Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 27, 2020

Nov. 27, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Initial unemployment claims in Georgia increase after weeks-long downward trend

Dave Williams reports that first-time unemployment claims rose in Georgia last week for the first time since early October. Newly jobless Georgians filed 29,088 claims last week, up 9,462 over the previous week, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.


Nov. 27, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

South Fulton CIDs: An Interesting Year

Karen Kirkpatrick reports that South Fulton County offers up a mix of distribution facilities and warehouses filled with the e-commerce goods that are keeping folks stocked as they stay home. The area is also home to historic sites, higher education institutions, small businesses, hotels, restaurants and major tourist destinations.


Nov. 27, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For Georgia’s economy, path for the next few months is precarious

Michael E. Kanell reports, for both CharterUp and the economy at large, the next few months will be a little like steering a damaged vehicle down a dark and winding road toward a bright light in the distance. Success of the company — which connects people who want to charter buses to the companies that lease them — rides with the economy’s ongoing struggle to recover amidst a deadly, deepening pandemic, even as the hope of effective vaccines hover on the horizon.


Nov. 27, 2020 11 Alive

Delta set to launch quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe through new testing initiative

LaPorsche Thomas reports that Delta Air Lines has joined with two other companies to create a coronavirus testing program that will allow travelers to enter Italy without having to quarantine. The major airline partnered with the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to create the new trans-Atlantic testing initiative.


Nov. 27, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Georgia pecan crop back from 2018 hurricane, profit a tough nut to crack

Jill Nolin reports that Georgia pecan growers looked up in their trees earlier this year and liked what they saw: a bounty of young nuts flourishing among the branches. After a run of hard years, the quality and volume of the favorite holiday nut would not disappoint. The same, however, cannot be said for the prices.


Nov. 27, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Plans for luxurious Eastern Wharf development on track months after devastating fire

Katie Nussbaum reports, descending off the Truman Parkway to downtown Savannah, it’s hard not to notice the towering structures taking shape at the Eastern Wharf development. From office, retail and apartments to a new 193-room Hyatt branded hotel, crews remain at work on the $600 million mixed-use project along east President Street.


Nov. 27, 2020 Saporta Report

WRS sells Underground to local owner giving it ‘a ray of hope’

Maria Saporta reports that a relatively unknown local entrepreneur purchased Underground Atlanta Wednesday from South Carolina-based WRS Inc., who has owned Atlanta’s historic center since 2017. Shaneel Lalani, CEO of Billionaires Funding Group, is a retail entrepreneur who has worked in retail his whole life, according to a press release written by the Wilbert Group.


Nov. 27, 2020 WSB Radio

More than 1M people to fly through Atlanta’s airport this weekend amid pandemic

Matt Johnson reports that Dori Rodriguez and Carlos Quinones made it back home to Atlanta in time for Thanksgiving with their children. They spent a few days in Puerto Rico and said they are traveling as safely as possible during the pandemic.


Nov. 27, 2020 Fox 5 Atlanta

State lawmaker prepares legislation for John Lewis statue at U.S. Capitol

Claire Simms reports that a state lawmaker will soon file a resolution in the Georgia House of Representatives to erect a statue of the late Congressman John Lewis at the U.S. Capitol.  “John Lewis is a legend in Georgia and in this country.  His contributions are too great to even mention and he represents Georgia well,” said state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.


Nov. 27, 2020 The Center Square

Four Republican state senators call for special session to review Georgia voting system

Nyamekye Daniel reports that four Republican state senators are calling for a special legislative session to review Georgia’s voting system before the U.S. Senate runoff elections in January. The group of senators urged Gov. Brian Kemp and General Assembly leaders to hold a session to “address structural issues” with the state’s voting system before the Jan. 5 election.


Nov. 27, 2020 WABE 90.1

Lacking Evidence Of Fraud, Calls For Audit Of Signatures On Georgia Absentee Ballots Fizzle

Emil Moffat reports that no evidence has been presented that there was widespread fraud or irregularities with absentee ballots in Georgia in the November election. But that hasn’t stopped supporters of President Donald Trump from calling for an audit of the signatures on absentee ballots.


Nov. 27, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New questions surface about David Perdue’s involvement in stock trades

Tia Mitchell reports that U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s campaign has said for months that he had a hands-off approach to his stock portfolio. However, a report from The New York Times about a federal investigation into Perdue’s trades during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic shows he did have some input on trades made on his behalf.


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