Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 21, 2020

Jan. 21, 2020 New York Times

How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town

Audra D. S. Burch reports that, it was the Saturday afternoon that this small Southern city had been dreading. A group of neo-Nazis promised to hold a rally in downtown Newnan to celebrate Adolf Hitler’s birthday and rail against illegal immigration and the removal of Confederate monuments.


Jan. 21, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Transforming Digital Dirt Roads

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, if you live in a metropolitan area, chances are you take your high-speed internet for granted. From your house, you can easily shop online, stream movies or music, have a virtual doctor visit and do research for homework assignments.


Jan. 21, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta coworking space says “we full,” adds waitlist

Courtney Kueppers reports that a blue button on the top of Switchyard’s homepage reads, “join the waitlist.” Previously, the site had invited people to “join,” but now the Atlanta coworking  space is saying, “We full.”


Jan. 21, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Wells Fargo grant will fund $28 million in loans for Atlanta small businesses

Maria Saporta reports that the Wells Fargo Foundation is giving a $2.8 million grant to ACE (Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs) in an effort spark small business growth, especially in minority communities. The grant, which will be officially announced Tuesday afternoon, will accelerate the growth of diverse small businesses and help create 500 jobs.


Jan. 21, 2020 Rome News-Tribune

More contenders for U.S. House seat likely to announce this week

John Bailey reports that at least two more names may be put in the ring soon for the U.S. House District 14 seat representing Northwest Georgia. On Monday, the number of announced candidates for the seat increased to four. Kyle Perkins, a Dallas Republican, announced he’s running for the seat in Congress.


Jan. 21, 2020 Gainesville Times

Emory Dunahoo will seek reelection for Georgia House

Megan Reed reports that Emory Dunahoo will be running for reelection for the District 30 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. “I have a record of being a strong conservative voice for my constituents. Georgia Democrats are fighting to turn Georgia into a purple state,” Dunahoo said in a statement.


Jan. 21, 2020 All on Georgia

State Lawmakers Split on Resolution on Soleimani Neutralization Success

Jessica Szilagyi reports that the second order of business for Georgia lawmakers last week included voting on a resolution commending the armed forces for their successful elimination of Qesam Soleimani. The measure was filed on the second day of session and voted on two days later.


Jan. 21, 2020 Daily Report

New Legislation Would Allow Lifelong GPS Monitoring of Sex Offenders

Greg Land reports that when the Georgia Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a law allowing convicted sex offenders to be ordered to wear GPS ankle monitors for the rest of their lives after release from prison, several justices offered a concurring opinion saying the Legislature could write a law requiring such monitoring that would pass constitutional muster. New legislation dropped on the first day of the General Assembly aims to do just that.


Jan. 21, 2020 11 Alive

Georgia Congressman Doug Collins named as part of Trump’s trial defense team

Michael King reports that Georgia Republican U.S. Congressman Doug Collins was named by President Donald Trump on Monday evening among members of the House who will serve as part of his defense team when the Senate Trial begins on Tuesday. In a release announcing the members of the team, the White House Press Secretary’s Office continued to attack the impeachment process.


Jan. 21, 2020 The Center Square

Kemp’s $200M infrastructure invest could lead to billions in revenue for Georgia

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s budget proposal sets aside more than $211 million for transportation, infrastructure and construction projects. Among the biggest projects is a $70 million bond issuance for the expansion of the Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority and a $50 million bond for statewide road repairs and improvements.


Jan. 21, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kemp still won’t say whether Georgia would allow refugees

Greg Bluestein reports that Gov. Brian Kemp won’t say whether Georgia will keep the door open to refugees days after a federal judge temporarily blocked a Trump administration order that gave state and local officials discretion over their resettlement.


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