Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 26, 2021
Jan. 26, 2021 Saporta Report
Maria Saporta reports, in a testament to the importance of public health, Georgia Tech will award its prestigious Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, one of the nation’s leading infectious disease experts who is now serving as President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor. The 2021 award is being given to Fauci for his steadfast voice of science, facts, and medical best practice during one of the most significant public health challenges in U.S. history.
Jan. 26, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Anna Bentley reports that just over a month ago, more than 40,000 participants laced up their running shoes and headed out for the AJC Peachtree Road Race, an Atlanta tradition dating back to 1970. But the 2020 version of the 10K – like a lot of things from 2020 – was a little bit different than before.
Jan. 26, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines is bringing 400 pilots back to active status by summer in anticipation of a recovery in travel as the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed. After drastic cuts in flights, Atlanta-based Delta last year put about 1,700 pilots on inactive status on reduced pay.
Jan. 26, 2021 Georgia Ports Authority
Staff reports that the Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 4.68 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in 2020, up 1.8 percent over its 2019 total of 4.59 million. Total cargo crossing all docks in 2020 reached 38.4 million tons.
Jan. 26, 2021 Brunswick News
Gordon Jackson reports, the Federal Aviation Administration is no longer accepting public comments about the proposed spaceport in Camden County, but there is another way for supporters and opponents to comment. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division is accepting comments until March 7 to determine if the proposed Spaceport Camden is consistent with Georgia policies and laws created to manage coastal resources.
Jan. 26, 2021 Georgia Recorder
Ross Williams reports that the late Rep. John Lewis still looms large over Georgia politics. One of the state’s new senators, Jon Ossoff, worked as Lewis’ intern and kicked off his campaign in 2019 with the Congressman at his side.
Jan. 26, 2021 The Center Square
Nyamekye Daniel reports that a group of Democratic lawmakers in Georgia wants more state funding for local jails to improve mental health services and accountability. Reps. Sandra Scott, D-Rex; Kim Schofield, D-Atlanta; and David Wilkerson, D-Powder Springs, held Monday the first of a series of town hall meetings focused on jail reform.
Jan. 26, 2021 Capitol Beat News
Beau Evans reports that state lawmakers plan to bring new legislation aimed at helping victims of human trafficking in Georgia recover from abuse and protect their identities, Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp announced Monday. One bill would change state law to give privacy protections for human-trafficking survivors who want to legally change their names, Marty Kemp said at a news conference. Another bill would let survivors sue their traffickers for damages in civil court.
Jan. 26, 2021 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI
Riley Bunch reports that a North Georgia lawmaker will renew his push for young immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition rates at some Georgia colleges and universities. After the legislation stalled in a Senate committee last session, Republican Rep. Kasey Carpenter of Dalton has said he will refile a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates at some Georgia schools.
Jan. 26, 2021 Clayton News Daily
Alice Queen reports that a U.S. Supreme Court decision that originated in a Clayton County court case has figured prominently in one of President Joe Biden’s first executive orders. On Jan. 20, Biden signed an executive order on preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Jan. 26, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Patricia Murphy, Tia Mitchell and Greg Bluestein report, you can call it an evolution of the “Kemp way.” As the Republican governor prepares for a re-election bid, Brian Kemp has brought on a new team of consultants to shape his campaign.