Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 14, 2020

Sept. 14, 2020 WSB-TV

Amazon looking to fill 4,500 full and part-time jobs here in metro Atlanta

Staff reports, if you’re seeking a job right now in metro Atlanta – Amazon just may be the company you’re looking for. The company is announcing Monday that it plans to fill more than 4,000 positions in north Georgia, as part of a massive 100,000 job hiring across the country and Canada.


Sept. 14, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

2020 Georgia Higher Education Directory

Karen Kirkpatrick, Christy Simo and Mary Ann DeMuth report, this year’s Higher Education Directory arrives at a time unlike any other since Georgia Trend launched this guide 20 years ago. COVID-19 has significantly altered how students and colleges around the state plan to move through the 2020-2021 academic year.


Sept. 14, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Some metro Atlanta employers want to help you this election season

Matt Kempner reports that this year, more than ever, your boss wants to make it easier for you to vote. It isn’t unusual for companies to encourage workers to go to the polls. But this election season, many are wading deeper into efforts to get out the vote amid massive challenges and societal angst.


Sept. 14, 2020 The Center Square

Unemployed Georgians should get supplemental federal benefits next week

Nyamekye Daniel reports that unemployed Georgians who qualify for an additional $300 a week in federal jobless benefits will receive the aid next week, labor department officials announced. Workers who received at least $100 in weekly state unemployment compensation and have been unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic could qualify for up to $1,800 in supplemental payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Sept. 14, 2020 Capitol Beat News

With U.S. Census deadline near, Georgia pushes for higher count

Beau Evans reports, with a deadline looming, Georgia is pushing to increase its final count in the 2020 U.S. Census amid hurdles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and poor internet access in some areas. As of last week, roughly 81% of households in Georgia had completed the 2020 census either on their own initiative or after census takers visited them in a door-to-door canvassing effort that has been complicated by COVID-19 social distancing.


Sept. 14, 2020 WABE 90.1

Morehouse School Of Medicine Receives $26.3 Million Gift From Bloomberg Philanthropies

LaShawn Hudson reports that the president of the Morehouse School of Medicine says she received an abundance of emails and thank-you calls from students and parents after the medical school received its largest scholarship donation to date. The establishment is one of four historically Black medical schools that received a charitable donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies.


Sept. 14, 2020 Georgia Health News

Georgia slips even lower among states on new health scorecard

Andy Miller reports that Georgia slipped to No. 46 among the states in a new ranking of health system performance, down from 42nd the previous year. The new 2020 Commonwealth Fund report on states’ health system performance, released Friday, noted that Georgia performed well by certain measures.


Sept. 14, 2020 GPB

Judge Mulls Potential Changes To Georgia Voting Procedures

Stephen Fowler reports that a federal judge could order Georgia elections officials to prepare additional backup copies of printed lists that show whether or not someone has voted, potentially minimizing delays on Election Day if check-in machines do not work. “The longer the lines are, the more people are likely to leave,” Judge Amy Totenberg said, noting that paper backups could “meaningfully (allow) people to cast emergency ballots and move the lines quickly so people don’t give up.”


Sept. 14, 2020 All On Georgia

Voters Won’t Decide Fate of Glynn PD After Judge Says Referendum is Unconstitutional

Jessica Szilagyi reports that Glynn County voters won’t be casting ballots to decide whether or not the Glynn County Police Department should carry on in existence after a judge ruled that the referendum was unconstitutional. Atlantic Judicial Circuit Judge Charles Rose Jr., a circuit adjoining the Brunswick Judicial Circuit, issued the ruling last week alongside an injunction to keep the referendum off the ballot this coming November.


Sept. 14, 2020 Rome News-Tribune

Van Ausdal drops out of NW Ga. congressional race as Floyd County prepares to vote

Diane Wagner reports that Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal announced Friday he is withdrawing from the 14th Congressional District race against Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene. The district covers Floyd and 11 other counties in Northwest Georgia.


Sept. 14, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This year state agencies cut: next year they say they need $700 million more

James Salzer reports that a month after state agencies — covering everything from education to law enforcement — saw their funding cut by $2.2 billion, Gov. Brian Kemp showed optimism that Georgia’s economy would recover and told them they wouldn’t face more reductions next year. State agencies responded by requesting an increase of about $700 million in the next fiscal year, according to budget proposals reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


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