Georgia Trend Daily – April 7, 2023
April 7, 2023 Savannah Morning News
Gulfstream Aerospace expanding facilities, adding 1,600 new jobs
Adam Van Brimmer reports that Gulfstream Aerospace announced an expansion of its facilities and its workforce during a Thursday event at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. The Savannah-based business aircraft manufacturer will add 1,600 jobs this year as it ramps up to build its latest airplane, the Gulfstream G400, and grows its maintenance operations to meet demand.
April 7, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens
Susan Percy reports that Erin Hames and James M. Hull have been reappointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. Both are members at large; their new terms will run through Jan. 1, 2030.
April 7, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
AJC Exclusive: Norfolk Southern CEO reflects on Ohio derailment
Kelly Yamanouchi and Michael E. Kanell report that as a massive smoke plume soared into the sky from the controlled burn of a wrecked Norfolk Southern train in early February, even the company’s CEO Alan Shaw was alarmed. And he’s been working for the railroad for more than 28 years.
April 7, 2023 GPB
Vice President Harris announces record solar deal at Northwest Georgia factory
Stephen Fowler reports that a rapidly expanding solar panel manufacturer in Northwest Georgia will help fulfill the country’s largest-ever community solar project, Vice President Kamala Harris announced in Dalton Thursday. The agreement between Qcells, which is currently undergoing a $2.5 billion expansion of its northwest Georgia factories, and Virginia-based Summit Ridge Energy will see the assemblage of more than 2.5 million solar panels to provide 1.2 gigawatts of energy to power an estimated 140,000 homes and business.
April 7, 2023 State Affairs
Georgia’s Vidalia Onion Committee interim executive director on the $150M industry & her favorite recipe
Rohan Movva reports, Georgia takes pride in its Vidalia onions, a flavorful and cherished crop that has become synonymous with the region. A beloved culinary treasure, the Vidalia onion captivates the hearts of foodies, chefs and Georgians alike.
April 7, 2023 GlobalAtlanta.com
Atlanta Global Studies Symposium to Equip Students, Researchers for Demands of Complex World
Joel Brene and DorMiya Vance report, since its launch in 2018, the Atlanta Global Studies Center has been dedicated to equipping the next generation of international leaders in Georgia and fostering awareness on a wide range of pressing intercultural issues. The center’s faculty and staff have supported research, curriculum enhancement and student-faculty development at several universities in Georgia, all while engaging in a variety of community outreach efforts aimed at “empowering the region’s global agenda.”
April 7, 2023 Marietta Daily Journal
‘Transformational’ project to open up Chattahoochee River in south Cobb
Hunter Riggall reports, across the Chattahoochee River from Fulton County Airport lies a scrub-covered lot, nearly nine acres in size, at the corner of Mableton Parkway and Discovery Boulevard. But an ambitious project may one day change the face of the area.
April 7, 2023 Gwinnett Daily Post
U.S. HUD Secretary visits Gwinnett as part of Biden Administration’s Invest in America tour
Curt Yeomans reports that U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge got a firsthand look at one of the ways in which federal community development dollars are being spent in Gwinnett County on Monday. Fudge and U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath visited the Good Samaritan Health Center and met with local elected officials to discuss how HUD works with local governments on efforts such as community development and the availability of affordable housing.
April 7, 2023 The Brunswick News
Mining project has some support
Gordon Jackson reports that the mining permit request near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge by Twin Pines Minerals has seen many critics in the scientific and academic communities voice opposition to the proposal. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency that manages the Okefenokee, is asking for Georgia regulators to postpone any decisions on the permit until a decision is made on whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reassert jurisdiction following a rollback of environmental regulations under the Trump administration.
April 7, 2023 Macon Telegraph
Georgia Power customers could be stuck paying billions more for toxic waste disposal
Gautama Mehta reports that a Public Service Commissioner charged with regulating the power company has told McClatchy in an interview that, if the federal government forces Georgia Power to clean up toxic waste at some of the state’s coal plants in line with federal regulations, he would support sticking the utility’s 2.7 million ratepayers with the bill, which would likely run in the billions.
April 7, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sonny Perdue’s next test: Supporting Georgia’s public colleges
Vanessa McCray reports, in his first year as chancellor, Sonny Perdue has served as the University System of Georgia’s lead salesman. His product? A college degree. After years of growth, the University System, which he’s overseen since his contentious appointment last spring, has lost students at most of its 26 public colleges and universities the last two years.