Dec. 6, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Gulfstream delivers 400th aircraft from G650 family

Katie Nussbaum reports that Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. delivered its 400th jet from the G650 fleet this week, the company announced on Thursday. The extended-range Gulfstream G650ER will be based in the U.S.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-Betweens

Susan Percy reports that the city of Atlanta expects to rebid restaurant contracts for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport starting this month, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Contracts for retail shops should start early in 2020.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Gwinnett primed for Amazon center

Tammy Joyner reports, a year from now, the first of hundreds of thousands of toys, books, electronics and other consumer goods will begin shipping from Amazon’s first robotics fulfillment center in Georgia. Once the facility is fully operational, more than 1,000 employees will work alongside robots packing and shipping products.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 The Center Square

Georgia committee says state needs more affordable housing to keep up with jobs growth

Kim Jarrett reports that Georgia is among the top states for attracting businesses but has a shortage of affordable places for new residents to live. The Special House Study Committee on Workforce Housing’s report says the state is short by at least 350,000 housing units.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post

Gwinnett schools looking for legislative assistance to address early learning gaps

Taylor Denman reports that Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Board of Education’s concerns are shifting to students that aren’t in their schools yet. J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools, presented the school district’s 2020 legislative priorities to the delegation of Gwinnett County state representatives and senators at Thursday’s pre-session meeting.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 GPB

Georgia Secretary Of State Rolls Out New ‘Secure The Vote’ Education Initiative

Stephen Fowler reports that the Georgia Secretary of State’s office has unveiled a new education program to help voters acclimate to a new $104 million election system that prints out a paper record of your vote that is then scanned and stored for counting.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Georgia Health News

Danger in the ground: Lead contaminates neighborhood

Andy Miller reports that Rosario Hernandez regularly gardens with her grandchildren at her two Atlanta properties in the English Avenue district, about a mile from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. So Hernandez, who works with Historic Westside Gardens, was alarmed when an Emory University team analyzed the soil in July 2018 and discovered it contained unsafe concentrations of lead — a potent neurotoxin that is especially dangerous to children.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Valdosta Daily Times

Provisionals will determine mayor

Chris Herbert reports that Friday is for all the marbles. Scott James Matheson leads J.D. Rice for mayor of Valdosta by 123 votes, and the winner will be determined by provisional ballots. Precincts delivered provisional ballots to the Lowndes County Board of Elections late Tuesday.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Law.com/Daily Report

Judge in Transgender Case Asks: Why Have Separate Boys’ and Girls’ Restrooms?

Jonathan Ringel reports that a federal appellate judge and a lawyer for a transgender student engaged in a tug of war Thursday over how far a decision in his favor would or should extend. Judge William Pryor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit focused repeatedly on whether the underlying ruling, which held that a Florida school district could not bar a transgender boy from the boys’ restroom, suggested students shouldn’t be separated by gender at all.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Saporta Report

Abortion galvanized as 2020 campaign issue as Georgia’s WIN List unveils slate

David Pendered reports that Georgia’s WIN List announced Thursday its slate of 12 women who are running for the state Legislature – pro-abortion rights candidates who are expected to spark Democrats’ energy and turnout as Gov. Brian Kemp’s anti-abortion Republican pick for the U.S. Senate will be trying to retain her seat in 2020.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Dalton Daily-Citizen News

Graves’ decision not to seek reelection brings ‘surprise’

Ryan Anderson reports that Tom Graves, a Republican from Ranger who has been a member of Congress since 2010, said Thursday he won’t seek reelection in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020. “As we all do, I’m entering a new season in life. An exciting season. So, the time has come for me to pass the baton,” Graves wrote in a letter to his constituents, which includes residents of Whitfield and Murray counties.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Georgia campaign ethics panel fines lawmakers, investigates Abrams

Stanley Dunlap reports that the Georgia agency charged with enforcing campaign finance laws Wednesday handed out five-figure fines to state legislators, made public an investigation into finances for the 2017 campaign for Atlanta mayor and advanced an investigation into a voting rights nonprofit connected to former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.

 

Dec. 6, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Kelly Loeffler says she’ll erect a $20 million wall to fend off challengers

Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that shortly after Gov. Brian Kemp made Kelly Loeffler’s U.S. Senate appointment formal came another, more surprising, development: She declared her willingness to seed her campaign with a $20 million infusion of her own money.

