissal was racially motivated. The seventeen year veteran was let go after he refused to force a relative, who was a convicted felon, to move from his property. Lawsuits by four other former city employees are still pending.

The Small Business Administration is making loans available to businesses in Georgia hurt by the drought. The federal money is available to farm and non-farm related businesses that have lost money due to the weather.

The Warner Robins American little league team is advancing to the semi-finals in the Little League World Championships. They beat New England on Wednesday by a score of 8-1. They face off against the Western region (Arizona) tonight at 7:30pm.