Georgia Trend Daily – June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Georgia will report less education data for the third year in a row

Rebecca Grapevine reports, for the third year in a row, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has granted Georgia permission to change how it tracks school performance in response to the pandemic. In the first two years of the pandemic, the federal agency allowed states a great deal of flexibility in how they measured school performance.

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June 10, 2022 Georgia Trend

Auburn University’s Executive MBA Program Designed for Working Professionals

Julia Roberts reports, for Samantha Southerland, going back to school was going to require a lot of juggling. As a marketing and public relations manager and a mother of three girls, fitting a two-year master’s program into her already packed schedule was going to be difficult. Samantha found the Executive MBA program at Auburn and loves it.

June 10, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delivering mainly to the pros: Inside Home Depot’s new DeKalb warehouse

Michael E. Kanell reports, making sure building supplies get into the hands of builders exactly when they need it — that’s the logic behind a $1.2 billion investment Home Depot has been making in its supply chain, developing 150 distribution centers that will cater to professionals and do-it-yourselfers. One of the first to open that is aimed primarily at the pros is in Stonecrest in DeKalb County.

June 10, 2022 Albany Herald

Thrush expansion, new product line will add more than 125 jobs in Albany

Alan Mauldin reports that Thrush Aircraft is hiring as the company gets ready to ramp up production with a new line of aerial application models used in agriculture and fire suppression applications. The company, which has been located in Albany since the 1970s, plans to hire more than 125 new workers initially over the next 12 months.

June 10, 2022 Atlanta Business Chronicle

EUE/Screen Gems Studios to expand Atlanta campus, could add hundreds more film jobs

Donnell Suggs reports that EUE/Screen Gems Atlanta Studios, located in Southwest Atlanta, is planning a 90,000-square-foot expansion that will include additional soundstages, office space and support space. The expansion is expected to be completed this fall.

June 10, 2022 Brunswick News

Jekyll proposes increase to annual fee

Gordon Jackson reports that a higher fee for annual passes to Jekyll Island is being considered by the board that oversees the state park. The Jekyll Island Authority has included raising the cost of annual passes from $55 to $75 — a 36% increase — as part of its proposed 2023 operating budget.

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June 10, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Celebrating music and history

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that June is Black Music Appreciation Month, which celebrates the profound contributions of our nation’s Black artists to music in the U.S. and abroad. Former President Jimmy Carter created the month-long recognition in 1979 and a presidential proclamation renews it each year. In conjunction with its 75th anniversary of state ownership, Jekyll Island is celebrating Black Music Appreciation Month by offering guided trolley tours that enable visitors to explore the island’s unique Black and musical history.

June 10, 2022 WABE

Southern Company spent millions on misinformation despite climate change warnings, report finds

Emily Jones reports that Southern Company, the parent of Georgia Power, knew about the link between emissions and climate change decades ago but still spent tens of millions of dollars on climate misinformation. That’s according to a new report by the Energy and Policy Institute, a watchdog group looking at the fossil fuel and utility industries.

June 10, 2022 Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

New data suggests Dunwoody could experience growth comparable to Buckhead

Sammie Purcell reports that new data suggests that Dunwoody’s Perimeter Center compares favorably to other markets, such as Buckhead, and could experience similar growth over the coming years. The study was completed as part of the city’s Edge City 2.0 project, which is a collaborative effort between the city and the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) to study what future economic growth and development could look like in Perimeter Center.

June 10, 2022 Capitol Beat News

State suspending permit applications for titanium mine near Okefenokee Swamp

Dave Williams reports that the state has suspended consideration of permit requests for a proposed titanium mine near the Okefenokee Swamp after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered Twin Pines Minerals to reapply for a federal permit. In a memorandum issued a week ago, Michael Connor, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, wrote that the Alabama-based company had not properly consulted the Muscogee Creek Nation despite their request for such a consultation.

June 10, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: 2022 Georgia campaign ads go negative early

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that wondering what the November election will look like? Look no further than the torrent of spending in what will surely be the most expensive midterm in Georgia history. Advertising guru Rick Dent ran the numbers. His main takeaway is that Georgians are seeing mostly negative ads – in June, a time usually reserved for soft-focus positive spots.

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