Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 25, 2019

Jan. 25, 2019 Dalton Daily Citizen-News

Georgia infrastructure lagging

Jill Nolin reports that Georgia’s infrastructure has improved only slightly in spite of a measure that raised nearly $1 billion annually for the state’s roads and bridges a few years ago, according to a new report. But for now, the state’s vast network of roads, airports, public transit, stormwater and other systems continues to receive middling marks from the Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.


Jan. 25, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Columbia County: Staking a Claim

Lori Johnston reports that since 2016, more than $150 million in capital investment and 600 new or retained jobs have been announced, according to the Development Authority of Columbia County. The county, which sits along I-20 in east Georgia, has also seen more than 1 million square feet of industrial construction and more than 1 million square feet of commercial/retail construction coming online, says Robert Bennett, executive director of the Development Authority of Columbia County.


Jan. 25, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

EarthLink to return HQ to Atlanta after sale

Scott Trubey reports that EarthLink, an Atlanta tech darling in the age of the dial-up web, has been acquired by a private equity firm that plans to re-establish the company’s headquarters in Atlanta. The deal comes a little more than two years after rival telecommunications company Windstream announced it would buy EarthLink for $1.1 billion, including debt, basing the combined company in Little Rock, Ark. That deal closed in 2017.


Jan. 25, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta economy stronger, more diverse, as questions about recession loom

Douglas Sams reports, if the U.S. economy slips into a recession, Atlanta may be better positioned this time to withstand the downturn.


Jan. 25, 2019 GA-PCOM

Wright Addresses GA-PCOM Students about Health Disparities

Staff reports, contributing to students’ understanding of whole person health care, the Office of Diversity and Community Partnerships, along with the student chapter of the American Pharmacy Association, hosted Cornell Wright, MPA, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM).

Jan. 25, 2019 Macon Telegraph

Air Force secretary explains change in Robins mission

Wayne Crenshaw reports that the top civilian in the Air Force was at Robins on Wednesday and explained that new technologies prompted a change in one of its biggest missions. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson toured the base Tuesday, including a visit to the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or J-STARS.


Jan. 25, 2019 Augusta Chronicle

Columbia County hospital site could see development this year

Tom Corwin reports that the license to build a Columbia County hospital is still under appeal but its potential site in Grovetown could see other development this year. Arguments will continue in Doctors Hospital’s appeal of a state license to build the first hospital in Columbia County but some work at the site in Grovetown continues and other related buildings could be there this year, the CEO of AU Medical Center said.


Jan. 25, 2019

Coastal Georgia’s Indian Textile Factory that Never Was

Trevor Williams reports, it drew a gubernatorial visit for the groundbreaking and press coverage hailing a southern textile renaissance, but five years later, a $70 million Indian investment in Screven County has failed to materialize. Shrivallabh Pittie Group was to set up a 250-job factory in Sylvania within an industrial park pre-certified by the state to accelerate investment.


Jan. 25, 2019 Georgia Health News

Asthma van helps keep students healthy ­– and in school

Andy Miller reports that Asthma attacks used to send Aaron Johnson to the emergency room with frightening frequency. But now the Atlanta kindergartner has gone months without an ER visit. His mother credits the van that comes once a month to his school, Usher-Collier Elementary in west Atlanta.


Jan. 25, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Savannah Tech teams up with Georgia Film Academy for on-set Production Assistant program

Ann Meyer reports that John Grace, a veteran camera and lights operator who has launched training programs in digital production for high school and college students, moved to Savannah three years ago to share the wealth of his expertise. He helped to launch the Georgia Film Academy’s on-set production assistant program at Savannah Technical College to provide the pipeline of talent film and television companies expect.


Jan. 25, 2019 University of Georgia

UGA climbs 12 spots in new R&D ranking

James Hataway reports that the University of Georgia climbed 12 spots to No. 28 in the 2019 College and University Rankings for Federal Social and Behavioral Science R&D, which highlights the top university recipients of research dollars in the social and behavioral sciences.


Jan. 25, 2019 Gainesville Times

Gainesville experiences economic, job progress

Kelsey Richardson reports that Gainesville has shown great progress over the year with its economy and job market, according to a Department of Labor report. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said some of these positive indicators include labor force, job creations and number of employed residents.


Jan. 25, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal

Tutterow talks tariffs, interest rates and gas prices as part of economic forecast

Ricky Leroux reports that on Thursday, Kennesaw State University Economics Professor Roger Tutterowgave his interpretation of what President Donald Trump is aiming to accomplish by imposing tariffs. Speaking at Synovus’ annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,Tutterow said he is an “unapologetic advocate of free markets” and “a strong supporter of free trade.”


Jan. 25, 2019 WABE 90.1

Where Are All The Republican Women? Gender Representation At The State Capitol

Emma Hurt reports that while a record more than 30 percent of Georgia’s General Assembly are women this session, there’s a wide discrepancy in gender representation between the parties and many theories for why that is. That discrepancy under laid a recent moment on the state Senate floor after state Sen. Renee Unterman was bumped as chair of the powerful Health and Human Services Committee.


Jan. 25, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Isakson among Republicans who backed Democratic plan to end shutdown

Tamar Hallerman reports that Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson broke with most of his Republican colleagues on Thursday afternoon, voting to advance a Democratic plan to reopen shuttered federal agencies as he vowed to work with a bipartisan group of colleagues to find a way out of the border wall impasse.

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