Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 15, 2022

Sept. 15, 2022 WSB-Radio

Atlanta-based rail carrier continues to negotiate to avert a strike

Staff reports that Atlanta-based Norfolk Southern and other rail carriers continue to negotiate with a dozen unions to avert a strike before a Friday morning deadline — a strike that could cause more supply chain disruptions. “We want a prompt resolution that allows us to continue serving customers and prevents disruption of an already fragile U.S. supply chain,” said Norfolk Southern Executive Vice President Ed Elkins.

Georgia Trend September 2022 Gwinnett Our State Newton

Corridor Revitalization: Norcross Mayor Craig Newton at The Brunswick development.
Photo: JoAnne Vitelli


Sept. 15, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Gwinnett County: Finding the Sweet Spot

Jennifer Hafer reports that Nick Masino recalls a time when the chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners was given the moniker “The Sultan of Sprawl” for promoting rapid growth that spawned subdivisions, strip malls and congestion. Fast forward 30 years, and the imagery has changed.


Sept. 15, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Climate law a wrench in Hyundai’s plans for $5.5 billion EV plant

Drew Kann and Zachary Hansen report that Hyundai Motor Group’s plans to break ground on a new electric vehicle factory near the Georgia coast have been complicated by a sprawling climate law signed last month by President Joe Biden, which was intended, in part, to spur more domestic production of EVs. Before the law was signed, EVs built by Hyundai Motor brands Hyundai, Kia and Genesis qualified for tax credits of as much as $7,500, and Biden in May hailed executives of the South Korean conglomerate for choosing a site in Bryan County for a future $5.5 billion EV factory.

Sept. 15, 2022 Savannah Morning News, Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia Board of Regents votes to close 215 degrees, majors they say are no longer active

Abraham Kenmore reports that the University System of Georgia Board of Regents recently voted to terminate 215 degrees and majors throughout the system. This included 43 at the University of Georgia, 32 at Georgia Southern University and 26 at Augusta University.

Sept. 15, 2022 Georgia Dept. of Education

Georgia Foundation for Public Education awards $70,000 in Rural Education Fund grants to schools and districts

Staff reports that the Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE) today awarded its fifth round of Rural Education Fund grants, providing seven grants to Georgia schools and districts. Totaling $70,000, this year’s Rural Education Fund grants will fund elementary school literacy programming, an elementary agricultural program, band instruments for student use, support for a STEM program, virtual reality headsets to help elementary students experience and explore the world; and an after-school extracurricular program.

Sept. 15, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Former lawmaker confirmed sole judge of Statewide Business Court

Dave Williams reports that members of the Georgia House and Senate Judiciary committees confirmed former state Sen. Bill Hamrick Wednesday as sole judge of the Statewide Business Court. In unanimous separate votes, the lawmakers approved Gov. Brian Kemp’s nomination of the Carrollton Republican to succeed Walter Davis, who has headed the court since it began operations in 2019.

Sept. 15, 2022

Annual France-Atlanta Series to Link Cultural Hubs From Southern France, Southeast U.S.

Trevor Williams reports that France’s new consul general has touched down in Atlanta just in time to kick off the consulate’s signature annual event series with Georgia Tech. Anne-Laure Desjonquères becomes the latest diplomat to preside over France-Atlanta, which for the last 13 years has celebrated collaborations between the locales in the areas of science, business, culture and humanitarian affairs.

Sept. 15, 2022 Marietta Daily Journal

Retired columnist pens book on famous Georgians

Olivia Wakim reports that writing can be healing and transformative, something that author and journalist Neely Young can attest to. As a man who had spent the better part of his career writing for magazines and newspapers around the country, writing was always a large part of his life.

Sept. 15, 2022 Brunswick News

DNR set to open Coastal Incentive Grant pre-application period

The Georgia Coastal Management Program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’s Coastal Resources Division announced the availability of project grant funds. The GCMP has administered the Coastal Incentive Grant program since 1998 to provide federal financial assistance to eligible applicants that help support the program’s mission, which is to balance the economic development in Georgia’s coastal area with the preservation of natural, environmental, historical, archaeological and recreational resources for the benefit of Georgia’s present and future generations.

Sept. 15, 2022 GPB

Study finds Georgia electric car charging network is on track to support growth

Amanda Andrews reports that a nationwide analysis from the Fuels Institute analyzed how many electric car charging stations states are likely to need by 2030 to support the growing electric vehicle market. Georgia ranks 12th in the top 15 states for number of EV registrations.

Sept. 15, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Warnock, Walker agree to debate in Savannah

Dave Williams reports that after weeks of back-and-forth political posturing, Georgia’s U.S. Senate candidates have agreed to a televised debate. U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and Republican challenger Herschel Walker will meet Oct. 14 in Savannah.

Sept. 15, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kemp to announce financial aid to prepare Grady to take more patients

Katherine Landergan report that Gov. Brian Kemp is expected Thursday to announce his plan to provide a cash infusion to Grady Health System to shore up what will soon become the only acute trauma hospital in metro Atlanta. Multiple sources told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this week that the funding commitment could be nearly $200 million, and is a mix of federal funding and philanthropic donations.

Categories: Georgia Trend Daily