Georgia Trend Daily – May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 WTOC 11

Army Corps of Engineers says dissolved oxygen injection system successful

Staff reports that the Army Corps of Engineers says the dissolved oxygen system in the Savannah River has passed another major test. The system is important for lessening the environmental impact the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project will have on marine life in the river.


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May 5, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Economic Development Around the State

Christy Simo reports on announcements in Grady, Decatur and Columbia counties and more.



May 5, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

These metro Atlanta companies are making big hires this May

Mary Caldwell reports, looking for a job this spring in metro Atlanta? The local economy is adding jobs as some employers approach their busiest seasons and more people are getting their COVID-19 vaccinations.


May 5, 2021 WSB Radio

Chick-Fil-A donates $500K to Morris Brown College to provide new opportunities for students

Tyisha Fernandes reports that Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A is giving $500,000 to Morris Brown College to encourage a new, diverse generation of leaders in the hospitality industry. They’re also helping to build a new hotel on campus with an instructional space for students.


May 5, 2021 Savannah Morning News

Sen. Ossoff: Savannah harbor deepening still on track for completion by year’s end

Will Peebles reports that U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) visited the Georgia Ports Authority for the first time on Tuesday, where he talked about the importance of securing funding to finish the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The $973 million deepening is on schedule to be completed by end of this year, Ossoff confirmed during his remarks.


May 5, 2021 Rome News Tribune

Loeffler, Cobb Republicans chew on the future of the GOP

Chart Riggall reports, between bites of lamb chops and chicken pot pie, former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and a small group of Cobb County Republicans mulled how the GOP can dominate again in Georgia at the Marietta Diner on Friday. Conceived as a roundtable on Loeffler’s new non-profit Greater Georgia, she was joined by Commissioner JoAnn Birrell; Salleigh Grubbs, the new chair of the Cobb Republican Party, and other local Republicans.


May 5, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Kemp signs business bills in Cobb County ceremony

Dave Williams reports that Gov. Brian Kemp signed a half dozen bills Tuesday aimed at spurring business investment in Georgia. A bill signing ceremony at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce was highlighted by Kemp putting his name to legislation providing tax breaks to several key industries.


May 5, 2021 The Center Square

Kemp signs Georgia probation reform bill

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill Monday that makes it easier for Georgians on probation to seek early termination of their sentences. Senate Bill 105 simplifies the process for early termination for people who have served at least three years on probation and have met certain requirements.


May 5, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia 6th: A retired Army veteran challenges Lucy McBath in competitive suburbs

Greg Bluestein reports that a retired U.S. Army colonel and former Coca-Cola executive entered the race for the competitive suburban 6th Congressional District on Tuesday with a pledge to stick it to “weak-kneed politicians who would rather hug than fight.”


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