Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 13, 2020
Oct. 13, 2020 GPB
Staff reports that the Secretary of State’s office said more than 126,000 Georgians have cast their ballots so far on the first day of in-person early voting — with thousands more still in line around the Metro Atlanta area. That turnout is far above the 90,000 who voted on the first day of early voting in 2016.
Oct. 13, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Staff reports that Georgia’s businesses came into 2020 with a record generation of $515.5 billion in total revenue in 2019. It should go a long way toward keeping the state’s economy healthy into the uncertain future. This year has been one for the books – and we’re all ready for that book to close.
Oct. 13, 2020 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Mark Rice reports that a $600,000 fundraising campaign has been launched to help create a medical clinic in Harris County and help plug the local healthcare gap. The project is a public-private partnership among the Harris County Board of Commissioners, Harris County School District, Mercer Medicine and community leaders.
Oct. 13, 2020 Savannah Morning News
Staff reports that Queensborough National Bank & Trust recently broke ground on a new location in Pooler. The new branch at 1559 Pooler Parkway will be the 27th staffed location for the bank.
Oct. 13, 2020 Georgia Health News
Andy Miller reports, thanks to a $200 million donation, the new hospital being built by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will be named the Arthur M. Blank Hospital. The naming gift for the $1.5 billion Brookhaven project came from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.
Oct. 13, 2020 Newnan Times-Herald
Capital Square 1031, a sponsor of Delaware statutory trust offerings for section 1031, has purchased the Promenade at Newnan Crossing, a local 298-unit multifamily property. The firm purchased the property for $65.8 million from joint venture partners PointOne Holdings, Batson-Cook Development Company, and Novare Group.
Oct. 13, 2020 Albany Herald
Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday the agency’s procurement department has been awarded the prestigious 25th annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2020 from the National Procurement Institute Inc. The AEP Award is earned by public and nonprofit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence.
Oct. 13, 2020 Dalton Daily Citizen-News, CNHI
Riley Bunch reports, the Nov. 3 general election, Georgians not only get to vote in several high-stakes races, but down ballot, they have an opportunity to weigh in on government fees, lawsuit protections for the state and tax breaks for some charities. Two proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution are on the ballot after passing both chambers in the General Assembly during the last legislative session with the required two-thirds approval.
Oct. 13, 2020 Georgia Recorder
Daniel C. Vock reports that the congressional races in the northern Atlanta suburbs this November could determine whether Democrats can solidify their majority in the U.S. House — or even add to it. In their efforts to win Georgia’s 6th and 7th congressional districts, Democrats are taking the fight to traditionally Republican territory.
Oct. 13, 2020 WABE 90.1
Molly Samuel reports that Georgia Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue says he realizes the climate is changing, but in a debate on Monday he stopped short of acknowledging that human activities are causing the changes. Perdue also didn’t offer ways to address climate change, instead focusing on criticizing the proposal known as the Green New Deal.
Oct. 13, 2020 Capitol Beat News
Beau Evans reports, will the balance of power shift in the Georgia state legislature following the highly anticipated general election on Nov. 3? For the first time in nearly two decades, Georgia Democratic leaders believe they have a real shot at wresting control of the state House of Representatives, which has been in Republican hands since 2005.
Oct. 13, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Greg Bluestein reports that President Donald Trump will headline a rally in Macon on Friday as his campaign races to stave off Democratic efforts to capture the state for the first time in nearly three decades. The Republican will speak at a 7 p.m. event at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport, the same spot where he headlined a pre-election rally for Gov. Brian Kemp in 2018.