Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 9, 2021

Sept. 9, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Georgia tax collections robust in August

Dave Williams reports that the economic impact of the surging delta variant of COVID-19 has yet to be felt in Georgia. Tax collections in the Peach State rose by 12.7% last month compared to August of last year, the state Department of Revenue reported Wednesday. Revenues are up 6.2% for the first two months of fiscal 2022, which began July 1.


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Sept. 9, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

WANTED: Young idea generators

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the nonprofit GeorgiaForward, which engages young professionals to generate ideas that will help improve communities across the state, is seeking civic-minded individuals ages 25 to 41 for its next Young Gamechangers class. More than leadership training, Young Gamechangers is an action program aimed at making a tangible impact in select communities.


Sept. 9, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Georgia airports facing significant funding deficit

Dave Williams reports that Georgia airports need $1.3 billion for projects including runway extensions and terminal improvements, Carol Comer, director of the state Department of Transportation’s Intermodal Division, said Wednesday. That need translates to $411 million a year for commercial and general aviation airports that receive only about $68 million a year in combined state and federal funding, Comer told members of a legislative study committee the General Assembly created this year to look for ways to secure enough funds to ensure growth in Georgia’s aviation industry.


Sept. 9, 2021 The Center Square

Georgia experiences $11M increase in airport income

Nyamekye Daniel reports that the economic impact of Georgia’s airports increased by more than 18% over nearly a decade, data shows. Travis Vallin, the vice president of aviation construction planning firm Jviation, presented the data Wednesday to the General Assembly’s Joint Study Committee on Airport Infrastructure & Improvements.


Sept. 9, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta City Council passes police, fire training center proposal

J.D. Capelouto and Anjali Huynh report that the Atlanta City Council gave the green light Wednesday night to the construction of a new police and fire training center on forested land that was once home to the old Atlanta prison farm, signing off on a controversial proposal that has engulfed City Hall for weeks.


Sept. 9, 2021

Gov. Kemp Announces Bioplastics Company to Open Facility in Savannah, Creating Over 100 Jobs

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Wednesday that bioplastics company NANTRenewables, a subsidiary of NantWorks, will invest up to $29 million to build a manufacturing facility at SeaPoint Industrial Terminal Complex in Savannah. This venture will create 134 manufacturing jobs in Chatham County.


Sept. 9, 2021 Newnan Times-Herald

Brent Scarbrough to relocate to Newnan-Coweta Airport

Staff reports that Brent Scarbrough and Company will move its headquarters from Fayetteville to the Newnan-Coweta County Airport. The company is looking to fill a wide range of positions including equipment operators, truck drivers, equipment technicians and mechanics.


Sept. 9, 2021 Georgia Health News

Lead contaminated Atlanta neighborhood may be put on federal cleanup priority list

Andy Miller reports that the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add a westside Atlanta area that’s contaminated with lead to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL), which would allow more federal funding for clean-up. The Superfund program, created in 1980, has the responsibility of identifying dangerously polluted sites around the nation, cleaning them up and, when possible, holding polluters financially accountable.


Sept. 9, 2021 Brunswick News

Nonprofit maintains focus on dredging issue

Lauren McDonald reports that One Hundred Miles is continuing to monitor and oppose any attempt to eliminate seasonal limitations on dredging projects in the harbors of Savannah and Brunswick. The limitations, the environmental nonprofit says, protect sea turtles and other marine life from being harmed by hopper dredges.


Sept. 9, 2021 GPB

Trump’s Rally Likely To Highlight Tension In State GOP

Riley Bunch reports that former President Donald Trump will be in Georgia later this month for a rally in Perry. The Sept. 25 event is likely to drum up drama in the state’s Republican Party. The Sept. 25 event is likely to drum up drama in the state’s Republican Party.


Sept. 9, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Biden’s allies promote his agenda to Black Georgians in ad blitz

Greg Bluestein reports that President Joe Biden’s allies are stepping up their efforts to defend his agenda in Georgia with a new ad campaign aimed at the Black voters who fueled the Democratic victories in November’s election and January’s Senate runoffs. The pro-Biden outside group Building Back Together on Thursday launched a digital and radio ad campaign targeting voters of color with messages touting the $3.5 trillion social policy proposal that is pending in Congress.


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