Georgia Trend Daily – June 23, 2023
June 23, 2023 Georgia.gov
Staff reports that Gov. Kemp on Thursday announced that automotive parts manufacturer NVH Korea will establish a new facility in Locust Grove. The project will create over 160 new jobs and bring $72 million in investment to Henry County.
June 23, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Karen Kirkpatrick reports on Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International and the organization’s impact on housing crisis.
June 23, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Michael E. Kanell reports that Metro Atlanta’s economy expanded modestly last month as employers continued to look for ways to pull new workers into jobs. With some companies still complaining of a shortage in qualified job candidates, hiring horizons have broadened to include more immigrants, formerly incarcerated people and people with disabilities — as well as many women who had not been working and people doing “gig” jobs.
June 23, 2023 GPB
Natalie Mendenhall, Orlando Montoya and Sarah Kallis report that one of the people aboard the submersible touring the wreckage of the Titanic had ties to Georgia. Paul-Henry Nargeolet was considered one of the leading experts on the Titanic. He is listed as the director of underwater research for the RMS Titanic and E/M Group, the latter based in Peachtree Corners, Ga.
June 23, 2023 WABE
Staff reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 54 million Americans live in neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food – hitting predominantly Black and Latino communities the hardest. The Biden Administration says it strategically focuses on the issues, recently selecting University of Georgia Associate Professor Dr. Caree J. Cotwright to lead their efforts.
June 23, 2023 Marietta Daily Journal
Staff reports that on Tuesday, the Cobb Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on hiring Michael Register, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, as Cobb’s public safety director, the county announced in a Thursday night news release. He has informed Gov. Brian Kemp he will resign as GBI director.
June 23, 2023 Valdosta Daily Times
Terry Richards reports, the unemployment rate in Valdosta rose almost a whole percentage point in May, the Georgia Department of Labor said last this week. The city’s jobless rate in May was 3.8%, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from April, the department said in a statement.
June 23, 2023 Dalton Daily Citizen, CNHI News
Asia Ashley reports that Republicans in Georgia are calling on its Republican Secretary of State to address a potentially vulnerable state election system following a report indicating chances of a cybersecurity threat. University of Michigan Prof. J. Alex Halderman, on behalf of Donna Curling, the plaintiff in a 2021 lawsuit to ban electronic voting machines in Georgia, performed a security analysis of Fulton County’s ImageCast X ballot marking devices and associated equipment which are used in Georgia elections.
June 23, 2023 Georgia Recorder
Stanley Dunlap reports that a long-running dispute over Georgia’s voting system has further fueled claims that state election officials haven’t done enough to ensure election security ahead of the 2024 presidential election. The State Election Board this week rejected a petition to expedite the Secretary of State’s decision to wait until 2025 before updating the Dominion Voting Systems’ software.
June 23, 2023 State Affairs
Jill Jordan Sieder reports that State Affairs is kicking off its inaugural Golden Fork Awards, reporting on gifts to Georgia legislators from lobbyists and the organizations they represent. It includes a list showing how much every lawmaker received, and also some reporting on the organizations that paid the most for access to Georgia lawmakers.
June 23, 2023 The Center Square
T.A. DeFeo reports that a state lawmaker says Georgia needs to create a state cyber command and should be hastened in the wake of a Russian cyber-attack that hit the University System of Georgia and several federal agencies. According to officials, Russian hackers have claimed responsibility for the Friday, June 16, attack, which exploited a vulnerability in “MOVEit,” a data transfer tool.
June 23, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tia Mitchell reports, immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed federal protections for abortion, there were calls from both the left and the right for Congress to pass a law in response. But in the year since, nothing has happened.