Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 18, 2021
Nov. 18, 2021 Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2022 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.
Staff reports that the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has released its 2022 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. “This is the Trust’s seventeenth annual Places in Peril list,” said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. “To date, 95% of past Places in Peril sites are still in existence. We hope the list will continue to bring preservation solutions to Georgia’s imperiled historic resources by highlighting ten representative sites.”
Nov. 18, 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.
Nov. 18, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Airport crowds expected as Thanksgiving travel rebounds
Kelly Yamanouchi reports, last year, almost as many Americans traveled by car during Thanksgiving as before the pandemic. This year, they also are taking to the skies. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport expects 2.22 million passengers for the Thanksgiving travel period between this Saturday and the Monday after the holiday.
Nov. 18, 2021 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Here’s how Aflac, Global Payments and Synovus performed in their third quarter of 2021
Nick Wooten reports that Aflac, Global Payments and Synovus announced their Q3 2021 earnings in the past few weeks. COVID-19 continues to affect operations. Much of Aflac’s work force remains remote.
Nov. 18, 2021 Augusta Chronicle
Nuclear warhead cores production brings expansion, jobs to Savannah River Site
Abraham Kenmore reports that in a long-planned effort, the Savannah River Site is retrofitting and expanding a building to produce plutonium pits, the core of a nuclear warhead. It’s one of three capital projects, and the first time in 30 years it will be doing that many projects at one time.
Nov. 18, 2021 Athens Banner-Herald, UGA
UGA breaks ground on new Poultry Science Complex
Maria M. Lameiras reports that University of Georgia broke ground Monday on the site of a new, technologically advanced Poultry Science Complex in Athens. The project will dramatically increase capacity for instruction, research and collaboration supporting Georgia’s multibillion-dollar poultry industry, the largest sector of the state’s No. 1 agriculture and agribusiness industry.
Nov. 18, 2021 Saporta Report
Coca-Cola’s James Quincey to chair Woodruff Arts Center annual campaign
Maria Saporta reports, in an unprecedented move, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey will chair the 2021-2022 Woodruff Arts Center corporate campaign. The Coca-Cola Foundation also has made a record $2 million leadership gift towards the annual campaign.
Nov. 18, 2021 WABE 90.1
New Georgia Republican congressional map targets Lucy McBath
Rahul Bali and Martha Dalton report that Georgia House Speaker David Ralston has released a statement in response to a new proposed congressional map released Wednesday that would help Republicans gain at least one Georgia seat in Congress. The map that was released by both chambers of the General Assembly could increase the current 8-6 Republican majority in Georgia’s congressional delegation by stretching the 6th district held by Democrat Lucy McBath in suburban Atlanta into the more conservative and Republican areas of Forsyth and Dawson counties.
Nov. 18, 2021 CNN
Trump’s thirst for revenge is causing chaos in the Georgia governor’s race
Michael Warren reports that a simmering war within the Georgia Republican Party is about — what else? — Donald Trump. The former President — still angry over how Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp responded to the 2020 election results in his state — may get his wish for a credible primary challenger to the Republican leader.
Nov. 18, 2021 Capitol Beat News
Georgia lawmakers hear pitch on vehicle-miles-traveled tax
Dave Williams reports that with sales of electric vehicles on the rise, transportation agencies are going to have to find a way to raise tax revenue other than the gasoline tax, a transportation consultant told Georgia lawmakers this week. Robert Poole, director of transportation policy for the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, urged members of the Georgia Freight & Logistics Commission to start thinking about replacing the gas tax by taxing motorists based on the number of miles they drive.
Nov. 18, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Weighing primary challenge, Perdue suggests Kemp ‘caved’ in 2020
Greg Bluestein reports that former U.S. Sen. David Perdue delivered his sharpest comments yet about a possible primary challenge to Gov. Brian Kemp, saying Wednesday that divided Republicans feel the “people in power haven’t fought for them” during the 2020 elections. Once a staunch ally of Kemp, Perdue has been seriously considering a primary challenge against Kemp for weeks.