Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 5, 2019

Sept. 5, 2019 GPB

Dozens Shelter At Savannah Civic Center

Emily Jones reports that some people who stayed in the Savannah area during Hurricane Dorian took shelter at the Savannah Civic Center Wednesday night. About 50 people were staying there as of six p.m. Though local officials spent days urging residents to evacuate, Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach announced Wednesday afternoon that people in need of shelter would not be turned away.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

From the Publisher: Workforce and Immigration

Ben Young writes, the immigration debate has warped into a sort of culture war that promises to bulwark against change, damn the consequences. Science fiction tropes have emerged as popular “fact,” as the ramifications of a nation without immigrants are swept under a flying carpet to doomsday.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chick-fil-A takes aim at Canada with first Toronto restaurant Friday

Matt Kempner reports that Chick-fil-A won’t have poutine on the menu when it opens a restaurant in Toronto on Friday and makes its latest run at going international. Even without the Canadian melding of fries, curds and gravy, the Atlanta-based chain has bigger plans as it exports its chicken sandwiches and waffle fries with what it describes as its first full-service franchised restaurant outside the United States.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Cox Media Group to lay off Atlanta workers following sale of businesses

David Allison reports that Atlanta-based media giant Cox Enterprises Inc., which earlier this year announced deals to sell is broadcast TV and radio stations, is planning layoffs. Cox Media Group says in an Aug. 29 filing with the Georgia Department of Labor that approximately 87 employees will be let go.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 Brunswick News

National Weather Service update on Hurricane Dorian optimistic

Taylor Cooper reports that meteorologists with the National Weather Service pushed Hurricane Dorian’s arrival time back from overnight Wednesday to between 6 a.m. and noon on Thursday, but conditions were expected to get worse through Wednesday night in advance of the hurricane. Representatives of local and state government agencies assembled in Glynn County’s Emergency Operations Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday to hear the latest news of the hurricane’s progress towards the Isles.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 GlobalAtlanta.com

Consulate Outlines How Atlantans Can Help the Bahamas With Hurricane Dorian Relief

Trevor Williams reports, just a day after Hurricane Dorian departed the Bahamas, leaving at least seven people dead and untold destruction in its wake, the country’s consulate general in Atlanta has already sprung into action mobilizing emergency supplies and funds from around its 10-state territory.  Atlanta-based Consul General Astra Armbrister-Rolle called it “the worst storm our country has ever seen” and said the consulate would be coordinating with its counterpart in Miami to ensure donations get to those on the ground.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 Georgia State University

Summerhill’s next act

Torie Robinette reports that Atlanta’s historic Summerhill neighborhood and its main artery, Georgia Avenue, are in the midst of a renaissance. And it all started when Georgia State bought a Major League Baseball stadium.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Georgia Ports Authority to reopen Friday

Staff reports that the Georgia Ports Authority continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian and based on current conditions and forecasting. GPA will resume full terminal operations – vessel, truck gate, intermodal – at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Senate study panel considers requiring everyone in car to buckle up

Stanley Dunlap reports that most Georgians are familiar with the “Click It or Ticket” public safety campaign that urges people in the front seats of vehicles to wear seat belts or run the risk of getting pulled over. Now, a Georgia senator says the law should be extended to all backseat passengers to help protect them from injury or dying in a wreck.

 

Sept. 5, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia child welfare agency OKs cuts to meet governor’s mandate

James Salzer and Maya T. Prabhu report that Georgia agency that oversees child welfare, elder abuse prevention and food stamp programs would cut hundreds of jobs and spending on numerous services under a proposal to slash $46 million in order to meet Gov. Brian Kemp’s call for a leaner state government. Department of Human Services officials said none of its current 8,500 employees would lose their jobs, but more than 200 vacant positions or jobs now filled that will become vacant through normal attrition would remain open under the plan approved by its board Wednesday.

 

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