Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 13, 2021

Oct. 13, 2021

E-Waste Recycling Company Igneo Technologies to Open First U.S. Facility at SeaPoint in the Port of Savannah

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that e-waste recycling company Igneo Technologies will invest $85 million in opening its first U.S. electronics recycling facility at the Port of Savannah. This is expected to create at least 150 jobs in Chatham County once Igneo is fully operational.

Oct. 13, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

State of Mind: Autumn of Our Discontent

Susan Percy writes, my view of fall as a time of renewal and revitalization is being challenged this year, and I suspect I’m not alone in feeling that way. Despite what the calendar says, I’ve always thought of autumn as the beginning of a new year – a mindset no doubt left over from years of back-to-school activities.

Oct. 13, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

‘Sugar Bowl’ among plans to bring hundreds of apartments to Gwinnett city

Tyler Wilkens reports that mixed-use development continues to be a hot prospect in the downtown area of Sugar Hill, a small Gwinnett city of 25,000 residents seeing a wave of new growth. City Council granted rezoning requests during a Monday meeting for two mixed-use developments that will add nearly 600 apartments and townhomes to the city over the next few years.

Oct. 13, 2021 WABE 90.1

CEO says supply chain issues show no signs of ending, leading companies to get creative

Emil Moffat reports that supplies to build a house, manufacture a car and even some holiday gifts may not be available at the moment because of ongoing supply chain issues. Pervinder Johar is CEO of Blume Global, a supply chain technology company with offices here in Atlanta.

Oct. 13, 2021 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Meet the Columbus woman on the prestigious Georgia Trend 40 under 40 list

Tim Rice reports, the Columbus resident is among the state’s top emerging community leaders, according to Georgia Trend magazine’s inclusion of her on its annual “40 Under 40” list. Raveeta Addison Moore, 38, a project manager for Global Payments company TSYS in Columbus, began her career with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Columbus State University in 2017.

Oct. 13, 2021 Rome News-Tribune

Redmond names Karen Steely as chief operating officer

Staff reports that Karen Steely has been named as the chief operating officer at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She will oversee the operations of assigned clinical and non-clinical departments, ensuring that objectives and results align with the overall needs of the hospital.

Oct. 13, 2021 Augusta Chronicle

University-Piedmont merger worth more than $1 billion to Augusta, report says

Tom Corwin reports that the merger of University Hospital with Piedmont Healthcare would provide more than $1 billion of benefit to the Augusta community, a consulting company told University’s boards on Thursday. The boards voted to accept the Fair Market Value assessment of the deal, which clears the way for it to be submitted to the Georgia Attorney General’s office for review.

Oct. 13, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Kevin Curtin to join Georgia EMC as senior VP

Dave Williams reports that a longtime telecom lobbyist at the Georgia Capitol is joining Georgia Electric Membership Corp. (EMC). Kevin Curtin will become the utility’s senior vice president of government relations on Oct. 20.

Oct. 13, 2021 Georgia Recorder

Public college tenure changes headed for vote despite professor protests

Ross Williams reports that Georgia’s tenured public college professors could soon face more scrutiny if they want to keep their titles, but some professors say planned changes to the state’s post-tenure review system will cause talented academics to look for jobs in other states. A Georgia Board of Regents committee Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the way the state’s approximately 7,500 tenured professors are evaluated.

Oct. 13, 2021 Marietta Daily Journal

‘We need to get to that plus side’: Cupid asks businesses for help in creating a winning transit tax

Hunter Riggall reports that Lisa Cupid asked business leaders Tuesday for their input as Cobb County crafts a platform for a new mobility sales tax that is likely to appear on the ballot next November. The Cobb Board of Commissioners chairwoman made clear that she saw next year as the “one solid shot” to pass a special purpose local option sales tax for mobility (M-SPLOST).

Oct. 13, 2021 GPB

Election investigators haven’t found evidence of counterfeit ballots in Georgia

Stephen Fowler reports that Georgia election officials continue to pour cold water on claims of fraudulent ballots in the 2020 election, after investigators failed to find “pristine” counterfeit absentee ballots that were allegedly counted in Fulton County. Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office reported results of the investigation in a court document filed late Tuesday in a case that seeks to inspect Fulton’s 147,000 absentee ballots to find proof of fake votes.

Oct. 13, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Stacey Abrams hitting campaign trail, but not in Georgia

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report, even in the middle of her cross-country book tour, Stacey Abrams is making plenty of campaign news. But it’s not happening in Georgia. The Georgia Democrat has already headlined fundraising emails for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s comeback bid and touted his campaign to the media.


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