Georgia Trend Daily – June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019 GPB

Breaking Ground on the Future of Georgia Arts: The Goat Farm’s $250 Million Transformation

Emilia Brock and Virginia Prescott report that, tucked away down a quiet street, not far from Howell Mill Road on Atlanta’s Westside, you’ll find the Goat Farm Arts Center. It’s a compound of artist studios, residences, and performance and event spaces. While there are some goats, it’s long been a community where artists can live, exchange ideas, and get projects off the ground.

Dr Karen KInsell


June 3, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Q&A: Karen Kinsell. M.D.

Susan Percy reports, at 2:45 on a Wednesday afternoon, nearly two hours after her office has officially closed, Dr. Karen Kinsell is hoping to get to a 3:00 community health meeting. But there are still four patients waiting to be seen at her Clay County Medical Center office in Fort Gaines. Kinsell, an internist, is the only physician in this Southwest Georgia county, one of the poorest in the state, with a population just over 3,000, a 39.8 percent poverty rate and a 7.9 percent unemployment rate.


June 3, 2019 Atlanta Journal Constitution

Five clues to tell if tariffs are hurting the economy

Michael E. Kanell reports, as the Trump administration’s trade battle escalated this past week, experts scrambled to forecast the impact. But at least for now, the effect of new tariffs against Mexico is mostly a matter of — alongside a continuing and intensifying tariff tussle with China – is a matter of speculation: will it end up a trivial footnote or the trigger to global recession?


June 3, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Big shutter and blind maker files Chapter 11 after cutting ties to Home Depot

David Allison reports that a Georgia shutter and blind company has filed for bankruptcy a few months after cutting ties with The Home Depot Inc. Gainesville, Ga.-based American Home Products LLC, which does business as The Louver Shop Inc. and Danmer Inc., filed May 29 for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In Chapter 11, a company remains in business while trying to reorganize its debt.


June 3, 2019

Brazilian Firm to Put International HQ in Coastal Georgia

Trevor Williams reports that a Brazilian heavy machinery manufacturer is moving its international headquarters to coastal Georgia, where it has operated since 2012. CZW Foundation Equipment will also build a new 40,000-square-foot facility and move its engineering arm to Bryan County.


June 3, 2018 Cartersville Daily Tribune

Developer plans 500-plus apartment units off Center Road

James Swift reports that a massive residential development that fell through at the apex of the Great Recession appears to be mounting a comeback more than a decade later — and if an Atlanta-based developer has it his way, the end result could bring more than 700 new townhome and apartment units to Cartersville. Two companies affiliated with Atlantic Realty Partners — Etowah Venture Partners I and II, LLC, respectively — filed a zoning variance and a rezoning application with the City of Cartersville in late April.


June 3, 2019 Savannah Morning News

As Pooler grows, local tree canopy fades away

Will Peeples reports, growth. That word is frequently used when people talk about Pooler as retail and development sprawl continues in the west Chatham city. What you don’t see is another kind of growth: Trees.


June 3, 2019 Georgia Trend Daily

Export Achievement Honored

Mary Ann DeMuth reports,  the U.S. Department of Commerce recently recognized Norcross-based Sigma Recycling as one of 48 American companies that have achieved outstanding export success. Founded in 2009, Sigma Recycling collects recyclable scrap materials like plastic, metal, paper and rubber and supplies them to markets around the world for recycling and reuse.


June 3, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal

Miles of horse, walking trails planned for south Cobb

Ross Williams reports that the Cobb County Board of Commissions unanimously approved master plans to grow three parks in south Cobb. Though the commissioners were not tasked with voting to spend any money, Commissioners JoAnn Birrell and Bob Ott expressed concern about future finances.


June 3, 2019 WABE 90.1

Atlanta’s Medical Community To Push For Federal Distracted Driving Law

Jim Burress reports that studies indicate Georgia’s distracted driving law is working, nearly a year after it first took effect. With the one year mark approaching, those in Atlanta’s medical community are pushing for a national distracted driving law.


June 3, 2019 Brunswick News

Opioid lawsuit gets Tuesday hearing

Wes Wolfe reports that a massive lawsuit targeting pharmaceutical distributors for their alleged responsibility in the opioid epidemic goes for a motion hearing tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Brunswick. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood is to help settle whether this lawsuit should be handled in the federal courts, as most of the defendants would wish, or get remanded back to Glynn County Superior Court, which is the wish of the plaintiffs.


June 3, 2019 Saporta Report

Some Atlanta new rapid bus projects expected by 2025; new light rail will take a while

Maggie Lee reports that MARTA has come up with a draft calendar of when it’ll spend some new tax money on a list of major light rail construction, rapid bus routes, station works and other improvements. As early as 2025, MARTA is planning to have high-capacity bus service running along Metropolitan Parkway, Cleveland Avenue, Peachtree Road, Capitol Avenue and North Avenue.


June 3, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Abrams to meet with film executives in LA as ‘heartbeat’ fallout grows

Greg Bluestein reports that Gov. Brian Kemp postponed a trip to Hollywood to court studio executives upset about his support of the anti-abortion “heartbeat” law. Stacey Abrams, his arch-rival, is planning to go instead to try to stem a revolt. The Democrat is scheduled to meet with Hollywood figures on June 11 in Los Angeles along with Ilyse Hogue, the president of the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America, according to an invitation obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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