Georgia Trend Daily – April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021 Georgia Health News

Employer teamwork boosts vaccine access for Latino community

Andy Miller reports that three rival Georgia carpet companies took a break from their floor-covering competition to focus on a foe that united them: COVID-19. Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries and Engineered Floors collaborated on a COVID vaccination event for the workers at their Dalton-area plants recently.


April 7, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-Betweens

Susan Percy reports that Republican former U.S. Sen. David Perdue has announced he will not be challenging Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock for his seat in 2022. The announcement came just days after Perdue had filed paperwork that indicated he was considering a run.


April 7, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia cardboard makers struggle to keep up with home delivery surge

Christopher Quinn reports that one of the hotter commodities on the market today is not something from the mind of Elon Musk or from Apple’s laboratories. It’s a 150-year-old technology that we still can’t get enough of, thanks to the coronavirus. Corrugated cardboard boxes, both new and used.


April 7, 2021 The Center Square

Economic development roundup: Danimer to invest $700M to expand Georgia operations

Jason Schaumburg reports that biodegradable materials developer and manufacturer Danimer Scientific plans to nearly quadruple its workforce with a $700 million investment to expand operations, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said. Danimer’s project includes a new 2 million-square-foot facility in Bainbridge, where it has been headquartered for more than a decade.


April 7, 2021 Cherokee Tribune

Thompson to run for state labor commissioner

Shannon Ballew reports that State Sen. Bruce Thompson, R-White, has filed a declaration of intent to run for Georgia Labor Commissioner in 2022, he told the Tribune. Thompson represents portions of western Cherokee County, parts of Bartow County and a small section of Cobb County.


April 7, 2021 WABE 90.1

As Georgia Republicans Take Unified Stance, Trump Criticizes ‘Watered-Down’ Voting Law

Emma Hurt reports that nearly two weeks after Georgia Republicans united to pass a controversial new election law, former President Donald Trump is calling it “watered-down.” Trump called the law “better than before” but decried that other “safety measures … were sadly left out.”


April 7, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Georgia candidates line up early for key 2022 elections

Beau Evans reports that the first wave of candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for key Georgia elective offices including lieutenant governor and secretary of state amid bitter partisan battles over the state’s new election law. With roughly 19 months until the November 2022 general election, several Democratic contenders are vying for top seats long held by Republicans, while the state’s incumbent GOP elections chief has already drawn a tough primary challenge after last year’s charged election cycle.


April 7, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Patagonia giving $1 million for voting rights after new Georgia law

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report, call it the anti-boycott. While Major League Baseball it is pulling the All Star Game out of Georgia in protest of the state’s recently passed election law, Patagonia is giving $1 million to groups to push voting access in the state.


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