Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 19, 2019
Nov. 19, 2019 WABE 90.1
Lisa Rayam reports that nearly 1,000 people gathered in the ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium recently to celebrate the progress that women have made in the field of technology. But more strides must still be made. The nonprofit Women in Technology, or WIT, is actively recruiting women seeking a career change — especially single women looking for a way to better their lives.
Nov. 19, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Betty Darby reports that a bird’s-eye view of Effingham County’s morning commuter traffic to and along Interstate 16 could well call to mind Atlanta’s rush-hour snarl. Granted, it’s more or less a single strand of east-bound spaghetti rather than a whole plateful, but commutes from this rural-flavored bedroom community eat as much time as those in Atlanta – something on the order of five-plus hours per week.
Nov. 19, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Matt Kempner reports that Chick-fil-A, which for years has faced questions about its giving to groups viewed as hostile to LGBTQ rights, said it is narrowing the scope of its foundation’s charitable donations to target education, homelessness and hunger. Chick-fil-A, which for years has faced questions about its giving to groups viewed as hostile to LGBTQ rights, said it is narrowing the scope of its foundation’s charitable donations to target education, homelessness and hunger.
Nov. 19, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Eric Mandel reports that Genuine Parts has added a long-time former Atlanta executive for a new role in its C-Suite. Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) said Monday its board of directors elected William P. Stengel II to the position of executive vice president and chief transformation officer.
Nov. 19, 2019 LaGrange News
Dustin Duncan reports that on Nov. 16, 2009, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia rolled its first 2011 Sorento CUV off the production line to signify the plant was open for production. Ten years later, the company in West Point has been the center of a Super Bowl commercial, produced 3 million vehicles and employed thousands of people in the Troup County and Chambers County region.
Nov. 19, 2019 Georgia.org
Staff reports that Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced the winners of the fourth annual Georgia Automotive Awards. The Georgia Automotive Awards began in 2016 to honor the contributions of the automotive industry in Georgia and celebrate the outstanding suppliers and manufacturers who are building Georgia’s competitive edge in the automotive sector.
Nov. 19, 2019 Saporta Report
David Pendered reports that the Georgia Water Coalition released its annual Dirty Dozen report Thursday and – for the seventh time – the report names the Rayonier Advanced Materials chemical pulp mill in Jesup as a polluter of the Altamaha River. Improvements could come in 2020, and a federal court order has observed the Altamaha Riverkeeper can play a role in the improvement process.
Nov. 19, 2019 Georgia Health News
Andy Miller reports that Metro Atlanta is often characterized as the epicenter of Georgia’s HIV crisis. Earlier this year, in fact, President Trump announced an anti-HIV plan targeting four populous counties in greater Atlanta — Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb — among 48 counties in the nation.
Nov. 19, 2019 Brunswick News
Wes Wolfe reports, it’s hard to succeed when you’re playing by the rules and the other guy’s cheating. The sense of unfairness that causes football fans this time of year to rage at their television screens is a real matter when it comes to the seafood industry.
Nov. 19, 2019 Dalton Daily Citizen-News, CNHI
Riley Bunch reports that elections officials attribute nearly all the issues with the state’s new voting system to “human error.” During the Nov. 5 local elections, six counties tested the new touchscreen machines that generate a printed ballot, the first step in the rollout of the state’s $107 million voting machine overhaul. It is the first upgrade to Georgia’s voting system since 2002.
Nov. 19, 2019 Washington Post
Jenna Johnson reports that four Gwinnett County Democratic Party leaders gathered on living-room couches to hash out how to motivate voters for a runoff election in a few weeks, a Democratic presidential primary in a few months, a regular primary several weeks after that and then the 2020 general election.
Nov. 19, 2019 Georgia Recorder
Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgia lawmakers could get another bite of the apple next year, as controversial legislation that proposes to steer state money away from public schools for parents to pay for private school tuition is likely to return after stalling early this year. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan’s Policy Director Mike Dudgeon said Friday that behind-the-scenes maneuvering’s been underway since legislation for the so-called voucher program was defeated this spring when some Republican senators broke partisan rank.
Nov. 19, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Greg Bluestein reports that Gov. Brian Kemp’s quest to pick a new U.S. senator entered a new phase Monday with a string of late applications from several of his deputies, along with a high-profile executive who made a stir when she put her name into consideration hours before a deadline. Monday brought one of the biggest names yet: Kelly Loeffler, the head of a financial services firm who co-owns Atlanta’s WNBA franchise and has long been interested in seeking public office.