Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 11, 2021

Oct. 11, 2021 Georgia Historical Society

Georgia Historical Society Names Dan Cathy and Shirley Franklin as 2022 Georgia Trustees

Staff reports that the Office of the Governor and the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) announced that Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, and Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta and civic leader, will be inducted by the Georgia Historical Society and Governor Brian Kemp as the newest Georgia Trustees on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Trustees Gala in Savannah. It is the highest honor the State of Georgia can confer.

Publix Evergreen Bag

Oct. 11, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Publix Offers Grocery Delivery Through Business Partnerships, Powered by Instacart

Julia Robert reports that the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States, Publix employs 225,000 workers and has a proud 90-year history serving communities in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee, now with over 1200 locations. Publix has recently partnered with Instacart to make it even easier to get fresh groceries directly to its customers.

Oct. 11, 2021

Georgia September tax collections up 30% from last year

Staff reports that Georgia’s September net tax collections totaled nearly $2.82 billion for an increase of $655 million, or 30.3 percent, compared to September of last year when net tax collections totaled $2.16 billion. Year-to-date and through the end of one quarter, net tax revenue collections totaled $7.10 billion, for an increase of $903.7 million, or 14.6 percent, compared to FY 2021.


Oct. 11, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia’s big businesses reveal staff — and management — diversity

Matt Kempner reports that Georgia’s biggest companies recently began publicly disclosing what had been closely guarded secrets: details on the racial makeup of their U.S. workforces, including management. The revelations show metro Atlanta’s public corporate powerhouses, from Coca-Cola to Home Depot, generally get whiter higher up the management ladder.

Oct. 11, 2021 Savannah Morning News

Refugee group to help 20 Afghan families resettle in Savannah following U.S. withdrawal

Drew Favakeh reports that Inspiritus, one of the resettlement agencies contracted with the U.S. Department of State to aid asylum seekers, is coordinating the relocation of at least 20 Afghan refugee families to Savannah after the United States withdrew military forces from Afghanistan last month, following a costly two-decade war and leaving 64,000 Afghan people seeking refuge.

Attendees Can Rock Into The Night At Sheila Fest 2021 On October 16 In Jefferson Ga

Oct. 11, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Rockin’ for a cause

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the fifth annual outdoor music festival, Sheila Fest, will be held next weekend, Oct. 16, at the master-planned community Traditions of Braselton. The public is invited to come out and enjoy a variety of local band performances beginning at noon on Saturday.

Oct. 11, 2021 Brunswick News

Rise Risley project receives $100,000 grant

Lauren McDonald reports that a local effort to create a community resource center in Brunswick that will serve the community’s most vulnerable families received a significant show of support last week. The Rise Risley initiative, led by Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority and supported by numerous groups and volunteers, will receive a $100,000 grant through USA Today Network’s “A Community Thrives” program.

Oct. 11, 2021 WABE 90.1

Advocates say federal investment is essential to electrify Georgia’s school bus fleet

Emil Moffat reports that the bipartisan federal infrastructure bill under consideration in the U.S. House could mean billions of dollars for electric school buses. A sizeable federal investment is likely the only way districts in Georgia could afford them.

Oct. 11, 2021 GPB

Atlanta mayoral candidates plead their cases in final stretch before election

Riley Bunch reports, with less than a month before Atlanta’s municipal elections, candidates face the task of swinging undecided voters who, polls show, have a dim view of the city’s future. In a flurry of forums this week, candidates for the top political seat in the city answered questions on topics like how they would combat crime, create affordable housing, bolster public transit and handle the growing Buckhead secession movement.

Oct. 11, 2021 Politico

Georgia election official takes the fight to Trump

Marc Caputo reports that Donald Trump never wastes an opportunity to attack Georgia’s top statewide Republican officeholders for failing to help him overturn the 2020 election results in the key swing state. Brad Raffensperger is the only one who refuses to shut up and take it.

Oct. 11, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Georgia lawmakers set to renew debate over legalized gambling

Dave Williams reports, while the General Assembly gears up for next month’s once-a-decade redrawing of Georgia’s legislative and congressional district maps, lawmakers also will soon renew a much more frequent debate over legalized gambling. Bills that could lead to casinos, pari-mutuel betting on horse racing and/or sports betting in the Peach State will be on the table when the 2022 legislative session convenes in January for the second year of a two-year term.

Oct. 11, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Herschel Walker off to $3.7M fundraising start in 2022 Senate race

Greg Bluestein reports that Republican Herschel Walker has raised $3.7 million since launching his campaign for U.S. Senate about five weeks ago, as GOP donors came off the sidelines to support the former Georgia football star. Walker’s campaign said Monday that it amassed the contributions from nearly 50,000 donors in all 50 states after he entered the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock on Aug. 24.


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