Georgia Trend Daily – Aug. 30, 2021

Aug. 30, 2021 Newnan Times-Herald

Aircraft maintenance company to bring 25 jobs to Coweta

Staff reports that Hale Aircraft, Inc. has announced plans to move its operation to Coweta County, committing to a $5 million investment and the creation of 25 jobs. Hale is an aircraft maintenance company that provides engine testing, engine overhaul and repair and engine leasing among other specialized services in the business jets segment.


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Aug. 30, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Workforce training for Georgia high school students

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) have collaborated to clear the way for high school students to receive TCSG college credits for four in-demand career pathways. Statewide articulation agreements between TCSG and GaDOE are now in effect for students who wish to pursue welding, patient care, cloud computing and automotive service technology careers.


Aug. 30, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. regulators may increase oversight at Georgia nuclear project

Matt Kempner reports that federal regulators say they are considering increasing oversight of Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle, a long-troubled and deeply delayed project that threatens to saddle Georgians with billions of dollars in cost overruns. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday released its findings from a special inspection conducted earlier in the summer at the project south of Augusta.


Aug. 30, 2021 Saporta Report 

Piedmont Healthcare now covers 85 percent of Georgians, expansion to continue

David Pendered reports that Piedmont Healthcare’s service area now covers about 85 percent of Georgians, following its acquisition Aug. 1 of four hospitals through a sale to be funded with $1 billion of debt, according to a report from Moody’s Investors Service. These acquisitions combine with Piedmont’s existing network to set the stage for continued expansion, analysts wrote in a rating action released Aug. 16.


Aug. 30, 2021

Ambassador: As Barriers Arise, Swiss-U.S. Relationship Shows Benefits of Free, Fair Trade

Trevor Williams reports, to Jacques Pitteloud, debates about the merits of globalization have their place, but the case for Swiss-American trade cooperation is closed. “It’s one of this really clear-cut cases of mutually beneficial relationships,” said Mr. Pitteloud, Switzerland’s ambassador to the United States, who visited Atlanta this week with a quick, eclectic itinerary.


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Aug. 30, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Digitization grants awarded to eight Georgia institutions

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a University System of Georgia virtual library initiative, has awarded eight institutions – and nine projects – grants of up to $7,500 to digitize historical resources. The goal of the grants is to make these oral, photographic and printed resources available online for free.


Aug. 30, 2021 Albany Herald

ABAC Migrant Education Program receives $410,000 in funding

Staff reports that the Migrant Education Program Consortium at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College recently received Department of Education funding in the amount of $410,000 for Fiscal Year 2022. Scott Pierce, ABAC’s director of sponsored programs, said the Migrant Education Program is a Title I-C, federally funded program designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.


Aug. 30, 2021 Georgia Health News

Covid data disappearing in Georgia, other states despite latest surge

Andy Miller reports that two state government websites in Georgia recently stopped posting updates on Covid-19 cases in prisons and long-term care facilities, just as the dangerous delta variant was taking hold. Data has been disappearing recently in other states as well.


Aug. 30, 2021 Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to travel the country

Diane Wagner reports that Northwest Georgia U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was in Florida on Friday to headline an event, following appearances the previous week at the Iowa State Fair. The Rome Republican has also attended House sessions in Washington, D.C., but she did get home this month.


Aug. 30, 2021 GPB

At GOP Fish Fry, Georgia Republican Candidates Break Bread And Brace For Tough Primaries

Stephen Fowler reports, in the world of political sports metaphors, primary elections are like scrimmages, where teammates face off to decide who gets to suit up and make the starting lineup. But especially after Republicans lost the White House and both U.S. Senate seats, former Gov. Sonny Perdue said it’s important to remember they all play for the same team.


Aug. 30, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hundreds rally in Atlanta to support federal voting rights legislation

David Wickert reports that hundreds of people marched in Atlanta on Saturday to support federal voting rights legislation — the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle over U.S. election laws. Outside the King Center, supporters called on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — named for the Atlanta civil rights leader and congressman who died last year.


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