Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 3, 2020
Sept. 3, 2020 The Center Square
Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia’s economic climate is showing positive signs despite restrictions enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Job numbers and development projects increased during fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, the governor’s office announced.
Sept. 3, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Ben Young writes, this issue celebrates the 35th anniversary of Georgia Trend. It’s really a celebration of the lives that have made Georgia such a successful state. These people and their stories are reflected in the pages of our magazine each month. And it’s with a big thank you that we present this issue.
Sept. 3, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Matt Kempner reports that Stuckey’s, the Georgia-based convenience store chain once widely known by road-tripping families, is adding another owner to join a granddaughter of the chain’s founder. The move is expected to add more healthy pecan options for a business long-known for sugary treats, particularly its pecan log rolls, and kitschy tourist items.
Sept. 3, 2020 Capitol Beat News
Dave Williams reports that the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project remains on schedule, Georgia Power Co. reported in a filing with the state Public Service Commission (PSC) this week. The construction of two additional nuclear reactors at the site south of Augusta is about 87% complete, according to the latest progress update the Atlanta-based utility submits to the PSC every six months.
Sept. 3, 2020 Savannah Morning News
Jennifer Bonnet writes, the timing is right and the critical factors are in place for creating a successful Logistics and Technology Corridor in the Savannah region. The Logistics Innovation Leadership Council was formed in 2019 to oversee and set direction for the Logistics Technology Corridor Task Force, which was formed in 2018.
Sept. 3, 2020 Georgia.org
Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and its Tourism division, Explore Georgia, as well as more than 700 tourism industry professionals from across the state gathered virtually Wednesday for the Georgia Tourism Summit. The program featured several national industry experts including Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.
Sept. 3, 2020 Georgia State University
Noelle Toumey Reetz reports that Georgia State University’s Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) in Mount Wilson, Calif., has been awarded $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program to support a new mobile telescope to the CHARA Array, the largest optical interferometer in the world.
Sept. 3, 2020 Albany Herald
Staff reports that Georgia’s leading water protection coalition presented its Clean 13 Water Heroes Award to the Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District for leading the way toward more sustainable agriculture in the heart of Georgia’s breadbasket. The Soil and Water Conservation District is responsible for bringing millions of dollars in private and public funds to improve irrigation efficiency impacting some 13 million acres of cropland in southwest Georgia.
Sept. 3, 2020 GPB
Stephen Fowler reports that nearly 800,000 Georgians, or about one in nine active voters, have already requested an absentee ballot, as state officials encourage the use of early voting to minimize lines at the polls for the November election.
Sept. 3, 2020 Gwinnett Daily Post, CNN
Annie Grayer and Pamela Kirkland report that the state of Georgia has likely removed nearly 200,000 Georgia citizens from the voter rolls for wrongfully concluding that those people had moved and not changed the address on their voter registration, when in fact they never moved, according to a new report released on Wednesday. The ACLU of Georgia released the report which was conducted by the Palast Investigative Fund, a nonpartisan group that focuses on data journalism, on Wednesday.
Sept. 3, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Greg Bluestein reports that Democrat Jon Ossoff raised more than $4.7 million in the month of August, which his campaign said was the highest single-month fundraising total for any U.S. Senate contender in Georgia history. Ossoff disclosed the fundraising total on Thursday as outside groups intensify efforts to sway the race for U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s seat.