 

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Georgia Trend Daily - Dec. 5, 2019

Dec. 5, 2019 WABE 90.1 Kelly Loeffler To Be Georgia’s Next Senator, Second Female Georgia Senator In History Emma Hurt reports that on Wednesday morning Gov. Brian Kemp formally named wealthy businesswoman and Republican donor Kelly Loeffler to replace the retiring…

Georgia Trend Daily - Dec. 4, 2019

Dec. 4, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal, Rome News-Tribune Isakson urges bipartisan ship during Senate farewell Rosie Manins reports that a plea for bipartisanship marked the end of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s 45-year political career Tuesday as he delivered his farewell…

Georgia Trend Daily - Dec. 3, 2019

Dec. 3, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal Sen. Isakson to give farewell address Tuesday Rosie Manins reports that U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, will deliver his farewell address on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, which viewers throughout Cobb County can see…

Georgia Trend Daily - Dec. 2, 2019

Dec. 2, 2019 Albany Herald Atlanta new home to E-sports franchise Staff reports that Gov. Brian Kemp announced recently that AEV (Atlanta Esports Ventures), a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Nevada-based Province Inc., will locate the headquarters for Atlanta Reign,…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 29, 2019

Nov. 29, 2019 University of Georgia Georgia is the proud pecan capital of the U.S. Clint Thompson reports that pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals, can play a role in lowering cholesterol and can aid in weight loss,…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 27, 2019

Nov. 27, 2019 Georgia.org Guidoni Group to Locate New Facility, Create 455 Jobs in Telfair Co. Governor Brian P. Kemp announced yesterday that Guidoni Group - one of the leading producers and exporters of ornamental stones in the world -…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 26, 2019

Nov. 26, 2019 Georgia.org New Cultural Facilities Grant aims to create facilities for art programs Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the recipients of the Vibrant Communities Grant and…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 25, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019 Georgia.gov Nippon Light Metal Georgia to Build Facility, Create 110 Jobs in Bartow Co. Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Nippon Light Metal Georgia (NLMGA), a company specializing in aluminum products for the automotive…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 22, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019 Georgia.org Collibra to Create 200+ Jobs in Fulton Co. Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced yesterday that Collibra, the data intelligence company, will create more than 200 jobs at a new office in Atlanta. “We…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 21, 2019

Nov. 21, 2019 Georgia.org Nippon Light Metal Georgia to Build Facility, Create 110 Jobs in Bartow Co. Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that Nippon Light Metal Georgia (NLMGA), a company specializing in aluminum products for the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 20, 2019

Nov. 20, 2019 LaGrange News The Ray receives prestigious award Alicia B. Hill reports that on Thursday night, The Ray was announced as the winner of the energy award at the fourth annual Shorty Social Good Awards. The Ray is…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 19, 2019

Nov. 19, 2019 WABE 90.1 Atlanta Gathering Celebrates, Encourages The Progress Of Women In Technology Lisa Rayam reports that nearly 1,000 people gathered in the ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium recently to celebrate the progress that women have made in…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 18, 2019

Nov. 18, 2019 WABE 90.1 Vogtle Schedule Is Challenging But Still Achievable, Company Says Molly Samuel reports that work on the nuclear power expansion at Plant Vogtle isn’t keeping up with a timeline set by owners of the project. At…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 15, 2019

Nov. 15, 2019 Savannah Morning News October another record month for Georgia Ports Authority Katie Nussbaum reports that October turned out another record for the Georgia Ports Authority, with the GPA moving 428,400 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) during the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 14, 2019

Nov. 14, 2019 Georgia.gov Irving Tissue to Expand, Create 150+ Jobs in Macon Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Irving Tissue, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of household paper products, will expand its operations in Macon,…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 13, 2019

Nov. 13, 2019 WABE 90.1 Commission Unveils Regionwide Strategy To Help With Affordable Housing Emil Moffat reports that the Atlanta Regional Commission says it’s hoping to take a collaborative approach to solving the area’s affordable housing problems. That’s the idea…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 12, 2019

Nov. 12, 2019 GPB Hard Freeze Coming To Georgia; Temps To Fall To 30s Sophia Saliby reports that below average temperatures are in the forecast beginning Monday night before an expected hard freeze for north and central Georgia Tuesday. Jason…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 11, 2019

Nov. 11, 2019 Savannah Morning News Georgia Climate Conference moves to action Mary Landers reports that the second Georgia Climate Conference was held Thursday and Friday at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, and one of the first panels addressed…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 8, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019 Georgia Dept. of Education Recommendation approved to address double-testing of AP, IB students Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Education is making changes to ensure students who take Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 7, 2019

Nov. 7, 2019 Georgia.org Georgia Receives Top Business Ranking for Record-Breaking Seventh Straight Year Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia’s business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection Magazine, an…

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