Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 1, 2020

Radial, Inc. to Invest $40 Million in E-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Locust Grove, Henry Co., Create 344 Jobs

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that international e-commerce company Radial, Inc. will invest $40 million in opening a new fulfillment center in Locust Grove, Georgia, creating 344 full-time job opportunities and more than 1,000 seasonal opportunities in Southeast metro Atlanta.


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Oct. 1, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

2020 40 Under 40

Staff reports, it’s been 24 years since Georgia Trend’s inaugural 40 Under 40, and each year the winners continue to leave us awed and inspired.  That’s especially true during this troubling year, as many in this group of young leaders are working to keep our economy afloat and our citizens healthy.


Oct. 1, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia Power ends pandemic moratorium on collecting bill payments

Matt Kempner reports that Georgia Power’s moratorium on disconnecting homes for non-payment has ended, even as the pandemic rolls on. Beginning this month, 132,000 customers of the state’s dominant power company must begin paying down past-due balances that built up during the economic distress caused by pandemic.


Oct. 1, 2020 Valdosta Daily News, CNHI

Kemp extends COVID-19 restrictions, public health emergency

Riley Bunch reports that Gov. Brian Kemp extended the state’s COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday, as latest White House report dubbed the state finally out of the “red zone” in its fight against coronavirus. In a new executive order, Kemp extended current restrictions on businesses and gatherings through Oct. 15.


Oct. 1, 2020 Rome News-Tribune

Southeastern Mills to expand logistics center in Rome

Staff reports that Southeastern Mills announced late Wednesday it will start work on a 90,000-square-foot expansion of its Center for Superior Logistics in the Floyd County Industrial Park. The company awarded the contract to Cedartown-based E.A. Benefield, who will use local and regional subcontracts when possible.


Oct. 1, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Hundreds of buildings being eyed for possible renaming on Georgia college campuses

Beau Evans reports that an advisory group mulling whether to rename buildings and academic colleges on the University System of Georgia’s 26 campuses has whittled down to a list of 840 buildings and nearly 40 college and university names for further research. Albany State University President Marion Ross Fredrick, who chairs the advisory group, said at a meeting Wednesday the group had culled those names from more than 3,000 buildings that dot Georgia’s university system.


Oct. 1, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Tell us what you think

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.


Oct. 1, 2020 GPB, Capitol Beat News

UGA Satellite Set To Launch Thursday

Dave Williams reports that an Antares rocket scheduled for launch Thursday night from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will carry a small research satellite developed by students at the University of Georgia. The SPOC, short for Spectral Ocean Color, will monitor the health of coastal ecosystems from space.


Oct. 1, 2020 Saporta Report

Air quality a concern in effort to halt quarry proposed along Chattahoochee River

David Pendered reports that the proposed rock quarry along the Chattahoochee River in Carroll County is slated to emit particles into the atmosphere during its operations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if allowed to open on a site across the river from south Fulton County.


Oct. 1, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Democratic candidate withdraws from Georgia Senate race leaving State Sen. Ben Watson unopposed

Staff reports that State Sen. Ben Watson is assured of another term in the Georgia General Assembly as challenger Kerri McGinty has dropped out of the Nov. 3 general election. McGinty, a Whitemarsh Island resident, captured the Democratic primary in June, running unopposed.


Oct. 1, 2020 Gainesville Times

On the issues: Emory Dunahoo vs. Leigh Miller for state House District 30

Jeff Gill reports that Emory Dunahoo believes lawmakers could work in the next legislature to tweak laws concerning certificates of need that hospitals seek to expand services and facilities. Leigh Miller favors expanding Medicaid.


Oct. 1, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Republican abandons longshot challenge to Loeffler in Georgia

Greg Bluestein reports that Georgia’s wild U.S. Senate special election just lost its first candidate. A. Wayne Johnson dropped out of the 21-candidate contest on Thursday and endorsed U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, though his decision came so close to the November vote that his name will remain on ballots.


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