Oct. 15, 2019 Mercer University

Mercer, Robins Air Force Base Announce Partnership to Bring Software Development Center to Downtown Macon

Kyle Sears reports that Mercer University and Robins Air Force Base today announced a partnership that will bring an innovative software development center and 50 new high-tech jobs to downtown Macon. The center will develop software for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in a corporate laboratory setting. It will be housed in the ground floor of The Lofts at Capricorn, located at the corner of Plum Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and is expected to open in early 2020.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Working Smarter

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that smart cities are being discussed a lot these days, and while definitions vary, the common denominator is the use of new technology to improve infrastructure services, sustainability or government efficiency. There are many different approaches to creating a smart city or community, but none rivals the collaborative program launched last year in our state.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fulton County, Atlanta runoff elections take place today

Arielle Kass reports that early voting or municipal elections in Fulton County begins today. But for some voters, it’s Election Day, as well. Polls open today for two runoff races: the Fulton County commission’s District 6 seat formerly held by Emma Darnell; and the Atlanta school board District 2 seat vacated by Byron Amos.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta bakery plant to close, 240 to be laid off

David Allison reports that the ovens are going cold at a big Atlanta baking plant. Brill Inc., a subsidiary of a CSM Bakery Solutions, says it is ceasing manufacturing at its Atlanta Frozen facility at 3301 Montreal Industrial Way in Tucker, with 240 employees losing their jobs, according to a notice filed with the Georgia Department of Labor.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 GlobalAtlanta.com

CARE Brings the Global Fight for Girls’ Empowerment Home to Atlanta

Trevor Williams reports that this year, the international nonprofit CARE will for the first time conduct poverty-alleviation work in Atlanta, instituting a savings program for women based on a model that took off first in Niger. Village Savings and Loan Associations brings women together in local financial cooperatives, allowing them to pool funds to preserve personal wealth and issue loans to spur small business activity.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal

Manufacturing leaders share success stories at Georgia Manufacturing Summit

Staff reports that leaders in the manufacturing industry shared their insights into achieving success at the 5th annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit on Oct. 9 at the Cobb Galleria. Werhner Washington, recently retired plant manager for the Procter and Gamble Albany plant, and Stuart Countess, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia chief operating officer, spoke before a crowd of almost 800 manufacturing insiders.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Brunswick News

Shrimpers optimistic seafood industry will weather Golden Ray

Larry Hobbs reports that the creases in Capt. Johnny Ray Bennett’s salt-weathered face turned upward with boyish glee Monday afternoon at the City Market docks, a sure sign that it had been a good day on the water for the Flying Cloud. Bennett sat beneath the entrance to the City Market dock’s warehouse, playing with great grandchildren and munching on a McDonald’s hamburger while dock workers iced and processed his haul for the day.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Poet Ilya Kaminsky Named Finalist for National Book Award

Michael Pearson reports that Ilya Kaminsky, a professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, has been named a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry. His book, Deaf Republic, was one of 245 volumes of poetry nominated for the prestigious award. The National Book Foundation will announce the winner Nov. 20.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Saporta Report

Dekalb County’s potential transit tax vote in 2020 faces myriad of scenarios

David Pendered reports that DeKalb County transit advocates face a possible campaign in 2020 that could go beyond simply seeking voter approval of a 30-year sales tax. Advocates may have to overcome public trust wavering after setbacks in two nearby tax-funded programs – for DeKalb schools, and Atlanta’s roads-and-sidewalks-and transit programs.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Budget cuts to criminal justice reform initiatives ‘penny-wise, pound foolish’

Beau Evans reports that as prisons grew crowded and incarceration costs soared earlier this decade, state lawmakers and advocates joined forces with former Gov. Nathan Deal to push through a set of changes to the state’s criminal justice system. Deal’s Council on Criminal Justice Reform delivered a new approach to law and order through programs such as accountability courts that treat offenders with mental illness or substance abuse problems in an effort to keep them out of prison.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 WABE 90.1

Georgia GOP Congressman Doug Collins: I Still Support The President

Lisa Rayam and Maria White Tillman report that Georgia’s representative for the 9th Congressional District, Doug Collins, is back on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. — at a time when House Democrats add more fuel to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. As more details unfold, GOP Congressman Collins remains a staunch supporter of the president.

 

Oct. 15, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia’s tight restrictions on third-party candidates appealed

Mark Niesse reports that the Libertarian Party of Georgia is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that upheld the state’s restrictive ballot access laws, which have kept third-party candidates from running for the U.S. House of Representatives since 1943. U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May ruled in favor of the state of Georgia last month, granting summary judgment because higher courts have repeatedly rejected similar lawsuits.

