Georgia Trend Daily – April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Offshore drilling plans postponed, including off Georgia coast

Mary Landers reports that the Trump administration is suspending plans to expand offshore drilling, including plans to drill off Georgia, after a recent court ruling blocked drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told the Wall Street Journal. Bernhardt said the agency would delay indefinitely its five-year plan for oil and gas drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf as the case goes through the appeals process.


April 26, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Organizations: The Georgia Center for the Book

Candice Dyer reports that the Georgia Center for the Book, based at the Decatur branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, uses a variety of programming to promote and preserve Georgia’s rich literary heritage and inspire young readers. “We provide the link between authors and readers, and authors and libraries,” says Executive Director Joe Davich.


April 26, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Metro Atlanta adds 12,300 jobs in March, dominates state’s growth

Michael E. Kanell reports that Metro Atlanta added 12,300 jobs last month, continuing to capture the lion’s share of new jobs in Georgia, even as the overall expansion shows signs of leveling off. The metro region’s unemployment rate declined from 3.8% in February to 3.6% in March. That represents about 110,000 people out of work and actively looking for a job – down from nearly 300,000 after the recession in early 2010.


April 26, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Growth and development focus of NE Georgia region

Fran M. Putney reports, home to a diverse array of U.S., and international businesses and manufacturing companies, Gainesville-Hall County is enjoying impressive economic growth. During 2018, it added 14 new and expanded businesses, nearly 1,200 jobs and experienced an 80 percent increase in capital investment from 2017, to $310 million in 2018, according to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.


April 26, 2019 WABE 90.1

Atlanta Scores Another Major Sports Event

Donnell Suggs reports that it’s been some time since the NCAA Men’s Final Four took place in Atlanta. For the fifth time the city will host the Final Four, on April 3-6, but this time it will be at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of more than 70,000 seats and last year’s Super Bowl and the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.


April 26, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

TSYS reports profits: A few things to know about the tech firm’s finances and future

Nick Wooten reports that TSYS, the Columbus-headquartered company that processes credit card transactions in the U.S. and internationally, reported this week a first-quarter profit of $161.6 million, up about 13 percent over the same period last year.


April 26, 2019 Rome News-Tribune

Rome tourism leaders optimistic for landing scenes in Disney film

Doug Walker reports that Rome tourism office leaders hope to be able to land a significant role in an upcoming Disney movie. Ann Hortman told Office of Tourism board leaders that Rome’s chances look very good after a series of scouting visits by the production company.


April 26, 2019 Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News

Backyard Products consolidating operations in new Canton facility

Staff reports that Michigan-based Backyard Products LLC, an outdoor building and playground equipment manufacturing company is consolidating divisional operations into a single facility in Canton, the company revealed on Thursday.


April 26, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Capitol Recap: Younger voter totals do a number on Georgia, elsewhere

Jim Denery reports that searches for young voters usually take place within the realm of mythical beasts, among the sasquatches, unicorns and Godzilla. In 2018, however, they walked among us. In lines at polling stations for the midterm elections.



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