Georgia Trend Daily – June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

Thomas Regout Inc. to locate first U.S. location in Cherokee County

Staff reports that Georgia Department of Economic Development today announced that Thomas Regout Inc, a developer of innovative height adjustable mount systems for interactive flatpanels in schools, will create 25 jobs and invest more than $2 million in a new U.S. location in Woodstock. The products are marketed under the brandnames BalanceBox® and e-Box®.


Dr Karen KInsell

June 6, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

From the Publisher: Housing Hopes

Ben Young writes, after reporting on the affordable housing shortage in the Atlanta region last September, I revisited the issue to see what action has been taken in the nine months since. HouseATL was created in January 2018 as a collaborative effort to find solutions to Atlanta’s affordable housing issue and coordinate a set of policies to make affordability a reality.


June 6, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

East Point, College Park get federal money to clean contaminated sites

Arielle Kass reports that the cities of East Point and College Park each received federal money Wednesday to help with redevelopment of contaminated areas. The $1.1 million in grants to the two cities will help them assess the level of hazardous substances in the ground, and clean them up.


June 6, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Former CNN reporter, Coca-Cola exec picked to lead Equifax global communications strategy

Eric Mandel reports that Equifax tapped a voice familiar with Atlanta to lead the company’s global communications strategy. Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) said it hired Amanda Rosseter as its new Chief Communications Officer position, where she will lead corporate, executive and transformation communications, and will serve on the CEO’s extended senior leadership team.


June 6, 2019 Augusta Chronicle

Georgia Pacific: No insurance against property losses for damaged Thomson plant

Jozef Papp reports that Georgia-Pacific does not have insurance against property losses and the company will absorb losses for the fire at the Thomson plant. The company is still investigating the cause of the fire last week at its particleboard plant, and announced Tuesday it will not be rebuilt.


June 6, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal, Rome News-Tribune

Agreement reached in ongoing Wellstar/Anthem dispute

Jon Gargis reports that an agreement made Wednesday between the Georgia Department of Insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, also known as Anthem Blue, will have the health insurer extend benefits to cover some WellStar Health Systems services for the remainder of the year.


June 6, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

‘The Christian thing to do.’ Columbus officials speak out on Fort Benning, undocumented kids

Nick Wooten reports that as federal officials toured Fort Benning Wednesday to determine if the Army post could temporarily house up to 5,000 undocumented immigrant children, they offered little information about how it got on the list with at least two other military installations. Wednesday’s tour by Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials is considered a preliminary step in a longer process and does not mean any migrants would be placed at Fort Benning.

June 6, 2019 Georgia Health News

State officials promoting addiction recovery in new ad campaign

Andy Miller reports that four years ago, TaTa-Nisha Frazier wanted to get her three children back after losing custody. She faced a formidable obstacle: her addiction to alcohol and drugs. She’s now a communications coordinator for the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network. “I live my recovery out in the community,’’ she said Wednesday.


June 6, 2019 Athens Banner-Herald  

Georgia Power customers to get credit on June bill

Jed May reports that Georgia Power said this week that customers will receive some good news with their June power bills. Customers will receive a credit applied to their bill based on energy consumption from September 2018 through April 2019. This is the second of the three credits stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.


June 6, 2019 GPB

Abrams Probe Highlights Wide Reach Of State Ethics Commission

Stephen Fowler reports that a Georgia government agency tasked with enforcing campaign finance laws is drawing scrutiny for how it is investigating former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Lawyers for Abrams say the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission didn’t follow its own rules in its investigation, including when it issued subpoenas in April to the campaign and a number of independent advocacy groups that supported Abrams.


June 6, 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post

Renee Unterman, expected congressional candidate, making 2020 announcement Thursday

Curt Yeomans reports, it looks like the 7th Congressional District race is gaining a new Republican contender this week. State Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, announced on Facebook Wednesday that she will make a “special announcement” concerning the 2020 elections during a rally at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Media reports indicate she is expected to announce a run for congress at the rally.


June 6, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Live updates: Biden, Beto, Buttigieg and Booker campaign in Atlanta

Greg Bluestein reports that four of the leading presidential candidates are in Atlanta on Thursday to court voters, the latest sign that Democrats see Georgia as a battleground state ahead of the 2020 race.  U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Mayor Pete Buttigieg will both speak at the African-American Leadership Council Summit at a downtown Atlanta hotel.


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