Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 2, 2019

Oct. 2, 2019 Brunswick News

Oil released from Golden Ray into St. Simons Sound

Larry Hobbs reports that customers of Southeastern Angling caught some redfish and shot some marsh hens Tuesday morning during an outing on the St. Simons Sound, but it was not a good day on the water for charter boat Capt. Scott Owens. Tarry oil that had leaked from the shipwrecked freighter Golden Ray was smeared in streaks on the hull of his boat when they returned that afternoon.


Oct. 2, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Check out Georgia’s rising stars

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that for the 23rdyear, Georgia Trend is featuring the best and brightest stars under the age of 40 in our annual “40 Under 40” listing. The current group of young leaders represents the healthcare, legal and nonprofit sectors as well as large corporations and entrepreneurial startups. Along with their day jobs, they still find time to volunteer and give back to strengthen and grow their communities.


Oct. 2, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS gets FAA approval to expand unmanned drone deliveries

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday announced it had granted UPS approval to operate a fleet of drones, allowing it to dramatically expand its unmanned delivery operations. The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant said it is the first time federal regulators have issued such a broad certification.


Oct. 2, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle, Saporta Report

Fort McPherson board weighing Moody-Macauley development plans

Maria Saporta reports that the board overseeing the development of Atlanta’s Fort McPherson got a new pitch Monday from a team that would redevelop the portions of the former army base not owned by studio owner Tyler Perry. The master planner – Macauley Investments – will team up with David Moody, CEO of C.D. Moody Construction to co-develop the remaining 145 acres.


Oct. 2, 2019

Delta Invests $2.25 billion for Deeper LATAM Reach

Trevor Williams reports that Delta Air Lines Inc.’s newest airline investment is set to deepen its already considerable reach around Latin America. The Atlanta-based carrier will spend $1.9 billion to take a 20 percent stake in Chile’s LATAM Airlines. That doesn’t include the $350 million Delta will invest to set up the partnership with South America’s largest carrier.


Oct. 2, 2019 GPB

The Life Of Georgia Music Great, Jessye Norman

Virginia Prescott, Amy Kiley and Jesse Nighswonger report that the world mourns a Georgia-born music giant today. Jessye Norman, the renowned opera star, passed on Sept. 30, 2019, at the age of 74. Norman was born in Augusta in 1945 and grew up in the segregated South.


Oct. 2, 2019 Albany Herald

Mercer University School of Medicine to open two additional rural healthcare facilities in Peach, Clay counties

Staff reports, following up on the successful launch of Mercer Medicine Plains in July 2018, Mercer University School of Medicine plans to open two additional rural health clinics in the coming weeks to continue delivering on its commitment to meet the healthcare needs of rural Georgians. Mercer Medicine, the primary care practice and division of the faculty practice of MUSM, will establish comprehensive healthcare facilities in Fort Valley in Peach County and Fort Gaines in Clay County.


Oct. 2, 2019 Newnan Times-Herald

Singleton wins HD 71 race

Sarah Fay Campbell reports that Philip Singleton won a substantial victory over Marcy Westmoreland Sakrison in Tuesday night’s runoff to become the new representative for District 71 in the Georgia House of Representatives. Singleton had 2,558 votes, 58.86 percent, to Sakrison’s 1,788 votes, 41.14 percent.


Oct. 2, 2019 Clayton News-Daily

Georgia Dignity Act, protecting incarcerated women, is now the law in Georgia

Robin Kemp reports that the the Georgia Dignity Act, effective Oct. 1, 2019, forbids invasive strip searches of women prisoners in their second and third trimesters and limits when and how pregnant women shall be restrained while in custody. Gov. Brian Kemp signed the law May 7.


Oct. 2, 2019 New York Times

U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law

Mihir Zaveri reports that a federal judge in Georgia on Tuesday temporarily blocked a state law that would effectively ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, the latest ruling to halt efforts by conservatives to severely restrict access to abortion across the country. The Georgia law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp in May, would have gone into effect in January.


Oct. 2, 2019 WABE 90.1

Kemp’s Choice For Senate Seat Could Vote on President’s Fate

Emil Moffat reports that the stakes have changed since Sen. Johnny Isakson announced his retirement over the summer. There’s now an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives over President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s leader. That could affect who’ll be chosen to succeed Georgia’s senior senator.


Oct. 2, 2019 Georgia Recorder

State spending cuts begin with details still shrouded in mystery

Jill Nolin and Beau Evans report that lawmakers are pressing for more details after hearing unsettling economic forecasts but few details on what – or who – may soon be cut from this year’s budget. Agency heads started their day Monday – the day before they were set to start holding back some of the state funding approved earlier this year – with a polite-but-to-the-point memo from the directors of the Senate and House budget offices.


Oct. 2, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Another prominent GOP woman applies for Georgia Senate seat 

Greg Bluestein reports that if Gov. Brian Kemp wants to tap a replacement for U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson who could help shore up the suburbs for Republicans, he’s got a few new intriguing options. Jackie Gingrich Cushman, an author and financial analyst who is the daughter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Tuesday she applied for the job.


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