Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 4, 2021

Nov. 4, 2021

Canada’s Dorel Honored for Coastal Georgia Investments, New Bicycle Assembly Plant

Trevor Williams reports that Canada’s Dorel Industries is deepening its impact in coastal Georgia, with two separate divisions of the conglomerate netting accolades last month for investments in Bryan and Effingham counties. Dorel Home Products was honored Oct. 26 at the Prosperity for Trade luncheon, where the World Trade Center Savannah named the furnishings company its International Business of the Year, a designation sponsored by Georgia Southern University.

Nov. 4, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia manufacturer delivers world-class product sustainability

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that Dalton-based flooring products company Shaw Industries recently announced its EcoWorx® carpet tile is among the first in the world to meet the new Cradle to Cradle Certified® version 4.0 standard. Along with EcoWorx®, nearly 90% of Shaw products are certified by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which sets global standards for safe and sustainable products.

Nov. 4, 2021 Atlanta Business Chronicle

UPS is aiming to hire 60,000 seasonal workers this weekend

Maegan Smith reports that UPS is aiming to hire at least 60,000 seasonal workers nationwide, the company announced Tuesday. The hiring spree, its annual UPS Brown Friday events, will take place online and at company locations Thursday through Saturday.

Nov. 4, 2021 Brunswick News

Georgia Audubon to restore bird-friendly habitat on Jekyll

Lauren McDonald reports that a recent grant awarded to Georgia Audubon will be used to complete bird-friendly habitat restoration on Jekyll Island. The nonprofit, which works to build places where birds and people thrive, received the grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program.

Nov. 4, 2021 Gainesville Times

Large donation helps Gainesville to connect Highlands to Islands trail sections

Conner Evans reports that Gainesville will soon be able to fill in a missing piece of its Highlands to Island trail after receiving $785,000 from Pilgrim’s Pride, the largest ever corporate donation to the city. The Hall County and Gainesville trail system includes 10 miles of trails and will eventually span 54 miles from Gainesville to Braselton.

Nov. 4, 2021 Dalton Daily Citizen-News

Leadership roles evolve as AdventHealth expands throughout Northwest Georgia

Staff reports that Mike Murrill, previous president and CEO of AdventHealth Murray and AdventHealth Gordon, assumed the president and CEO role of Redmond Regional Medical Center (soon to be named AdventHealth Redmond) on Oct. 1. He will also remain the president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Southeast Region, which includes facilities in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Manchester, Kentucky.

Nov. 4, 2021 University of Georgia – CAES

Georgia flower farm puts sustainability, employees first

Emily S. Davenport reports that principles before profit has been 3 Porch Farm’s business model from the beginning. When the farm was just a dream, Steve and Mandy O’Shea — owners and operators of 3 Porch Farm — knew that they wanted to use their business to do as much good in the world as possible.

Nov. 4, 2021 Marietta Daily Journal

Marietta Mayor Tumlin holds off Kelly to win fourth term

Hunter Riggall reports that voters chose to return Mayor Steve “Thunder” Tumlin to a fourth term in office on Election Day Tuesday when he beat Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly. With 100% of precincts recording, Tumlin had received 4,981 votes, about 57%, to Kelly’s 3,733, about 43%, according to unofficial results reported by Cobb County Elections.

Nov. 4, 2021 Athens Banner-Herald

Incumbent Brodrick cruises in Watkinsville mayor race, but Oconee voters reject sales tax

Wayne Ford reports that incumbent Brian Brodrick handily won the Watkinsville mayoral race in Tuesday’s election, but voters rejected the special sales tax intended to improve traffic in Oconee County. The SPLOST measure was voted down 1,712 to 1,534.

Nov. 4, 2021 The Center Square

Georgia officials continue fight against federal COVID vaccination mandate

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia officials continued to push back Wednesday against President Joe Biden’s administration’s federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate on federal contractors, subcontractors and employees. Gov. Brian Kemp said vaccine hesitancy has shown to be more prevalent when there are mandates.

Nov. 4, 2021 11 Alive

One day after elections, Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron steps down

Thais Ackerman reports that Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron plans to resign at the end of the year. Chairman of the County’s Board of Commissioners Robb Pitts and County Election Board Chair Cathy Woolard made the announcement in a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, stating they have received his resignation letter, just a day after the mayoral election.

Nov. 4, 2021 Georgia Recorder

Redistricting day one pits harsh political reality against mellow Braves buzz

Jill Nolin and Ross Williams report that state lawmakers have eased into a special session centered on drawing new district lines that throw some legislators’ political future in doubt and will significantly remake some districts. But there was little action on map-making Wednesday as lawmakers, third-party groups and others tried to make sense of the GOP plans released on the eve of the session.

Nov. 4, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kemp reloads campaign account with an eye on Abrams and Perdue

Greg Bluestein reports that Gov. Brian Kemp is quickly building up his campaign coffers as he prepares for a potential rematch against Democrat Stacey Abrams – and the possibility of a brutal GOP primary challenge from former U.S. Sen. David Perdue. Kemp won’t face another finance disclosure requirement until early next year, but his campaign on Thursday released figures to the AJC that showed the Republican has raised more than $4 million since July 1.


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