Oct. 23, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Georgia ports bouncing back from pandemic

Dave Williams reports that Georgia’s deep-water ports are recovering quickly after taking some hits during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) said Thursday. The number of twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) the Port of Savannah handled during the last fiscal year fell from 4.5 million to 4.4 million, largely due to the pandemic’s impact on business last spring, Griff Lynch, the authority’s executive director, said during his annual State of the Port address.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Hazlehurst | Jeff Davis County: Admirable Amenities

Betty Darby reports, they’re farming the sun down in Jeff Davis County, and the crop forecast is good. Open a conversation with “What’s happening business-wise around here?” and the locals want to talk about solar power.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Coke dropping half its drink brands

Matt Kempner reports that Coca-Cola on Thursday said it is dropping half its drink brands, most of them sold outside the United States. All told, the 200 brands slated to be discontinued account for only about 1% of the company’s profits.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 Georgia Dept. of Labor

Georgia Issues Over $15 Billion in Unemployment Benefits

Kersha Cartwright reports that last week, regular unemployment insurance initial claims totaled 44,892, down 9,274 over the week. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 339,327 PUA claims have been processed.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Savannah airport announces Southwest Airlines service

Katie Nussbaum reports that travelers in Savannah will soon have another option when it comes to booking an airline. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines will soon begin service at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, the airport announced via social media on Thursday.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 Augusta Chronicle

University Hospital faces ‘challenging’ year ahead from pandemic, officials say

Tom Corwin reports that University Hospital will have a “challenging budget” for next year as officials said Thursday that they expect the COVID-19 pandemic to continue through 2021. But even now, there could be a new surge in COVID-19 cases starting in the Augusta area, CEO Jim Davis warned.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 WABE 90.1

Residents Raise Concerns Over Plant Scherer Water Permit

Molly Samuel reports that residents of the town of Juliette, Georgia, are raising more concerns about a nearby power plant. Plant Scherer, which is the biggest coal-fired power plant in the country, has a water permit up for review that’s coming under scrutiny.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 Brunswick News

Mining company removes obstacles

Gordon Jackson reports that the president of an Alabama-based mining company says all federal obstacles to prevent mining near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge have been removed under a revised plan. Steve Ingle, president of Twin Pines Minerals LLC, said the footprint of the proposed mining site has been “significantly reduced” to less than 600 acres.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 The Center Square

Judge hears arguments in Georgia activist’s lawsuit against MARTA

Nyamekye Daniel reports that attorneys for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) asked a Superior Court of Fulton County judge Thursday to deny a lawsuit calling for the authority to resume bus routes it suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Edward Williams, chairperson of Concerned Citizens for Effective Government, filed a temporary injunction against the MARTA board and CEO and General Manager Jeffrey Parker in June, demanding they reinstate 70 routes stopped in April.

 

Oct. 23, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Capitol Recap: Loeffler may be facing challenge with female voters

Jim Denery reports, when Gov. Brian Kemp picked Kelly Loeffler to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat, the move was seen as an acknowledgement that Georgia Republicans had to shore up their support among women, especially women in the suburbs who had once been a bloc the GOP counted on. Then, once Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins decided he would like to be a senator, things got complicated.

 

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Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 22, 2020

Oct. 22, 2020 Georgia.gov Outdoor Network Announces Headquarters Expansion, New Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Albany Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp on Wednesday announced that family-owned and operated marine and power sports company Outdoor Network (ODN) will invest nearly…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 21, 2020

Oct. 21, 2020 WABE 90.1 Proposed Mine Near Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp Gets A Major Hurdle Removed Molly Samuel reports that a company planning to mine for titanium near the Okefenokee Swamp has had a major hurdle removed: The U.S. Army…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020 Georgia.org BandD Foods to Open Eastern U.S. Headquarters in Americus, Create 100+ Jobs Staff reports, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) on Monday announced that BandD Foods, a supplier of steak, beef, pork and chicken products,…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 19, 2020

Oct. 19, 2020 Brunswick News Georgia's economy continues to recover from virus Gordon Jackson reports that Georgia’s private sector saw an increase of 28,000 jobs in September as the state continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. State labor commissioner…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 16, 2020

Oct. 16, 2020 Capitol Beat News Unemployment rises in Georgia but initial claims fall Dave Williams reports that unemployment in Georgia rose last month, but first-time unemployment claims fell significantly, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. The state’s unemployment…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 15, 2020

Oct. 15, 2020 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Announces $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funding to Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that as much as $1.5 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the CARES…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 14, 2020

Oct. 14, 2020 University System of Georgia University System of Georgia state economic impact grows to $18.5 billion Staff reports that the University System of Georgia (USG) recorded a statewide economic impact of $18.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, a…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020 GPB Record 126,000 Turn Out On First Day Of Early Voting Staff reports that the Secretary of State's office said more than 126,000 Georgians have cast their ballots so far on the first day of in-person early…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 12, 2020

Oct. 12, 2020 Georgia.org La Regina Atlantica to Open First U.S. Processing Facility for Famous Tomato Sauce in Bacon County Staff reports, Governor Brian P. Kemp on Friday announced that La Regina Atlantica, a U.S. subsidiary of Italian producer of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 200 new jobs coming to Columbus as international refrigeration company opens US headquarters Tandra Smith reports that Kysor Warren, a refrigeration company specializing in making refrigerated display cases, announced Thursday that its new North American…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020 WABE 90.1 Kemp Warns Pandemic Progress Could Stall If Georgians Stop Following Guidance Sam Whitehead reports, Gov. Brian Kemp says the state has made progress slowing the spread of the coronavirus because Georgians “have done the right…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020 Georgia.gov September Net Tax Revenues Down 3.6 Percent Staff reports that the State of Georgia's September net tax collections totaled roughly $2.16 billion for a decrease of $81.3 million, or -3.6 percent, while net tax revenue collections…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 6, 2020

Oct. 6, 2020 WABE 90.1 U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Florida-Georgia Water Arguments This Term Molly Samuel reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments – for a second time – in a long-running case between Georgia and…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020 GPB Appeals Court Reinstates Georgia's Election Day Absentee Deadline Stephen Fowler reports, a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court ruled against a change in Georgia's absentee ballot deadline because of the coronavirus pandemic Friday. In a…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Reports 10,000+ Jobs Created During First Quarter of Fiscal Year Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), yesterday announced that more than 10,000 jobs…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 1, 2020 Georgia.org Radial, Inc. to Invest $40 Million in E-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Locust Grove, Henry Co., Create 344 Jobs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that international e-commerce company Radial, Inc. will invest $40…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 30, 2020

Sept. 30, 2020 Saporta Report Trump’s ban on offshore oil drilling also halts development of offshore wind farms to 2032 David Pendered reports that resident Trump’s new ban that protects the coast of Georgia and other southern states from offshore…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 29, 2020

Sept. 29, 2020 Athens Banner-Herald UGA economist says state jobs recovery surprisingly strong Lee Shearer reports that Georgia’s job numbers are still significantly down from a year ago, but the state has recovered about half the jobs that vanished with…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 28, 2020

Sept. 28, 2020 GlobalAtlanta.com New Directory: International Buyers, Meet Georgia Exporters Mary Waters reports on the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) new marketing tool, the Export Georgia, USA Directory. This free resource provides a platform for international buyers to…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020 Capitol Beat News Initial unemployment claims hit uptick in Georgia after weeks of declines Dave Williams reports that jobless Georgians filed 49,421 initial unemployment claims last week, up 7,341 from the previous week, the state Department of…

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