Sept. 22, 2021

Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Select Sites Recognized at 2021 Georgia Economic Developers Association Conference

Staff reports that during the 2021 Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) Annual Conference in Savannah, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced new ‘GRAD Certified Select’ sites across the state.


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Sept. 22, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Eat where Georgia leaders dine

Sucheta Rawal reports, whether it is a childhood memory, a family reunion or a first date relived, we all have a special place for a specific dish or a restaurant. This month, I spoke to four elected officials from Georgia about their favorite food memories.


Sept. 22, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Survey: Satisfaction with airports fell as traffic returned this year

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that the return of travelers to airport terminals earlier this year also brought the return of crowds, lines and frustrations. And the summertime spike in traffic at airports across the country after the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines coincided with a labor shortage, worsening many travelers’ experiences.


Sept. 22, 2021

Delta CEO Bastian: Return of International Flights a ‘Last Step’ for Airline’s Recovery

Trevor Williams reports that the Biden administration’s announcement that will open U.S. borders to vaccinated international travelers starting in November is a welcome sign that the “last step” toward recovery is soon to be taken, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said Tuesday in Atlanta. 


Sept. 22, 2021 Brunswick News

JIA board sends master plan draft to state officials

Lauren McDonald reports that the Jekyll Island Authority took a step forward Tuesday in the process of updating the island’s master plan. The board of the JIA was presented with a final draft of the 2021 master plan update at its monthly meeting and voted unanimously to send the proposed update to numerous state officials. This action precedes potential adoption of the plan later this year.


Sept. 22, 2021 Clayton News-Daily, Rockdale Citizen

Businesses need to be preparing themselves and their workers for the future economy, says Georgia chamber president

Larry Stanford reports that businesses in Georgia need to focus on providing upgraded job skills to current and future employees and change the way they do business if they hope to not only keep up with future trends, but combat China’s plan to dominate the global economy, according to Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark.


Sept. 22, 2021 University of Georgia – CAES

Tracking wild peanut genes to improve crop resilience

Allison Floyd reports that a decade ago, University of Georgia plant scientists David and Soraya Bertioli were living and working in Brazil when they began to wonder about peanut plants they encountered in different corners of the world with an astounding ability to withstand fungal diseases without the use of fungicides. The Bertiolis wondered if these different plants might all have something in common.


Sept. 22, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

The Georgia File: Drawing Lines

Brian Robinson writes, recent elections prove that no state is closer to political parity than today’s Georgia. Democrats have closed the gap with Republicans statewide, winning the state’s Electoral College votes, both U.S. Senate seats and a congressional seat in the 2020 cycle. In the 2022 statewide elections, Democrats have a chance to end the GOP dominance of those offices that has held firm for more than a decade.


Sept. 22, 2021 Macon Telegraph

Almost every Macon state, federal legislative district will soon change. What to know

Jenna Eason reports, in 2020, more than half of the people running for the Georgia General Assembly ran unopposed, according to a state voting rights group. In local races, that number rose to more than three-fourths, said Susannah Scott, president of the League of Women Voters of Georgia, Inc.


Sept. 22, 2021 Georgia Recorder

Herschel Walker heads to Perry Trump rally with wife cleared of improper voting

Stanley Dunlap reports that U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker is expected to be a major attraction Saturday with his recent ringing endorsement from former President Donald Trump as the two attend a “Save America” rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. In the last year, Walker has emerged as a prominent Republican supporting Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that widespread illegal voting and other election irregularities cost Trump the White House in November.


Sept. 22, 2021 CNN

Fact-checking Trump’s letter to Georgia secretary of state

Tara Subramaniam reports, more than 10 months after the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump is still trying to claim victory in Georgia, a state that flipped from Trump in 2016 to Biden in 2020. Since just days after he lost, Trump has been tossing out debunked conspiracy theories over the election in Georgia, including in a now-notorious call with Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and staff.


Sept. 22, 2021 Fox 5 Atlanta

Brian Kemp, Republican governors demand meeting with President over border crisis

Claire Simms reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp spoke exclusively to FOX 5 after signing onto a letter by more than two dozen Republican governors to request a meeting with President Joe Biden about the crisis at the U.S. border. “The current policies are not working and it needs to be changed and I’m hopeful they’ll take the meeting,” said Gov. Kemp.


Sept. 22, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Georgia lawmakers sign amicus brief ahead of U.S. Supreme Court abortion hearing

Tim Darnell reports that abortion-rights advocates in the General Assembly have opened up a new front. Fifty-eight Georgia lawmakers signed onto a “friend of the court” – or amicus – brief filed on Monday in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving an abortion law in Mississippi.


Sept. 22, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Democrat Owens launches bid to be Georgia’s top election official

Greg Bluestein reports that a veteran Democratic insider with a background in cybersecurity launched a bid Tuesday to become Georgia’s top election official, promising to transform the secretary of state’s office into a force that can help businesses and county staffers counter new threats. Michael Owens, a former Cobb County Democratic chair, framed himself as the only candidate with the mix of experience and political knowhow to flip the seat held by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.


