Georgia Trend Daily – June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 Brunswick News

Oceana official explains stance on seismic testing

Gordon Jackson reports that Georgia’s coast only stretches 100 miles, but it has a significant impact on the state’s economy. More than 23,000 jobs generate an estimated $1.3 billion to the regional and state economies each year. And it could all be at risk if five companies are given permits to search for oil off the Georgia coast, said Erin Handy, a field campaigns manager for the Southeast region for Oceana.


June 19, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Mastering the Future

Mary Ann Demuth reports that in a couple of years, the University of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell College of Business in Dahlonega will have a new home. The 91,000-square-foot business and technology building is made possible by a $10 million donation from namesake benefactors Mike and Lynn Cottrell along with $2.3 million in state funds for planning and design.


June 19, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For 2009 and 2019 graduates, a world of difference in job market

Michael E. Kanell and Jeremy Turley report that since May 2009, the metro Atlanta economy has added more than 500,000 jobs. That steady expansion has been good for white collar, but also for blue. Good enough to convince employers to consider workers they might have disdained in the past.


June 19, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

AT&T cuts hundreds of jobs in the Southeast

Haley Cawthon reports that AT&T Inc. is cutting hundreds of jobs in its Southeast region. The Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3310, based in Louisville, shared in a Facebook post that AT&T will cut 917 employees in CWA District 3, which consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee.


June 19, 2019 GPB

Amid Low Unemployment in Macon, Mile-long Job Fair Line Tells Different Story

Virginia Prescott and Jake Troyer report that organizers and city leaders are still puzzling out why a job fair at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon recently saw an unexpectedly large turnout. More than 3,500 job hunters stood in a line a mile long, and some continued to wait hours after the fair technically closed.


June 19, 2019 Albany Herald

Area farmer to provide cotton for Wrangler specialty jeans collection

Alan Mauldin reports that next pair of jeans may be blue on the outside, but they could be green — as in grown in an environmentally friendly fashion – on the inside. Leary farm McLendon Acres is among those in five states chosen by Wrangler for a signature line of locally grown and manufactured jeans.


June 19, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus, Macon become ‘Smart’ communities in Georgia. Here’s what that means.

Stanley Dunlap reports that Macon-Bibb County and Columbus are getting an assist from Georgia Tech for new programs aimed at improving access to technology for residents and local governments. Georgia Tech announced Tuesday that Macon-Bibb County and Columbus received Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Grants to allow the two cities to develop pilot projects.


June 19, 2019 Augusta Chronicle

Auto auction giant sets sights on Augusta

Damon Cline reports that one of the world’s largest auto auction companies has its sights set on Augusta. Dallas-based Copart Inc. is planning to develop a 20-acre vehicle yard at 3810 Hensley Road in south Augusta, just off Peach Orchard Road past the Tobacco Road intersection.


June 19, 2019 Cartersville Daily Tribune

Miss Georgia is Canton’s Victoria Hill

Shannan Ballew reports that next year’s Miss America contest will include Reinhardt University student and Canton resident Victoria Hill, who took the Miss Georgia crown Saturday in Columbus. The new Miss Georgia says she is ready to use her voice to advocate for the state’s foster youth.


June 19, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Why Georgia Democrats might be eager to duck ‘Super Tuesday’ in 2020

Jim Galloway reports, for decades, every fourth March, Georgia voters have taken a first pass at picking their presidential candidates on “Super Tuesday.” The earlier, the better. That’s about to change. And the Georgia Democrats we’ve talked to say that’s not such a bad thing.


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