Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 22, 2020

Sept. 23, 2020

Kemp Welcomes Chemours to Wayne County as $86 Million Investment Creates 78 New Jobs

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp officially welcomed Chemours Titanium Technologies Minerals Operations Tuesday as the company expanded its footprint in the state to Jesup, Georgia. Chemours has invested $86 million in the Wayne County project, which will create 78 jobs in the community.


Sept. 23, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Statesboro | Bulloch County: A Vibrant Community

Betty Darby reports, in a Georgia Southern University football Saturday in Statesboro, there’s room for as many as 25,000 fans in Paulson Stadium. When you consider that Statesboro’s population, per the U.S. Census, is 32,954, you get a feel for the impact of that population surge on fall weekends.


Sept. 23, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delta postpones pilot furloughs for a month amid negotiations, lobbying

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines’ has pledged not to furlough pilots for another month while labor negotiations and lobbying for federal subsidies continue. Atlanta-based Delta is delaying the effective date of pilot furloughs until Nov. 1, according to the carrier’s senior vice president of flight operations, John Laughter.


Sept. 23, 2020 WABE 90.1

Atlanta-Based Newell Brands CEO Shares His Approach To Diversity, Inclusion

Grace Walker reports that after the death of George Floyd earlier this year, Atlanta-based CEO Ravi Saligram wrote a letter to his employees. It was titled “Embracing Humanity.”


Sept. 23, 2020 Augusta Chronicle

Evans named Best Place to Live by Money

Amanda King reports that finance magazine Money announced Tuesday that Evans took the No. 1 spot on its Best Places to Live list. The list features 50 towns and cities where the economy, job growth, and housing market remained strong despite the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sept. 23, 2020 WSB Radio

SK announces first hirings in Commerce

Tim Bryant reports that SK Battery says it has hired the first five dozen workers for its facility in Jackson County: the South Korean-based company plans to eventually employ one thousand workers in Commerce, making batteries for electric vehicles.


Sept. 23, 2020 University of Georgia

UGA professor receives $5.4 million grant to combat destructive Asiatic fly

Emily Cabrera reports that University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has been awarded a $5.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop long-term, sustainable methods for controlling the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).


Sept. 23, 2020 Brunswick News

Mining application raises questions

Gordon Jackson reports that a proposed mining project near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has hit a potential obstacle. Officials with TIAA, a financial services company that owns about a quarter of the 898-acre site identified on an application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, say they have not given permission for Twin Pines Minerals to mine on their property.


Sept. 23, 2020 Georgia Health News

Nursing home exec’s loophole may haunt Georgia

Max Blau reports, nearly 20 years ago, Ronnie Rollins walked out of a hotel in Macon, Georgia, with an idea that he believed might lead the state’s struggling rural nursing homes to financial salvation. State health officials had just told a conference filled with industry players about a federal program that would dramatically increase payments for care provided to nursing home residents.


Sept. 23, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Georgia Republicans appeal ruling extending deadline for absentee ballots

Dave Williams reports that the Georgia Republican Party joined the Republican National Committee Tuesday in appealing a federal court decision requiring the counting of absentee ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election. U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross ruled last month that mail-in ballots that are postmarked by Election Day must be counted if they arrive by 7 p.m. on Nov. 6.


Sept 23, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Congress launches inquiry into south Georgia immigrant detention facility

Ariana Figueroa reports that top U.S. House Democrats are investigating a whistleblower’s allegations that immigrant women in a Georgia detention center endured gynecological procedures without their consent or full understanding of the treatment that was being performed.


Sept. 23, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

AJC poll: Protests highlight American divide on race, racism

Tia Mitchell reports that protests this summer over police brutality and systemic racism have exposed a cultural fault line that is evident in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s latest poll: Georgia voters who are people of color, younger and liberal are much more likely to support these demonstrations than those who are white, older and conservative.


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