Georgia Trend Daily – May 26, 2023

May 26, 2023 WABE

Georgia Power’s parent company touts earnings as customers brace for higher bills

Emily Jones reports that the first new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle is expected to start generating electricity for customers by the end of next month, Southern Company officials announced at the annual shareholders meeting Wednesday. Southern Company is the parent of Georgia Power, which is the state’s largest utility and owns a majority stake in the new nuclear project.

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May 26, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

AACIDs is Bringing South Metro Atlanta into the 21st Century

Julia Roberts reports, the the goal of the ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs), is to create a space where mobility doesn’t just mean one rail system or paying for ride shares. The ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs) are comprised of the Airport West Community Improvement District (AWCID) and the Airport South Community Improvement District (ASCID).

May 26, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

BREAKING: Hyundai, LG to build $4.3B battery plant near Savannah

Drew Kann and Greg Bluestein report, another massive EV battery plant is coming to Georgia. Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solutions announced plans late Thursday to spend $4.3 billion to build an EV battery manufacturing plant in Bryan County near Savannah as part of the largest economic development project in state history.

May 26, 2023 Marietta Daily Tribune

Self-driving shuttle will be tested in Cumberland this summer

Jake Busch reports, self-driving vehicles will start making the rounds at the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Battery Atlanta this summer. The Cumberland Community Improvement District intends to implement a pilot program for autonomous vehicles, which will travel the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 285 on one route and around the Galleria campus on another.


May 26, 2023 Cherokee Tribune

Canton receives $4.4 million in state grant funding for park

Ethan Johnson reports that a park planned for south Canton is getting millions of dollars in funding from the state of Georgia. Canton will receive $4.4 million in preliminary grant funding from the state for work related to the future South Canton Park, the office of Gov. Brian Kemp announced May 18.


May 26, 2023 Rome News-Tribune

Bordeau Metals claims Floyd County Commissioners caused the company $28 million in losses

John Bailey reports that a Tennessee metal recycling company has announced its intention to sue the Floyd County Board of Commissioners, stating members caused the company to lose approximately $28 million after their contract to recycle metal from the decommissioning of Plant Hammond was canceled. The notice, sent in early May claims that actions by commissioners caused the Brandenburg Service Company to prematurely end its relationship with subcontractor Bordeau Metals.

May 26, 2023 The Brunswick News

Marketing assessment considers future of Jekyll amphitheater

Lauren McDonald reports that the future of the amphitheater on Jekyll Island remains uncertain, but a recently completed marketing assessment offers insight into the possibilities. The Jekyll Island Authority retained the DLR Group in April 2022 to conduct a marketing study that could shed light on the amphitheater’s potential future.

May 26, 2023 Gwinnett Daily Post

Lawrenceville honored with Community Impact Award for its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives

Staff reports that the city of Lawrenceville was one of three cities honored by Georgia City Solutions at the inaugural Community Impact Awards hosted at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta on May 18. The event was billed as “A Celebration of Imagination, Innovation, and Collaboration.” Ambassador Andrew Young served as the Honorary Chair of the event.


May 26, 2023 Georgia Recorder

Struggle to provide housing for Georgians with developmental disabilities remains, study says

Jill Nolin reports that Georgia lacks appropriate housing options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a new study. “The current housing landscape is not working well for people with IDD and their caregivers,” said the report by Georgians for a Healthy Future, which is a nonprofit patient advocacy group.

May 26, 2023 The Center Square

Ossoff wants federal authorities to act on blocked railroad crossings

T.A. DeFeo reports that a federal infrastructure bill provided millions to help communities close troubling grade crossings, but a U.S. senator from Georgia wants federal railroad authorities to take blocked railroad crossings more seriously. “This is a major issue for communities across metro Atlanta and the state,” U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Georgia, said during a Monday event.


May 26, 2023 Capitol Beat News

Republican attorneys general: 14th Amendment no solution to debt ceiling impasse

Dave Williams reports that Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a 19-state coalition of attorneys general in urging the Biden administration not to use the 14th Amendment to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. In a letter to President Joe Biden dated Wednesday, the coalition argued the Constitution does not give presidents the power on their own to increase U.S. debt.

May 26, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: EV plant announcement spurs Kemp-Ossoff conflict

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report, the newly released details of a $4.3 billion electric vehicle project has reignited a fresh debate over the Inflation Reduction Act, President Joe Biden’s federal tax and climate change package that passed last year. The new plant will be part of Hyundai’s massive “Metaplant” complex in southeast Georgia.

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