Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020 WSB-Radio

Governor extends COVID-19 emergency orders once again as numbers appear to decline

Staff reports that Gov. Brian Kemp extended the state’s Public Health Emergency order once again Monday, not pushing the end date of it until Oct. 10. “The Public Health State of Emergency allows for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector for supply procurement, comprehensive testing, and healthcare capacity,” Kemp’s office said in a news release.


September 2020 Cover

Sept. 1, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Legacy Leaders

Staff reports, this month Georgia trend celebrates 35 years as the statewide magazine dedicated to business, politics and economic development. To mark this milestone, we wanted to recognize people from around the state who have contributed for many years to making Georgia no. 1 for business – as well as a great place to live, work and raise a family.



Sept. 1, 2020 Saporta Report

Atlanta picked to be home for a new GRAMMY Museum

Maria Saporta reports that the GRAMMY Museum Foundation has approved an agreement with Georgia Music Accord to build and operate a GRAMMY Museum experience in Atlanta and implement educational programs across the state. Brad Olecki, CEO of Georgia Music Accord, confirmed the agreement before Monday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Atlanta when Chris “Ludacris” Bridges discussed Georgia’s music industry with Shan Cooper, executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress.


Sept. 1, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delta eliminates domestic change fees, following United move

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines said it will eliminate change fees for most domestic tickets, following a similar move by United Airlines. Atlanta-based Delta already had a temporary change fee waiver in place due to the COVID-19.


Sept. 1, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Tell us what you think

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, September marks Georgia Trend’s 35th anniversary of delivering stories and news about the broad and diverse state in which we live and do business. Our goal is for these stories to help support local economies, businesses and careers.


Aug. 31, 2020 WABE 90.1

White House Says Georgia Making Progress In Coronavirus Fight

Sam Whitehead reports that the latest Trump administration report on the coronavirus in Georgia says the state is making some modest progress in fighting the pandemic. The White House Coronavirus Task Force report, obtained by WABE, says Georgia was seventh in the country for new COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 people in the week leading up to Aug. 30.


Sept. 1, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Judge grants more time for absentee ballots mailed by Election Day to count

Stanley Dunlap reports that housands of Georgians will likely get more time to mail absentee ballots to their county’s election office after a federal judge ruled Monday that votes must be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day and received within three days. State Democrats and voting rights advocates cheered the decision by U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross as a significant victory for voters.


Aug. 31, 2020 Gainesville Times

Bo Hatchett still has the most votes after recount in Georgia Senate District 50 runoff

Megan Reed reports that Bo Hatchett won the Republican nomination for Senate District 50 on Monday following a recount in the Aug. 11 primary runoff election. Hatchett had a lead of just 38 votes over Stacy Hall in the final tally of the Aug. 11 runoff featuring the two Habersham County Republicans, who were the two top vote getters in the June primary.


Aug. 31, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

PPP Poll: Georgia’s a toss-up in White House race

Greg Bluestein reports that a poll commissioned by Stacey Abrams’ voting rights group found President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are neck-and-neck in Georgia and that most Democrats plan to vote early rather than cast their ballots on Election Day. The survey released Monday by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling firm mirrored other recent polls that show a close race in a state that’s long been reliably Republican, and found Trump’s disapproval rating (52%) in Georgia outweighs his approval numbers (46%).

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