Aug. 5, 2022 Georgia.org

AFB International to Create More than 100 New Jobs in Columbus

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that AFB International, a global manufacturer of pet food ingredients, will invest more than $79 million in a new facility in Columbus, Georgia, creating more than 100 new jobs in the next five years. “Since taking office, I have been laser-focused on bringing opportunities to every corner of our state, and I am excited that a great company like AFB is answering that call and investing in the Columbus community,” said Governor Kemp.

Aug. 5, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

From the Publisher: Welcoming the World – Again

Ben Young writes, how exciting to learn that Atlanta will be a host city for the 2026 men’s FIFA World Cup! It reestablishes the state capital as a world-class venue, much like the 1996 Olympics and three Super Bowls did. It also enhances Georgia’s tourism and sports attractions, as well as the power of hospitality in our enduring appeal to visitors.

Aug. 5, 2022 Saporta Report

Soccer in the Streets aims to open 10 MARTA station soccer fields by World Cup

Hannah E. Jones reports that in 2013, Sanjay Patel, director of strategic projects for Soccer in the Streets, was on his daily MARTA ride downtown when something caught his eye — large swaths of land allocated for parking. Drawing inspiration from the dense development and multi-use transit stations in England, his native country, Patel envisioned replacing the parking lots with soccer pitches.

Aug. 5, 2022 The Atlanta Voice

Southside’s Atlanta Motor Speedway wants to make a pitch for Music Midtown

Staff reports that one of Atlanta’s most popular music festivals has been canceled and House Bill 60 otherwise known as the Safe Carry Protection Act may be to blame. A private venue on the southside with more than enough space for the festival, necessary  parking and room for the stages it takes to host a massive musical event wants to make a pitch for a major Atlanta festival.

Aug. 5, 2022 The Brunswick News

Street Party to celebrate Jekyll’s 75th anniversary

Lauren McDonald reports that the community’s invited to come together Saturday on Jekyll Island to continue celebrating the state park’s 75th anniversary. Jekyll Island will host from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday its 75th Anniversary Street Party in the Beach Village.

Aug. 5, 2022 The Union-Recorder

NATIONAL HONOR: Andalusia Farm is America’s newest National Historic Landmark

Leah S. Bethea reports, less than 3% of all historic sites in the United States are designated as National Historic Landmarks. Andalusia, the historic home of Flannery O’Connor, recently became the second place in Milledgeville to boast the prestigious title. Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion received the designation back in the ‘70s, and Georgia College received a bronze plaque and certificate from the National Park Service (NPS) on July 25, making Andalusia’s designation official.

Aug. 5, 2022 Law.com/Daily Report

Kemp Names Trial Judge, Ex-Lawmaker for Seat on Georgia’s New Business Court

Katheryn Hayes Tucker reports that Gov. Brian Kemp has chosen a trial judge and former lawmaker to lead the Georgia Business Court. Kemp announced Wednesday his appointment of Coweta Circuit Superior Court Judge William “Bill” Hamrick III.

Aug. 5, 2022 GlobalAtlanta.com

Carter Center Wins Prestigious Prize in Japan for Guinea Worm Campaign 

Trevor Williams reports that the Carter Center in Atlanta has won a prestigious prize in Japan for its long-time commitment and substantial progress toward the eradication of Guinea worm disease in Africa. The Japanese government announced Wednesday in Tokyo that it had selected the nonprofit founded by former President Jimmy Carter for the fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in the medical services category.

 

Aug. 5, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia DOT awards $199M in projects, but rising costs could squelch future construction

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia Department of Transportation awarded another $199 million in June for road projects statewide, but state officials warned that road project costs are increasing. The state allocated the money to 37 projects across The Peach State. The board considered 53 projects in June and rejected 12; four others were withdrawn.

Aug. 5, 2022 Augusta Chronicle

Fuel loading at Plant Vogtle Unit 3 authorized by Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Abraham Kenmore and Marisa Mecke report that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced on Wednesday that it will authorize fuel loading on the Plant Vogtle Unit 3. The announcement that the long-delayed reactor can move forward with fuel loading comes shortly after the July 29 announcement by Georgia Power, the major shareholder in the project, that all the inspections, tests and analysis, or ITAACs, had concluded.

Aug. 5, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Senate study committee looks at how to fix homelessness

Rebecca Grapevine reports that a state Senate study committee began work Thursday trying to find ways to help homeless Georgians living on the streets. Sen. Carden Summers, R-Cordele, the committee’s chairman, made waves earlier this year when he sponsored a bill that would have criminalized street camping.

Aug. 5, 2022 New York Times

Georgia Abortion Law Says a Fetus Is Tax Deductible

Ava Sasani reports that Georgia’s abortion ban counts a fetus as a person. And now, so does its tax code. The state’s Department of Revenue announced this week that “any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat” can be claimed as dependent, providing a $3,000 tax exemption for each pregnancy within a household, months before the child is born.

