Georgia Trend Daily – June 7, 2023
June 7, 2023 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI News
Asia Ashley reports that a shortage of health care workers has state officials concerned enough to set aside funding to help rural providers recruit employees. Georgia is among the top three states with the highest number of job vacancies in the U.S., particularly, in the health care field.
June 7, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Tom Oder reports that Georgia is a long-recognized leader in having key assets that industries need. Among those assets are universities that are working to transform their engineering programs to accommodate ever-evolving computing and software technology.
June 7, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Drew Kann reports that a jury has already awarded $135 million to a Southwest Georgia couple whose lake was choked by muddy runoff from a massive solar installation next door. Now the federal judge who heard the case has ordered the companies behind the project to halt any further releases — or face potential penalties.
June 7, 2023 GlobalAtlanta.com
Trevor Williams reports that Atlanta-based Rotorcorp has taken home a presidential export award for its international sales focus, the only company in Georgia decorated with the honor this year. A parts exporter that helps keep Robinson Helicopters aloft all over the world, Rotorcorp received the President’s E Award for exports from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo during a ceremony in Washington June 6.
June 7, 2023 Rome News-Tribune
John Druckenmiller reports, with the lease now expired, the Pine Log Wildlife Management Area — part of the massive Aubrey Corp. project plan in Bartow County — is closed to the public, even as the deal was close. Negotiations for the Neel family property — part of an even larger chunk of northeast Bartow — with the state stalled again; the owners now listening to other options.
June 7, 2023 Newnan Times-Herald
Laura Camper reports that thousands of area residents may soon find that the only hospital in Coweta County is considered out-of-network. Unless negotiations are successful, Piedmont Healthcare, including Piedmont hospitals in Newnan, Fayetteville and Atlanta will terminate the agreement with Humana Healthcare Advantage effective Sept. 7.
June 7, 2023 The Brunswick News
Gordon Jackson reports that Glynn County has applied for federal funding to help pay for improved beach access. The accesses were damaged by floodwaters and storm surge, from hurricanes. Without the repairs, there is potential for further damage by future flooding events.
June 7, 2023 11 Alive News
Doug Richards reports that state investigators have seized an election server in a rural Georgia county after the county hired an election director who was forced out of another county. Treutlen County hired Misty Hampton, the Coffee County election director forced, out of her job in early 2023.
June 7, 2023 State Affairs
Jill Jordan Sieder reports, what does a politician do when they’re not … well … politicking? Georgia’s 236-member General Assembly is a part-time citizen Legislature whose members are paid a salary of $22,342, plus a daily allowance of $247, to work during a 40-day legislative session that runs from January to March. (The salary is in the bottom quartile of legislator compensation in the U.S.)
June 7, 2023 The Center Square
T.A. DeFeo reports that Chase Oliver sees an opening in the upcoming presidential race where voters of the two main parties are looking for viable alternatives. The 37-year-old Atlanta resident, vying for the Libertarian presidential nomination, thinks he can be that alternative.
June 7, 2023 Georgia Recorder
Ashley Murray reports that more than 1,200 hate and anti-government extremist groups were active across the United States in 2022, according to the SouthernPoverty Law Center’s latest report on the nationwide prevalence of extremists who target people of color, LGBTQ people, Jewish communities and other religious minorities.
June 7, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Maya T. Prabhu reports that John Waldren was visiting his 10-year-old son’s school as students were participating in an active shooter drill. Children were being told the best places to hide in an attempt to stay safe if a gunman got into their school. And it rubbed Waldren the wrong way.