Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 16, 2019

Oct. 16, 2019 Georgia Health News

Georgia declines in health ranking for women and children

Andy Miller reports that a recent report ranks Georgia 40th among states on the health of women and children, down three spots from its 2018 ranking. The 2019 United Health Foundation report said among Georgia’s challenges are its high percentage of uninsured women, its low rate of prenatal care before the third trimester, and its low percentage of high school graduation.


Oct. 16, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Organizations: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta

Candice Dyer reports that Islam is often misunderstood, so when it comes to explaining their faith and their culture, Muslims prefer to speak for themselves rather than leave it to others. “Our goal is to build bridges of understanding and create spaces for mutual respect between communities,” says Soumaya Khalifa, executive director of the nonprofit Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (ISB Atlanta).


Oct. 16, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta ranks among fastest-growing large cities, new study shows

Courtney Kueppers reports that there’s a lot of chatter about Atlanta’s rapid change — especially the city’s population, which has continued to climb in recent years. Now, a new study found that the city is among the quickest growing in the country — 8th fastest among large cities and 57th in growth overall, according to the report published by WalletHub.


Oct. 26, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Northside Hospital plans major expansion in Gwinnett County

Douglas Sams reports that Northside Hospital is planning to develop two mid-rise medical buildings near the Mall of Georgia to expand healthcare services in Gwinnett County. Northside Hospital Inc. seeks to rezone 20 acres at Buford Drive and Rock Springs Road just east of Interstate 85, where it plans to build two 4-story buildings, according to Gwinnett planning and zoning documents.


Oct. 16, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Logistics company will be tenant in new Effingham industrial park

G.G. Rigsby reports that a logistics company that transports plastic pellets overseas will be the first tenant in a new industrial park in the Rincon area, on land the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority condemned nearly 14 years ago. The IDA announced Tuesday that A&R Logistics, based in Louisville, Kentucky, will lease 600,000 square feet of a 1 million square foot building that will be constructed by OmniTRAX.


Oct. 16, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal

Nearly 500 south Cobb apartments sell for $35 million

Thomas Hartwell reports that two south Cobb apartment complexes have sold for a total of about $35 million, Sandy Springs-based Greystone Brown Real Estate Advisors announced Tuesday. The two complexes, 300 Riverside and Villas at Riverside, are near Austell.


Oct. 16, 2016 Georgia State University

Former Georgia State Student Ludacris Comes Back to Campus as CMII Artist-In-Residence

Andrea Jones reports that Chris Bridges – known professionally as Ludacris – is joining Georgia State’s Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) this fall as an artist-in-residence. This appointment draws on the vast experience in the film and music industries of the multi-platinum, GRAMMY® award-winning artist, actor and entrepreneur.


Oct. 16, 2019 Albany Herald

Farmer Fredo plants a seed in southwest Georgia

Alan Mauldin reports that Albany’s Fredando Jackson is taking his messages of healthy eating and educating people on how to grow nutritious foods at home to a bigger audience, with an exhibit and year-around garden plot at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. Jackson, known affectionately as “Farmer Fredo,” was honored on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting at his 1-acre garden plot during the first day of the three-day farm show in Moultrie.


Oct. 16, 2019 Gainesville Times

Gainesville’s Ashley Bell takes on new role in Trump White House

Jeff Gill reports that Gainesville native Ashley Bell has been named the White House’s policy adviser on entrepreneurship and innovation. “It’s an honor and a privilege to join the talented team at the White House Office of American Innovation,” said Bell in a prepared statement.


Oct. 16, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Lawmakers next year to consider closing criminal records for some offenses

Stanley Dunlap reports that Dalton’s Tina Stanley achieved a milestone a few weeks ago when she was declared rehabilitated by the state parole board. Dating back to 1993, her struggles with drug addiction led to Stanley committing a string of offenses ranging from shoplifting to conspiracy to defraud to methamphetamine possession.


Oct. 16, 2019 The Center Square

Georgia Libertarian Party appeals ballot restriction ruling

Nyamekye Daniel reports that the Georgia Libertarian Party is not backing down from its legal fight against Georgia’s ballot access law. The party and other plaintiffs in a case against the state have appealed a federal judge’s ruling to uphold current election qualifying law for third-party candidates.


Oct. 16, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia Senate: A business executive raises his hand for Isakson’s seat

Greg Bluestein reports that an executive with ties to Gov. Brian Kemp has applied for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Republican Johnny Isakson, becoming one of the first prominent business leaders to formally seek the position. ack Markwalter, the chief executive of the U.S. division of CIBC Private Wealth Management, submitted a resume to Kemp’s office Tuesday that outlined his corporate experience and his 15-year tenure as the company’s leader.

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