Georgia Trend Daily – July 25, 2022

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Milliken Longleaf Plant closure to displace 260 workers in Sylvania

Miguel Legoas reports that approximately 260 Sylvania workers will need to find a new job in the near future. Milliken & Company announced on July 13 that it will be closing its local Longleaf plant as part of a consolidation of Milliken’s textile manufacturing footprint, according to a press release by spokesperson Betsy Sikma.

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July 25, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia’s Housing Shortage

Kenna Simmons reports, if you’ve been looking to buy a house in Georgia and found the equivalent of empty store shelves, you’re not alone. A new report by nonprofit research group Up for Growth found that the state ranked 10th in the nation in terms of its housing deficit.

July 25, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sanderson Farms merges with another chicken giant after acquisition

Drew Kann reports that two of the world’s biggest food conglomerates announced Friday that they have acquired Sanderson Farms and will merge it with another major chicken producer, forming a new poultry giant that will be headquartered in Georgia. The companies said the new joint venture between Cargill and Continental will be headquartered in Oakwood, near Gainesville and will be called Wayne-Sanderson Farms.

July 25, 2022

Georgia Pakistan Business Council Launches, Signs Agreement With Gwinnett Chamber 

Trevor Williams reports that a group of Georgia business leaders from the Pakistani-American community is seeking to further stoke the warming relationship between the state and the South Asian nation. The Georgia-Pakistan Business Council launched in May and during the following month hosted a delegation from Pakistan at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

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July 25, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Global Power

Phillipa Maister reports that after a year marked by a global pandemic, disrupted supply chains, shortages of key parts, clogged ports and general confusion about the state of the global economy, it was with relief and pride that Georgia officials announced in February that the state achieved record trade flows of more than $166 billion in 2021, while exports climbed to $42.3 billion. Relief was even greater when comparing those numbers to 2020.

July 25, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Union Carbide wants out of land deal for coastal spaceport

Stanley Dunlap reports that a rift between Camden County and the owner of the property planned for Spaceport Camden may spell disaster for the venture that’s about to take center stage before Georgia’s Supreme Court in a couple of weeks. A statement from Union Carbide Corp. claims that the company is no longer contractually bound to an option agreement after Camden voters rejected the county’s purchase of 4,000 acres for the coastal Georgia rocket launch facility.

July 25, 2022 Macon Telegraph

Hoarder crackdown begins in Macon. ‘Who wants to live next to a hoarder problem?’

Liz Fabian reports, public works crews spent hours clearing about 167 tons of debris from two properties this month on McKinley Drive near Lake Tobesofkee. An excavator clawed together discarded building materials, plastic buckets and tires to load into a revolving team of dump trucks.

July 25, 2022 Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia Guidestones bomber eludes investigators as Elbert debates rebuilding monument

Wayne Ford reports, not only is the identity of the person who bombed the Georgia Guidestones still a mystery, but people in Elbert County are continuing to debate whether the monument should be rebuilt, officials said Friday. The Guidestones, known as America’s Stonehenge due to its size and astronomical design, was destroyed July 6 by a powerful explosion that brought an end to the landmark that has attracted thousands of tourists since it was unveiled in 1980.

July 25, 2022 Newnan Times-Herald

Grantville refuses grant

Laura Camper reports that Grantville City Council members on Thursday said, “No thanks,” to a $170,000 grant the city had won to renovate a downtown building. The 2-3 vote to refuse comes a week after the city held an open house seeking public input about the revitalization of its downtown.

July 25, 2022 GPB

Georgia Milestones testing results move closer to pre-pandemic scores

Amanda Andrews reports that Georgia Milestones results are in and the Georgia Department of Education is warning against comparing the data from spring 2021. This year’s participation level returned to near pre-pandemic levels.

July 25, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

Ga. senators seek earmarks for 14th District community projects, including clean-up of the former state hospital site in Rome

Diane Wagner reports that about $14 million worth of projects in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District could get federal funding in the coming year through budgetary earmarks by the state’s two senators. Clean-up of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property in Rome, a new field of study at Berry College and expanded hospital services in Chattooga County make up the bulk of the Community Project Funding requests.

July 25, 2022 The Center Square

Report: Georgia ranks highly for workers quitting their jobs despite low unemployment rate

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia ranked among the states with the highest number of workers quitting their jobs, even as state officials tout the lowest unemployment rate on record. A new analysis from WalletHub found that The Peach State ranked fifth as the state with the highest resignation rate, with nearly 3.9% leaving their jobs over the past 12 months.

July 25, 2022 Capitol Beat News

New education laws set stage for contentious start to school year

Rebecca Grapevine reports, a trio of Georgia education laws that took effect a few weeks ago have set the stage for a possibly contentious opening to Georgia’s school year next month.  The laws address how teachers talk about potentially divisive topics in the classroom and parental control over education.

July 25, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

What does ‘personhood’ look like? Many Georgia agencies don’t know yet

Maya T. Prabhu reports that not only did access to abortion in Georgia become vastly limited when the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the state’s restrictive abortion law to take effect this week, the ruling also opened up an array of legal questions by granting rights to embryos. In addition to banning most abortions after a doctor can detect fetal cardiac activity, Georgia’s law also provides “personhood” status to the embryo — a change that has implications for state tax policy, population counts and even court orders.


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