Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 19, 2020

Nov. 19, 2020

Dongwon Tech Corporation to Open Advanced Manufacturing Plant, Sales Office in Hall County

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp on Nov. 18 announced that Dongwon Tech Corporation, a supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts and CR/DR systems, will invest $700,000 in opening an advanced manufacturing facility and sales office in Hall County, delivering 40 jobs to the Gainesville area.


Nov. 19, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia Trustees named

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, the Savannah-based Georgia Historical Society (GHS) has chosen its 2021 Trustees – two Georgians whose accomplishments and community service are examples of the organization’s highest ideals. The newest Trustees are David Abney, former CEO of United Parcel Service who is a respected business leader and philanthropist, and trailblazing entrepreneur and community leader Juanita Baranco, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Baranco Automotive Group.


Nov. 19, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delta extends middle seat blocking policy

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines will extend its policy of blocking middle seats through March 30, the carrier announced Wednesday. Most other major airlines have stopped blocking middle seats, while Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta, plans to on Dec. 1.


Nov. 19, 2020 Savannah Morning News

United Way receives donation from Gulfstream Aerospace

Staff reports that United Way of the Coastal Empire is $1.5 million closer to its 2020 fundraising goal thanks to a donation from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. With the $1,533,840 gift from Gulfstream, UWCE is now 93% of the way toward its $8 million goal.


Nov. 19, 2020 Saporta Report

Fulton rolls out welcome mat for Microsoft data center

Maggie Lee reports that Tech giant Microsoft is eyeballing Palmetto for a data center — and maybe another one nearby. A Fulton board voted to welcome said data center with a property tax break worth $14.5 million over 10 years. If Microsoft comes to Palmetto, the data center would employ about 20 people at a site along Johnson Road just west of Interstate 85.


Nov. 19, 2020

Georgia Bucks International Student Decline, but Spending Falls as Pandemic’s Toll Looms

Trevor Williams reports that Georgia bucked a rare national decline as its international student population grew 2.7 percent to 24,265 over the previous year, though their spending fell and early surveys suggested the pandemic will significantly dent next year’s totals.


Nov. 19, 2020 WABE 90.1

As Census Bureau Goes Over Collected Data, Georgia Researchers Hope For An Accurate Count

Roxanne Scott reports, as the Census Bureau double-checks the data it collected this year for the 2020 count, researchers in Georgia hope that it’s as accurate as possible. For Georgians who didn’t fill out the census or answer when a door knocker came by, the bureau fills out that information through records from the IRS or Social Security.


Nov. 19, 2020 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI

Congressional leaders call ICE to halt deportation of detainees involved in Irwin County center abuse investigations

Riley Bunch reports that Congressional leaders said this week immigrants who allege they were subjected to forced hysterectomies at a Georgia detention center must not be deported by ICE.  A coalition of congressional committees has called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to halt the deportation of any detainees involved in multiple pending investigations into medical maltreatment at the Irwin County Detention Center.


Nov. 19, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Georgia’s election audit shrinks Biden lead, outcome remains same

Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is set to release Thursday the results of a closely watched statewide audit of the 5 million ballots cast in the presidential election. About 20 county election offices worked into Wednesday evening to try to meet the midnight deadline for verifying the accuracy of an election that still has Democrat Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump by nearly 12,800 votes in a state that has not backed a Democratic presidential candidate in almost three decades.


Nov. 19, 2020 GPB

Georgia’s U.S. Senate Runoff Could Determine Fate Of Mine Near Okefenokee

Emily Jones reports that the results of Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff could help determine the future of a controversial plan to mine for titanium near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, representatives of environmental groups said Tuesday. They spoke at a virtual news conference announcing the Georgia Water Coalition’s annual Dirty Dozen list, which again named the proposed mine among leading threats to Georgia waterways.


Nov. 19, 2020 New York Times

With Senate Control Hanging in Balance, ‘Crazytown’ Cash Floods Georgia

Shane Goldmacher reports, with two Georgia runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate, and much of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s ability to enact a Democratic agenda, are already drawing enormous sums of cash, with more than $125 million pouring into the state in only two weeks.


Nov. 19, 2020 Politico

Republicans paint Raphael Warnock as a religious radical

Maya King reports that Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock has made his faith a defining element of his candidacy. The GOP aims to make it his fatal flaw.


Nov. 19, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Recount finds thousands of Georgia votes missing from initial counts

Mark Niesse and David Wickert report that the vote recount in Georgia is expected to confirm the election results, as intended. But it also exposed flaws in voting systems that almost resulted in some ballots being overlooked.

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