Georgia Trend Daily – June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019 Savannah Morning News

EPA to turn over coal ash program to state in Ga.

Mary Landers reports that Federal regulators are proposing to approve Georgia’s program for the disposal of coal ash generated at power plants and allow state regulators to manage the process going forward. “EPA encourages other states to follow Georgia’s lead and assume oversight of coal ash management within their borders,” said EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler in a press release issued Monday.


June 28, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Treating Cancer Close to Home

Mary Anne Dunkin reports, when you think of places where people go for cancer treatment, certain names may come to mind – University of Texas MD Anderson, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mayo Clinic, to name a few. What many people don’t know is that more than 80 percent of patients with cancer in the United States receive treatment in community settings outside major academic or National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated centers, says Dr. Guy Petruzzelli, physician-in-chief for the Memorial Health Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute in Savannah.


June 28, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta job growth modest in May, but accounts for most of Georgia’s

Michael E. Kanell reports that 62% of all of the jobs in Georgia are in metro Atlanta, with 9,600 added last month, according to the state Labor Department. That weaker-than-average growth in May contributed to a slight rise in the region’s unemployment rate, which climbed from 3.0% in April to 3.3%, according to a report Thursday from the Georgia Labor Department.


June 28, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Junior Achievement of Georgia spinoff raises $27M to transform high school education

Maria Saporta reports that although it’s only a year old, 3DE – a sister spinoff of Junior Achievement of Georgia – is making inroads in its goal to transform high school education nationally. Jack Harris, president and CEO of 3DE, announced the launch of the new initiative last year – with the ambitious goal of $55 million so it could be in 55 schools across the country within five years.


June 28, 2019

Three Georgia Universities Welcome 75 Young African Leaders Focused on Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship

Trevor Williams reports that Georgia is the only state around the country hosting participants in all three of the Young African Leaders Initiative’s professional development tracks: public and civic leadership, as well as entrepreneurship.   The U.S. State Department program, launched under the Obama administration in 2010, welcomes top entrepreneurs, activists and business owners from throughout the continent for a six-week learning experience in the U.S.


June 28, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal

A Cobb ADA will head Georgia’s new human trafficking prosecution unit

Staff reports that Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Hannah Palmquist has been selected to head the Georgia Department of Law’s new Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, effective July 1, according to the attorney general’s office. Attorney General Chris Carr called Palmquist an “experienced and aggressive prosecutor of those who have abused our children,” in his announcement Thursday.


June 28, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Organizations: Second helpings

Candice Dyer reports, with the motto “driving out hunger, one mile at a time,” Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) addresses both food insecurity and waste by rescuing surplus fresh and prepared food and delivering it to those in need. “We don’t have to create food because it’s already there,” says Executive Director Joe Labriola.


June 28, 2019 Macon Telegraph, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Citizenship question or not, worry persists in Georgia of census undercount of minorities

Nick Wooten reports that the potential addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, not happening for now, might have had a greater effect in Georgia than some of its neighboring states. The conversations around the proposed addition, struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, still might have an effect on whether Hispanic/Latino people will respond to next year’s census.


June 28, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia mayor backs Biden’s 2020 prez campaign

Greg Bluestein reports that former Vice President Joe Biden picked up support from a metro Atlanta mayor on Thursday, hours before his first appearance on the debate stage with other 2020 White House hopefuls. South Fulton Mayor Bill Edwards said that he supports Biden because he doesn’t need “on the job training on how to build a stronger economy that works for all of America.”


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