Georgia Trend Daily – July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 Brunswick News

Golden Isles takes top spot in travel mag’s ‘World’s Best Islands’ rankings

Taylor Cooper reports that the hospitality industry got some much-needed good news Wednesday when the Golden Isles took the No. 1 spot in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Islands in the Continental U.S. “This award is so meaningful in the travel industry and to achieve this No. 1 ranking is an accomplishment we can all be very proud of,” said Scott McQuade, president and CEO of the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau.


July 10, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Organizations: Project Share

Candice Dyer reports, what seems like small change can make a big difference. For every dollar that customers of Georgia Power donate through their monthly utility bill, the power company will contribute $1.50 to Project SHARE, an emergency fund for individuals and families facing a temporary crisis.


July 10, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia jobless claims continue to surge as virus threatens recovery

Michael E. Kanell reports that Georgia’s Department of Labor said Thursday it processed 105,160 new jobless claims last week, a sign that the persistence of the coronavirus may be undercutting the economy’s rebound. Last week’s filings were 12,000 fewer than the previous week, but continue a string of historically elevated claims that began in mid-March.


July 10, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Sea turtles nest at a brisk pace on Georgia coast

Mary Landers reports, with about a week to go in the busiest portion of Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season, loggerhead sea turtles have laid 2,210 nests on beaches from Cumberland to Tybee Island.While not a record pace like last year, which saw 3,650 loggerhead nests in Georgia, it’s a healthy number, said Mark Dodd, a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the state’s sea turtle coordinator.


July 10, 2020 WABE 90.1

North Atlantic Right Whales Now Considered Critically Endangered

Molly Samuel reports that the International Union for Conservation of Nature announced Thursday that North Atlantic right whales are now on its list of critically endangered species, a step away from being extinct in the wild. The whales spend part of their lives off Georgia’s coast, giving birth and raising their calves here in the fall and winter.


July 10, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

How Atlanta will help candymaker Fererro revive classic brands Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Crunch & 100Grand

Jessica Saunders reports that Ferrero USA Inc. recently inked a long-term lease for Ridgeline Property Group’s brand-new, 728,000-square-foot McDonough Logistics Center, located in the Interstate 75 corridor at 875 Highway 42 South in McDonough, Ga.


July 10, 2020

North Georgia Gets $1.2M to Continue Chinese Flagship Program

Trevor Williams reports that a Mandarin Chinese program underwritten by the U.S. Department of Defense has renewed its commitment to the University of North Georgia with another $1.2 million grant over four years.


July 10, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Georgia’s contact tracers could be swamped by state’s COVID-19 spike

Ross Williams reports, in May, state public health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey announced plans to quadruple the number of contact tracers across the state, up to 1,000 by late June, to help stem COVID-19 infections. Nurse Connie DeKeyzer was watching and decided to put in her application.


July 10, 2020 Capitol Beat News

University system advisory group on renaming begins work; GHC, Kennesaw facilities part of review

Dave Williams reports that deciding whether to rename buildings or academic colleges on the 26 University System of Georgia campuses will be a complicated process fraught with emotion, system Chancellor Steve Wrigley warned Thursday.


July 10, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trump to visit Atlanta next week to tout his transportation agenda

Greg Bluestein reports that President Donald Trump is planning to visit metro Atlanta next week to tout his administration’s transportation agenda and announce a policy change designed to speed infrastructure projects, according to senior White House officials.


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