 

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Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 14, 2019

Oct. 14, 2019 Georgia.org Coca-Cola UNITED to Build New Facility in Tift County, Create 200 Jobs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (UNITED), the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 11, 2019

Oct. 11, 2019 WABE 90.1 Two Georgia Cities Join Legal Fight To Keep DACA Roxanne Scott reports that Atlanta and Clarkston have joined more than 100 local governments across the country to oppose the end of DACA. The two cities…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 10, 2019

Oct. 10, 2019 GPB Political Rewind Special Edition: Georgia's Farmers 1 Year After Hurricane Michael Bill Nigut reports, the storm devastated the livelihood of cotton, soybean, peanut and pecan farmers across the Southeast,  along with poultry producers, timber growers and…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 9, 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post Georgia leaders attend Rural Broadband Summit Staff reports that more than 100 elected officials, executives, and state and federal representatives gathered in Warner Robins last week at the Cary W. Martin Conference for the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 8, 2019

Oct. 8, 2019 The Center Square Hurricane Michael timber tax credits resurface in Georgia Nyamekye Daniel reports that more than $134 million in timber tax credits are available for forest landowners and others impacted by Hurricane Michael, the Department of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 7, 2019

Oct. 7, 2019 WSB Radio Stitches, black eye can't keep former President Jimmy Carter from Habitat build Staff reports that Former President Jimmy Carter suffered a fall at his home in Plains Sunday, but it didn't keep him from attending…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 4, 2019

Oct. 4, 2019 Georgia Recorder Georgia’s new voting machines rolled out for demonstrations and training Beau Evans reports that about 70 elections officials from 20 counties in north Georgia this week attended a two-day session in Calhoun to get acquainted…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 3, 2019

Oct. 3, 2019 Athens Banner-Herald Drought growing fast in Southeast Lee Shearer reports that climate scientists are keeping a close eye on a developing drought enveloping the Southeast. They’re calling a “flash drought” because it’s moving so quickly. What people…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 2, 2019

Oct. 2, 2019 Brunswick News Oil released from Golden Ray into St. Simons Sound Larry Hobbs reports that customers of Southeastern Angling caught some redfish and shot some marsh hens Tuesday morning during an outing on the St. Simons Sound,…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 1, 2019

Oct. 1, 2019 Savannah Morning News Deepening begins for inner Savannah Harbor Katie Nussbaum reports that after more than 20 years, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) has entered its final construction phase, officials announced Monday. “I’m grateful to stand…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 30, 2019

Sept. 30, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal Former Cobb Commission Chair Tim Lee remembered Ross Williams reports that former Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee's loved ones remember him as a man whose only concern was doing the right thing. Lee…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 27, 2019

Sept. 27, 2019 Georgia.org US Elogistics Service Corp. establishes new distribution center in metro Atlanta Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that US Elogistics Service Corp., a global logistics solutions company based in New…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 26, 2019

Sept. 26, 2019 GlobalAtlanta.com Chamber Annual Meeting: Atlanta Keeps Sights on World Cup Goals Trevor Williams reports, it might seem far away, but Atlanta is keeping its sights squarely on its goals for hosting key matches during the 2026 World…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 25, 2019

Sept. 25, 2019 Savannah Morning News More than 437,000 containers handled last month Katie Nussbaum reports that Georgia Ports Authority has added another line to the record book, handling 437,750 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in August, making it the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 24, 2019

Sept. 24, 2019 Albany Herald Report: Georgia second in growth of women-owned businesses Staff reports that Georgia has an estimated 533,030 women-owned businesses, employing 285,237 and attributing roughly $57,120,180,000 to the state's economy, according to the ninth annual State of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019 Saporta Report ATL ties at 8th in bellwether office market of flex space, despite, WeWork woes Davide Pendered reports that the perceived market value of WeWork, the largest operator of flexible office space in the city of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 20, 2019

Sept. 20, 2019 Albany Herald August record job numbers for Georgia applauded Staff reports that Gov. Brian P. Kemp remarked Thursday that Georgia’s latest employment figures indicates a positive direction for economic development in the state. Georgia added 20,800 jobs…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 19, 2019

Sept. 19, 2019 WABE 90.1 Georgia’s High School Graduation Rate Hits High of 82 Percent Martha Dalton reports that the results are in: Georgia’s high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 82 percent during the 2018-19 school year.…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 18, 2019

Sept. 18, 2019 Georgia.org Tyson Foods Expands, Creates 100 Jobs in Mitchell Co. Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Tyson Foods has expanded its existing facility in Camilla, creating 100 new jobs with an investment of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 17, 2019

Sept. 17, 2019 GPB Delta Air Lines Crew Reflects On Piloting Hurricane Relief Flights to Bahamas Jim Burress reports that one recent Friday night Capt. Carl Nordin got a call. Nordin, a Delta Air Line chief line check pilot for…

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