Georgia Trend Daily – Dec. 30, 2022

Dec. 30, 2022 The Center Square

Report: Georgia’s revenues exceeded expenses during the last 15 years

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia saw its revenues exceed expenses overall during the past 15 years, a new report reveals. The Peach State’s total revenue as a share of expenses during fiscal 2006-20 was 102.6%, according to a new analysis from Pew Trusts.

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Dec. 30, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Catching Up With … Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D.

Karen Kirkpatrick reports that Macon-born Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, a researcher and infertility specialist, has been at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) since 2011. She – and MSM – are committed to the creation and advancement of health equity.

Dec. 30, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hotels, restaurants see windfall from Peach Bowl, New Year’s events

Donovan J. Thomas reports that Atlanta’s tourism and hospitality industries are gearing up for what is expected to be a return to a pre-pandemic-type turnout for New Year’s events, with a college football playoff semifinal and the return of the Peach Drop on tap this weekend.

Dec. 30, 2022 Clayton News-Daily

Georgia begins repatriation of Native American artifacts from Etowah Indian Mounds

Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will soon begin returning artifacts to culturally affiliated tribes from Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site in Cartersville. Repatriation is mandated by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), a federal law enacted in 1990.

Dec. 30, 2022 Dalton Daily News

Neagle named president of SYNLawn’s Global division

Staff reports that Dalton-based SYNLawn announced that George Neagle has been appointed as the president of its new Global division. Neagle previously served as the executive vice president at SYNLawn, overseeing the Americas division.

Dec. 30, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

Armuchee warehouse deal has 65 jobs in play

Staff reports, up to 65 jobs could be associated with a substantial real estate closing in Armuchee. An 80,000-square-foot warehouse at 980 Turkey Mountain Road has sold for $1,937,500. Hardy Realty’s Jimmy Byars represented the seller and colleague Steve Graves the buyer. Graves says the buyer is Think 360 Inc., which has offices in Decatur (Ga.) and elsewhere.

Dec. 30, 2022 The Brunswick News

Mosaic Museum hits revenue record in 2022

Lauren McDonald reports that the Mosaic museum on Jekyll Island marked a major milestone this year, surpassing $1 million in annual revenue for the first time. It was a record for Jekyll’s historic resource division, said Tom Alexander, director of historic resources for the Jekyll Island Authority.

Dec. 30, 2022 GPB

Atlanta to participate in racial bias home valuation study

Staff reports that Atlanta has been chosen as one of three cities to participate in a program to address racial bias in home valuation. A recent study found persistent and widespread undervaluing of homes in communities of color.

Dec. 30, 2022 Georgia Recorder

A rearview mirror look at 2022: Roe v. Wade ends, Fulton Trump probe simmers, Warnock wins again

Ross Williams reports that a lot happened in Georgia in 2022. The end of Roe v. Wade kicked off an ongoing court fight set to shape the future of reproductive care. The state lost one of its most vaunted leaders when House Speaker David Ralston died last month.

Dec. 30, 2022 Gainesville Times

Meet South Hall’s newest legislator, District 30 representative Derrick McCollum

Jeff Gill reports, knocking on doors is still a campaign routine, but it was often an engaging experience for Derrick McCollum, as the person answering the door this past election year wasn’t always a complete stranger. Sometimes, the prospective voter would say, “You came to my house and helped my mom, or something like that,” McCollum said.

Dec. 30, 2022 Capitol Beat News      

Handful of new laws to take effect in Georgia this weekend

Dave Williams reports that most bills the General Assembly passes each year take effect on July 1. But a smattering of new laws enacted during the 2022 legislative session will kick in this Sunday, Jan. 1, including a bill making it easier for food trucks to do business and several new or expanded tax credits.


Dec. 30, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The questions that will shape Georgia politics in 2023

Greg Bluestein reports, at the dawn of 2023, Georgia is poised for another big political year. Kemp and Warnock aren’t just the two most powerful politicians in Georgia — they’re now bona fide national figures.

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