Georgia Trend Daily – Aug. 14, 2023

Aug. 14, 2023 Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia Ports container volumes up 17 percent from June

Staff reports that the Georgia Ports Authority handled 447,590 twenty-foot equivalent container units in July, up 17 percent from 381,825 TEUs moved in June. “I would like to thank our customers, and commend our employees, our partners at Gateway Terminals, and the Savannah and Brunswick ILA for achieving one of our busiest July performances ever,” said GPA President and CEO Griff Lynch.

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Aug. 14, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

People Are Atwitter About Threads

Kathleen Conway writes, unless you’re living under a rock, you have probably heard the buzz around the new Threads platform, the Instagram Threads app which Mark Zuckerberg created to rival Elon Musk’s Twitter. Threads is part of Meta, which also owns Facebook and Instagram. The social media site surpassed 100 million sign-ups in five days, breaking ChatGPT’s record as the fastest online platform to hit the milestone.

Aug. 14, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Keeping cool: Atlanta startup gets $500M to break into cold storage

Zachary Hansen reports that an Atlanta startup announced it has cold hard cash to invest into building a network of freezer and refrigeration storage facilities across the country. Envision Cold said it recently obtained $500 million in backing from an investment partner to build a portfolio of cold storage facilities, which preserve perishables like produce, meat and medicine.

Aug. 14, 2023 Rome News-Tribune

Woodstock veteran and business owner receives $10,000 award

Staff reports that Carrie Roeger, co-owner of Semper Fi Bar and Grille in Woodstock, received the Arthur H. and Mary E. Wilson Top Venture Impacting Veterans Award. Roeger, a member of DAV Chapter 6 in Marietta, was selected from participants of the Veteran Entrepreneurship Success Summit in Washington, D.C., held in June 2022.

Aug. 14, 2023 Marietta Daily Journal

Heart and sole: Country’s largest shoe show sets foot in Cobb Galleria for 28th year

Joel Elliott reports, for shoe lovers, Cobb Galleria Centre was the place to tread over the weekend. Vendors connected with the Atlanta Shoe Market set up shops throughout the venue, selling shoes, boots and accessories of every type in the largest shoe trade show in the United States.

Aug. 14, 2023 State Affairs

Elementary students improve in reading and math, while high school students backslide on Georgia Milestones tests

Jill Jordan Sieder reports, the results of the 2023 Georgia Milestones tests released on July 28 show that most elementary school students performed better on math, reading and English Language Arts  assessments than they did last year, though their scores have not caught up to pre-pandemic levels. Middle and high school students, on the other hand, tested lower in science, social studies and some math courses.

Aug. 14, 2023 The LaGrange Daily News

LaGrange signs off on property transfer for new Remington site

Tommy Murphy reports that the City of LaGrange has signed off on an agreement between the LaGrange Development Authority and RemArms LLC (Remington Firearms) for their long-planned manufacturing facility.  The LaGrange Development Authority (LDA) has reached terms with RemArms to sell approximately 43.4 acres near Ridley Lake for the industrial development.

Aug. 14, 2023 Georgia Recorder

Rural Georgia gets more contraceptive options through expanded delivery of birth control implants

Aaleah McConnell reports that the Georgia Department of Public Health is kicking off its Power of Family Planning program, an initiative that aims to reduce unintended or complicated pregnancies. And women in rural Georgia stand to benefit the most. Now registered nurses are allowed to administer contraceptive implants, such as Nexplanon, into the arm.

Aug. 14, 2023 The Brunswick News

Rep. Townsend nominated to Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute

Hank Rowland reports, it’s no wonder why state Rep. Rick Townsend might seem to be walking on air these days. With only one year of his first session in the Georgia General Assembly behind him, the freshman Republican from St. Simons Island is already racking up appointments and making inroads in the legislature.

Aug. 14, 2023 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI News

Teen social media use among top priorities for Georgia Republicans

Asia Ashley reports, ahead of the 2024 legislative session, Republican leaders announced plans to address teen social media use and cyberbullying. Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and Senate Majority Caucus Chair Sen. Jason Anavitarte, R–Dallas, announced the topic as a legislative priority during a press conference early in the week.

Aug. 14, 2023 GPB

Taxpayer dollars at work: What your U.S. senators from Georgia are doing the week ending Aug. 11

Ambria Burton reports, this week, U.S. Sens. Ossoff and Warnock were in Georgia and focused on new projects for the Moody Air Force Base; affordable housing for young military families; stopping Senate leadership from cutting federal support to Georgia hospitals; and resources for domestic violence resources.

Aug. 14, 2023 Capitol Beat News

New Georgia teacher prep rules scrap ‘diversity,’ other ‘woke’ words

Dave Williams reports that legal limits on how Georgia teachers can approach potentially divisive subjects are spreading from elementary and secondary school classrooms to university lecture halls. Controversial changes to rules for teacher training the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) adopted in recent months take effect Aug. 15.

Aug. 14, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

‘Age happens,’ Congressman David Scott says, but he vows to keep doing his job

Tia Mitchell reports that for two hours, U.S. Rep. David Scott held court at a community meeting for seniors in his district. He directed staff to pass out business cards and take down the names of constituents who needed help solving their issues.


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