Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 23, 2019

Oct. 23, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Customer deliveries of new jet expected in 2022

Katie Nussbaum reports that Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on Monday introduced its new flagship jet, the Gulfstream G700. The announcement took place on the eve of the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. The aircraft boasts the tallest, widest and longest cabin in the industry with leading range and speed capabilities.


Oct. 23, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and The Ray, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming transportation infrastructure, have signed a formal charter that commits the entities to working together. The focus of the partnership is 18 miles of Interstate 85, known as The Ray, which currently serves as a living transportation lab east of the Georgia-Alabam


Oct. 23, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Metro Atlanta home prices rose 5.9% in September – Re/Max

Michael E. Kanell reports that Metro Atlanta home prices continued their vigorous climb last month, rising 5.9% from September of 2018, according to a report from a national real estate company. The median sales price of a home sold in the region last month was $253,000, $14,000 higher than a year earlier, with most of the action coming from buyers looking for modestly priced houses, according to Re/Max.


Oct. 23, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Cox Enterprises buys esports facility for $2.27M

Eric Jackson reports that Cox Enterprises’ esports partnership is marking its territory on the Upper Westside. The Atlanta Reign, which is operated by Atlanta Esports Ventures (AEV), purchased a new property on 1290 Collier Road for $2.27 million on Oct. 1, according to Fulton County property records.


Oct. 23, 2019

Indonesia Seeks Deep, Sustained Educational Exchange With Georgia, U.S.

Trevor Williams reports that after 9/11, the backlash was swift. Faced with tense security measures, visa denials and perceived xenophobia, many travelers and students from the Muslim world no longer felt welcome in the United States.  Yet for most countries, the wound healed relatively quickly.


Oct. 23, 2019 Brunswick News

Go Build Glynn discussion highlights manufacturing workforce needs

Lauren McDonald reports, the needs are great, but so are the opportunities. Employers from four local manufacturing companies shared their workforce development needs with an audience of local educators Tuesday at the inaugural event for Go Build Glynn, an initiative that aims to raise awareness of manufacturing and hospitality workforce needs in this area.


Oct. 23, 2019 Cartersville Daily Tribune News

African-American Heritage Trail wins Award of Excellence

Marie Nesmith reports, highlighting the project’s collaborative nature, Bartow’s African-American Heritage Trail captured the 2019 Award of Excellence from the Georgia Downtown Association. “I was absolutely thrilled to hear that the African-American Heritage Trail was going to win an award from the GDA,” said Lillie Read, director of the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority.


Oct. 23, 2019 Valdosta Daily Times

Taxpayers out $800k for SDS

Chris Herbert reports that Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta paid more than $800,000 in legal fees over a Service Delivery Strategy dispute during the past three years, according to documents obtained through open records requests. The county and city still do not have an agreement, and taxpayers are paying the bills.


Oct. 23, 2019 GPB

Political Rewind: New Attention On Georgia As Tug-Of-War Over Peach State Voters Begins

Bill Nigut reports that on Political Rewind, as Democrats set their sights on Georgia’s November presidential debate, new polling reveals a race in flux. In Iowa, nearly 1 in 3 of the state’s Democrats say they have no idea who they will support even as Pete Buttigieg gains ground against front-runners Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.


Oct. 23, 2019 Georgia Recorder

President Carter recovering after fall, his second this month

Jill Nolin reports that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at home after falling Monday evening at his home in Plains. Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment for a “minor pelvic fracture,” Carter’s spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, said Tuesday.


Oct. 23, 2019 The Center Square

Georgia officials ask judge to block company’s operations over ethylene oxide

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia state officials asked a judge to bar operations of a medical device sterilization facility accused of exposing its surrounding area to harmful emissions. Attorney General Chris Carr filed a complaint Monday in Newton County Superior Court on behalf of Gov. Brian Kemp and the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to temporarily stop Becton, Dickinson and Co. from operating its facility in Covington, Georgia.


Oct. 23, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia’s top judge weighs applying for US Senate seat

Greg Bluestein reports that Georgia’s top judge recently met with Gov. Brian Kemp to express interest in applying for the open U.S. Senate seat, adding a new wrinkle to the behind-the-scenes competition to win the coveted appointment. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton spoke with the governor last week to discuss the possibility but has yet to submit a resume for U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat, according to several people with direct knowledge of the sit-down.



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