Georgia Trend Daily – April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019 Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Chamber president shares vision of ‘New Georgia Economy’ in Cartersville

James Swift reports that Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s first stop on its 2019 New Georgia Economy Series was in Cartersville Thursday morning, as president and CEO Chris Clark gave opening remarks at a roughly three and a half hour regional small business summit at Georgia Highlands College. From his perspective, the state isn’t just going through one economic revolution, but no less than eight of them at the moment, with repercussions for everything from public policy and education to manufacturing and energy production.


April 29, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Four for the Future

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that University of Georgia’s (UGA) Public Service and Outreach (PSO) division is a valuable statewide resource that has assisted many communities in implementing solutions to pressing problems, especially where local expertise and funds aren’t available.


April 29, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS says drone delivery holds promise for hospitals, large campuses

Kelly Yamanouchi reports, after launching the use of a drone to deliver medical samples across a hospital campus in Raleigh, N.C., UPS said the technology holds promise for hospitals and other large campuses around the world.


April 29, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Warren Buffett boosts stake in Delta Air Lines to nearly 11%

Alex Gailey reports that Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has increased his stake in Delta Air Lines. Berkshire Hathaway’s stake in Delta ticked up to nearly 11% in 2018 from 7.6% the prior year, according to a proxy statement filed Friday.


April 29, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Aflac, those lucky ducks, reports profit. Check out more highlights from first quarter

Nick Wooten reports that Aflac Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company based in Columbus, reported $928 million in profit in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 29.4 percent compared to net earnings numbers from the same period last year.


April 29, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Synovus reports profit: Here’s a few things to know about the company’s finances

Nick Wooten reports that Synovus Financial Corporation, the Columbus-based financial services company, reported this week a first-quarter profit of $120.2 million, a 16.5 percent increase compared to net income numbers over the same period last year.


April 29, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Savannah honors unsung female hero of Georgia colony

Brittini Ray reports that on Friday, Savannah turned out to honor an unsung female hero responsible for the success of Georgia with a dedication marker to Mary Musgrove in Lafayette Square. “She was one of the founders of the colony of Georgia who until this day has not had a marker in the historic district,” said Joy Daniel Schwartz, Georgia president of the The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.


April 29, 2019 Albany Herald, UGA

Lack of rural broadband limits farmers

Clint Thompson reports that Georgia farmers have technological advancements at their fingertips, but many are not able to use them to their fullest extent due to the lack of broadband internet access, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension precision agriculture and irrigation specialist.


April 29, 2019

Diplomats Get a Taste of Foreign Investment, Local Culture in Northwest Georgia

Trevor Williams reports, when in Rome, do as Romans do, the old cross-cultural adage goes. Diplomats visiting the far reaches of Northwest Georgia this week got a chance to put that into practice. The visit to Georgia’s Rome included stops at the Darlington School, a co-ed boarding school, along with a career academy, a home that played a historic role in the displacement of the Cherokee nation and a manufacturing plant run by Suzuki Corp.


April 29, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Supporting Financial Wellness

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that April is National Autism Awareness Month and in support of that, the SunTrust Foundation is awarding a two-year grant of $556,000 to Autism Speaks, a nonprofit that provides solutions for individuals with autism and their families. The grant expands on the organizations’ partnership to promote financial well-being among people with autism and other disabilities, and their families.


April 29, 2019 Clayton News-Daily

Low Temp Industries, elected officials celebrate new HQ

Robin Kemp reports that Low Temp Industries (LTI Inc.) has opened a new 17.5-acre facility in Jonesboro. The company, which has been in business in Clayton County since 1947, makes custom counters and mechanical serving technologies. The 172,000-square-foot facility was built in just 10 months, opening in November 2018.


April 29, 2019 New York Times

Why Stacey Abrams is still saying she won

David Marchese reports that despite being the first black female nominee from a major party to run for governor of any state, Georgia’s Stacey Abrams surely couldn’t have anticipated that losing her election bid — in controversial fashion to the Republican Brian Kemp — would have catapulted her to the heights of the Democratic Party.


April 29, 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post

Republican candidates jump into Seventh Congressional District race

Curt Yeomans reports that the Republican field of candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall is quickly starting to take shape with two candidates — including one who ran for a different congressional seat last year — jumping into the race. A political newcomer, Lynne Homrich, released a campaign video Monday to announce her candidacy.


April 29, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: A race for Georgia’s Supreme Court takes shape

Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein and Tamar Hallerman report that what could be the most interesting judicial race in Georgia just got off to a quiet start. Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham is giving up the seat he has held since 1989, when he became the first African-American member of the bench. He is currently its longest-serving member.


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