Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 10, 2020

Sept. 10, 2020 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI

Survey: 82% of farmers suffered financial loss due to COVID-19

Riley Bunch reports that Georgia farmers have suffered substantial financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and agribusiness experts knew that Georgia producers were suffering large revenue losses due to the pandemic but no one could point their finger on the extent.


Sept. 10, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Business Casual: Workspace Reboot

Susan Percy writes, the work-from-home phenomenon that escalated out of necessity last spring, when so many employees had to adjust to working at their dining room tables or on their living room couches, gave us, among many other things, glimpses into the homes of doctors, teachers, TV reporters and others. We got a chance to see their book collections, their artwork, their pets, occasionally their children.


Sept. 10, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS hiring more than 100,000 for holidays

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that UPS plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers in expectation of a record-setting holiday shipping season. The plans call for hiring about 7,000 people in Georgia, including about 5,000 in metro Atlanta.


Sept. 10, 2020

Job Creation Up In First Two Months of Fiscal Year

Staff reports that yesterday, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced new economic development job numbers showing that Georgia’s economic momentum is continuing to grow two months into the state’s new fiscal year. August data shows job creation from new Georgia projects has already reached one-third of the total jobs reported for fiscal year 2020, and investments are up 11% over July.


Sept. 10, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Georgia drilling moratorium is positive step activists say

Mary Landers reports, when President Trump on Tuesday unexpectedly extended an offshore drilling moratorium to include Georgia, anti-drilling activists from Tybee to St. Mary’s were shocked, but delighted. “I certainly can say that is a very good day when the federal administration makes a promise that they will protect the resources that the people of the Georgia coast and in the state of Florida and South Carolina have all been fighting for,” said Alice Miller Keys, vice president for coastal conservation at the nonprofit advocacy group One Hundred Miles.


Sept. 10, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

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Karen Kirkpatrick reports that 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.


Sept. 10, 2020 WABE 90.1

How Georgia Protected Its Salt Marsh 50 Years Ago, And Why That’s Important For The Future

Molly Samuel reports that Georgia doesn’t have a very big coastline; it’s only about 100 miles. But the coast it does have is lined by salt marsh, the muddy expanse of tall grass and meandering creeks between the mainland and the barrier islands. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Georgia law that protects the state’s coastal salt marsh.


Sept. 10, 2020 Athens Banner-Herald, Savannah Morning News

Internet service deserts in rural Georgia have left a half-million people behind. What is the state doing about it?

Katie Nussbaum and Damon Cline report that a recently published broadband availability map by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs shows that of the more than 507,000 homes and businesses lacking access to reliable broadband, nearly 70% of these locations are in rural parts of Georgia where residents and businesses owners must either travel to gain access to the high speed internet they need or use other sometimes slower and more unreliable service such as satellite internet. 


Sept. 10, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Georgia secretary of state faces backlash over double-voting claims

Beau Evans reports that Georgia’s top elections official is facing backlash from voting rights groups and a former secretary of state over allegations he made this week on double voting in the state’s June 9 primary. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger held a news conference Tuesday to announce his office had launched investigations into 1,000 alleged instances of people intentionally voting twice in the primaries: once by absentee ballot and once in person on Election Day.


Sept. 10, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

State wants weekly reports on schools’ coronavirus cases

Ty Tagami reports that Georgia is now gathering a weekly snapshot of coronavirus infections in public schools as part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Although schools have been sharing case counts and other information with public health officials, this is the first effort to establish a uniform report for all 180 school districts. 


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