Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 11, 2022

Oct. 11, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia’s 22 technical colleges to receive $15M grant from feds for COVID-19 relief

T.A. DeFeo reports that the feds sent millions to Georgia’s technical colleges to help workers and employers — especially those from “marginalized communities” — affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Labor sent the $15 million Quality Jobs, Equity, Strategy, Training Disaster Recovery Grant to the Technical College System of Georgia.

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Oct. 11, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Outfitting the Toolbox

Patty Rasmussen reports, you don’t have to leave the community to have a job. Getting that message out is part of the workforce education mission in each of Georgia’s 159 counties, says Anna Chafin, CEO of the Development Authority of Bryan County.

Oct. 11, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Pitch for new 20-story tower aims to increase Midtown’s affordable housing

Zachary Hansen reports that an Atlanta developer is trying to add some height to an aging Midtown building while also increasing the number of affordable rental units in a pricey area of the city. Tenth Street Ventures is pursuing plans to adaptively reuse a three-story building at 1450 West Peachtree Street, a property adjacent to the historic Winnwood Apartments.

Oct. 11, 2022 The Brunswick News

Green Scene hosts “Last of the Right Whales” at Ritz

Larry Hobbs reports that the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Georgia serves as the majestic right whales’ calving grounds — for now. Marine biologists have done the math. It is estimated that only 350 of these prodigious mammals remain. Right whales are dying faster than they can reproduce.

Oct. 11, 2022 Albany Herald

Thomasville plans wastewater plant improvement project

Carlton Fletcher reports that the city of Thomasville is set to begin a large improvement project on its wastewater treatment facility, improving the useful life of the facility by 20-plus years. The project will be completed in two phases with a combined cost of more than $8.5 million for the entire project.

Oct. 11, 2022

Atlanta Global Studies Center at Georgia Tech, GSU Gets $1M Grant

Trevor Williams reports that the Atlanta Global Studies Center, a partnership between Georgia State University and Georgia Tech to foster innovation in international education, has received a federal grant for $1.05 million over the next four years. The grant renews the local presence of the center, which sits at the intersection of teaching languages, encouraging cultural competency and creating future global leaders, with a particular focus on K-12 education and sustainability.

Oct. 11, 2022 Gainesville Times

The Inland Port has entered a new phase. Here’s what happens next in quest to get trucks off the roads

Brian Wellmeier reports that the Northeast Georgia Inland Port has entered the next phase of its approval process before construction at the 104-acre site can begin. The project is expected to provide a direct shipping corridor to and from Savannah’s harbor by way of a 324-mile freight rail service,

Oct. 11, 2022 Fox 5 Atlanta

Atlanta attorney receives Congressional award for adoption advocacy

Christine Sperow reports that one Atlanta attorney was recently recognized on a national level for helping parents through the adoption process. “I’ve always wanted to help children,” says Atlanta adoption attorney Ina Cook.

Oct. 11, 2022 Marietta Daily Journal

Cobb elections board dismisses more than 1,300 voter challenges

Chart Riggall reports that the Cobb Board of Elections voted Monday to toss out more than 1,300 voter registration challenges submitted weeks before Election Day. The board, citing a lack of probable cause behind the challenges, voted 4-1 to approve the dismissal. Pat Gartland, the Cobb Republican Party appointee, was the vote in opposition.

Oct. 11, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Millions flow to top Georgia campaigns and candidates down the ballot as midterms near

Jill Nolin reports that candidates for statewide office just reported their latest fundraising haul as they enter the homestretch of Georgia’s midterm election. Here’s a quick-and-dirty rundown on the size of these candidates’ war chests in Georgia’s marquee races. Early voting starts next Monday.

Oct. 11, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Conservative group bankrolling ads supporting Georgia’s transgender sports bill

Dave Williams reports that a conservative public policy organization launched an ad campaign Monday praising Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and state Sen. Burt Jones, the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, for backing legislation aimed at transgender athletes. The Republican-controlled General Assembly passed the “Save Girls Sports” measure this year as part of a larger bill that also prohibits the teaching of certain “divisive concepts” primarily about race in public schools.

Oct. 11, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Marjorie Taylor Greene positioned for power in next Congress

Tia Mitchell, Patricia Murphy and Greg Bluestein report, at least two of Georgia’s eight Republicans in the U.S. House are lobbying for key leadership positions ahead of the midterm elections, in the event of the party return to the majority. U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson is one of three campaigning to become whip, the fourth-highest ranking position in the Republican Conference.

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