Georgia Trend Daily – June 24, 2020


June 24, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Port City Logistics announces Chatham County expansion

Katie Nussbaum reports that Port City Logistics, a third-party logistics company, announced the expansion of their Chatham County operations on Tuesday. The expansion will create 200 new jobs and include an $80 million investment for construction of a new headquarters and warehouse facility at 5816 Hwy. 21 in Port Wentworth.


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June 24, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Small Business Rock Stars honored

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that founding and running a small business isn’t easy in the best of times. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges small businesses face are especially daunting. That’s why this year’s selection of the state’s 2020 Small Business Rock Stars seems more uplifting than ever.


June 24, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hartsfield-Jackson faces hurdles enforcing masks in airport terminal

Kelly Yamanouchi reports, as airlines step up enforcement of passenger mask requirements, airports like Hartsfield-Jackson International would like to do the same in the terminal. But Hartsfield-Jackson’s hands are tied by a state executive order and different rules governing private businesses and public spaces.


June 24, 2020 Metro Atlanta CEO

GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson: State’s Tourism is Down Due to Pandemic, but Not Out

Pat Wilson writes, as the unofficial capital of the Southeast, Georgia has the biggest cities, the most diverse population and a vast geographical range from the mountains to the beach. Our tourism industry constantly redefines what it means to be Southern by sharing the places, culture, stories and people that make Georgia so unique, and this has earned our state a strong reputation as a top travel destination.


June 24, 2020 Cherokee Tribune, Capitol Beat News

Human trafficking bill passes General Assembly

Dave Williams reports that legislation that would let victims of human trafficking petition the courts to vacate convictions for crimes committed while they were being trafficked gained final passage in the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday. The House unanimously passed The Debbie Vance Act, named for a survivor of human trafficking.


June 24, 2020 GPB

Georgia Legislature Passes Historic Hate Crimes Bill With Bipartisan Support

La’Ravan Taylor and Stephen Fowler report that the Georgia legislature sent a hate crimes bill to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk Tuesday, spurred on by the recent killing of a Black man in Glynn County that received nationwide attention and revived a bill stalled in the Senate for more than a year.


June 24, 2020 Newnan Times-Herald

Disabled Georgians will be hit hard by budget cuts

Sarah Fay Campbell reports that Georgia’s proposed state budget, which must be approved by the end of the week by the Georgia General assembly, contains punishing cuts to services for the disabled that could result in Georgians being unnecessarily institutionalized, according to advocates. All state agencies are seeing cuts in the fiscal year 2021 budget, but for those with disabilities and their families, cuts are coming from many directions, said Devon Orland, litigation director for the Georgia Advocacy Office.


June 24, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Alcohol home deliveries bill clears Georgia Senate

Beau Evans reports that the Georgia Senate passed legislation Tuesday allowing restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses licensed to sell alcohol to make home deliveries of beer and wine in Georgia. Senate passage of House Bill 879, sponsored by Rep. Brett Harrell, comes after many Georgians clamored for alcohol deliveries amid recent stay-at-home orders prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.


June 24, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Abrams backs Ossoff’s Senate bid, calling him ‘warrior against corruption’

Greg Bluestein reports, calling him a “warrior against corruption,” Stacey Abrams formally endorsed Jon Ossoff’s U.S. Senate bid two weeks after he won the Democratic primary for the right to challenge Republican David Perdue. In a joint appearance Tuesday with Ossoff on MSNBC, Abrams said the investigative journalist will partner with the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who she earlier endorsed in Georgia’s other U.S. Senate contest, to fight corruption in Washington.


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