Georgia Trend Daily – April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

Dematic to Establish Global Headquarters in Fulton County

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced yesterday that Dematic, a world leader in supply chain technology and innovation, will create more than 230 jobs and invest approximately $30 million in a new global headquarters in the CODA complex in Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square.


April 11, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Business Casual: Keep Them Safe

Susan Percy writes, twenty years ago this month, the meaning of “school safety” changed forever the day that two troubled Colorado high school seniors killed 13 people and injured 23 more at Columbine High School in Littleton, a Denver suburb, then took their own lives. Two decades later, our horror at hearing of yet another school shooting hasn’t abated, but our surprise has.


April 11, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Herman Cain’s possible Federal Reserve job comes under fire

Tamar Hallerman and Michael E. Kanell report that a potential promotion for Herman Cain appears in doubt after several GOP senators expressed concern about the former WSB Radio talk show host filling a vacancy on the Federal Reserve board. Several officials have since suggested that Cain will face a fraught confirmation process given past sexual harassment allegations and his position as a Trump surrogate.


April 11, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Coke brings bottled water brand to U.K.

Mark Metzler reports that the Coca-Cola Co. on Wednesday introduced its Aquarius water brand to the United Kingdom. Coke added both a lemon and lime version of Aquarius, each infused with minerals. The lemon version includes Zinc, supposedly to feed the brain, while the lime version has added magnesium, to reduce fatigue.


April 11, 2019 Georgia Southern University

Inaugural Parker Regional Sales Competition draws participants from Southeast

Staff reports that more than 15 students from colleges and universities from the Southeast participated in the inaugural Parker Regional Sales Competition (PRSC), held Feb. 28, on Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro Campus. The PRSC is a collegiate sales competition hosted by the Center for Sales Excellence in the University’s Parker College of Business.


April 11, 2019 GPB

Cotton Farmers Eye Weather As Planting Season Starts

Cindy Hill reports, last year farmers anticipated a record-setting cotton crop. But then in October Hurricane Michael hit right as the harvest began and crops were devastated. UGA Cotton agronomist Mark Freeman says in the Southeastern part of the state it was the third loss in a row due to hurricanes – first Matthew, then Irma and finally Michael.


April 11, 2019 Valdosta Daily Times

State urges Congress to OK disaster aid

Jill Nolin reports that a clearly frustrated Gov. Brian Kemp and Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black urged Congress to resume disaster aid talks as farmers in storm-torn southwest Georgia struggle to bounce back. It has been six months since Hurricane Michael entered the southwest corner of the state as a Category 3 storm, inflicting about $2.5 billion in damages to the agricultural industry.


April 11, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal

KSU to break ground on $5 million science lab annex

Staff reports that Kennesaw State University will break ground at its Marietta campus on April 18 for a $5 million science lab annex to be completed in December, the university reported Wednesday. The 10,411-square-foot annex, which will be constructed as an addition to the engineering lab building, will house two biology and two chemistry labs.


April 11, 2019 Augusta Chronicle

Congressional leaders take Corps to task over plan for Savannah River pool

Tom Corwin reports that Georgia and South Carolina congressional leaders sent a strongly worded letter to top leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a proposed plan that might significantly lower the pool of water in the Savannah River between Augusta and North Augusta.


April 11, 2019 Saporta Report

Gov. Kemp’s first act in charge of SRTA: Provide funding to fix washed out road

David Pendered reports, at $1.3 million, the grant isn’t big in the context of state highway funding. But Gov. Brian Kemp won praise from local residents for overseeing approval of funding to help restore a road washed out in February by a rockslide in Pickens County – just north of metro Atlanta.


April 11, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Erwin elected to Georgia House after do-over déjà vu

Greg Bluestein reports, after two disputed victories, Chris Erwin trounced former state Rep. Dan Gasaway on Tuesday to win a Georgia House seat and end one of the state’s most bizarre and bitterly contested elections. The race between the two Republicans to represent House District 28 turned into a recurring drama for residents of northeast Georgia, complete with bruising political maneuvering, courtroom intrigue and claims of voter fraud.


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