Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 22, 2019

Oct. 22, 2019 The Center Square

Georgia offers tax-friendly retirement to seniors, report says

Nyamekye Daniel reports, when it comes to tax bases and the cost of living, Georgia is one of the best states for retirees. A recent report by the business publication Kiplinger ranks Georgia as the third best state to retire. Seniors in Georgia can qualify for tax breaks on their property, social security and retirement income.


Oct. 22, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

North Fulton County

Patty Rasmussen reports that premier investments in technology, healthcare and financial services are continuing to fuel growth in the cities of North Fulton County – Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Roswell. And city leaders are carefully balancing growth and development with residents’ need for community identity and connectedness.


Oct. 22, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS partners with CVS to develop drone deliveries

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that UPS is partnering with CVS to develop ways to deliver prescriptions and other urgently needed healthcare supplies to consumers. It’s a significant step by the company’s drone subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward.


Oct. 22, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Giant project to bring over 900 homes to Peachtree Corners near city center

Douglas Sams reports that Texas residential developer Green Brick Partners Inc. plans to build a 916-unit housing development in Peachtree Corners, on the sprawling former headquarters campus of financial services company Fiserv. Green Brick (Nasdaq: GRBK) subsidiary The Providence Group of Georgia purchased the 115-acre property on East Jones Bridge Road at Peachtree Parkway.


Oct. 22, 2019 Georgia Southern University

Parker Talks series to feature former CEO of LexisNexis

Staff reports that Andrew Prozes, former CEO of risk solutions company LexisNexis, will discuss how ones’ identity is increasingly important in the world of finance and technology during the second Parker Talks series hosted by the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. Prozes will present “Identity in the Fintech World” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden in Savannah.


Oct. 22, 2019 Athens Banner Herald

Donegal Insurance Group expands with merger

Donnie Fetter reports that the directors of Southern Mutual Insurance Company and Donegal Insurance Group recently approved a consolidation of operations between the two companies. Southern Mutual has been an affiliate of Donegal Insurance Group since 2009. As part of the expanded relationship, the Southern Mutual building in Athens is now the southeastern regional office of Donegal Insurance Group.


Oct. 22, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

More aviation jobs coming to Macon

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that Texas-based Dean Baldwin Painting, a woman-owned company that paints military and commercial aircraft, and the Macon-Bibb Industrial Authority (MBCIA) are partnering to build a new state-of-the-art aircraft paint facility at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport. The $21-million-plus investment will create 115 new jobs in Macon-Bibb County.


Oct. 22, 2019 Georgia Health News

Gainesville-based health system shields patients from financial fallout after contract lapses

Andy Miller reports, with a contract impasse in its third week, a Gainesville-based health system is spending millions of dollars so that thousands of patients are not having to pay more when visiting the system’s doctors and hospitals. Northeast Georgia Health System’s contract with Anthem ended Sept. 30, which means that since then, Georgians with Anthem insurance have been out of network for NGHS facilities and physicians.


Oct. 22, 2019 Marietta Daily Journal

Cobb collected $17.6 million in lodging tax during fiscal 2019, report shows

Rosie Manins reports that Cobb County reported its hotel/motel tax collected $17.6 million in the last fiscal year — $2.4 million more than expected. On Tuesday, the Cobb Board of Commissioners will consider transferring that additional cash to the general fund and pay down bonds debt for SunTrust Park stadium and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.


Oct. 22, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Rural Georgians hold their nose as sludge is dumped nearby

Jill Nolin reports that stench – reminiscent of a porta potty – was so bad that Donna Blanton would sprint from her front door to the car. Mowing the lawn required donning a mask. Cookouts at the house were no longer possible, since even her grown children avoided her home.


Oct. 22, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trump plans to head to Atlanta for November fundraiser

Greg Bluestein reports that President Donald Trump is set to headline a fundraiser in Atlanta next month to bolster Republican efforts to fortify their hold on Georgia amid increasing Democratic efforts to flip the state. There’s also discussion of Trump appearing at an event designed to energize black Republican voters during his visit Nov. 8.


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