Georgia Trend Daily – April 26, 2021

April 26, 2021 Metro Atlanta CEO

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Loses Title of ‘Busiest’ for Passengers in the World After 22 Years

Staff reports that Airports Council International (ACI) released its preliminary world airport traffic rankings today, listing Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) as the busiest passenger traffic airport in the United States and busiest in the world based on operations.  Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport in southeast China was named busiest passenger airport in the world in 2020, moving ATL out of the top ranking for the first time since 1998.

 

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April 26, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia Tech alum swings into late-career resurgence

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that Stewart Cink, who played on the Georgia Tech golf team in the early 1990s, is leading the pack this season on the PGA Tour. The 47-year-old winner of the 2009 British Open calls Georgia home and plays out of the TPC Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth.

 

April 26, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia poised to seize big role in electric vehicle industry

Andy Peters reports that big changes are coming to the auto industry. Right now, only 3% of all vehicles worldwide are powered by electricity, according to the International Energy Agency. But by 2030, according to one estimate, the number of electric vehicles will climb from 8.5 million to 116 million, accounting for about 60% of all passenger vehicle miles traveled worldwide.

 

April 26, 2021 Savannah Morning News

Generations of Black Savannah farmers show resilience

Latrice Williams reports that most 5-year-olds would have nothing to do with manual labor. A day on their bikes, playing with friends or climbing trees would be more reasonable. But strolling through peanut fields to assist his father, a former sharecropper, gave Joe King an invigorating feeling that hasn’t died.

 

April 26, 2021 Brunswick News

Campaign encourages consumers to ‘Eat Local, Not Lobster’

Lauren McDonald reports that a new campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks facing North Atlantic right whales and to educate Georgians about the wide-reaching impact their consumer choices can have. One Hundred Miles, Glynn Environmental Coalition, St. Marys Earthkeepers and The Dolphin Project recently launched the “Eat Local, Not Lobster” campaign, which most directly targets Coastal Georgia residents and visitors.

 

April 26, 2021 Emory University

New Emory Telehealth EMS program aims to improve rural Georgia emergency care

Catherine Morrow reports, in 14 rural counties, Georgians who need emergency medical care will have access to Emory doctors and specialists even before they reach a local hospital through a new telehealth initiative. The Emory Rural Tele-EMS Network (ER-TEMS) will work with the South Georgia division of Grady EMS in cooperation with local rural hospitals.

 

April 26, 2021 Saporta Report

Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building certified as a ‘Living Building’

Maria Saporta reports, it’s official. The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is one of the greenest buildings in the world. Georgia Tech announced on Earth Day that the Kendeda Building on its campus has earned the “Living Building Challenge” certification version 3.1) for being “net positive” with its use of energy and water.

 

April 26, 2021 All On Georgia

Georgia Historic Preservation Division Adding Four Properties to the National Register of Historic Places

Staff reports, as part of the Department of Community Affairs, the Historic Preservation Division announced the addition of four new properties to the National Register of Historic Places. The achievement now brings the number of Georgia National Register Listing to eight in 2021.

 

April 26, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Biden to visit Atlanta on 100th day in office amid election laws debate

Beau Evans reports that President Joe Biden plans to visit Atlanta next Thursday, marking his 100th day in office. It will be the second time Biden travels to Georgia since taking office in January, following his win over former President Donald Trump in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election by 11,779 votes.

 

April 26, 2021 Georgia Recorder

As blue wave washes over Cobb, push to carve out new cities gains steam

Ross Williams reports, when DeAnna Harris was looking for a new Cobb County home, she wanted someplace private, but not too far from amenities. Harris and other west Cobb residents say they are concerned that the county commission, which recently flipped to Democratic control for the first time in decades, will allow more dense development, destroying their more rural way of life.

 

April 26, 2021 GPB

Georgia’s Voting Law Starts Political Food Fight

Tiffany Griffith reports that one of the most talked-about aspects of Georgia’s election reform is the rule restricting how food and drink can be shared with people waiting in line to cast a ballot. The idea is that food could be used almost like a bribe for a vote. An international charity that fed voters in the last election cycle said the law gets it all wrong.

 

April 26, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: How badly do Sonny Perdue’s allies want him overseeing Georgia’s universities?

Greg Bluestein, Tia Mitchell and Patricia Murphy report, how badly do the powers-that-be want Sonny Perdue to be the next chancellor of Georgia’s higher education system? We could soon find out. The former governor is still being seriously considered for the high-profile position overseeing Georgia’s public colleges and universities.

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