Georgia Trend Daily – Aug. 19, 2022

Aug. 19, 2022

Korean Lithium-Ion Battery Recycler SungEel HiTech to Build First U.S. Recycling Facility, SungEel Recycling Park Georgia

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Thursday that lithium-ion battery recycler and raw materials provider SungEel Recycling Park Georgia, LLC., will locate its first U.S. recycling facility in Georgia. A subsidiary of the Korea-based global industry leader SungEel HiTech Co., Ltd., the company will invest more than $37 million in the new facility and create 104 jobs in Stephens County.

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Aug. 19, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Red, Blue & You: Power to People’s Pocketbooks

Tharon Johnson writes, it’s the economy, stupid. The saying has reverberated throughout politics for the last 30 years. It’s one coined by Bill Clinton advisor James Carville back in 1992.

Aug. 19, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Construction begins on massive bio science park for Georgia Tech

Zachary Hansen reports that Georgia Tech’s vision of an 18-acre innovation district for medical and technology startups is beginning to become a reality. The research university and its development partners held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning to christen Science Square, a long-planned development that aims to bolster Atlanta’s biotech sector.

Aug. 19, 2022 Brunswick News

Two millionth Hyundai rolls off at Colonels Island

Terry Dickson reports, there is usually a safely organized rush to drive all the vehicles off the huge vehicle-carrying vessels that call on Colonel’s Island. But Thursday at 10 a.m. there was a brief pause for 20 people to flank a gleaming white Palisade Calligraphy, the high-tech SUV that was the 2 millionth Hyundai imported at the port.

Aug. 19, 2022 GPB

State rolls out plan to use federal cash for Georgia’s EV charging network

Jill Nolin reports that Georgia’s multiyear plan to spend $135 million in new federal funding to boost electric vehicle charging will focus on the state’s rural and underserved communities, where fast public charging can be hard to come by. But many details — such as where exactly the chargers will go and what private groups might partner with the state to build them — remain to be settled.

Aug. 19, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Georgia unemployment rate, job numbers set new records

Dave Williams reports that Georgia’s unemployment rate fell again last month to a record-low 2.8%, while the Peach State hit an all-time high in job numbers, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. The jobless rate declined slightly in July from 2.9% in June and was seven-tenths of a percent lower than the national unemployment rate of 3.5%.

Aug. 19, 2022 Saporta Report

Nabisco factory project will be all-industrial; historic ‘relics’ to go to Georgia Tech

John Ruch reports, as Southwest Atlanta’s historic Nabisco factory comes down, community and historic preservation groups are nearing some small victories in the emerging redevelopment plan — though smaller than they originally hoped. Prologis, the logistics company remaking the 32-acre site at 1400 Murphy Ave. for a 2024 opening, says the project will be two industrial buildings, not the mixed-use complex several community groups called for.

Aug. 19, 2022 Augusta Chronicle

After fish kill, Georgia organizers renew efforts to increase soil additive regulation

Marisa Mecke reports, in the wake of an illegal spill of soil additives from a farm in Wilkes County, Georgia, local governments and nonprofits are organizing statewide to crack down on what they contend is an ongoing lack of regulation, oversight and enforcement.           In June, McAvoy Farms in Wilkes County illegally spilled soil amendment into the Little River, killing almost 1,700 fish.

Aug. 19, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Superior court judge puts Echols’ Democratic PSC challenger back on November ballot

Jill Nolin reports that a Fulton County judge has reversed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s decision to disqualify Democrat Patty Durand as a candidate for the Georgia Public Service Commission. Superior Court Judge Melynee Leftridge ruled Thursday that a 12-month residency requirement for PSC candidates was unconstitutionally applied to Durand.

Aug. 19, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GOP’s nominee for lieutenant governor veers from ticket on same-sex marriage

Maya T. Prabhu reports that Georgia’s Republican nominee for lieutenant governor is the only candidate at the top of his party’s ticket to say he would support amending the state’s constitution to allow same-sex marriage. Burt Jones, a state senator from Jackson, told Axios this week that he has always supported Georgians being “with who you want to love.”


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