Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 19, 2019

Nov. 19, 2019 WABE 90.1

Atlanta Gathering Celebrates, Encourages The Progress Of Women In Technology

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!

Effingham County: Big Ambitions

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

Chick-fil-A, criticized for its charitable giving, narrows donations

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

Genuine Parts picks former HD Supply exec as its first chief transformation officer

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

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia celebrates 10 years in Troup County

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

Winners announced for 2019 Georgia Automotive Awards

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

2020 offers chance to intervene in permit review of alleged polluter of Altamaha River

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

Georgia’s HIV problem hitting rural areas hard

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

Illegal foreign fishing draws congressional eye

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

State calls voting system failures ‘human error’

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

In Georgia, Democrats find turning the state blue is easier to predict than pull off

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

Controversial ‘education savings account’ bill likely to return in 2020

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

Big names join shortlist for Isakson’s U.S. Senate seat at last minute

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.

 

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