Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 19, 2021

Jan. 19, 2021 Georgia Recorder

King’s words echo in state Capitol as ceremony heralds holiday memorials

Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgia’s top political leaders said Martin Luther King Jr.’s messages from six decades ago still resonate loudly in a tumultuous time of a deadly pandemic, social upheaval caused by racial injustice and American political divisions so extreme that a mob just stormed the U.S. Capitol. The remembrance King’s legacy was offered during Friday’s ceremony at the state Capitol on what would have been the late civil rights leader’s 92nd birthday.


Jan. 19, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia Rises as a Manufacturing Magnet

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, manufacturing is hitting its stride in Georgia. Nearly every week announcements surface about new or expanding facilities, many of them big, recognizable names.


Jan. 19, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tribune News Service

Georgia plant with over 300 employees announces it will close. Here’s what we know

Staff reports that Campbell Soup Company is closing its manufacturing facility in Columbus. The company announced Wednesday plans to close its Columbus operation, known formerly as Tom’s Foods, by spring 2022.


Jan. 19, 2021 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Genuine Parts promotes chief transformation officer to president

Eric Mandel reports, it didn’t take long for William P. Stengel to work his way up the Genuine Parts Co. ladder. The Atlanta-based automotive replacement parts distributor (NYSE: GPS) said its board of directors appointed Stengel as the new company president.


Jan. 19, 2021 Brunswick News

Brunswick Landing Marina earns national recognition

Gordon Jackson reports that the Brunswick Landing Marina has managed to remain a destination amid a pandemic. Despite the challenging year for the travel industry, the landing is in the midst of an expansion project to meet the growing demand for visitors to the Golden Isles.


Jan. 19, 2021 GPB

Georgia Democratic Lawmakers Outline Party’s 2021 Agenda

Stephen Fowler reports that Georgia Democratic lawmakers outlined their priorities for the 2021 legislative session, under the banner of “equity, economy, education and environment.” State Sen. Minority Leader Gloria Butler (D-Stone Mountain) delivered the party’s response to the State of the State on Thursday afternoon.


Jan. 19, 2021 Newnan Times-Herald

Kemp vows changes to citizen’s arrest law

Sarah Fay Campbell reports that Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to make changes to the state’s citizen arrest statute, which he called “a law that is ripe for abuse and enables sinister, evil motives.” Kemp made the announcement during his State of the State address Thursday.


Jan. 19, 2021 Politico

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lays into Twitter after lockout for election fraud claims

Ben Leonard reports, fresh off a temporary Twitter lockout, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene laid into the social media giant on Monday morning, saying God, not Twitter, is “the judge of humanity.” On Sunday, Greene (R-Ga.), who has embraced QAnon, baselessly claimed that the Nov. 3 election in Georgia had been “stolen” in a tweet that was restricted by Twitter “due to a risk of violence,” among other restricted tweets posted on Sunday.


Jan. 19, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The issues that could dominate Georgia’s 2021 legislative session

Bria Felicien reports that Georgia lawmakers were in session for four days last week and will return January 26. In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC statehouse reporter Maya T. Prabhu discuss the first few days of the session and the topics that could become the biggest stories of the session as well as the first week of the session.


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