Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 22, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Georgia mayors push for urgency as time runs short for 2020 census

Ross Williams reports that time is running out to be counted, and Georgia’s local leaders are calling on residents to make sure they are signed up. The deadline to participate in the 2020 census is Sept. 30, a month earlier than originally planned, after President Donald Trump ordered the early wrap-up.


Sept. 22, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Cobb CIDs, no time like the present

Patty Rasmussen reports, between the twin specters of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recession, investing in community development might be considered a hard sell. But if the past is any indication, the next couple of years could actually be a good time to be in the community improvement district (CID) business.


Sept. 22, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Veritiv CEO Mary Laschinger to retire, successor picked

Grace Donnally reports that Mary Laschinger one of Georgia’s most prominent female executives, will retire as CEO and chairman of Veritiv Corporation on Sept. 30, the company announced on Monday. Laschinger has served as Veritiv CEO since 2014, following the merger of International Paper’s xpedx division and Unisource Worldwide.


Sept. 22, 2020 Georgia Southern University

Parker College of Business connects students with potential employers during virtual Meet the Firms event

Staff reports, while her children napped, Georgia Southern University accounting student Mary Harrelson was meeting with potential employers from the comfort of her home with hopes of securing a job or internship. Harrelson, along with nearly 80 of her peers from the Parker College of Business, met virtually with accounting firms looking to fill positions during the Meet the Firms event, the School of Accountancy’s biggest recruiting event of the year.


Sept. 22, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Massive container ship sails into Port of Savannah

Katie Nussbaum reports that the overcast skies and occasional misty rain didn’t stop a small crowd of onlookers from gathering on the east end of rivert Street Friday morning to welcome the CMA CGM Brazil as it made its way up the Savannah River. At 1,200 feet long and 167 feet wide the vessel has a capacity of 15,072 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and is the largest cargo ship to ever call on the Port of Savannah.


Sept. 22, 2020 Dalton Daily Citizen

JDA set to finalize deal for new luxury vinyl tile manufacturing plant

Charles Oliver reports that the board of the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority (JDA) is set to ratify the final agreement that could bring a $30 million luxury vinyl tile (LVT) manufacturing facility to Dalton that promises to create 120 jobs.


Sept. 22, 2020 Saporta Report

Fulton County to spend $6.3M to ensure efficient election

Raisa Habersham reports that after a challenging primary and lessons learned, Fulton County is taking measures to make sure mistakes aren’t repeated. With long lines, shuttered polling places, absentee ballot issues and a global pandemic to contend with, the June primaries were an example of everything that could go wrong while voting in Fulton County.


Sept. 22, 2020 Fox 5 Atlanta

Attorney General Barr, Ivanka Trump announce grant fighting human trafficking in Atlanta visit

Claire Simms reports that Trump administration officials were in Atlanta Monday to announce a new push to end human trafficking in our country. Attorney General William Barr and Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump took part in a round table discussion with Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, and others at the office of U.S. Attorney BJay Pak.


Sept. 22, 2020 The Center Square, Ballotpedia

Special election approaches for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District

Megan Feeney reports that the special general election for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District is on September 29, 2020. A runoff election is scheduled for December 1. If no candidate wins a majority of the vote in September, the top-two vote recipients will advance to the runoff.


Sept. 22, 2020 Capitol Beat News

State issues rules for home delivery of booze

Dave Williams reports that Georgians are one step closer to being able to order home deliveries of beer, wine and distilled spirits. The state Department of Revenue has issued rules governing home deliveries of alcohol based on legislation the General Assembly passed in June.


Sept. 22, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Absentee or in-person? Georgia voters divided by political party

Mark Niesse reports that how Georgians vote increasingly aligns with their political preferences, with Republicans more likely to show up in-person and Democrats preferring absentee ballots, according to a new poll by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The partisan divide in voting method could result in Republicans showing larger leads from initial counts of in-person votes on election night, with Democrats catching up as more mail-in ballots are tallied in the days afterward.



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