Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 29, 2019

Nov. 29, 2019 University of Georgia

Georgia is the proud pecan capital of the U.S.

Clint Thompson reports that pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals, can play a role in lowering cholesterol and can aid in weight loss, according to the Georgia Pecan Growers Association. “We love sharing the nutritional impact of pecans because most people aren’t aware of how high our nut registers in antioxidant values,” said Samantha McLeod, executive director of the Georgia Pecan Growers Association.


Nov. 29, 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. 29, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Home prices in Atlanta up as supply dwindles

Michael E. Kanell reports that the supply of homes for sale in Atlanta continued to fall, which helped push prices higher last month, according to several reports. The median sales price of a home in October was $269,000, up 3.5% from the same month a year ago, according to the Atlanta Realtors Association, using data from an 11-county area.


Nov. 29, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

How Havertys is bucking retail trends to succeed at 135 years old 

Maria Saporta reports that furniture retailer Havertys will celebrate its 135th anniversary on Dec. 4 at a dinner at the Atlanta History Center. It is a feat few companies will ever achieve. In fact, executives of Haverty Furniture Companies Inc. believe it is the oldest publicly-traded company in Atlanta that has operated continuously in its hometown.


Nov. 29, 2019 WABE 90.1

Atlanta Again Named Most Unequal City In The U.S.

Maria White Tillman reports that Atlanta has long liked its titles. The Hollywood of the South. Home to the world’s busiest airport. But the city has another title that it might not be so proud of. This past week, Bloomberg dubbed Atlanta the most unequal city in the country.


Nov. 29, 2019 Saporta Report

Roadside flowers to help bees, butterflies as Georgia Grown policy supports farmers

Maria Saporta reports that holiday motorists in Georgia one day will see roadsides dotted with plants that are both native to Georgia and were grown in Georgia nurseries – as well as year-round flowers whose strategic placement is part of a new initiative to plant blooms that nurture bees and other insects that pollinate crops.


Nov. 29, 2019 GPB

Citrus Industry Growing In Georgia

Josephine Bennett reports, think oranges and you probably think Florida. Now Georgia farmers are hoping to make you think again as a disease kills trees next door in the sunshine state and the citrus industry there struggles.  In 2016 Georgia had around 21,000 citrus trees. Now that number has more than doubled.


Nov. 29, 2019 New York Times

Looking for Frederick Douglass in Savannah

Siddhartha Mitter reports that Frederick Douglass passed through this elegant Southern city only once, for the briefest of visits — a half-hour whistle-stop on his rail journey to a speaking engagement in Jacksonville, Fla. It was April 1889, just the second foray into the Deep South for the great orator, five decades after his escape from Maryland as a fugitive slave.


Nov. 29, 2019 Augusta Chronicle

Morris Communications names Craig Mitchell CEO

Damon Cline repoirts that Augusta-based Morris Communications Co. LLC announced Friday Craig S. Mitchell, treasurer and chief financial officer, has been named president and CEO. Mitchell, who joined the family-owned company in 1994, will oversee the day-to-day operations of its magazine, broadband, real estate and agribusiness holdings in more than two dozen states and several foreign countries.


Nov. 29, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Busy feeding season begins for Georgia’s community food banks

Stanley Dunlap reports that while families come together to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s also the time of the year when more churches, organizations and others lend a hand to Georgia’s food banks. Millions of pounds of turkeys, hens, and other poultry, along with the assorted sides and trimmings, are headed to family tables this holiday season through the Atlanta Community Food Bank network.


Nov. 29, 2019 The Center Square

Georgia senator focuses on policies for future workforce

Nyamekye Daniel reports, with more automation filling jobs, Americans need to be prepared to adapt their skill sets, research shows. More than one-third of the core skill sets of most occupations will no longer be vital by 2020, according to the World Economic Forum. And 74 percent of executives said they plan to use artificial intelligence to complete tasks in the next three years, according to a recent Accenture survey.


Nov. 29, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Brian Kemp paints himself into a corner

Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that after Donald Trump’s endorsement of Brian Kemp’s gubernatorial bid last year, the candidate’s advisers were clear: No deal was cut to ensure the president’s support. Many were skeptical at the time, but one year later, it’s clear that Kemp believes he signed no IOU. The problem is that Trump may not hold the same opinion.


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