Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021 The Center Square

Aerospace officials: Georgia should do more to support industry

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia lawmakers are examining ways to maximize the aerospace employment pipeline in the state. Aerospace and aviation executives told a legislative panel Tuesday the state needs to increase awareness to attract students to careers in the billion-dollar industry.


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Sept. 15, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-Betweens

Susan Percy reports, among three recent appointments, Andrew Pinson, a former solicitor general in the state attorney general’s office, is Gov. Brian Kemp’s choice to fill the vacancy on the state Court of Appeals. Pinson is a Georgia native who earned his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Georgia.


Sept. 15, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mailchimp’s $12B sale shows Atlanta’s tech mettle

Andy Peters reports that the $12 billion sale of Atlanta’s Mailchimp announced this week is one of the biggest ever involving a homegrown tech company and shows the growing strength of Atlanta as a tech hub. Kabbage, an online lender, was acquired by American Express for an undisclosed amount in 2020. The company was valued at more than $1 billion, according to Forbes.



Sept. 15, 2021 German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S.

Two Georgia Trend readers to win tickets to Business Development Conference

Staff reports, for a limited time only, GACC South is giving two Georgia Trend readers a free ticket to the SME Business Development Conference next week Sept. 21 in Atlanta. This daylong conference will allow you to explore a range of topics that will focus on reimagining business in a changed world and provide attendees the chance to connect and build new relationships. Take advantage of the chance to win FREE admission to the conference by filling out this quick survey: Enter soon to secure your spot!


Sept. 15, 2021 Saporta Report

Shake-up at Southwest Airlines ripples over ATL airport’s credit rating

David Pendered reports that the credit rating of Atlanta’s airport hasn’t been changed, but the airport’s vulnerability to outside forces may be a factor Wednesday at a special call meeting of the Atlanta City Council. The outside force is an upheaval in the management of Southwest Airlines.


Sept. 15, 2021 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI News    

DOJ investigating conditions, violence in Georgia prisons

Asia Ashley reports that the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday it has opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of the confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s state prisons. More than 40 suspected or confirmed


Sept. 15, 2021 The Current

Research connects black gill in shrimp to warming climate

Mary Landers reports that shrimpers Jonathan Bennett and his grandfather Johnny “John Boy” Bennett had a good haul aboard the elder man’s trawler the Dora F. out of Brunswick on Monday. A pretty good haul this year to shrimpers like the Bennetts means fewer cases of the parasitic shrimp disease called black gill.


Sept. 15, 2021 Fox 5 Atlanta

Officer’s miscalculation likely cause of shipwreck along Georgia Coast, NTSB report states

Staff reports that the National Transportation Safety Board has released a long-awaited accident report into the capsizing of the South Korean freighter Golden Ray, which is still being removed in pieces from the water off St. Simons Island two years later. The report states a top officer’s errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast.


Sept. 15, 2021 GPB

New Buckhead City Feasibility Study Paints Incomplete Picture Of Proposal

Stephen Fowler reports that a newly released study commissioned by a group seeking to de-annex about 20% of Atlanta for a new Buckhead City says the endeavor would be financially feasible, but the study leaves out logistical, political and other budgetary costs of such a drastic measure.


Sept. 15, 2021 Savannah Morning News

Chatham Elections Board member vacates post to run in Georgia House election

Adam Van Brimmer reports that Antwan Lang resigned from one elected office Thursday in order to run for another. Lang, one of four members of the Chatham County Board of Elections, submitted a de-facto resignation in filing qualifying paperwork for a special election to fill a vacancy in the Georgia House.


Sept. 15, 2021 Rome News-Tribune

GOP challenger files to face Marjorie Taylor Greene in primary

Diane Wagner reports that a Northwest Georgia CEO has filed paperwork to challenge U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in the 14th District Republican primary. Jennifer Strahan said Tuesday she is concerned about the direction the country is headed under President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and she wants to represent the district on committees that help steer.


Sept. 15, 2021 Capitol Beat News

McBath updates constituents on legislative priorities

Dave Williams reports that U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath touted her family-friendly agenda Tuesday evening during a telephone town hall with 6th Congressional District residents. McBath, D-Marietta, cited a list of legislative accomplishments, including a bill President Joe Biden signed earlier this year expanding insurance premium tax credits for Americans who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.


Sept. 15, 2021 Brunswick News

Rep. Carter’s attempt to stop funding teaching of CRT comes up short

Hank Rowland reports that U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-1, fell a handful of votes short of an attempt Monday to derail additional funding for the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the nation’s public schools in grades K-12. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the funding in a 32-23 party-line vote.


Sept. 15, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Buckhead lawmakers oppose leaving Atlanta

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that on the day the Buckhead City Committee released a feasibility study to crunch the numbers on whether an independent Buckhead City could pay its own bills, Buckhead’s own elected leaders told the AJC they’re still opposed to the effort to break the neighborhood away from the City of Atlanta.



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