Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 25, 2023

Jan. 25, 2023 Rome News-Tribune

Mohawk cites inflation, ‘softening’ floor demand for expected earnings slump even as local residential permits soar

John Druckenmiller reports that inflation, a “softening” demand for residential flooring and the settlement of two lawsuits likely will mean lower fourth-quarter earnings reports to be released in coming weeks by Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries. The dip comes on the heels of a nearly two-year period when home sales climbed and residential sales prices soared across the country. But some pullback began in 2022, compared to the 2020-2021 boom.

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Major Economic Boom: Cobb Chamber of Commerce President Sharon Mason


Jan. 25, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Our State: Cobb County

Jennifer Hafer reports that even in unprecedented times, leaders across Cobb County are adapting and innovating to ensure those who live in, work in and visit Georgia’s third-largest county can enjoy family-friendly neighborhoods, unique entertainment venues, a sense of community and a thriving business environment.


Jan. 25, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Developer pursues second large project south of Atlanta

Zachary Hansen reports that a developer known for pursuing areas south of I-20 for opportunities is adding another ambitious mixed-use project to its development pipeline. Macauley Investments is in the early stages of bringing hundreds of homes and a retail village to the city of South Fulton, according to recent government filings.

Jan. 25, 2023

French Delegation Among Many International Groups Returning for Poultry Show

Trevor Williams reports that a beefed-up French delegation hosted at the Metro Atlanta Chamber Tuesday was among the many international groups that have returned in full force to what many call the “poultry show” in Atlanta now that COVID-19 has receded. Delegations from the Netherlands and Brazil, both agricultural influencers in their own rights, were slated to hold separate events in the city Wednesday, a testament to the global reach of the event officially known as the International Production and Processing Expo, or IPPE.

Jan. 25, 2023 GPB

Housing aid doesn’t always reach homeless youth. Here’s how educators aim to help

Grant Blankenship reports that teachers often know they have homeless students who need support. Meanwhile, because of what you could likely call a bureaucratic oversight, only a fraction of those kids get the kind of support they need most.

Jan. 25, 2023 Athens Banner-Herald

Enrollment drops could mean cuts at some Georgia colleges; UGA and AU see growth

Abraham Kenmore reports that University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue recently laid out a potentially challenging future for public higher education in Georgia. During a presentation last week to lawmakers considering the state budget, Perdue said education is getting more expensive while enrollment is dropping.

Jan. 25, 2023 Marietta Daily Journal

Cobb delegation names bipartisan leadership team

Chart Riggall reports, after a contentious legislative session in 2022, the new chair of Cobb County’s legislative delegation tried to shepherd them toward a more neighborly spirit for the year ahead. In that effort, lawmakers elected a bipartisan slate to lead the delegation this session. State Rep. Teri Anulewicz, D-Smyrna, will serve as chair, while Rep. Devan Seabaugh, R-Marietta, will be vice chair. State Sen. Michael “Doc” Rhett will serve as secretary.

Jan. 25, 2023 State Affairs

How to watch Kemp’s State of the State address

Jackie Winchester reports that Gov. Brian Kemp will give his annual State of the State speech Wednesday at 11 a.m. under the Gold Dome of the Georgia Statehouse. Kemp will deliver the address at a time when the state has $6.6 billion in surplus cash to spend, so expect the governor to talk about how that surplus will affect all Georgians.

Jan. 25, 2023 Georgia Recorder

Georgia GOP lawmaker pushes bill to protect ‘vital and precious’ Okefenokee from new mining proposals

Jill Nolin reports that while an Alabama-based company’s controversial mining proposal moves through the permitting process, a south Georgia Republican lawmaker is again attempting to head off any future attempt to mine an important site near the Okefenokee Swamp. Rep. Darlene Taylor, a Thomasville Republican, has revived the legislative effort just days after the state Environmental Protection Division started a 60-day public comment period on Twin Pines Minerals’ draft mining land use permit.

Jan. 25, 2023 GPB

Reproductive Freedom Act seeks to repeal Georgia’s H.B. 481 abortion ban

Jess Mador reports that General Assembly Democrats are introducing legislation that would safeguard abortion access in Georgia. The Reproductive Freedom Act calls for repealing House Bill 481’s abortion restrictions and expanding Georgia’s network of abortion providers,

Jan. 25, 2023 The Center Square

Proposed bill would increase Georgia’s tax credit scholarship program cap

T.A. DeFeo reports that proposed legislation would increase the cap on the state’s tax credit scholarship program a year after lawmakers raised it. The proposed measure, House Bill 54, would increase the cap from $120 million annually to $200 million per year starting in 2024.

Jan. 25, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jonesboro’s Glanton resigns, creating 5th vacancy in Georgia General Assembly

Mark Niesse reports that Democratic state Rep. Mike Glanton of Jonesboro has resigned from the Georgia House after 14 years in office, creating a vacancy that will be filled by a special election this spring. Glanton’s resignation leaves five open seats in the Georgia General Assembly as its annual legislative session is already underway.


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