Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 7, 2023

Sept. 7, 2023

Gov. Kemp: DAS Corp. to Bring 300 Automotive Jobs to Metter

Staff reports that Gov. Kemp, on Wednesday, announced that DAS Corp. (DAS), an automotive parts company, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Metter. The facility will create 300 new jobs and generate more than $35 million in investment in Candler County.

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Sept. 7, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Walgreens Offers Free Same-Day Prescription Delivery Pilot to Improve Medication Adherence

Julia Roberts reports, unexpected side effects, busy schedules, a lack of transportation—there are a myriad of reasons why patients fail to adhere to medications. But oftentimes, these issues can be easily remedied—even just by finding ways to put medications in patients’ hands.

Sept. 7, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia Power, Atlanta companies receiving federal hydropower grants

Drew Kann reports that Georgia Power and two other Atlanta-based companies are receiving federal grant funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a series of projects using existing dams to advance hydropower, the agency announced Wednesday. The money comes from a $13 million pot carved out for projects nationwide by 2021′s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is part of an effort by President Joe Biden’s administration to accelerate the country’s transition away from burning fossil fuels.

Sept. 7, 2023

Georgia State’s Robinson College Partners With Romanian-American Business School 

Trevor Williams reports that a Romanian business school founded with an eye toward boosting free enterprise in the formerly communist country has established a new partnership with Georgia State University. The Institute for Business Administration in Bucharest, known as ASEBUSS, signed a memorandum of cooperation Wednesday with GSU’s Robinson College of Business to pave the way for student and faculty exchanges and the sharing of best practices on business education.

Sept. 7, 2023 WSB Radio

Tom Brady hired by Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines

Staff reports that the star quarterback from the team that broke the hearts of Falcons fans in Super Bowl LI is now working for an Atlanta-based company. Tom Brady is joining Delta Air Lines as a long-term strategic adviser.

Sept. 7, 2023 LaGrange Daily News

KIA hack temporarily shuts down production

Tommy Murphy reports that KIA is currently working on a cybersecurity issue that has disrupted production.  On Wednesday afternoon, the LaGrange Daily News was sent a message via social media indicating that an unknown entity had hacked into computer systems at KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia, causing the plant to shut down during first shift and canceling the second shift.

Sept. 7, 2023 The Center Square

Atlanta approves $21.5M to overhaul busy thoroughfare

T.A. DeFeo reports that the Atlanta City Council approved nearly $21.5 million to overhaul a major thoroughfare on the city’s westside. The council approved a measure allowing the Atlanta Department of Transportation to execute a contract with the P2K Lefko joint venture for the “Howell Mill Road Complete Street Project.”

Sept. 7, 2023 The Brunswick News

Federal judge upholds county claims in lawsuit over Golden Ray damages

Taylor Cooper reports that a federal judge upheld two claims this week in a lawsuit between Glynn County and the owners of the Golden Ray that seeks roughly $98 million in damages to compensate the county for environmental damage caused by a series of oil spills and fires before and during the cleanup of the ship. The Golden Ray was a 656-foot cargo ship that was outbound through the St. Simons Sound carrying 4,161 vehicles when it capsized on Sept. 8, 2019.

Sept. 7, 2023 Valdosta Daily Times

Legal challenges vie for Black voters in Alabama, Georgia redistricting maps

Asia Ashley reports, the same day federal judges in Alabama struck down the state’s proposed congressional maps for lacking equitable representation of Black voters, federal judges in Georgia began hearing arguments in a similar case. Challenges to both maps assert that redistricting maps approved by the state legislatures in 2021 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Sept. 7, 2023 GPB

Mayors statewide urge governor and lawmakers to pass gun reform laws

Donna Lowry reports that nearly four dozen mayors — from Adel in South Georgia to Dalton in North Georgia and cities in between — want stricter gun laws. They sent a letter urging Gov. Brian Kemp and state lawmakers to help curb gun violence in their communities.

Sept. 7, 2023 Georgia Recorder

Federal judge rules Georgia can resume enforcing ban on hormone treatment for transgender minors

Ross Williams reports that Georgia can resume enforcing its new law banning hormone treatments for transgender children, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Republican lawmakers passed the controversial law this year, preventing transgender children from receiving estrogen or testosterone treatments.

Sept. 7, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Raffensperger opposes blocking Trump from election ballots

Adam Van Brimmer, Greg Bluestein, Patricia Murphy and Tia Mitchell report that key liberal groups want to bar former President Donald Trump from running for office again using a constitutional clause dating to the Reconstruction period. Georgia’s top elections official, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, warned that invoking the 14th Amendment to keep Trump off the 2024 ballot would set a dangerous precedent.


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