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Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 21, 2021

Sept. 21, 2021 Georgia Health News Georgia to get less monoclonal antibodies as feds take over supply Andy Miller reports that a recent surge in demand for powerful Covid antibody drugs has generated concerns about supply shortages in states that…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 20, 2021

Sept. 20, 2021 Macon Telegraph Atrium Health Navicent joins other Middle GA employers increasing minimum wage Becky Purser reports that Atrium Health Navicent recently increased the minimum wage paid to its hourly employees, joining a growing number of Middle Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 17, 2021

Sept. 17, 2021 Industrial Construction Company SUNGDO ENG USA Opens Corporate U.S. Headquarters in Gwinnett County Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that SUNGDO ENG USA, a subsidiary of Korea-based Sungdo Engineering &…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 16, 2021

Sept. 16, 2021 Gov. Kemp Announces New Economic Development Role to Empower Small Businesses Staff reports that businesses with fewer than 500 employees account for 99.8% of businesses in Georgia, and through a recommendation of Governor Kemp’s Georgians First…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021 The Center Square Aerospace officials: Georgia should do more to support industry Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia lawmakers are examining ways to maximize the aerospace employment pipeline in the state. Aerospace and aviation executives told a legislative…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 14, 2021

Sept. 14, 2021 WABE 90.1 As Georgia’s Airports Age, State Funding For Repairs Lags Behind Neighbors Emil Moffat reports, with its status as one of the world’s busiest airports, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport gets a lot of attention. But there…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 13, 2021

Sept 13, 2021 Valdosta Daily News, GaFlNews Georgia surpasses 10 million vaccinated Bryce Ethridge reports that Georgia's vaccinated population surpassed 10 million on Sept. 10 — which includes people with at least one dose and fully administered — approximately  counting…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 10, 2021

Sept. 10, 2021 WABE 90.1 Environmentalists Still Concerned As Golden Ray Cargo Ship Wreck Hits 2-Year Anniversary Jim Burress and Molly Samuel report, two years ago the Golden Ray cargo ship capsized off Georgia’s coast. The car carrier had thousands…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 9, 2021

Sept. 9, 2021 Capitol Beat News Georgia tax collections robust in August Dave Williams reports that the economic impact of the surging delta variant of COVID-19 has yet to be felt in Georgia. Tax collections in the Peach State rose…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 8, 2021

Sept. 8, 2021 The Center Square Report: Atlanta among top U.S. cities to retire Nyamekye Daniel reports that Atlanta is one of the best places to retire, a new report by personal finance website WalletHub shows. The report, which was…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021 Georgia Health News ‘Grim milestone’: State’s confirmed pandemic deaths reach 20,000 Andy Miller reports that the number of confirmed Covid deaths in Georgia has now surpassed 20,000, state officials said Friday. In addition, there are more than…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021 Governor Kemp Directs $5.8 Million to Aid Georgia’s Tourism Industry Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the allocation of $5.8 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 2, 2021

Sept. 2, 2021 Georgia Health News State Shatters Record For COVID-19 Hospitalizations Andy Miller reports that state has broken its record for COVID patient hospitalizations, and has reached 5,880, a Public Health spokeswoman said Tuesday. The previous mark was set…

Sept. 1, 2021 Georgia Trend Daily

Sept. 1, 2021 GPB AAA Warns Georgians To Not Panic-Buy Gasoline In Aftermath Of Hurricane Ida Sarah Rose reports that Hurricane Ida came ashore in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, making it one of the most powerful in the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 31, 2021

Aug. 31, 2021 Georgia Recorder Kemp sends more National Guard troops to COVID fight as cases and divisions surge Ross Williams reports that Georgia Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey shared a frank and disturbing snapshot of the spread of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 30, 2021

Aug. 30, 2021 Newnan Times-Herald Aircraft maintenance company to bring 25 jobs to Coweta Staff reports that Hale Aircraft, Inc. has announced plans to move its operation to Coweta County, committing to a $5 million investment and the creation of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 27, 2021

Aug. 27, 2021 Georgia Recorder End of federal eviction ban looms again as Georgians struggle to secure rent aid Stanley Dunlap reports that a nationwide eviction moratorium is again hanging on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling as the Biden administration…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 26, 2021

Aug. 26, 2021 Marietta Daily Journal Lockheed secures contract to support Indian Air Force’s C-130s, worth $329M Staff reports that Lockheed Martin Corporation announced it has secured a new five-year, $329 million contract with the Indian Air Force (IAF) to…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 25, 2021

Aug. 25, 2021 Gov. Kemp Announces Deployment of Over 100 National Guard Personnel to Hospitals Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced the Georgia National Guard, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Department…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 24, 2021

Aug. 24, 2021 The Center Square Georgia's electric vehicle industry vision predates Biden's order Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia officials say the state is geared up for the accelerated timeline to boost electric vehicle sales recently ordered by President Joe…

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