Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 8, 2022

Nov. 8, 2022

First Hyundai Motor Group Supplier to Build Facility in Bulloch County

Staff reports that Gov. Brian P. Kemp on Monday announced that Joon Georgia, Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer, will create 630 new jobs and invest $317 million in Bulloch County. Plans for the company’s new manufacturing facility mark the first confirmed supplier for Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America in Bryan County.

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Nov. 8, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Political Notes: The Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Susan Percy reports that DeKalb County’s City of Pine Lake, which has all-female leadership, including the mayor and city council members, has adopted a resolution requesting the city’s police department not investigate reports of abortion care and indicating that no city funds will be used to record or investigate such reports.

Nov. 8, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New Children’s Healthcare, Emory campuses spur development

Zachary Hansen reports that North Druid Hills Road has long been a unique connector among Atlanta’s suburbs, representing the place where Fulton County blends into Dekalb County and where the cities of Atlanta, Brookhaven and Chamblee merge.

Nov. 8, 2022

October Net Tax Revenues Up 9.3%

Staff reports that the State of Georgia’s net tax collections in October approached $2.71 billion for an increase of $230.2 million, or 9.3 percent, compared to October of FY 2022 when net tax collections totaled nearly $2.48 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $10.32 billion for an increase of $744 million, or 7.8 percent, over FY 2022.

Nov. 8, 2022 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Georgia DOT awards $18 million for bridge construction project in Muscogee County

Brittany McGee reports that a Muscogee County bridge construction project received the largest single investment the Georgia Department of Transportation awarded in September, according to a news release. The Georgia DOT invested $166 million in construction contracts during that month, of which $18 million was awarded to C.W. Matthews Construction Company for the construction of a bridge and approaches on US 27 Alt over Miller Road, the release said.

Nov. 8, 2022 The Current

What does Symrise make at plant where fires forced evacuations?

Mary Landers reports that early morning fire and multiple explosions Monday at the Symrise Chemical Plant at Colonel’s Island forced the evacuation of the plant itself as well as nearby neighborhoods including The Hickory Bluff, Sanctuary Cove, Satilla Shores and Royal Oaks.

Nov. 8, 2022 Reporter Newspapers

Sandy Springs projects $350 million in sales tax collections over 10 years

Bob Pepalis reports that Sandy Springs anticipates collecting $350 million in Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenue over the next 10 years after the new distribution agreement between Fulton County and its 15 cities. Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul was joined by City Manager Eden Freeman and City Attorney Dan Lee during negotiations and mediation over the LOST distribution, which began on July 1.

Nov. 8, 2022 Valdosta Daily Times

Educators plan to sue over ‘divisive concepts’ law

Asia Ashley reports that attorneys representing Georgia educators issued an intent to file a lawsuit letter to the Georgia attorney general’s office over the state’s new law that outlaws teaching so-called “divisive concepts” in public schools. HB 1084, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp on April 28, in part defines divisive concepts as teaching that “one race is inherently superior to another race; the United States of America is fundamentally racist; and an individual, by virtue of his or her race, is inherently or consciously racist or oppressive toward individuals of other races.”


Nov. 8, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia voters to decide whether to exempt timber equipment from ad valorem property taxes

T.A. DeFeo reports that when Georgia voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they’ll vote on more than races for governor and senator. They’ll also weigh in on a series of questions and constitutional amendments.

Nov. 8, 2022 Georgia Recorder

An Election Day like no other: Georgians again center of political universe Tuesday after record early voting

Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgians voted early this year in greater numbers than in any midterm election before, likely foreshadowing that Tuesday will require some patience from voters who might face long lines to cast ballots. In Georgia, more than 2.5 million early voters encountered some minor glitches while in Cobb County election officials are encouraging more than 1,000 voters who were never mailed their absentee ballots to show up to the polls on Tuesday.


Nov. 8, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Conservation group running political ad opposing titanium mine near Okefenokee

Dave Williams reports that the group Georgia Conservation Voters (GCV) is running a digital ad calling attention to a controversial proposal to mine titanium near the Okefenokee Swamp. The 18-second ad, which is appearing on Facebook and Instagram, shows video footage of the Okefenokee with a written script describing the importance of the swamp and the potential harm a nearby mine could wreak on wildlife, the environment, and tourism. It features an instrumental music track but no narration.

Nov. 8, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Jittery Democrats head toward uncertain Election Day

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell reports that four years ago, Georgia Republicans entered the final sprint before Election Day election with polls showing a neck-and-neck race between then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams — and a last-minute rescue mission from Donald Trump designed to rev up the nervous GOP faithful. Now it’s the Democrats who are on edge. At campaign stops around the state, Democratic candidates hammered away at a common theme: Don’t give up.

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