Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 13, 2022

Sept. 13, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Emory, UGA, Georgia Tech make U.S. News list of top universities

Dave Williams reports that Emory University ranks as the 22nd best university in the nation, while the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech are among the top 20 public universities, U.S. News & World Report announced Monday. Many of the schools ranked ahead of Emory on the magazine’s annual list are Ivy League colleges and other universities with long-standing reputations for academic excellence, including Duke University, the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University.

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Sept. 13, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

2022 Higher Education Directory

Christy Simo reports that Fall means back to school for more than 500,000 students enrolled at the 26 public institutions in the University System of Georgia, the 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia and the state’s private colleges.


Sept. 13, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delta to launch Atlanta route to South Africa with two stops

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines plans in December to expand its service from Atlanta to South Africa with stops in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The route will operate four days a week starting Dec. 2, flying from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Johannesburg, then to Cape Town before returning to Atlanta.

Sept. 13, 2022 WABE

Georgia doesn’t want climate targets — but it does want green jobs

Emily Jones reports, on a sweltering Friday this summer, a who’s who of Georgia political and business figures gathered under a large tent on a dusty expanse of vacant land outside of Savannah, sipping champagne. They were waiting for the governor to confirm the week’s exciting rumor: Hyundai was going to build electric vehicles here.

Sept. 13, 2022 Marietta Daily Journal

Georgia Chamber CEO talks future workforce, economic impact

Madison Hogan reports that Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, addressed a crowd of Cobb business leaders Monday, sharing insights about the tight labor market, demographic shifts in the workforce and the infrastructure needed to accommodate future growth. Clark urged the crowd at the monthly Cobb Chamber breakfast to “win the war on talent,” create a more inclusive economy and improve infrastructure.

Sept. 13, 2022 GPB

After JSTARS, what will sustain Robins Air Force Base in the future?

Liz Fabian reports, with nearly 24,000 workers, Robins Air Force Base is a big part of the engine that drives the Middle Georgia economy. But, the Department of Defense is phasing out JSTARS, the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System, which means changes in mission are coming and local leaders recognize the workforce must adapt.

Sept. 13, 2022 The Center Square

Report ranks Georgia 14th nationally for educational freedom

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia ranked 14th in the nation for its educational freedom, according to a new index from the Heritage Foundation. The Peach State ranked in the middle of its neighboring states. Georgia performed better than Alabama (No. 16), North Carolina (15) and South Carolina (23) but trailed Florida (1) and Tennessee (10).

Sept. 13, 2022 Augusta Chronicle

Georgia law enforcement agencies fail to report crime data to FBI

Alexandra Koch reports that Georgia law enforcement agencies have had seven years to prepare for the FBI’s transition to a new crime reporting system. However, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and Savannah Police Department are among 7,443 law enforcement agencies across the country that have not submitted any crime data to the FBI since late 2020.

Sept. 13, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Education spending gets election-year attention as Kemp unveils plan to combat learning loss

Ross Williams reports, if he’s re-elected this November, Gov. Brian Kemp said he’ll push for a state budget with $65 million dedicated to fighting pandemic learning loss, hiring new guidance counselors and recruiting teachers. In a Monday speech outlining his top education priorities for next year’s legislative session, Kemp said he will aim to increase the number of counselors treating students’ mental health issues.

Sept. 13, 2022 Capitol Beat News

State committee considers health-care delivery in wake of hospital closures

Rebecca Grapevine reports that against the backdrop of hospital closures, state lawmakers Monday considered how to improve health care delivery across Georgia. The House Governmental Affairs Local Service Delivery Subcommittee meeting – chaired by Rep. Darlene Taylor, R- Thomasville – gave doctors and health-care administrators a chance to explain how the state’s health system works – and where it is falling short.

Sept. 13, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New details: Financial rescue planned for Grady Health System

Greg Bluestein and Katherine Landergan report that state officials are discussing a one-time aid package of nearly $200 million for Grady Health System, made up of federal relief dollars and tens of millions lined up through private philanthropies, according to three officials with knowledge of the talks.


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