Georgia Trend Daily – July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 Georgia Ports Authority

Savannah moves record 4.5M TEUs

Staff reports that the Port of Savannah moved a record 4.5 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of more than 305,000 TEUs, or 7.3 percent. For the first time ever, GPA handled more than half a million container lifts to rail, growing that number by more than 72,000, or 16.6 percent.


July 31, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Carrollton|Carroll County: Staying Connected

Lori Johnston reports that Carrollton Greenbelt winds through the University of West Georgia (UWG) as part of its 18-mile loop that passes by local parks, major employers and the Carrollton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The multi-use walking, biking and running path, created with public and private funds, is a physical representation of the connection between government, education, industry and tourism in Carroll County, which crosses I-20 about an hour west of Atlanta.


July 31, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia regulators raise fresh concerns about nuclear project’s timing

Matt Kempner reports that Georgia regulators are raising fresh doubts about Georgia Power’s latest timeline for completing the nuclear power expansion at Plant Vogtle, in part because of lingering risks, productivity slips and concerns about aging equipment. The Vogtle project is already years behind scheduled and billions of dollars over budget.


July 31, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Delta again boosts Latin America presence with NYC to Bogota route

Eric Mandel and Alex Gailey report that Delta is again bolstering its presence in Latin America, adding a new nonstop flight from the Big Apple to one of the regions’ leading business destinations. Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) said Monday it will connect John F. Kennedy International Airport to El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia, starting Dec. 21.


July 31, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

How much did the Trump administration pay Georgia farms to make up for the trade war?

Laura Corley and Justin Mitchell report that the federal government has paid Georgia farms $62 million under a special program meant to help them survive the Trump administration’s trade war, according to data compiled by The Idaho Statesman. Countries like China and Mexico retaliated against the administration’s tariffs by placing their own tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.


July 31, 2019 Emory University

U.S. News & World Report ranks Emory University Hospital No. 1 and Emory Saint Joseph’s No. 2 in both Georgia and Atlanta

Janet Christenbury reports that for the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2019-2020 Best Hospitals Guide. (Emory University Hospital includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods.) Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked No. 2 in Georgia and metro Atlanta, while Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked No. 5 in Georgia (3-way tie) and No. 4 in metro Atlanta (3-way tie).


July 31, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia leads in aerospace

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that in its sixth annual ranking of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness, global consulting firm PwC has moved Georgia up to second place in the U.S. from its No. 3 spot last year. Factors behind the ranking include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest; eight regional airports; expanding military bases; and accessibility to the nation’s fastest growing major port, the Port of Savannah.


July 31, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Jasper terminal FY20 budget approved

Katie Nussbaum reports that the Jasper Ocean Terminal inched a bit closer to reality on Tuesday as Georgia and South Carolina pledged an additional $1.294 million for the proposed terminal project, which will sit on 1,500-acres along the north bank of the Savannah River in Jasper County, S.C. The joint venture consists of the port authorities of Georgia and South Carolina and each will contribute $647,000 to the fiscal 2020 budget that was approved Tuesday.


July 31, 2019 GPB

Secretary Of State Brad Raffensperger On New BMD Voting Machines

Stephen Fowler reports that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says Georgians should have faith in the newly-announced voting machines coming for next year’s elections. Raffensperger told GPB News that his top priorities with the rollout of the new system is maintaining its security, making sure Georgians become familiarized with how it works, and properly training officials to use them next year.


July 31, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Judge: No conflict for state AG in open records cases

Anila P. Yoganathan reports it isn’t a conflict of interest for the state Attorney General’s office to defend state agencies when they are accused of violating the state open records laws, a Fulton County judge ruled Tuesday, even though the office helps the public resolve disputes over access to local government records.


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