Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 25, 2019

Oct. 25, 2019

Gov. Kemp Applauds Contributors in Arts and Humanities

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp today announced the recipients of the eighth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities. “Georgia is home to a strong arts and humanities culture that fuels creativity and innovation,” said Governor Kemp.


Oct. 25, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!     

At Issue: War on ICE

Kerwin Swint reports that Congressional Democrats, including Georgia’s representatives, have called for the elimination of ICE. Federal immigration policy, and the role of ICE, is already a major issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Atlanta and Georgia have a huge stake in these issues. Metro Atlanta has a large population of undocumented immigrants.


Oct. 25, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Coke says quest to attract younger customers paid off last quarter

Courtney Kueppers reports, is Coke’s plan to attract younger customers working? Last quarter’s earnings point toward yes. The Atlanta-based company has made a point of attracting younger and more health-conscious consumers recently, with products like smaller can sizes and flavored waters.



Oct. 25, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Google may be planning significant expansion in Midtown tower

Douglas Sams reports that Google may be gearing up for a larger expansion in Midtown than previously known. Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) earlier this year was expected to sign a lease for 200,000 square feet in a new 31-story tower in Midtown, 1105 West Peachtree.


Oct. 25, 2019 Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Dedicates the Most Sustainable Building of Its Kind in the Southeast

Joshua Stewart reports that the Georgia Institute of Technology dedicated a new building Oct. 24 that rewrites the rules for sustainability in the Southeast. In fact, The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design isn’t really sustainable at all; more accurately, the newest building on the Atlanta campus is regenerative. And it has reimagined from the ground up what a campus building can be.


Oct. 25, 2019 CNN

Jimmy Carter released from hospital following treatment for injury from fall

Devan Cole reports that Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from the hospital after being treated for an injury sustained during a fall at his home earlier this week, the Carter Center said Thursday. Carter, 95, was admitted Monday night to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture sustained during a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.


Oct. 25, 2019 Augusta Chronicle

CEO: AU Health posts $14 million loss; moving on to better year

Tom Corwin reports that AU Health CEO Katrina Keefer told her board the big loss the previous year is in the “rear-view mirror” and the health system is taking an ambitious approach to get back to sustainability. Vowing to leave behind the “noise” over a big financial loss the previous fiscal year, AU Health System CEO Katrina Keefer said the health system is taking an “aggressive” path to get back to break even.


Oct. 25, 2019 Georgia Health News

Emory to become big tenant at Northlake Mall

Andy Miller reports that Emory Healthcare will lease 224,000 square feet of space in the struggling Northlake Mall for corporate administrative offices, the mall’s owner said Thursday. ATR Corinth Partners said the Emory addition will be part of the “reimagining’’ of the DeKalb County shopping complex, which will include new retail outlets and restaurants.


Oct. 25, 2019 Saporta Report

Fort Mac and the city at odds over millions of dollars

Maggie Lee reports that over years, the city of Atlanta has spent millions of dollars to help keep the doors open at the agency that’s overseeing the redevelopment of 144 acres of Fort McPherson. But now that Fort Mac has some cash to pay back loans, the two sides don’t agree on the amount owed.


Oct. 25, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Easing felon vote restrictions on Georgia lawmakers’ agenda

Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgia lawmakers sympathetic to relaxing voting restrictions for nonviolent felons have lots of company, but that doesn’t include Angela Idel. Her son, Heath Jackson, was murdered during a burglary at his Columbus home in 2010. But even people convicted of much less serious felonies should have to wait until they’re no longer under state supervision, she said.


Oct. 25, 2019 Gainesville Times

Donald Trump Jr. campaigns in Hall County with Rep. Doug Collins

Megan Reed reports that Donald Trump Jr. campaigned Thursday in Lula with U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville. About 100 people, mostly from Georgia’s Ninth District, attended the event at Jim Walters’ Northeast Hall farm. The Collins supporters shot skeet, ate lunch and heard from Trump Jr. about the political scene in Washington, D.C.


Oct. 25, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

How Leroy Johnson and Carl Sanders desegregated the state Capitol in 1963

Jim Galloway and Maya T. Prabhu report, over the past several years, the state Capitol has earned a reputation for very loud fights over very small things. It wasn’t always so. Once upon a time, Jericho-sized walls came tumbling down under the Gold Dome, and without the bleat of a single trumpet, much less a press conference.



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