Georgia Trend Daily – June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022 Brunswick News
Gordon Jackson reports that the challenges facing the auto industry are having a ripple effect on the Port of Brunswick due to a lack of components and other materials. The port has seen about a 12% decrease on roll-on/roll-off cargo during the past year, in large part due to a lack of components and other building materials, according to Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch.
June 20, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Mary Anne Dunkin reports, by many measures, the story of colorectal cancer is one of success and hope. In 2019, the death rate from colon and rectal cancer was less than half what it was in 1970, due in large part to screening methods that allow doctors to detect precancerous lesions and diagnose cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages.
June 20, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Michael E. Kanell and J. Scott Trubey report, jobs in Georgia are up, jobseekers are rare and the unemployment rate is at an all-time low. Trouble: the stock market is diving, cryptocurrencies have collapsed and the Federal Reserve has gotten aggressive in its fight against inflation with sharply higher interest rates.
June 20, 2022 The Center Square
T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia Ports Authority moved a record number of twenty-foot equivalent container units in May, eclipsing the previous record set in October 2021. The movement of 519,388 TEUs at the Port of Savannah in May topped the 504,347 TEUs moved in October 2021. GPA’s May volumes grew by 40,768 TEUs, or roughly 8.5%, compared to May 2021.
June 20, 2022 Augusta Chronicle
Joe Hotchkiss reports that local, state, federal and German officials in Augusta on Friday welcomed a $340 million copper recycling and smelting plant that they said exemplifies greener industry and Georgia’s economic focus on the growing electric vehicle market. “Welcome to the future,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in remarks to about 100 people at Augusta Corporate Park for the ceremonial groundbreaking.
June 20, 2022 Clayton News-Daily
Staff reports that the Georgia Historical Society announced Friday that Shan Cooper and David Abney, both of Atlanta, have been elected to serve as board chair and vice chair, respectively, of the GHS Board of Curators. GHS also announced that Dan Cathy, Beatriz Perez and Venessa Harrison, all of Atlanta, and Jeff Kole of Savannah have been elected to serve as board members.
June 20, 2022 GlobalAtlanta.com
Trevor Williams reports that Japan-based Maruho Medical USA has officially opened its new Marietta headquarters and assembly facility, a move that will eventually create 16 new jobs. The company, a subsidiary of Japan’s century-old Maruho Co. Ltd., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 22,000-square-foot facility May 24.
June 20, 2022 Gainesville Times
Jeff Gill reports that R+L Carriers is looking to develop 64 acres in East Hall, off the newly widened Athens Highway, for a massive truck terminal complex, according to Hall County documents. A 176,200-square-foot terminal on 36 acres at 3307 and 3333 Athens Highway was approved in January 2022 by the Hall County Board of Commissioners, and now a neighboring 174,900-square-foot terminal on 28 acres at 3401 Athens Highway is proposed.
June 20, 2022 Capitol Beat News
Rebecca Grapevine reports that a new law championed by Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan taking effect July 1 is expected to boost efforts to reduce the number of mentally ill Georgians landing in jail cells. Local law enforcement agencies are increasingly turning to “co-responder” programs to deal with the number of mental health-related emergency calls.
June 20, 2022 GPB
Stephen Fowler reports that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his top deputy Gabriel Sterling will testify at Tuesday’s hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, to shine more light on one of the more brazen attempts to overturn the 2020 election.
June 20, 2022 The Current
Redistricting left 2 PSC candidates out of their districts. One got to keep her candidacy, one didn’t.
Mary Landers reports that Patty Durand and Shelia Edwards recently found themselves in similar positions in their quests to each become a Georgia Public Service Commissioner. Both Democrats, running in separate races, faced challenges to their candidacy based on where they live.
June 20, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Jolt: Georgia Republican sues Fox News, alleging racketeering and ‘undermining election integrity’
Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that a rare Republican-against-Fox News fight burst into the headlines Thursday night when Wayne Johnson, who finished third in the 2nd District GOP primary, sued Fox News and Jeremy Hunt, the candidate who finished first, for racketeering and conspiring to get Hunt elected. Johnson and Hunt were both at the Bibb County GOP meeting Thursday night, along with the second-place finisher Chris West.