Georgia Trend Daily – Aug. 27, 2019
Aug. 27, 2019 GPB
Bill Nigut reports, Georgia’s poultry producers may soon receive millions of dollars of government relief to compensate for their losses as a result of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. As that war continues, how is it affecting the president’s standing among Georgia farmers?
Aug. 27, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Loran Smith writes, while in Northern Ireland at the golfing sanctuary that is Royal Portrush Golf Club, which hosted the playing of the 148th British Open championship in July, I thought of the late Furman Bisher, who passed away in 2012. He was a gifted sportswriter, columnist and golfing aficionado extraordinaire.
Aug. 27, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines plans to hire another 1,000 flight attendants this year. The airline is hiring the crew members for its 2020 class of new flight attendants, who will go through six weeks of training. Atlanta-based Delta has about 25,000 flight attendants.
Aug. 27, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Eric Mandel and Alex Gailey report that KFC is joining the plant-based meat craze, saying it will test a vegan fried chicken in metro Atlanta. The fried chicken chain said it will become the first national U.S. quick-service restaurant to introduce a plant-based chicken – Beyond Fried Chicken – in partnership with Beyond Meat, with a test August 27 at its restaurant on Cobb Parkway, near SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Aug. 27, 2019 WABE 90.1
Emma Hurt reports that Gov. Brian Kemp continues to support President Trump’s trade war with China. He spoke in Peachtree Corners to a group of Vietnamese-American small business-owners Monday at an event sponsored by Trump’s reelection campaign.
Aug. 27, 2019 Augusta Chronicle
Staff reports that Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is using iron fillings to treat groundwater contaminated by solvents in a section of an aquifer beneath Savannah River Site. The company will be using 760 tons of iron filings recycled from the automotive industry as part of what it is calling innovative remediation technology. The filings, which are ground-up iron parts from automotive engines, will be mixed with a food-grade, starch-like material and injected into 22 wells, each 12 feet apart.
Aug. 27, 2019 Georgia Tech
John Toon reports that research, economic development and other sponsored activities at Georgia Tech passed a significant milestone during the fiscal year that concluded on June 30, recording more than a billion dollars in new grants, contracts and other awards. The record amount comes from federal government agencies, companies, private organizations, the state of Georgia and other sources.
Aug. 27, 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post
Curt Yeomans reports that Nestle is planning to close a distribution center in Lawrenceville this fall as part of an ongoing shift in its distribution model, according to company officials and information filed with the Georgia Department of Labor. Nestle USA filed paperwork about the closure with the Georgia Department of Labor, whose website shows 111 people are expected to be affected when the facility shuts down.
Aug. 27, 2019 Albany Herald
Alan Mauldin reports that Phoebe Putney Health System’s $250 million investment in southwest Georgia includes the grand, major renovations in buildings and health care delivery and five new clinics, as well as smaller projects addressing community needs such as a community garden offering fresh vegetables. Phoebe President and CEO Scott Steiner on Monday announced the Phoebe Focus initiative, designed as an “evolution” in health care for the region, during a morning news conference.
Aug. 27, 2019 Georgia Health News
Andy Miller reports that ten of thousands of University System of Georgia employees will face average increases in their 2020 health care premiums of 5.5 percent to 7.5 percent. Also starting next year, a university employee will have to pay a $100 monthly surcharge for spousal coverage if the spouse has health insurance offered by an employer but does not take it.
Aug. 27, 2019 Georgia Recorder
Jill Nolin reports that the state sent $69 million to Georgia’s public schools this year to beef up physical security after a string of school shootings in other states. Now, a north Georgia superintendent says educators need more state aid to address the less tangible side of the issue. “If a student came to school with a broken arm, we would do whatever was necessary to have the break repaired and care for the child,” Damon Gibbs, superintendent at Dawson County Schools, recently told lawmakers.
Aug. 27, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Greg Bluestein reports that Sarah Riggs Amico entered the race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, making her the third Democrat to challenge Republican David Perdue in a contest that could help determine control of the chamber. Amico is launching her run less than a year after she lost the race for Georgia lieutenant governor, and weeks after the car-hauling business she led filed for bankruptcy protection.