Georgia Trend Daily – April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022 Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Spelman College Names Dr. Helene D. Gayle President

Rebecca Kelliher reports, on Monday, the Spelman College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Helene D. Gayle, a public health leader, as the 11th president of the historically Black women’s liberal arts college. Scholars and Spelman leaders praised the move.

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April 26, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Red, Blue & You: The 2022 Democratic Path

Tharon Johnson writes, it is true that we have been on an increasingly competitive path for the last decade thanks to shifting demographics, with gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ near-win in 2018 followed by President Joe Biden’s victory in the state in 2020 and Sens. Raphael Warnock’s and Jon Ossoff’s runoff victories in early 2021.

April 26, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Leadership Atlanta announces 86 participants for Class of 2023

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Leadership Atlanta announced Friday the 86 community leaders selected to participate in its nine-month program as the Class of 2023. The program brings together local leaders in sectors such as politics and government, education, law, nonprofits, corporates, healthcare, technology and media.

April 26, 2022 Brunswick News

Coastal Georgia ecosystem earns ‘A-‘ on annual report card

Lauren McDonald reports that the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced last week the release of its annual report measuring the health of Coastal Georgia’s ecosystem. The report, commissioned by DNR, shows an increase from last year in overall scores, particularly in fisheries and bird indices.

April 26, 2022 Georgia for Historic Preservation

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Presents 26 Statewide Preservation Awards at Ceremony in Augusta

Staff reports that the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation earlier today presented 26 awards recognizing the best of preservation in Georgia during its 45th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Augusta. Academy Lofts in Atlanta’s Adair Park neighborhood received the Marguerite Williams Award, presented annually to the project that has had the greatest impact on preservation in the state.

April 26, 2022 Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

New $187 million mixed-use building proposed for Perimeter Center

Sammie Purcell reports that a mixed-use development is in early concept stages for the Perimeter area. Representatives from the real estate development company Trammell Crow Company spoke to the Dunwoody Development Authority on Thursday to discuss early ideas for a 22-story office and retail building at 246 Perimeter Center Parkway.


April 26, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Peachtree Corners: to Work, Live and Play

Julia Roberts reports, in this fourth of our Perspectives video series we are sharing the benefits of establishing or moving a business to Peachtree Corners, Georgia.  Consider the City of Peachtree Corners to “live, work, learn and play,” says City Manager, Brian Johnson. Diversity exists in all the important areas… housing, people, jobs, education, and recreation.

April 26, 2022

Unveiled on Earth Day, MARTA’s Green Electric Buses Reflect Global Industry

Trevor Williams reports that Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority unveiled three electric buses on Earth Day that will make their debut on the streets of Atlanta May 1 thanks to knowhow from around the world. The buses are made by New Flyer Industries, a manufacturer based in Winnipeg, Canada, that has delivered 1,200 buses to MARTA since it started reducing emissions by purchasing compressed natural gas models starting in 1996.

April 26, 2022 Albany Herald

Winfred Dukes wins agricultural commissioner eligibility challenge

Staff reports that State Rep. Winfred Dukes, D-Albany, has prevailed in a challenge to his eligibility to seek the office of Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture. Based on the evidence presented, the court concludes that Dukes is qualified to be a candidate for Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture.

April 26, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia’s Kemp signs into law seven law enforcement-related bills

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed seven bills he says will support law enforcement officers throughout Georgia and toughen penalties for criminals. “Every single criminal in Georgia is on notice; they will find nothing but trouble and punishment in our state,” Kemp said during remarks before signing House bills 1134,1188, 1216 and 1441 and Senate bills 84, 358 and 479.

April 26, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kemp receives NRA endorsement, source of ‘18 drama

Greg Bluestein reports, four years ago, Gov. Brian Kemp complained that the National Rifle Association was bamboozled when it favored his rival with its support. Now the incumbent is celebrating the pro-gun group’s blessing as he faces another tough GOP opponent.

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