Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 26, 2019

Nov. 26, 2019

New Cultural Facilities Grant aims to create facilities for art programs

Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the recipients of the Vibrant Communities Grant and the new Cultural Facilities Grant. Seventy-nine entities in 58 counties received more than $570,000 in funding.


Nov. 26, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the Georgia Water Coalition released its annual report highlighting the state’s water heroes. The efforts of these businesses, industries, nonprofits, individuals and government agencies have led to cleaner rivers and a more sustainable future for Georgians.


Nov. 26, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

State staff: Georgia Power nuclear timeline ‘significantly challenged’

Matt Kempner reports that Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle is falling further behind schedule, according to a filing Friday by Georgia Public Service Commission staff and consultants. Unless performance improves considerably, the latest deadlines for commercial operation of two new reactors by November 2021 and November 2022 are “significantly challenged,” according to the filing.


Nov. 26, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Brazil’s Group Guidoni to open stone manufacturing plant in Georgia

David Allison reports that Brazil’s Group Guidoni will open a new quartz-engineered stone manufacturing plant in Georgia, the company’s first in the United States, the state of Georgia announced Monday. The company will create 455 jobs and invest $96 million in the plant in McRae-Helena, Ga., which is in Telfair County between Macon and Savannah south of Interstate 16, Gov. Brian Kemp announced.


Nov. 26, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Georgia gains an off-shore Hope Spot area critical to the health of the ocean

Mary Landers reports that the Georgia coast gets a lot of love, with both residents and visitors cherishing its marshes, beaches and barrier islands. The ocean off Georgia, on the other hand, is a little more adrift. But a trio of Savannah women are changing that situation.


Nov. 26, 2019

Korea’s Doosan Expands in Gwinnett, Prepares to Receive County’s International Award

Trevor Williams reports that Gwinnett officials including county Chair Charlotte Nash and newly appointed chamber CEO Nick Masino visited Doosan’s global headquarters in Seoul in October, announcing that the company would expand its North American headquarters in Buford, nearly doubling its employee count and adding 50,000 square feet to an updated parts warehouse.


Nov. 26, 2019 WABE 90.1

National Report Highlights Recent Voting Mishaps In Georgia

Emil Moffat reports that a group of civil rights and social justice organizations is advocating for better voting rights protection. The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative has compiled a report called “We Vote. We Count,” which details the voter experience across several states. Several of the cases mentioned in the report have happened in Georgia.


Nov. 26, 2019 Albany Herald

USDA announces funding to control feral swine in Georgia

Staff reports that U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it is awarding approximately $1.5 million to fund pilot projects to control feral swine in Georgia. These projects are part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program – a joint effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to help address the threat that feral swine pose to agriculture, ecosystems, and human and animal health.


Nov. 26, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Sen. Johnny Isakson honored

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that at its recent State of the Region breakfast, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) lauded U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson for his lifetime of public service and his enduring impact on the region. He served on the board of the ARC – the official planning body for the 10-county Atlanta region – from 1997 to 1999, encouraging local and regional leaders to collaborate closely with the business community and increase resident involvement in planning.


Nov. 26, 2019 GPB

Climate Change Threatens Georgia Superfund Sites

Emily Jones reports that a new report found most of Georgia’s heavily-contaminated superfund sites are vulnerable to impacts from climate change. The analysis by the Government Accountability Office found 16 sites in the state are at risk from threats like sea level rise and wildfires.


Nov. 26, 2019 Brunswick News

Legislators examine mental health in maternal mortality

Wes Wolfe reports that the public controversy over Georgia’s dismal maternal mortality statistics continues to spur action among the state’s elected officials, and this past week state legislators heard from medical professionals on the problem and what could be working in some areas, especially as it comes to women’s mental health.


Nov. 26, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Georgia hospitals uneasy over state’s new online transparency rules

Jill Nolin reports that Georgia’s nonprofit hospitals are raising concerns over new transparency rules that are meant to drive down soaring health care costs but that they say will saddle their facilities with additional expenses.


Nov. 26, 2019 The Center Square

Georgia to receive $1.4M from USDA for distance learning and telemedicine

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia is among 37 states that would receive grants earmarked for rural technology. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued $1.4 million for distance learning and telemedicine projects for five Georgia organizations.


Nov. 26, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: A Donald Trump media ally takes aim at Kelly Loeffler

Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that the rest of the nation might be shutting down in anticipation of a Thanksgiving Day respite, but those in mortal combat over Georgia’s Senate Race No. 2 apparently intend to keep their loins girded. You already know of last week’s development: U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, took public his bid for a gubernatorial appointment to fill the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Johnny Isakson.



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