Georgia Trend Daily – Aug. 11, 2020

Aug. 11, 2020 Newnan Times-Herald

HelloFresh facility bringing 750 new jobs to Georgia

Clay Neely reports that a new facility from a national meal kit company is expected to create more than 750 new jobs in Coweta County. Monday, HelloFresh announced plans to renovate an existing facility in Newnan, making this the company’s first distribution center in Georgia.


Aug. 11, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Adel | Cook County: Community in Motion

K.K. Snyder reports, when it comes to location, Cook County has it in spades, with all the advantages of straddling the bustling Interstate 75 as it nears the Florida state line. And the longer Lisa Collins, executive director of the Cook County Economic Development Commission, is on the job, the more focus she’s able to place on developing those prime areas.


Aug. 11, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS announces higher holiday shipping surcharges

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that UPS plans to levy higher holiday shipping surcharges on some of the biggest retailers that send out tens of thousands of packages a week. Sandy Springs-based UPS already has peak surcharges of 30 cents per package through Nov. 14 on ground residential shipments from those large corporate customers shipping significantly more packages.


Aug. 11, 2020 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI

Kemp affirms no mask mandate in public schools

Riley Bunch reports, after a photo of the crowded halls of one Georgia school went viral, Gov. Brian Kemp adamantly stood behind the decision not to mandate masks for the new school year. During a press conference with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams Monday, Kemp said it is up to local schools districts and superintendents to make the decision whether or not to require students to wear masks during in-person instruction.


Aug. 11, 2020 GPB

Georgia State Election Board Approves Absentee Ballot Process Improvements

Stephen Fowler reports that the Georgia State Election Board made a number of rule changes Monday that will streamline the absentee voting process as officials prepare for a record vote-by-mail turnout in the November general election. County election workers can now begin publicly processing – but not tabulating – absentee ballots two weeks and a day before Election Day, a decision that could minimize delays in reporting election results that have plagued other states coping with election administration during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Aug. 11, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta achieves record fundraising and giving

Karen Kirkpatrick reports, in a year when many philanthropic organizations are struggling to meet the needs of their communities, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta will invest $23 million – $4 million more than in 2019 – in programs and services for the Jewish community over the next year. “Our generous community gave more to our Community Campaign in 2020 than in 2019, and they didn’t stop there,” Eric Robbins, CEO of the federation, said in a release.


Aug. 11, 2020 Georgia Recorder

State regulators enforce pollution rules along ‘Hooch near Columbus

Jill Nolin reports that a middle Georgia water system will have to comply with pollution limits aimed at protecting the water quality of a popular stretch of the Chattahoochee River known for whitewater rafting after a state panel rebuffed its objections, although a legal challenge is likely. The Columbus Water Works has fought water quality regulations that it says the state is relying on to require monitoring for fecal coliform bacteria where wastewater from its combined sewer and stormwater system enters the river – as opposed to farther downstream.


Aug. 11, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Georgia among 44 states pushing to reimburse elderly victims of coronavirus-related fraud

Dave Williams reports that a Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and 43 of his colleagues around the country are urging Congress to make elderly victims of fraud eligible for federal assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan group of attorneys general is pushing to include a provision for senior fraud victims in the latest COVID-19 relief package now before lawmakers.


Aug. 11, 2020 New York Times

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections: Ilhan Omar and Georgia’s QAnon Candidate

Astead W. Hearndon, Nick Corasaniti, Matthew Rosenberg and Luke Broadwater report that in Georgia, a Republican QAnon supporter has a good chance of winning her party’s nomination in the 14th Congressional District. But the attention in Georgia will be on the election system there as much as on the candidates.


Aug. 11, 2020 The Center Square

New laws in Georgia regulate pharmacy benefit managers, relax bond referendum rules

Nyamekye Daniel reports that new Georgia laws will expand tax relief for nonprofits, increase oversight of pharmacy benefit managers and change regulation of certain local government decisions. Gov. Brian Kemp signed the handful of bills into law last week.


Aug. 11, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia Senate: Ossoff raised nearly $3M in July

Greg Bluestein reports that Senate candidate Jon Ossoff amassed nearly $3 million in the month of July for his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue, thanks partly to a cash infusion after the incumbent’s campaign manipulated the Democrat’s image in a digital ad. Ossoff said Tuesday he raised about $1 million in the five days after Perdue’s campaign was forced to delete a digital ad that enlarged Ossoff’s nose, which triggered accusations that he was evoking anti-Semitic tropes.

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