Georgia Trend Daily – June 16, 2022

June 16, 2022 Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Georgia continues to set job creation, investment records

Bob Pepalis reports that Georgia keeps setting records for jobs created and investment in spite of the pandemic, Pat Wilson, the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, told the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce on June 14. In 2021, the state had its best year ever to that point, with 33,400 job announcements and approximately $11 billion of investment.

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June 16, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Savannah chef named the nation’s best

Kenna Simmons reports, we were thrilled but not surprised on Tuesday when Mashama Bailey, co-owner and executive chef of The Grey in Savannah, received the 2022 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in the nation. After all, we knew she was at the top of her game before the “Oscars of the Food World” made it official: In May, Bailey graced our cover (along with business partner Johno Morisano) as Georgia Trend’s Most Respected Business Leaders.


June 16, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Agreement sheds light on Georgia Power’s evolving energy plans

Drew Kann reports that Georgia Power is likely to shelve its battery storage system aspirations for now, while tweaking its method for containing coal ash at one power plant, according to a new agreement filed this week with state utility regulators on the company’s long-range energy plans. The company’s timeline for shuttering its remaining coal-fired power plants, meanwhile, also appears likely to shift, documents show.

June 16, 2022 Valdosta Daily Times

Major Lowndes employer closing

Terry Richards reports that a major employer in Valdosta is going out of business at the end of the month. Fresh Beginnings — more recently doing business as Tincredible Treats — will close June 30, according to a statement on the company’s website.

June 16, 2022 The Center Square

Atlanta Regional Commission to use $45M in federal funds for transit projects

T.A. DeFeo reports that the Atlanta Regional Commission plans to use $45 million in federal money on various transit projects, including a program to help local transit companies buy electric buses and install electric vehicle charging stations. ARC, a planning agency for 11 counties and more than 70 cities in the Atlanta region, allocated the money from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as part of an amendment to the region’s Transportation Improvement Program.

June 16, 2022 Savannah Morning News

1,000 foot vessel runs aground in Savannah River Tuesday night, safety zone established

Nancy Guan reports, the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah is investigating how a 1,091-foot motor vessel ran aground in the Savannah River near Fort Jackson on Tuesday night.  At 6:09 p.m., Coast Guard staff were notified that the Maersk Surabaya vessel, carrying stacks of cargo units through the shipping channel, had moored itself to the bottom of the river.


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June 16, 2022 Georgia Trend – Perspectives

Perspectives: Regions Bank – Private Wealth Management

Julia Roberts reports, this month, Georgia Trend’s Perspectives Video Series is coming to you from Regions Bank – Private Wealth Management. In video three, Ty Smith, Regional Executive with Regions Private Wealth Management, discusses business transition and how to plan in advance for this important step in your career.

June 16, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Will confirmation of suspected tribal burial grounds end Okefenokee mine for good?

Ray Glier reports, the Jan. 26, 2021, memo from the Biden administration commanded federal agencies to have “robust” consultation with Native American tribes concerning federal policies that have tribal implications. The Army Corps of Engineers not only said it got the (Biden) memo, it acted.

June 16, 2022 Albany Herald

Phoebe officials: We’re not holding up Lee County hospital

Carlton Fletcher reports, in an interview with The Albany Herald last week, Lee County Commission Chairman Billy Mathis mentioned that some funding the county will receive from the federal government “will be used to get things going on building a hospital … that’s not dead.” Mathis’ reference was to the long-delayed Lee Medical Center, which was granted a certificate of need in 2017 by the Georgia Department of Community Health and has since been subject to a struggle to get off the ground, a struggle that, Lee officials note, was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 16, 2022 Brunswick News

Warnock’s bill to address price gauging passes

Staff reports that a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Georgia., to address potential price gouging passed the U.S. House Monday 369-42.

June 16, 2022 GPB

Jan. 6 committee: Video footage ‘raises concerns’ about Rep. Loudermilk-led tour

Stephen Fowler reports that members of a Jan. 5, 2021, tour led by U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia recorded parts of the U.S. Capitol complex “not typically of interest to tourists, including hallways, staircases, and security checkpoints,” according to the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.

June 16, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Transgender students, allies decry Georgia’s ban on sports participation

Ross Williams reports that transgender students and their allies said Wednesday they will not be silent in the face of a new state policy they say discriminates against transgender athletes on school teams. “We are at a point where Republicans are using children as political fodder, and we deserve so much better,” said activist and former Democratic state House candidate Bentley Hudgins.

June 16, 2022 Capitol Beat News

House committee raises concerns over tour Loudermilk gave before attack on Capitol

Dave Williams reports that a letter from the chairman of the U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol dated Wednesday raises concerns about a tour U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk led the day before. The letter from Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., included still photos of surveillance footage taken that day of Loudermilk, R-Cassville, leading a tour of areas of the Rayburn, Longworth and Cannon House office buildings as well as tunnels leading to the Capitol.

June 16, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Democrats slam Georgia gunmaker’s donations to Kemp

Greg Bluestein reports that Stacey Abrams opened up a new line of attack against Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday with a statewide ad that criticizes the Republican for accepting more than $50,000 from a Georgia-based company that made the rifle used in the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The Democrat’s radio spot criticizes Kemp for his ties to Daniel Defense, which has donated to both of his campaigns for governor, as well as his support for a new law that rolls back a requirement that Georgians obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.


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