Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 28, 2019

Jan. 28, 2019 Cherokee Tribune

Cherokee community shares in homeless veteran statue unveiling

Thomas Hartwell reports that a crowd of residents, students, veterans, county staff and various elected officials came together at Cherokee Veterans Park on Friday morning to witness and celebrate the unveiling of the nation’s first homeless veterans statue.

Jan. 28, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that Atlanta-based Novelis, the world’s largest aluminum recycler and a leader in aluminum rolled products, announced significant sustainability progress during the past decade. This year, the company’s products were comprised of 57 percent recycled content, compared to 30 percent recycled content 10 years ago.


Jan. 28, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Government shutdown’s impact on metro Atlanta lingers

Jennifer Brett reports, while Congress and President Donald Trump officially ended the partial government shutdown on Friday evening, things aren’t quite back to normal yet. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park’s website, which has not been updated during the shutdown, doesn’t provide a date for when the site will be fully accessible to visitors.


Jan. 28, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Tech students readying rocket test at Spaceport Camden

Dave Williams reports that members of America’s next generation of aerospace engineers expect to gain some hands-on experience this spring at a planned commercial spaceport in southeastern Georgia.


Jan. 28, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Chatham County Courthouse Wayfinder system called dynamic, flexible

Jan Skutch reports that a new public information system unveiled Friday at the Chatham County Courthouse was introduced as the initial steps of a system that will be expanded as needed. Chatham County Superior Court Clerk Tammie Mosley, who revived program discussions in April, said it will answer the customers’ needs in finding their way to the proper office or courtrooms at the courthouse.


Jan. 28, 2019 University of Georgia

UGA poultry breeding program has wider implications for understanding human health

Merritt Melancon reports, as far as poultry farmers are concerned, feed equals money. The more efficient chickens are at turning feed into thighs, breast and drumsticks, the healthier their bottom line. It turns out that the same science that can help poultry farmers raise more feed-efficient chickens could help people become healthier, too.


Jan. 28, 2019

Serbia’s Prime Minister to Visit NCR in Atlanta Ahead of Fintech Giant’s Planned Investment

Trevor Williams reports that after making a stop in NCR Corp.’s old home state of Ohio, the prime minister of Serbia plans to visit the transaction technology giant’s executives Tuesday at its shiny new Atlanta headquarters. Ana Brnabic plans to thank the company for its existing investment, which started in 2011 and has grown from 300 initial employees to more than 3,000 today.


Jan. 28, 2019 Brunswick News

County CFO sole finalist for Waycross city manager

Taylor Cooper reports that on the very short list of finalists for the city of Waycross’s new city manager is Glynn County Chief Financial Officer Tonya Miller. “I’m just a finalist. I’m the only finalist, but I haven’t gotten an official job offer,” Miller said.


Jan. 28, 2019 Valdosta Daily Times

State eyes Medicaid waiver

Jill Nolin reports that state lawmakers appear to be teed up for a long-awaited debate over health care this session and how the state’s insurance program for the poor and disabled factors into a possible solution.


Jan. 28, 2019 Saporta Report

Tax credits for private schools: the new lieutenant governor is a fan, but they remain controversial

Maggie Lee reports that Georgia’s new lieutenant governor says private schools are an important part of education, and he wants to expand a program that provides them indirect public support. But Georgia has little idea which students benefit from this program or how private schools serve those students.


Jan. 28, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia Democrats pick a new leader after setting a new course

Greg Bluestein reports that the chants erupted almost as soon as state Sen. Nikema Williams was elected Saturday to become the first black woman to lead the Democratic Party of Georgia: “Fired up, ready to go.”

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