Georgia Trend Daily – July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 WABE 90.1

Regulators Approve Georgia Power’s Long-Range Plan, With More Solar

Molly Samuels reports that Georgia Power will increase its solar power in the coming years, close a coal-fired power plant and add more wood burning to its energy mix. Those are all pieces of its long-range energy plan, approved Tuesday morning by the Georgia Public Service Commission.


July 17, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Strong Competition

Anna Bentley reports, in the mid-’90s, John McNair and his wife, Lisa, found themselves in a tough spot. They had just bought a business and had relocated from Delaware to Pennsylvania for the opportunity. Between their new business, their new house and their former house, which was still on the market, money was tight.


July 17, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Texts show Tyler Perry interested in buying more of Fort McPherson

J. Scott Trubey reports that Tyler Perry, who in 2015 bought most of Fort McPherson — where he has since built a sprawling film studio — expressed interest in acquiring part or all the remaining former Army post, text messages obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show.


July 17, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta is nation’s fourth fastest gentrifying city

Douglas Sams reports that Atlanta’s urban core ranks as the nation’s fourth fastest gentrifying city, according to a new study. That finding, released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, was contained in a study of how gentrification affects outcomes for adults and children across the 100 most populous areas in the United States.


July 17, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Planning commission denies Skidaway Island development

Katie Nussbaum reports that the Chatham County–Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to deny a general development plan for a proposed Skidaway Island development that would have brought more than 200 residences, including assisted living and memory care, to the island.


July 17, 2019 GPB

Corps Of Engineers Seeks Public Comment On Okefenokee Mining

Emily Jones and Rickey Bevington report that a company from Alabama wants to mine for heavy minerals in South Georgia, near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The Army Corps of Engineers is taking comment from the public now.


July 17, 2019 Georgia Health News

Mobile health care for kids takes another step

Andy Miller reports that a new van that will deliver health care to Georgia children continues a trend of bringing medical services to schools. Peach State Health Plan is partnering with Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels, a pediatric organization, to run the new mobile health clinic. It will offer well-child exams, asthma and allergy monitoring, immunizations and behavioral health care, along with other services.


July 17, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia 6th: Beach takes to Washington radio to slam Handel

Greg Bluestein reports that Brandon Beach leveled his most direct attack yet against former U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in an interview with a Washington radio show, mocking his 6th District rival’s defeats before he agreed with a host who called her a “Never Trumper.”


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