Georgia Trend Daily – Aug. 28, 2023

Aug. 28, 2023 Georgia Ports Authority

Port of Savannah receives four new electric ship-to-shore cranes

Staff reports that the Port of Savannah received four Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes Thursday, Aug. 24, upgrading the crane fleet to 34 machines at Garden City Terminal after four older cranes are retired and recycled. Two of the cranes will be 295 feet tall and two will be 306 feet tall at the highest point when fully assembled.

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Aug. 28, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Catching Up With…Michelle Pippin

Karen Kirkpatrick reports that Augusta native Michelle Naval Pippin has been part of the city’s Sports Council for 12 years, starting as an intern. She’s served as CEO since November 2021.

Aug. 28, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Beloved Benefit raises more than $8.8 million for Atlanta groups

Mirtha Donastorg reports that Beloved Benefit, an annual dinner and concert fundraiser for Atlanta organizations, brought in more than $8.8 million Thursday night for groups working on increasing economic mobility in the city and addressing mental health challenges.

Aug. 28, 2023 Athens Banner-Herald

‘We understand our value’: Little known Athens company has global impact on healthcare

Chris Starr reports, for nearly four decades, a local company has played a key role on the cutting edge of some of the world’s most complex health issues, yet Athens Research and Technology flies well under the radar for most of the community. Founded in 1986, ART has had a hand in the study and treatment of health challenges such as inflammation, coronary diseases, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and autoimmune disease by purifying human proteins from plasma and other tissues.

Aug. 28, 2023 Athens Banner-Herald

Downtown intersection to be named for Dooley

Caitlyn Stroh-Page reports that a ceremony dedicating an Athens intersection for the late Georgia legendary coach Vince Dooley will take place Monday. The Georgia legislature previously passed a resolution formally naming the intersection of Broad and Lumpkin streets in honor of Dooley, who died in October.

Aug. 28, 2023 Rome News-Tribune

State panel eyes tax incentives; Hufstetler links Savannah projections to new Bartow EV battery plant

Diane Wagner reports that the Joint Tax Credit Review Panel co-chaired by state Sen. CAmong those who addressed the group Aug. 23 at the Coastal Georgia Center was Dr. Michael Toma, professor of economics at Georgia Southern University.

Aug. 28, 2023 The Center Square

Georgia jurisdictions looking at special purpose taxes for transportation projects

T.A. DeFeo reports that Barrow County leaders and their counterparts in the county’s six cities have agreed to divvy the proceeds of Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax should voters approve it in November. The five-year tax is expected to raise an estimated $130 million over five years.

Aug. 28, 2023 Albany Herald

Kerfluffle in Camilla: Contempt hearing scheduled for City Council members removed from office in July

Alan Mauldin reports, when a Superior Court judge removed two Camilla City Council members from office and vacated their seats in July, the issue seemed to have been settled after a lengthy legal case wound its way through the court system. However, that ruling has been ignored, as council members Ventarra Pollard and Corey B. Morgan have continued to attend and vote at meetings.

Aug. 28, 2023 Dalton Daily Citizen

Ossoff working to cut taxes for Georgia nurses

Staff reports that U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Georgia, is working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to pass the bipartisan Nurse Corps Tax Parity Act, which would cut taxes for nurses who join the Federal Nurse Corps, a national program aimed at delivering healthcare services in rural and underserved communities.

Aug. 28, 2023 GPB

Taxpayer dollars at work: What your U.S. senators from Georgia are doing the week ending Aug. 25

Ambria Burton reports, this week, Ossoff and Warnock focused on providing counseling and mental health services to Georgia military families; delivering resources to improve early childhood education across Northwest Georgia; previewing new legislation improving workforce shortages in childcare; and upgrading Georgia’s Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

Aug. 28, 2023 CNHI News

In light of Trump indictment, grand juror policies could be revisited in Georgia

Asia Ashley reports that Georgia’s law requiring grand juror names to be included on indictments could make its way to lawmakers’ desks for a rewrite when legislators meet for the next legislative session in January. The law became spotlighted after the Aug. 14 high-profile indictment against former President Donald Trump and 18 others by a Fulton County grand jury for alleged election interference.

Aug. 28, 2023 Capitol Beat News

State senators to take on commercial trucker shortage

Dave Williams reports that the Georgia Senate is about to tackle a persistent shortage of workers in one of the state’s key industries: commercial trucking. A Senate study committee formed to find solutions to an inadequate supply of truck drivers will hold its first meeting this coming Wednesday.

Aug. 28, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Georgia senator trolls GOP colleagues as ‘buzzard cowards’

Adam Van Brimmer, Patricia Murphy, Tia Mitchell and Greg Bluestein report, the usually secret Georgia Freedom Caucus is hosting a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday to protest the recent indictments of former President Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants. A flyer for the event also says “Special Session Now,” presumably referencing a call by a Trump loyalist and freshman GOP backbencher — state Sen. Colton Moore — to convene the Legislature out of regular session.

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