Georgia Trend Daily – May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019 Savannah Morning News
Katie Nussbaum reports that despite a projected slow down, last month was the busiest April ever for the Georgia Ports Authority with fiscal year-to-date twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) topping 3.7 million, which is an increase of 8.7 percent compared to the same period in FY2018. Total container cargo for the month reached record volumes of 364,481 TEUs at the Port of Savannah, an increase of 1.9 percent or 6,700 TEUs.
May 21, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Patty Rasmussen reports that Metro Atlanta resident Renata Dennis falls into the typical credit union demographic. She’s a baby boomer, a woman and a professional. She also followed in her parents’ footsteps: she’s a second-generation credit union member.
May 21, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eric Stirgus reports that the one constant about university campuses is they’re always changing how they look. Emory University, Georgia’s largest private school, is a prime example. The school is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar capital master plan that could remake its main campus, a part of nearby Brookhaven and Midtown Atlanta over the next 20 years.
May 21, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Eric Mandel reports that UPS failed in its effort to create a “level playing field” in the delivery game after the U.S. Supreme Court turned away its appeal aimed at forcing the U.S. Postal Service to raise its prices. The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld an appeals court ruling related to how much the Postal Service can charge for packages.
May 21, 2019 Rome News-Tribune
Doug Walker reports that Rome and Floyd County’s economic development effort has a brighter future thanks to a public-private partnership that is bringing a $22.3 million natural gas pipeline upgrade to western Floyd County. Representatives from the Georgia Public Service Commission met with Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light, International Paper and local government leaders at the Rome Floyd Chamber to laud the decision to replace a 4-inch natural gas line from West Rome out to the International Paper mill with a 12-inch gas line.
May 21, 2019 Georgia.org
Staff reports that Georgia Department of Economic Development announced today that Ideas United, an award-winning creative studio, will create 30 new jobs in Atlanta after receiving a commitment of $15 million in growth and equity funding from Kayne Partners.
May 21, 2019 11 Alive
Doug Richards reports that a group of doctors stepped outside of their comfort zones as they visited the U.S. Army’s “home of the infantry”. “I’ve never held a gun before so I’m pretty nervous about it,” said Megan Goodlin, a social worker from Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. She was with more than a dozen colleagues at a Fort Benning firing range.
May 21, 2019 GPB
Grant Blankenship reports that a wildfire in a small part of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is under control, but the fire points to already dry conditions in the state. The 180-acre tract of upland longleaf pine trees in the over 400,000-acre refuge burned last burned three years ago and had been slated soon for a low-intensity prescribed burn this spring by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
May 21, 2019 Macon Telegraph
Jenna Eason reports that Mary Marshall woke up at 6 a.m. with several text messages on her phone and one voicemail message. The voicemail was from the former executive managing editor of the Columbia Law Review telling Marshall congratulations for receiving the position of editor-in-chief at the law review for the next academic year.
May 21, 2019 GlobalAtlanta.com
Trevor Williams reports that rising trade tensions are threatening to undermine collaboration needed to tackle big problems like poverty on a global scale, CARE CEO Michelle Nunn said at the World Trade Day conference in Atlanta May 3. Ms. Nunn was presented with the John C. Portman Global Leadership Award for her work advancing international ideas and encouraging cross-border collaboration.
May 21, 2019 WABE 90.1
Emma Hurt reports that the Georgia Republican Party began its convention in Savannah Friday morning. It’s a turning point as the party sets its sights on 2020, tries to find a united front and elect new leadership. “You could probably call this the starting line going toward the finish line of November of 2020,” said Susan Meyers, a Republican communications strategist with Oak Grove Communications.
May 21, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Greg Bluestein reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is crafting a plan to “dismantle” the Common Core education standards that have long infuriated conservatives and put school administrators on the defensive. The governor said Monday he’s meeting with schools Superintendent Richard Woods to discuss ways to do away with Common Core – the voluntary set of reading, writing and math standards – and “letting our teachers teach.”