Aug. 5, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

California Gov. Gavin Newsom tells Hollywood: Stop filming in Georgia

Rodney Ho reports that California Gov. Gavin Newsom, in a letter in Variety Magazine directed at Hollywood studio executives, said states like Georgia have legislatures waging “a cruel assault on essential rights” in contrast to California, “a freedom state.” California, where most creative Hollywood executives still reside, has seen a huge amount of TV and film business in the past two decades move elsewhere courtesy of generous tax credits in places like Canada, the U.K., New Mexico and Georgia.

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Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Provides Remarks at Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference in Athens Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp on Aug. 3 applauded Georgia’s tourism industry for attracting pre-pandemic levels of domestic visitors at the 2022 Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 3, 2022

Aug. 3, 2022 WSB Radio Gov. Kemp to extend suspension of gas tax another month, sources say Staff reports that sources confirm to Channel 2 Action News that Gov. Brian Kemp is going to extend the suspension of the state’s…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Georgia Made Film & TV Productions Generate $4.4B for State in Yet Another Chart-Topping Year Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced a chart-topping year for the film and television industry as…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 1, 2022

Aug. 1, 2022 Savannah Morning News America's EV market: The race is on to meet consumer demand, and Hyundai is running fast Latrice Williams reports that EVs have been around for 150 years, dating to a battery-powered horse carriage developed…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Georgia Lottery Reaches Milestone $25B Generated for Education in Georgia Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp is excited to announce the Georgia Lottery Corp. has raised $25 billion for education in the State…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 28, 2022

July 28, 2022 Brunswick News Brunswick port continues to set records Gordon Jackson reports that the Port of Brunswick continues to set new records. Breakbulk tonnage experienced strong growth this past fiscal year, up 15.7% to more than three million…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 27, 2022

July 27, 2022 University of Georgia Ag sector likely to support economy through possible recession Maria M. Lameiras reports, while there is a lot of concern about impending recession in the U.S., the traditional economic indicators of recession aren’t fully…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022 The Center Square Georgia taxpayers to provide $1.8B in incentives to Hyundai for new Savannah electric vehicle plant T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia governments and development authorities offered Hyundai Motor Group more than $1.8 billion in incentives.…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 25, 2022

July 25, 2022 July 25, 2022 Augusta Chronicle Milliken Longleaf Plant closure to displace 260 workers in Sylvania Miguel Legoas reports that approximately 260 Sylvania workers will need to find a new job in the near future. Milliken & Company…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 22, 2022

July 22, 2022 GPB Supply chain snags hampering expansion of solar in Georgia, but slowdown expected to be temporary Benjamin Payne reports that a new report by an environmental nonprofit has found that the expansion of solar power in Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 21, 2022

July 21, 2022 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Copper Foil Manufacturer Denkai America to Locate New Manufacturing Facility, North American Headquarters in Richmond County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Wednesday that Denkai America, the only North American manufacturer…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022 Covington News Massive warehouse complex planned for Covington’s north side Tom Spigolon reports that a proposed 4-million-square-foot industrial park development in northeast Covington will be on land planned for industrial uses for decades and could be valued…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Rural Economic Development Strategy Yields Major Success, Seven Georgia Communities Rank Among Top Performing in Nation Staff reports that in a recent ranking conducted by economic development and corporate real estate magazine, Site Selection,…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 18, 2022

July 18, 2022 Capitol Beat News Georgia Supreme Court turns away Sierra Club lawsuit over coal ash Dave Williams reports that the Georgia Supreme Court has declined to take up a legal challenge to Georgia Power’s plan to collect $525…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022 Georgia.gov Anduril Industries to Invest $60 Million, Create 180 New Jobs in Fulton County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Anduril Industries, a defense technology company that specializes in building advanced technology for US…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Creates Small Business and Supplier Diversity Manager Position at the Department of Administrative Services Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday issued Executive Order 07.13.22.01, directing the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) to…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 13, 2022

July 13, 2022 The Center Square Georgia nonprofit: New labor numbers show Georgia is benefitting T.A. DaFeo reports that the data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that total nonfarm payrolls nationwide increased by 372,000 jobs in June,…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022 The Center Square Amtrak wants to make Atlanta a railroad hub T.A. DeFeo reports that Amtrak is looking to make Atlanta a railroad hub again, but the quasi-federal agency can’t say how much it will cost to…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022 The Center Square Report: Georgia among states most impacted by inflation T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia is ranked as having the fourth-highest in impact from inflation, trailing only Louisiana, Florida and Tennessee. That’s according to the site…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 8, 2022

July 8, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution McKinsey adding 700 jobs to nearly double Atlanta staff Michael E. Kanell reports that global management consulting company McKinsey & Company on Thursday announced plans to nearly double its Atlanta workforce, hiring more than 700…

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