Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 9, 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post

Georgia leaders attend Rural Broadband Summit

Staff reports that more than 100 elected officials, executives, and state and federal representatives gathered in Warner Robins last week at the Cary W. Martin Conference for the Georgia Municipal Association’s statewide Rural Broadband Summit. The meeting, which was also supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Telecommunications and Information Administration, provided attendees an inside look at several approaches underway in Georgia to address the broadband needs of rural communities.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Spotted in Georgia: Sweetwater Creek State Park

Karen Kirkpatrick reports, as summer finally lets loose its iron grip and the temps cool off just a bit in Georgia, it’s time to explore the great outdoors. Whether you’re a hiker, paddler or film buff, Sweetwater Creek State Park, just west of Atlanta, offers outdoor activities for the whole family.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Thousands turn out for Hartsfield-Jackson airport job fair

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that a  Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport career fair attracted more than 3,000 job seekers Tuesday. Heavy traffic and high turnover generate a never-ending need for hiring at the world’s busiest airport.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia tax revenues see slight uptick in September

Dave Williams reports that Georgia tax collections inched up by 0.7% last month compared with September of last year, the state Department of Revenue reported Tuesday. It doesn’t sound like much but follows a down month for tax revenues in August and comes as Gov. Brian Kemp‘s budget office looks for ways to cut state spending during the rest of the current fiscal year and fiscal 2021 starting next July.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Southeastern Freight Lines expands Savannah operations

Katie Nussbaum reports that South Carolina-based Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has expanded its Savannah service center on Old Dean Forest Road, the company announced this week. The expansion includes a new maintenance shop and expanded shipping dock.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 Georgia Health News

Rural remedy: Mercer med school brings care to ‘areas of need’

Andy Miller reports that Dr. Michael Early practices family medicine in Fort Valley. It’s in Peach County, in the farm belt of Central Georgia, and he notes that it’s “a medically underserved area.’’ After 27 years, Early is preparing to retire, and he wants to focus now on training local medical students.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 Georgia Recorder

This Georgia Republican once led the charge on impeachment

Robin Bravender reports that Georgia Republican Rep. Bob Barr was trying to oust President Bill Clinton from office even before the news broke about Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In November 1997, months before Clinton’s scandal became public, Barr had introduced a broad resolution directing the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to launch an impeachment investigation.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 New York Times

Fifth Democratic Debate Will Be in Georgia, With 8 Candidates So Far

Maggie Astor reports that the fifth Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 campaign will be held in the Atlanta area on Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Democratic National Committee announced on Tuesday. MSNBC and The Washington Post will host it.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 The Center Square

Georgia explores legalizing sports betting, horse racing through study

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia lawmakers are debating the financial implications of legalizing sports betting and horse racing in the state. The Senate Gaming and Pari-mutuel Wagering on Horse Racing and Growing Georgia’s Equine Industry Study Committee met Tuesday for its second meeting.  The members examined the possibility of changing state law.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 Saporta Report

Georgia voters just got more likely to get a say on any sports betting law

Maggie Lee reports that there’s been an idea that next year, Georgia lawmakers might OK sports betting via a simple majority legislative vote and new law. But a new legal opinion suggests that if sports gambling supporters in the state Legislature want an airtight law, they better first ask Georgia voters and change the Georgia Constitution.

 

Oct. 9, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

David Perdue and his bipartisan bill — it’s about school safety, not guns

Jim Galloway reports that next year, U.S. Sen. David Perdue would like to do what his GOP colleague Johnny Isakson did in 2016 – out-perform Donald Trump among Georgia voters. Isakson, whose congenial approach has always made his conservatism more digestible, won nearly 55% of all ballots cast in his re-election bid. The more caustic Trump scored 51% of the Georgia vote.

 

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