Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 13, 2022

Jan. 13, 2022 Brunswick News

Economist predicts positive forecast for state in 2022

Gordon Jackson reports that Ben Ayers, dean of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, had to address the topic on everyone’s mind Wednesday during his Georgia Economic Outlook presentation that has toured the state. He quickly acknowledged the school’s national football championship over Alabama on Monday.

Jan. 13, 2022   Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Celebrate the Georgian of the Year

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Jan. 13, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Metro Atlanta inflation hits 40-year high as price hikes continue

Michael E. Kanell reports that inflation in metro Atlanta jumped to a yearly rate of 9.8% in December, the highest price increase the region has seen since late 1981, the government reported Wednesday. Rising costs for housing, cars, trucks and food fueled the year’s gains, overriding the impact of declining energy prices and moderating food costs in the calculation of the Consumer Price Index, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Jan. 13, 2022 WABE 90.1

Coming soon: An indoor farm that promises fresher produce, jobs for the Atlanta area

Emil Moffat reports that a company based in the northeast U.S. that specializes in indoor farming has announced plans to expand to the metro Atlanta area soon and create 100 jobs. The facility in Locust Grove is expected to open in the first part of next year. Since 2015, Bowery Farming has been fine-tuning the science of “vertical farming” at its indoor farms in New Jersey and Maryland.


Jan. 13, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

Fed notice on coal ash pollution could force lining of Plant Hammond pond

John Bailey reports that the Environmental Protection Agency determination this week directly contradicts a plan for the closure of an unlined ash pond at the defunct Plant Hammond in Coosa. The federal agency stated that it intends to enforce a 2015 rule prohibiting utilities from dumping coal ash into unlined ponds.


Jan. 13, 2022 Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning News announces change in print delivery frequency starting in March

Jill Nevels reports that Savannah Morning News will cease home delivery on Saturdays but instead will provide subscribers with a full digital replica of the newspaper that day, filled with local news, advertising and features such as comics and puzzles.


Jan. 13, 2022 Augusta Chronicle

Augusta Chronicle to end Saturday print publication, offer digital edition to subscribers


Jan. 13, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

State of Mind: Right Time, Right Cause

Susan Percy writes, we have a little breathing room – finally. With the testy legislative redistricting process behind us and the likely-to-be rancorous state elections still down the road a bit, the regular 2022 General Assembly session, which begins this month, offers an opportunity to address Georgia’s mental health needs.

 


Jan. 13, 2022 Georgia.gov

Gov. Kemp Appoints Two New Regents

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the appointment of two new members of the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents, effective Sunday, January 9. Richard “Tim” T. Evans will represent the 6th Congressional District and Jim Syfan will represent the 9th Congressional District.


Jan. 13, 2022 State Affairs

Grades, Attendance Stumble in Georgia Public Schools Amid Pandemic

Beau Evans reports, the dust has started settling on the damage done to Georgia’s 1.7 million public school students from COVID-19 – and the initial picture looks rough. Across the Peach State, teachers report their students have fallen months behind in their studies since the pandemic broke out.


Jan. 13, 2022 Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Proposed legislation could give all Atlanta voters say in ‘Buckhead City’

Amy Wenk reports that a local legislator is hoping more voters can have a say on cityhood proposals that would carve a new city from an existing one. State Rep. Shea Roberts (D-Sandy Springs) said Wednesday that she filed legislation in the House that, if passed, would change the rules related to the deannexation of a city to create a new city.


Jan. 13, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Georgia House panel takes up East Cobb cityhood proposal

Dave Williams reports that residents of East Cobb were divided at a legislative hearing Wednesday over whether their community should become a city. A Georgia House subcommittee is considering a bill asking East Cobb voters to decide the cityhood issue in a November referendum.


Jan. 13, 2022 GPB

Georgia’s most powerful lawmakers boast of progress. Kemp pledges major $1.6B tax refund

Riley Bunch reports that top politicians from both parties in Georgia courted business leaders early Wednesday morning and emphasized their power in the battleground state. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues breakfast is one of the only annual traditions in Peach State politics that brings both Democrats and Republicans to the same podium.


Jan. 13, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

‘Above politics.’ Warnock urges corporate crowd to back voting rights law

Greg Bluestein reports, after U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock wrapped up his prepared remarks, he paused a moment before delivering a more personal appeal. The Democrat’s audience on Wednesday wasn’t the politicians scattered in the seats of Fox Theatre for the Eggs & Issues breakfast.

 

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