Georgia Trend Daily – June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023

Gov. Kemp: Home Manufacturer ADMARES to Create Over 1,400 Jobs in Ware County

Staff reports that Gov. Kemp today announced that ADMARES, which specializes in industrialized manufacturing of buildings and homes, plans to construct its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Waycross, Georgia. The company expects to create over 1,400 new jobs and invest $750 million in Ware County.

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June 1, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

2023 Most Respected Business Leader: Rich Stinson, Making Sustainability Profitable

Susan Percy reports, Rich Stinson is more than just an advocate of sustainability in his industry. He practices what he preaches, seeing and acting on new opportunities in renewable energy, power distribution, 5G and electric vehicle charging.

June 1, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Public access to Bartow’s 14,000-acre ‘Yellowstone’ coming to an end

Zachary Hansen reports that for now, the only living things allowed to visit a massive wildlife preserve northwest of Atlanta will be deer, turkeys, bears and trout — in addition to the family who owns the land. Public access to the Pine Log Wildlife Management Area in Bartow County ended Thursday amid development and sale negotiations by the family who has owned the 14,000-acre plot for nearly a century.

June 1, 2023 Gainesville Times

Help may be on the way for Flowery Branch sewer plant. Here’s how, the pricetag

Staff reports that the Flowery Branch may draw closer to building a long-awaited sewer plant expansion with a crucial hire on Thursday, June 1. The City Council will consider naming Atlanta-based Archer Western Construction as “construction manager at risk,” or a contractor that would work closely with the city in designing and building the plant expansion.


June 1, 2023 The Brunswick News

Funds available for lodgings impacted by pandemic

Gordon Jackson reports, while local tourism set records during the pandemic, motels along Interstate 95 struggled. Now, applications will be accepted starting May 15 until funds run out for motel and bed and breakfast inn owners in need of relief.

June 1, 2023 Valdosta Daily Times

City receives $3M for parks

Staff reports that the City of Valdosta and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority will receive more than $3 million in grants for three community parks from Georgia. The state awarded $1,665,400 for Vallotton Park, $1,152,800 for Scott Park and $243,897 for Olympic Park, city officials said in a statement.

June 1, 2023 Marietta Daily Journal

Tourist attractions request $870k in grants from Marietta

Hunter Riggall reports that local arts, culture, and tourism organizations have submitted requests to the city of Marietta totaling about $874,000, seeking grants the city doles out annually. The City Council is now weighing the requests and is expected to vote on a final allocation in two weeks, according to Councilman Johnny Walker, who chairs the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Committee.

June 1, 2023 Athens Banner-Herald

How Georgia and the SEC are addressing sports betting across college landscape

Marc Weiszer reports, there were no head coach firings or major headlines when UGA learned about a violation of NCAA sports gambling rules last year. It was considered a minor violation — Level III in NCAA parlance — when a Bulldog athlete placed a bet on a fantasy sports app.

June 1, 2023 GPB

Georgia Supreme Court strikes down professors’ challenge to campus gun laws

Orlando Montoya reports that the state university professors have lost their challenge to a Georgia law allowing weapons on campus. The professors argued that the 2017 law violated the Georgia constitution because lawmakers usurped the Board of Regents’ authority to govern the university system.

June 1, 2023 The Center Square

Georgia’s Daniel talks health care issues

T.A. Defeo reports that State Rep. Lauren Daniel, R-Locust Grove, has a unique knowledge of the medical industry. She had her first child as a teenager and saw first-hand the dearth of resources available to Georgians experiencing a similar scenario.

June 1, 2023 Gwinnett Daily Post

Gov. Brian Kemp’s leadership committee will campaign for two Gwinnett legislators, attack three others

Curt Yeomans reports that Gwinnett is certainly on the mind of a leadership committee that Gov. Brian Kemp has created. The Georgians First Leadership Committee announced on Wednesday that it is launching a “six figure” campaign focused on 11 legislative districts, which the group considers swing districts, ahead of the 2024 election cycle.

June 1, 2023 Capitol Beat News

Georgia Supreme Court rejects licensing for lactation care

Dave Williams reports that a state law requiring lactation care providers to obtain a license is unconstitutional, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday. The case goes back to 2016, when the General Assembly passed legislation requiring a state license to offer lactation care and limiting licenses to businesses that obtain a privately issued certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

June 1, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Kemp deploys political machine for 2024 legislative battle

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report, if you were one of the many people we heard from last week who received text message fundraising appeals from Gov. Brian Kemp, the blast wasn’t for any office the just-reelected governor is seeking. Instead, Kemp’s political machine is pushing to protect a handful of vulnerable GOP state legislative districts, while also putting a bullseye on Democratic districts they think are within reach.


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