Georgia Trend Daily – June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020 Georgia Dept. of Ed.

Georgia Departments of Education, Public Health release guidance for safe return to in-person instruction in fall 2020

Meghan Frick reports that the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health are releasing Georgia’s K-12 Recovery Plan – guidance to help schools plan for a safe return to in-person instruction in fall 2020. The guidelines are intended to ensure the safety of students, staff, and families while remaining flexible, responsive, and achievable in the K-12 setting.


June 2, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Webinars to help guide communities recovery

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) at University of Georgia is offering a series of free webinars to help communities across the state plan their recovery from COVID-19 shutdowns. Under the umbrella of Navigating Fiscal Crisis, these webinars are designed to assist local governments and economic development professionals in determining how to adapt to revenue shortfalls.


June 2, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Business, college leaders condemn racism, pledge cooperation and help

Andy Peters reports that a group of metro Atlanta business and education leaders condemned acts of racism and police violence that spurred this weekend’s protests and pledged to work on creating a “more inclusive and just society.”


June 2, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Four dredges keeping Savannah harbor deepening project on track

Katie Nussbaum reports that the deepening of the Savannah harbor has set a new precedent with four dredges working simultaneously, the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Monday, June 1. The entire Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is approximately 62% complete and includes two dredges keeping the channel at its current authorized depth of 42 feet followed by two dredges taking the channel to its new depth of 47 feet.


June 2, 2020

How Korean Investors Are Aiding Georgia’s COVID-19 Response 

Trevor Williams reports that both new and established manufacturers from South Korea, which is making up an increasing portion of Georgia’s foreign-investment dollars, are contributing to the state’s COVID-19 response in varied ways.


June 2, 2020 Metro Atlanta CEO

Atlanta-Based Global Cloud Consulting & Engineering Firm ProArch Acquires Upstate New York IT Firm

Staff reports that two companies have come together. ProArch, a global cloud consulting and engineering company headquartered in Atlanta, GA, acquired Upstate New York-based iV4 last month. The two businesses, separately, complement each other: ProArch’s strengths are in Data, AI, Product Engineering and cloud services, while iV4’s strengths are in managed services, networking, cloud architecture and cybersecurity.


June 2, 2020 Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Dixie Highway 90-Mile Yard Sale returns June 5-7

Marie Nesmith reports, once a heavily trafficked thoroughfare, the Dixie Highway will move to the forefront again as the yard sale named its honor kicks off Friday. The Dixie Highway 90-Mile Yard Sale will feature one-of-a kind finds, which sellers can advertise on the event’s Facebook page.


June 2, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Lawmakers press change to citizen’s arrest law cited in Arbery case

Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgia lawmakers are considering revising the state’s citizen’s arrest law after a southeast Georgia prosecutor cited it as a justification for the actions of men in a truck who pursued Ahmaud Arbery down a neighborhood street near Brunswick and tried to detain him before his killing.


June 2, 2020 The Center Square

Possible budget reductions could lead to delays in Georgia courts

Nyamekye Daniel reports that proposed budget cuts could cause delays in Georgia’s judicial system, representatives for the state’s courts told lawmakers Monday. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Judicial Subcommittee heard presentations from juvenile and business courts, the supreme court and the court of appeals about their plans to reduced spending by 14 percent in the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1.


June 2, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Pay cuts for judges, state attorneys floated amid COVID-19

Beau Evans reports that Georgia lawmakers again Monday raised the idea of imposing salary reductions instead of furloughs for some state employees and elected officials like judges and attorneys amid the need for spending cuts spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. With state prosecutors, public defenders and judges facing weeks of furlough, some members of the Senate Appropriations Judicial Subcommittee on Monday floated temporary pay cuts as a way to trim spending without impairing the court system’s ability to speedily process cases.


June 2, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Speaker ups push for Georgia hate-crimes law, but bill faces hard road

Maya T. Prabhu reports that the effort to pass a Georgia hate-crimes bill got another push from one of the state’s top political leaders this weekend after civil unrest broke out in Atlanta and other cities across the nation following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.


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