Georgia Trend Daily – July 24, 2019

July 24, 2019

University System of Georgia Receives National Exceptional Agency Award of Excellence

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Friday the University System of Georgia (USG) was recognized nationally as the 2019-2020 Exceptional Agency by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO). This Award of Excellence recognizes leadership, dedication, and innovation in state higher education policy and administration.


July 24, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Employment Evolution

Patty Rasmussen reports that the way people work, the places they work, the way they think about work and its place of importance in their lives has undergone a radical shift. Many of the changes are due to innovations in technology making remote work possible, even preferable in some instances.


July 24, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS to expand pickup and delivery to seven days a week, add more store pickup locations

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that UPS said it will begin picking up and delivering packages seven days a week starting in 2020, and it will add more store pickup locations to its Access Point network. Sandy Springs-based UPS said it is expanding its Saturday pick-up and delivery for residential and business locations and adding Sunday pick-up and delivery options, with the seven-day-a-week service starting Jan. 1, 2020.


July 24, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Coca-Cola launches ‘alcopop’ in Japan

Brendan Ward reports that the Coca-Cola Company plans to launch an alcoholic beverage throughout Japan this October. The company began test marketing the “alcopop” beverage, called Lemon-Do, in Japan last year. Now the company is ready to expand the drink nationwide.


July 24, 2019 WABE 90.1

Architect Shares Ideas For Repurposed Atlanta City Detention Center

Jim Burress reports that the City of Atlanta sent its last mortgage payment for the detention center in 2017. A year later, conversation turned to closing the facility. And, just a few months ago, the city did just that. Now, the question of what to do with the facility is bring out a smorgasbord of voices.


July 24, 2019 Albany Herald

South Georgia soil nurtures more than peanuts

Alan Mauldin reports that Georgia is best known for producing cotton and pecans, and growing the legume associated with a former president. But in the future, its agricultural palette could expand to include oranges, grapefruit and lemons. In Lee County, Justin Jones and partner Joe West have planted 70 acres of Satsuma oranges in what they hope will flower into a new line of business.


July 24, 2019 Brunswick News

Deputy director says FLETC future bright in Brunswick

Gordon Jackson reports that William Fallon understands the important role played by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in national defense. As deputy director of the training center in Brunswick, he is one of the people responsible for coordinating training for federal workers from more than 90 federal agencies this year.


July 24, 2019 Gainesville Times

What state legislators think rural communities should do to foster economic growth

Staff reports that cultivating prosperity in North Georgia rural communities, compared to the state’s larger cities, requires a completely different approach, Republican State Sen. Steve Gooch and State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper believe. During the Georgia Chamber’s Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum on Tuesday, July 23, at the University of North Georgia, the two shined light on the types of strategies needed to further economic development in rural communities.


July 24, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Democratic socialists group to hold convention in Atlanta

Greg Bluestein reports that the Democratic Socialists of America is set to hold its convention in Atlanta next week at a pivotal time for the political movement. Republicans are increasingly painting their political adversaries as socialists even as more Democratic politicians and 2020 hopefuls are embracing left-leaning issues that just a few years ago would have been unthinkable.


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