Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 11, 2022

Nov. 11, 2022

Norma Precision Inc. to Create 600 Jobs, Invest $60 Million in Bryan County

Staff reports that Gov. Kemp yesterday announced that Beretta Holding S.A., through its subsidiary Norma Precision Inc., will expand its footprint in Georgia and build a new manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facility in Bryan County. The $60 million project will create 600 new jobs for which the company is currently hiring.

Georgia Trend Georgia 500 2022

Nov. 11, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

New Georgia 500 Available

Staff reports, the inaugural GEORGIA 500, our comprehensive publication of leaders around the state driving our successful economy to new heights year after year is now available. Read about Georgia’s 2022 Most Influential Leaders.

Nov. 11, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rivian delays production of new crossover at Georgia EV plant to 2026

Zachary Hansen reports that electric vehicle maker Rivian said Wednesday it plans to delay by a year production of a new crossover at its future $5 billion Georgia factory, a setback for the EV startup that also recently saw hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax breaks threatened by a local judge’s ruling.

Nov. 11, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Georgia Power pushed to expand solar program as state regulators consider 12% rate hike request

Stanley Dunlap reports that another round of hearings in Georgia Power’s rate case concluded Thursday with the final day dominated by a debate over whether the utility should expand its popular rooftop solar program. Georgia Power is pushing for a 12% increase in electricity rates over the next three years, along with other requests over the next year that could saddle ratepayers reimbursing for higher fuel costs and the snakebitten nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle.

Nov. 11, 2022 Valdosta Daily Times, Ga.Fl.News

CJB Industries develops new detection technology

Brittanye Blake reports that CJB Industries expands to develop Salvus Detection Technology with the world’s first handheld chemical and biological interferometric detector.Andre Tartar, product manager, said the device has the ability to rapidly identify contaminants or beneficial substances in liquid, air or surface environments.

Nov. 11, 2022 The Brunswick News

Golden Isles Development Authority expands footprint

Gordon Jackson reports that the Golden Isles Development Authority has added 1,400 acres to its inventory with plans to market the property as an industrial site. McKenzie Padgett, director of business development, said the site sold to the authority by Weyhauser Lumber Co. for more than $6.6 million has been a target of the authority for the past six months.

Nov. 11, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia awards $39.4M in grants to courts to clear up COVID-related case backlogs

T.A. DeFeo reports that the state has awarded $39.4 million in grants aimed at helping more than three dozen judicial circuits to clear case backlogs. The Judicial Council of Georgia Ad Hoc Committee announced the grants, funded by federal American Rescue Plan money, to circuits that applied.

Nov. 11, 2022 GPB

New U.S. representative says Republican success hinges on ‘loving message’

Peter Biello reports, among the winners in last night’s elections was Republican Rich McCormick in metro Atlanta’s 6th District, a district redrawn since the last census to become more favorable to the GOP. The former Marine pilot and ER doctor easily beat his Democratic opponent.

Nov. 11, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

Greene vows to investigate FBI, DOJ as she coasts to another term in Congress

John Bailey reports that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene pledged that investigations into the FBI and Department of Justice would begin if she is placed on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. That pledge, made during the Floyd GOP watch party on election night, came after the Rome Republican won her second term as the 14th District representative in Congress.

Nov. 11, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: How Trump, Biden could influence U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia

Tia Mitchell, Patricia Murphy and Greg Bluestein report that former President Donald Trump is barreling ahead with plans Tuesday to announce he’s launching a comeback bid for the White House despite concerns from senior Republicans that it will distract attention from U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker’s runoff campaign in Georgia.


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