Georgia Trend Daily – May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021 Fox 5 Atlanta

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations, says return to normal service will take ‘several days’

Megan Ziegler and Kelly Hayes report that Colonial Pipeline said Wednesday it has restarted operations after being hit by a cyberattack last week, leading to long lines at gas stations in the Southeast, but said it will take “several days” for its delivery supply chain to return to normal.


May 13, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Economy: Jobs Recovery

Jeffrey Humphreys writes, Georgia will fully recover the jobs lost to the COVID-19 recession much faster than it recovered jobs lost to either the 2001 recession or the Great Recession. Of course, the jobless recoveries that followed those recessions set a low bar.


May 13, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A facing national shortages at meal time

Matt Kempner reports, it’s not just gasoline that some Americans may have to do without. Chick-fil-A is cautioning customers that it is facing shortages of some items, particularly sauces.


May 13, 2021

Wittek Industries Expands Manufacturing Operations to Lyons, Georgia

Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Wittek Industries has invested $1.5 million in expanding their manufacturing operations to Lyons, Georgia. Wittek Industries is a leading golf course supply company that sells their products to driving ranges, golf courses, miniature golf courses, and pro shops.


May 13, 2021 Covington News

Neely Farms project could generate $350 million economic impact in Covington

Taylor Beck reports that a mixed-used development project underway in Covington could create a more than $350 million impact in Newton County. Phil Johnson, a local attorney who represents Neely Farms Family Limited Partnership LLLP, said that figure was a rough, yet conservative estimation for Neely Farms, located at 9135 Martin Luther King Ave.


May 13, 2021 Saporta Report

Atlanta one of five regions chosen to host program to help workers find good jobs

David Pendered reports that a new program in metro Atlanta aims to help folks without college-grad backgrounds get good jobs. The the effort is part of a national partnership of more than 30 entities that includes the Atlanta Fed, Goodwill of North Georgia, Rework America Alliance, IBM, Google, the National Urban League and the AFL-CIO.


May 13, 2021

E-Mobility Charging System Leader Heliox to Open North American Headquarters in Atlanta

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Heliox, a global leader in producing e-mobility charging systems, will establish their North American headquarters in Atlanta. The company’s Georgia expansion will create more than 70 clean-energy jobs in the region within the next year.


May 13, 2021 WABE 90.1

After ‘Water Wars’ Ruling, A Revived Push For States To Share

Molly Samuel, Rob Diaz de Villegas and Stan Ingold report that Florida, Georgia and Alabama have been arguing for decades over water. Florida and Alabama accuse Georgia of using too much of it. Even now that a major case in the 30-year fight ended earlier this year, with the U.S. Supreme Court siding with Georgia, the disagreements are far from resolved.


May 13, 2021 Brunswick News

State offering lottery for water bottom leasing for shellfish production

Staff reports that the state is now accepting applications for a lottery that will determine the recipients of three subtidal water bottom leases for exclusive commercial shellfish production. The Coastal Resources Division of the state Department of Natural Resources says the water bottoms leases shall primarily be used for the purpose of intensive mariculture of Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) using floating gear.


May 13, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Delay in filing deadlines sends Georgia tax revenues soaring

Dave Williams reports that Georgia tax collections soared 52.4% last month compared to April of last year, a huge increase attributed more to changes in state tax filing deadlines than a burst of economic activity. Tax revenues rose by $963.7 million in April to more than $2.80 billion, compared to almost $1.84 billion in April 2020.


May 13, 2021 Washington Post

Rep. Greene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing New York congresswoman to raise security concerns

Marianna Sotomayor reports that Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene aggressively confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday and falsely accused her of supporting “terrorists,” leading the New York congresswoman’s office to call on leadership to ensure that Congress remains “a safe, civil place for all Members and staff.”


May 12, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rep. Andrew Clyde downplays Jan. 6 as “no insurrection” in U.S. House hearing

Tia Mitchell reports that Georgia U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde said the people who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 were as docile as tourists and no insurrection occurred that day, drawing a rebuke from the lieutenant governor and derision on late-night TV and cable news. Clyde, R-Athens, made his controversial remarks during Wednesday’s hearing about the Capitol riot, held by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.


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