Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 14, 2022

Oct. 14, 2022 Georgia Ports Authority

Port of Savannah handles 1.5M TEUs in first quarter

Staff reports that the Georgia Ports Authority handled more than 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 (July-September), an increase of 135,000 TEUs, or 9.6 percent over the same period last year. “A high number of ad hoc vessel calls, the addition of three new Mediterranean services, and one new service to Asia contributed to the growth,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.

Brian Robinson

Oct. 14, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

The November Choice

Brian Robinson writes, elections between two candidates are a choice, not a referendum. In a referendum on an issue, a voter who dislikes the proposal can vote no. In an election, there’s no “none of the above” option, but voters might cast their ballots for someone they don’t like much because they dislike the other candidate even more.

Oct. 14, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

High air fares help Delta climb above fuel, payroll costs

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that surging airline ticket prices that hit travelers in the pocketbook propelled Delta Air Lines to a $695 million profit and record revenue for the third quarter of this year. Atlanta-based Delta’s $14 billion in operating revenue covered higher costs for fuel and payroll and then some.

Oct. 14, 2022 GPB

Why ‘Money’ magazine named Atlanta the best city in U.S.

Peter Biello reports, for the first time, Atlanta has been named the best city in the U.S. by Money magazine this year. The publication says it focused on the qualities of a city that help make everyone feel like they belong.

Oct. 14, 2022 Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning News to move print operation to Gainesville, Florida

Staff reports that after decades of operation, the Savannah Morning News printing press will be shutting down in January, with printing operations moving to Gainesville, Florida. The Savannah Morning News’ parent company, Gannett, announced the change Oct. 13.

Oct. 14, 2022 Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.Fl.News

Nonprofit invests $1M in S.Ga. housing

Malia Thomas reports that a nonprofit is investing $1 million for affordable housing in South Georgia. CareSource, which is touted as the state’s only nonprofit Medicaid provider, announced a $1 million investment to advance affordable housing in the Valdosta area and other rural South Georgia cities, representatives said in a statement at the American Rural Prosperity Summit in Athens.

Oct. 14, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia policy group says inflation is not conquered, is becoming ingrained in economy

T.A. DeFeo reports that the country has not conquered inflation, and it has become ingrained in our economy, the research director of a leading Georgia policy group said. On Thursday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.4% in September.

Oct. 14, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

DOJ files racial discrimination lawsuit against Bartow County

John Bailey reports that the Justice Department filed a racial discrimination lawsuit Thursday against Bartow County, alleging that the county fired two Black employees after they filed complaints about racial harassment. “No one should be forced to labor in an environment where employers condone racial slurs and employees are expected to tolerate them,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Ryan K. Buchanan said in a statement.

Oct. 14, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Georgia elections chief clarifies that no, you can’t challenge another voter’s eligibility at the polls

Stanley Dunlap reports that a state elections office bulletin sent out this week further inflamed charges of voter suppression and showcased some of the confusion surrounding Georgia’s voter challenge rules that state that any person can question the eligibility of an unlimited number of voters. Turns out you can’t lodge a challenge to other voters attempting to cast a ballot in person at the polls.

Oct. 14, 2022 Augusta Chronicle

Abortion? Inflation? What will Herschel Walker-Raphael Warnock U.S. Senate debate cover?

Abraham Kenmore reports that the day has finally arrived, and it looks like the much-anticipated U.S. Senate debate between Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker is going ahead. With Walker taking an early lead in the primary and Warnock facing no significant primary challenge, the two men have effectively been running against each other since January.

 

Oct. 14, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Poll respondents like Kemp but prefer Abrams’ stands on key issues

Dave Williams reports that Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is holding a 10-point lead over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, according to a poll released this week. But on spending and taxes, abortion, and gun rights, most respondents to the same survey sided with Abrams’ positions.

Oct. 14, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Former Gov. Roy Barnes, a Democrat, endorses Republican

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that today’s hyperpartisan political environment seems like the least likely time a Democrat would endorse a Republican for statewide office, or vice versa. But today, former Gov. Roy Barnes, the state’s last Democratic governor, endorsed Republican state Sen. Tyler Harper, a farmer running for state agriculture commissioner.

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