Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 30, 2020

Nov. 30, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Georgia replaces Iowa as center of political universe

Jewell Wicker reports that Georgia is taking center stage in the American political theater, closing out a year that began with Iowans basking in their familiar role as the focus of intense media saturation and front porch candidate campaign pitches. Georgia doesn’t typically dominate the national political spotlight, since the GOP has a long statewide win streak that makes results predictable and the timing of its elections tend to water down the stakes in the grand scheme.



Nov. 30, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Gwinnett Chamber honors small businesses

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that at the Gwinnett Chamber’s recent Small Business Awards program, 11 recipients were honored for their best business practices and entrepreneurial spirit. According to President and CEO Nick Masino, more than 90% of the Gwinnett Chamber’s 2,200 members have 50 or fewer employees, making small businesses the engines of the county’s economy.


Nov. 30, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS volunteers use logistics know-how to aid during times of crises

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Craig Arnold works as a sales executive for UPS, based in Sandy Springs. But, a couple of years ago, he found himself in the Caribbean, helping to organize food distribution after Hurricane Irma barreled through the Virgin Islands.


Nov. 30, 2020 Gainesville Times

ID of company HQ still a mystery

Jeff Gill reports that a public hearing is set for Dec. 17 on a proposed rezoning for an 848,200-square-foot office/headquarters and distribution warehouse on Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 near Interstate 985’s Exit 14. Few details are known about the project in Flowery Branch, particularly the company behind the nearly 800-acre development.


Nov. 30, 2020 | Daily Report

COVID-19 Claims Former Georgia Chief Justice George Carley

Jonathan Ringel reports that the Supreme Court of Georgia announced Friday that former Chief Justice George Carley died from COVID-19 Thursday night. He was 82. Carley served on the Court of Appeals of Georgia from 1979 until 1993, and then served on the high court from 1993 until he retired at the end of 2012.


Nov. 30, 2020 The Center Square

Georgia roads rank 26th in U.S., report says

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia’s highway system ranked 26th in the nation for its cost-effectiveness and condition in Reason Foundation’s 25th Annual Highway Report. The Reason Foundation, a libertarian think-tank, evaluated state-controlled highways’ conditions in 13 categories, including pavement condition, traffic congestion, structurally deficient bridges, traffic fatalities and spending per mile.


Nov. 30, 2020 11 Alive

Gov. Kemp to discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans at nursing homes

Jason Bateman reports, with a COVID-19 vaccine in sight, plans are underway on how it will be distributed across the state. Gov. Brian Kemp announced that he will hold a roundtable discussion on Monday with nursing home administrators to talk about the “distribution in the coming weeks.”


Nov. 30, 2020 Saporta Report

ATL renters, homeowners: Harvard report portrays two distinct financial realities

David Pendered reports that metro Atlanta, homeowners and renters are living in two completely different financial realities. The coronoavirus pandemic has only widened the divide, according to the latest edition of Harvard University’s annual report, The State of the Nation’s Housing.


Nov. 30, 2020 GPB

Trump on Kemp: ‘I’m ashamed that I endorsed him’

Sarah Rose and Ga. Today Staff report that President Donald Trump on Sunday took aim at Gov. Brian Kemp, blasting Georgia’s governor for “doing absolutely nothing” to help him in the presidential recount and saying, “I’m ashamed that I endorsed him.” Trump made the comments to Fox News in his first live interview in weeks.


Nov. 30, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As Georgia Republicans aim to unite, Trump’s ‘rigged’ claims drive a wedge

Greg Bluestein reports that at a gun range in North Georgia, Republicans roared in applause Saturday as once-bitter rivals Doug Collins and Kelly Loeffler shook hands and then embraced over their shared determination to keep the U.S. Senate in GOP control in Jan. 5 runoffs.

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