Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 7, 2019

Oct. 7, 2019 WSB Radio

Stitches, black eye can’t keep former President Jimmy Carter from Habitat build

Staff reports that Former President Jimmy Carter suffered a fall at his home in Plains Sunday, but it didn’t keep him from attending the kick-off to a Habitat for Humanity project Sunday night in Nashville. He hit his head and required stitches, officials said.


Oct. 7, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Partnership funds civic entrepreneurs

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that Atlanta Emerging Markets Inc.(AEMI), created by Invest Atlanta; the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation; and the Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) have teamed up to award $200,000 in zero-interest loans to four Atlanta entrepreneurs. These individuals are in the early stages of growing their businesses and will use the money to expand their community impact.


Oct. 7, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Director, actor and now developer: Tyler Perry opens studios with gala

J. Scott Trubey reports, for four years, movie mogul Tyler Perry has taken on a role that few people outside the gates of his sprawling Fort McPherson studio have seen. He’s still the prolific actor, writer, director and producer of films and television series such as the “Madea” franchise and “The Haves and the Have Nots.”


Oct. 7, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Here are new technologies being patented by Coca-Cola, NCR, UPS and other big Georgia companies

David Allison reports that organizations that don’t innovate don’t grow and evolve, so major U.S. companies are constantly developing new technologies. During 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made public for the first time numerous new patent applications by The Coca-Cola Co., United Parcel Service Inc., NCR Corp. and other large Georgia-based companies and universities.


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Oct. 7, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Support grows for Savannah Technology Corridor

Katie Nussbaum reports that being the Hostess City of the South, Savannah is often thought of for its thriving hospitality industry, but in the past year one group has ramped up efforts to bring the focus to logistics and technology through the Savannah Logistics Technology Corridor. “This is actually a a concerted effort to build a full eco-system here: startups, mid-tiers, mature companies, all the way through,” SLTC Task Force Chairman Keith Fletcher said of the corridor, which includes areas such as the Port of Savannah, Savannah Technical College, Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus and the Savannah Advanced Manufacturing Center.


Oct. 7, 2019

How One Atlanta Company Drives the World’s Lotteries Through Manufacturing Innovation

Trevor Williams reports that the founding fathers may have used lottery tickets partly to fund the Revolutionary War, but even they couldn’t have foreseen how high the stakes would get in the new country they were helping mint. “We actually have a collection of antique lottery tickets from around the world signed by people like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington,” said Patrick McHugh, group CEO for of the lottery business at Las Vegas-based Scientific Games.


Oct. 7, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

One group of Ga. conservatives is making clean, renewable energy a focus

John A. Tures reports that on Thursday afternoon, the Conservatives for Clean Energy Georgia chapter came to LaGrange College in west Georgia, featuring several politicians. They talked about the future of the state, the Republican Party, the country and potentially the planet. Wait. Conservatives for clean energy? What gives?


Oct. 7, 2019 Valdosta Daily Times

Comparing Lowndes: Valdosta-Lowndes economic numbers down

Desiree Carver reports that compared to 14 peer communities, Valdosta-Lowndes County fell below average.Dr. Cynthia Tori, Ph.D., Valdosta State University College of Business economics professor, presented “Lowndes County by the Numbers: How do we compare with peer and aspirant communities?” at the Economic Summit 2019 and Community Council Meeting at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center.


Oct. 7, 2019 Clayton News-Daily

Department of Health and Human Services awards funds to help Georgia fight HIV epidemic

Staff reports that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded $492,370 to Georgia to conduct state and local planning and kick off community involvement for the proposed federal initiative “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America,” which seeks to reduce new HIV infections in America by 90% by 2030.


Oct. 7, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Report: Gas, solar will continue to force closing of coal power plants

Beau Evans reports that Georgia’s reliance on coal to generate electricity for millions of people fell sharply as natural gas grew cheaper over the past decade, a trend that should continue to shut down the state’s polluting plants. That’s according to a report this week that says Georgia Power’s use of  natural gas climbed to more than 40% of all fuel sources the company uses to generate electricity last year, up from 10% in 2008.


Oct. 7, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Lynn Westmoreland on the art of gerrymandering in Georgia

Jim Galloway, Tamar Hallerman and Greg Bluestein report that the left-leaning news site Slate got its hands on a leaked audio recording from a recent American Legislative Exchange Council meeting that includes very candid remarks from former congressman Lynn Westmoreland. The Coweta County Republican was on hand to discuss redistricting, a topic he helped oversee for Republicans in the U.S. House with wild success in 2010. But the most volatile quotes came from his recounting of a tale from his years in the Georgia Legislature


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