Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 20, 2022

Sept. 20, 2022 Albany Herald

With clear skies, peanut harvest gets underway in South Georgia

Alan Mauldin reports, when it comes to the southwest Georgia peanut harvest, the proof is in the pudding, or more accurately, in the rows of goobers being plowed up in fields across the region. The tasty legumes are big business in Georgia, with the top 10 counties for peanuts in the Albany vicinity, including the top two in 2020, Mitchell and Worth, as well as Baker, Colquitt, Decatur, Early and Miller counties.

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Sept. 20, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Red, Blue & You: The Meaning of “Pro-life”

Tharon Johnson writes, in June, the Supreme Court took away a constitutional right that has been in place and upon which women have relied for almost 50 years. Many in Georgia have celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade as a win for the “pro-life” movement.

Sept. 20, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Interior secretary, Ossoff visit Okefenokee as mining project advances

Drew Kann reports that with a controversial plan to mine titanium near the edge of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge still alive, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Sen. Jon Ossoff paid a visit to the South Georgia swamp last Friday. In August, a settlement agreement was announced between the Corps and the company pursuing the mine, Alabama-based Twin Pines Minerals, LLC., which put the project’s permitting back in the hands of a state agency — the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

Sept. 20, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

Georgia Chamber CEO talks future workforce, economic impact in Northwest Georgia

Madison Hogan reports that Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, addressed a crowd of business leaders and community members, giving a forecast of Georgia’s economic outlook, workforce and infrastructure. Among his highlights of Georgia’s current and future economy, Clark urged the crowd at the monthly Cobb Chamber of Commerce breakfast to “win the war on talent,” create a more inclusive economy and build infrastructure.

Sept. 20, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Want to weigh in on Georgia Power’s proposed rate increase? Here’s how.

Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgians will be able to voice their concerns about Georgia Power’s plans to raise electricity rates by 12% during a series of hearings beginning later this month before a final vote in December. The Georgia Public Service Commission has adopted new procedures that allow each person to speak for up to three minutes during the first hour of each hearing day, but after the time runs out, people who wish to speak must return another day and anyone not directly involved in the case will be asked to leave the meeting room.

Sept. 20, 2022 Augusta Chronicle

Commission recommending name change for Fort Gordon to Fort Eisenhower completes work

Abraham Kenmore reports that the Naming Commission charged with researching new monikers for military installations and assets honoring confederate soldiers has completed its work. Among the nine military installations it considered were Fort Gordon, which it proposed renaming to Fort Eisenhower, and Fort Benning, which it proposed should become Fort Moore, after married couple Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Julia Moore.

Sept. 20, 2022 The Brunswick News

Kings Bay seeking job applicants

Gordon Jackson reports that a 10-day online hiring event for jobs at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay will be held next month. A wide range of positions are being sought at Trident Refit Facility on base during the hiring event from Oct. 7-16.

Sept. 20, 2022 University of Georgia

Georgia 4-H receives AmeriCorps funding to support youth programs

Maria Lameiras and Josie Smith report that the Georgia 4-H program is one of 25 Georgia organizations to receive AmeriCorps funding to support programming across the state. Organizations in Georgia received $7,260,916 in AmeriCorps funding from the federal agency for 2022-23.

Sept. 20, 2022 Macon Telegraph

Macon musicians meet with legislators to jump start Georgia music industry incentives

Micah Johnston reports that Macon’s music history is often at the forefront of the county’s identity. Locals reflect on the music of the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding, while tourists visit the Big House Museum and Grant’s Lounge to absorb the past.

Sept. 20, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia Democrats plan gun control push in Legislature in the next session

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia Democrats are planning to introduce a series of gun control legislation for lawmakers to consider during the next legislative session. Among the proposed legislation is a measure to prohibit supplying a semiautomatic assault weapon to anyone under the age of 21 years.

Sept. 20, 2022 Savannah Morning News

‘I’m not that smart’: Herschel Walker says ‘he’ll do his best’ in debate against Warnock

Latrice Wiliams reports, ahead of his much-anticipated debate against Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock on Oct. 14, Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker toured the Port of Savannah Friday morning to gain perspective on the waterway that is a vital passage for goods to come and go worldwide. This is Walker’s second trip to Savannah in the last six months.

Sept. 20, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Harper, Hemingway vie to bring new leadership to state’s Ag Dept.

Drew Kann reports, for just the third time in over half a century, Georgia’s Department of Agriculture will have a new leader in 2023. Since 1969, the agency has been led by two men: Democrat Tommy Irvin, who served as commissioner for more than 40 years, and his successor, Republican Gary Black, who is finishing his third term as agriculture commissioner.

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