Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 12, 2019

Nov. 12, 2019 GPB

Hard Freeze Coming To Georgia; Temps To Fall To 30s

Sophia Saliby reports that below average temperatures are in the forecast beginning Monday night before an expected hard freeze for north and central Georgia Tuesday. Jason Deese, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said temperatures will start to fall overnight and throughout Tuesday.


Nov. 12, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

DeKalb County: DeKalb Gets Going

Kenna Simmons reports that DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond used the phrase at his state of the county address back in March, and it’s one he returns to often: “DeKalb is rising.” There are plenty of projects big and small to point to as proof, but there’s also a different feeling in the county today: That people – in the public sector, the private sector, residents, business owners – are pulling together instead of in all directions.


Nov. 12, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS tracks beef shipment from farm to table with new technology

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that UPS demonstrated blockchain-verified tracking of a shipment of Black Angus beef from Kansas to the table of a Japanese steakhouse last Friday. The Sandy Springs-based shipping firm said consumers want to know more about the food they consume, but there is no known global standard for tracing and verification.


Nov. 12, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

A $90M project could bring brand-name companies and hundreds of jobs to Forsyth County

Douglas Sams reports that a proposed $90 million technology and warehouse development is being designed to attract brand-name companies that could bring hundreds of jobs to Forsyth County. McDonald Development Co. has applied to rezone 118 acres at Georgia 400, Highway 9 and Bethelview Road for a project that includes up to 907,550 square feet of technology, office and distribution space, according to plans submitted to the county.


Nov. 12, 2019 CNN

Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for procedure to relieve pressure on his brain

Paul LeBlanc reports that former President Jimmy Carter was admitted Monday night to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta ahead of a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center announced in a statement posted to Twitter. The pressure was caused by bleeding from his recent falls, the center said.


Nov. 12, 2019 Dalton Daily Citizen-News

Judge appointed to handle dispute between Dalton, Whitfield County over service delivery agreement

Charles Oliver reports that with a judge now assigned to handle a service delivery agreement dispute between the City of Dalton and Whitfield County, the two sides have jointly filed a motion to stay any penalties for not having a service delivery agreement in place. “I don’t have it in front of me, but my recollection is that the motion would hold the penalties in abeyance until the earlier of such time as we submit a (a new agreement to the state Department of Community Affairs or until, I believe, May 1, 2020,” said County Attorney Robert Smalley.


Nov. 12, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

6 Surprising Facts About Heart Disease

Veerappan Subramaniyam, MD, FACC (Dr. Ramesh) reports, while you may be familiar with these statistics, there are some lesser-known facts about heart disease that you can use to reduce your risk of heart disease and cardiac events and to promote overall heart health. Following are six important facts about heart disease you should know.


Nov. 12, 2019 Report

How UGA Law Veterans Clinic Aids ‘Invisible’ Wounds

Katheryn Tucker reports that the University of Georgia School of Law marked Veterans Day 2019 with a video in which the dean, the director, a student and a client tell stories about the work of the Veterans Legal Clinic. The clinic is funded by a lead gift from trial attorney and 1977 law school alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. of Butler Wooten & Peak in Columbus, Atlanta and Savannah.


Nov. 12, 2019 Union Recorder

Elections to become more costly in state

Billy Hobbs reports that Baldwin County officials, like many others across Georgia, are preparing for soaring election costs associated with the many changes set to come about in the state’s 2020 elections. The subject was addressed under new business Tuesday night by members of the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners.


Nov. 12, 2019 Georgia Health News

 ‘Universal’ vaccine may be down the road, but get your flu shot in the meantime

Madeline Laguaite reports that University of Georgia researchers are receiving millions of federal dollars to help create a “universal” flu vaccine. But what does that term mean? And will a breakthrough vaccine persuade more Americans to get flu shots?


Nov. 12, 2019 Saporta Report

Stalactites, bass, ducks overlooked as water war focuses on oysters, farmers, metro Atlanta

David Pendered reports that no one seems to talk about stalactites in the Florida caverns, or the bass and ducks in and around Lake Seminole. Oysters, farmers and metro Atlanta get all the attention in the ongoing water litigation between Georgia and Florida. Last week’s hearing was no different.


Nov. 12, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Exclusive: Atlanta pro teams to Georgia lawmakers: allow sports bets

Maya T. Prabhu reports that four of Atlanta’s major professional sports franchises are putting their weight behind an effort to allow betting on games. Presidents of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta United have formed the Georgia Professional Sports Integrity Alliance and sent a letter to state lawmakers asking them to legalize online and mobile sports betting.


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