Georgia Trend Daily – Dec. 21, 2021

Dec. 21, 2021 Savannah Morning News

After years of delays by FAA, Spaceport Camden granted site operator’s license

Katie Nussbaum reports, after months of delay the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will grant a site operator’s license for the controversial Spaceport Camden project near Cumberland Island. According to the FAA’s Record of Decision (ROD), which was released Monday morning, the operator license would only authorize Camden County to operate Spaceport Camden and further FAA safety, environmental, and other reviews and analyses would be required before any rocket launches take place at Spaceport Camden.



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Gathering Space: Union City Mayor Vince Williams at the new depot
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Dec. 21, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

South Fulton County: Changing the Narrative

Jennifer Hafer reports, when your corner of the county is home to the world’s second-busiest airport and is crisscrossed by most of the major interstates in Metro Atlanta, it makes sense that industries like distribution, fulfillment centers and hospitality would dominate the landscape. But what happens when people want to live and shop close to where they work?

Dec. 21, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delta axes frequent flier miles for basic economy ticket

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines is removing some benefits from discounted tickets known as basic economy fares in a renewed bid to steer customers to pricier bookings. Travelers who purchase basic economy fares will no longer earn frequent flier miles for fares purchased since Dec. 9 for travel starting Jan. 1, 2022.

Dec. 21, 2021 Brunswick News

Port awarded $14.6M to expand Colonel’s Island

Staff reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $14.6 million to the Georgia Ports Authority to expand facilities on Colonel’s Island. The grant will go toward the addition of a fourth berth for Ro/Ro cargo, which includes vehicles, farm machinery and other heavy-duty equipment.


Dec. 21, 2021

Family-owned Door Manufacturer to Invest $16 Million in New Turner County Facility

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that family-owned door manufacturing company Steves & Sons Inc. will locate an advanced distribution and value added facility in Turner County to meet growing demand. The company will create 200 new jobs and invest more than $16 million in the project.

Dec. 21, 2021 Clayton News-Daily

GaDOE creating Electric Vehicle Career Pathway

Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Education is creating a Career Pathway that will equip students with the skills to enter the electric vehicle industry, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced Monday. The Electric Vehicle Career Pathway comes in response to Gov. Brian Kemp’s announcement of the largest economic development project in Georgia history, a $5 billion, 7,500-job investment by electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Inc. at Stanton Springs North.

Dec. 21, 2021 Rome News-Tribune

Atrium Health CEO honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare’

Staff reports, for the sixth consecutive year, Atrium Health President and CEO Eugene A. Woods has been honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” rising to No. 4 on this year’s prestigious who’s who list which includes government administrators and executives, elected officials, academics and thought-leaders, as well as senior-level executives within the health care field.

Dec. 21, 2021 Albany Herald

Georgia Peanut Commission Executive participates in high level supply-chain roundtable

Staff reports that Georgia Peanut Commission Executive Director Don Koehler participated in a roundtable discussion Monday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Port Envoy John Porcari and the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah. During the meeting, Koehler provided comments regarding infrastructure issues, rising costs of inputs and the need for education regarding career opportunities in the trucking industry.

Dec. 21, 2021 Georgia Health News

The ripple effect when rural hospitals drop birthing services

Andy Miller reports, Madelaine Austin is having her first baby, and had planned to give birth at Stephens County Hospital in northeast Georgia, just five minutes from her home. But the Toccoa resident, 19, was recently told that Stephens County Hospital, dealing with financial deficits, was suspending its labor and delivery service due to costs.

Dec. 21, 2021 Augusta Chronicle

Lincoln County looks to eliminate all polling places but one

Susan McCord reports that Lincoln County is trying to close all but one polling place for next year’s elections, a move opposed by voting and civil rights groups. Relocating voters from the county’s seven precincts to a single location will make voting “easier and more accessible” and eliminate the need to transport voting equipment and staff the remaining sites, according to a news release.

Dec. 21, 2021 GPB

Ahead of 2022 session, Ga. Republican leaders warn GOP lawmakers not to ‘relitigate’ 2020 election

Riley Bunch reports, with 2022 elections on the horizon, some GOP lawmakers up for higher office are still looking backward. So far, most Republican campaigns for state official positions have been littered with efforts to rehash the 2020 presidential election outcome and cater to the voter base in Georgia most loyal to former President Donald Trump, who continues to push false claims of voter fraud.

Dec. 21, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Inside City Hall: The first look at Andre Dickens’ leadership team

J.D. Capelouto and Wilborn P. Nobles III report that rather than bring in a new chief operating officer on Day One, Dickens plans to keep current COO Jon Keen onboard for a few months, outgoing Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced at a press conference Monday. “I think it was very wise of our mayor-elect to ask [Keen] to stay on for a few months during the transition because that creates some continuity and he is creating a framework for his administration,” Bottoms said.


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