Georgia Trend Daily – July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022 Covington News

Massive warehouse complex planned for Covington’s north side

Tom Spigolon reports that a proposed 4-million-square-foot industrial park development in northeast Covington will be on land planned for industrial uses for decades and could be valued at $500 million when entirely built out. Its mix of uses also could lead to employment of up to 3,000, a developer said.

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July 20, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Red, Blue & You: Electrifying Georgia

Tharon Johnson writes, cars have been part of American life and culture for over 100 years. Not long after the very first car was invented in 1886 – the Benz Patent Motor Car – personal vehicles became synonymous with the freedom inherent to our country’s way of life.

July 20, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta labor flurry: A new union, a new contract, a one-day strike

Michael E. Kanell reports that in the past several days, union workers at one Norcross company approved a contract, workers at a second company voted to unionize and employees at an Atlanta Starbucks held a one-day strike. A 50-worker group at Endurance Environmental Solutions voted Friday to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

July 20, 2022 Savannah Morning News

Nearly 800-acre new development set to become Hyundai plant neighbor in Bryan County

Latrice Williams reports that the Hyundai plant will not open until 2025 – but it already has a neighbor. Rooker, a real estate and construction management firm, broke ground on the 797-acre  Seaport 16 Trade Center last week.

July 20, 2022 The Brunswick News

Tourism in the Golden Isles continues to set records

Gordon Jackson reports that tourism in the Golden Isles continues to set records, but the pace is slowing as the nation continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott McQuade, president and CEO of the Golden Isles Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, told county commissioners Tuesday at a special called meeting the county’s competitive advantage enjoyed by staying open for business during the pandemic is over.

July 20, 2022

Young Georgia Farmers, Food Leaders Sought for Fully Funded Germany Exchange Program

Trevor Williams reports that Georgia farmers will soon get a chance to talk food security and trade policy in Germany as the war in Ukraine drives up global food prices and introduces doubts about the reliability of supply chains. Young farmers and agriculture professionals can apply for a fully funded exchange program to Berlin and two or three other cities over a week in November.

July 20, 2022 University of Georgia

UGA breaks fundraising record with over $257M in FY22

Clarke Schwabe reports that University of Georgia alumni and friends gave back to UGA at unprecedented levels over the past fiscal year, breaking the university’s fundraising record with over $257.4 million in donations. “It has been an exceptional year for our university, and the generous contributions provided by UGA alumni and friends have been a major factor in our success,” said President Jere W. Morehead.

July 20, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia officials use federal grant to create school safety website, training for school districts

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia authorities are using a federal grant to fund a new website to disseminate school safety resources and updated training to Georgia schools. The Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency are using a Bureau of Justice Assistance STOP School Violence Grant to fund the new Georgia Center for School Safety website.

July 20, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Georgia Medicaid will cover gender-affirming surgery under new settlement

Rebecca Grapevine reports that Georgia’s Medicaid program will now cover gender-affirming surgery as a result of a new settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Gender-affirming surgery includes procedures that help transgender people transition to their self-identified gender.

July 20, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Is this the Herschel Walker campaign reset?

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report, after weeks of private gatherings, closed-press events, and bad headlines, the Republican Senate nominee has reshuffled his calendar with several public appearances. On Tuesday he trekked to Ocilla, where our AJC colleague Shannon McCaffrey reported he had a tighter – and sharper – campaign message.


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