May 25, 2022 State Affairs

Few Hiccups at Polling Places Across Georgia on Primary Tuesday

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon reports, voters across the Peach State largely encountered few difficulties at the election polls today. Sporadic instances of polling place mixups, technical glitches and other obstacles were reported across the state, but nothing that elections observers and experts deemed out of the ordinary.

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Organizations: Prom Dress Fairy

Candice Dyer reports, for many girls, the Cinderella magic of a perfect ball gown for a formal occasion seems out of reach. Enter the “Prom Dress Fairy,” aka Imani Marley-Husbands, who is known for giving away formal wear to whomever needs it.

May 25, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Memorial Day travelers will see near-record gas prices

Michael E. Kanell reports, more than 1 million Georgians are expected to be on the road for the Memorial Day holiday, the vast majority driving gas-powered vehicles paying near-record prices for fuel. Holiday gas — averaging $4.13 a gallon for regular unleaded in metro Atlanta as of mid-day Tuesday — will be the highest price ever for the weekend that unofficially kicks off the summer vacation.

May 25, 2022

Consul General: Princess-Led Trade Mission Could Presage ‘Second Wave’ of Belgian Investment

Trevor Williams reports that when 150 Belgian companies descend on Atlanta next month, they’ll be seeing a part of the country that doesn’t come up on the radar for most. But what they may not realize is what Belgian diplomats have noticed over time — that the South, and especially Georgia, has become a hotbed for Belgian investors in flooring, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, digital displays and many more sectors.

May 25, 2022 Brunswick News

Ibo Landing historic marker takes place in local history

Larry Hobbs reports, about 100 folks gathered Wednesday at the grounds of the Old Stables on St. Simons Island for the dedication of the Ibo Landing historical marker, an occasion marked by moving speeches from key players in the plaque’s fruition. But perhaps the most poignant moment began after the prepared tributes when a graying African American man began crooning a gospel standard from his seat in the audience beneath a shade tree.

May 25, 2022 The Center Square

Kemp crushes Perdue in Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary, setting up rematch of 2018 election

T.A. DeFeo reports that incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp fended off a challenge in the Republican primary Tuesday, setting up a November rematch of the 2018 election. At about 8:30 p.m., Kemp had picked up roughly 73% of the votes cast, and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue acknowledged Kemp’s victory, telling supporters he called the governor to congratulate him. Perdue urged his supporters to support Kemp in November and promised to work on behalf of the governor’s re-election bid.

May 25, 2022 Georgia Recorder

It’s official: GOP voters deploy Herschel Walker to run against Sen. Raphael Warnock

Ross Williams reports that football star-turned politician Herschel Walker has fought off a crowded field of Republican competition and secured a spot in the general election against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in November. The Associated Press projected Walker would be the winner about an hour after polls closed.

May 25, 2022 GPB

Raffensperger declares victory over election denialism in Georgia GOP Secretary of State’s race

Stephen Fowler reports that incumbent Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has declared victory in Georgia’s Republican primary, offering a rebuke of false fraud claims and defeating Trump-backed Jody Hice with about 52% of the vote as of midnight. The race has not yet been called by The Associated Press, but Raffensperger expressed confidence his margin would hold.

May 25, 2022 Savannah Morning News

Richard Woods wins rematch, will face former Georgia House member in school superintendent’s race

Adam Van Brimmer reports that incumbent Richard Woods claimed a repeat win in Tuesday’s GOP primary for Georgia state school superintendent, besting John Barge, a former post holder. Woods and Barge last met in the 2014 Republican primary, with Woods edging the then-incumbent.

May 25, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

Greene, Flowers dominate in 14th District Congressional primary results

Staff reports that two contestants are poised to face off on the November ballot for the 14th District Congressional seat. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is holding a dominating lead for the Republican Party nomination for 14 District Congressional seat. Marcus Flowers also holds a dominating lead for the Democratic Party nomination as votes continue to come in.

May 25, 2022 The Current

Georgia voters have their say

Craig Nelson and William Daughtry report, a longtime Savannah lawyer will face off against a community activist in a runoff next month to decide who will take on Republican Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter in this fall’s general election for Coastal Georgia’s seat in U.S. Congress. With 80% of the votes counted in Tuesday’s primary, Joyce Marie Griggs, the activist, was leading Herring, the lawyer, by 48.79% of the vote to 37.58%

May 25, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Evans, McCormick headed to runoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

Tia Mitchell reports, a crowded Republican field in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is now down to two candidates: emergency room physician Rich McCormick and attorney Jake Evans. The district was one of just two open U.S. House seats in Georgia this cycle.




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Georgia Trend Daily - May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022 Twenty-Five Georgia Companies Recognized for Expanding into 70 International Markets in 2021 Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced the recipients of the 2022 GLOBE Award. Managed by the Department’s International…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022 Savannah Morning News Hyundai to open auto plant, EV battery factory in Bryan County in 2025 Adam Van Brimmer reports, Trip Tollison can pinpoint, to the minute, the time Savannah’s economy changed forever. April 25, 2022 at…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022 Savannah Morning News Move over, Hawaii. Travel & Leisure says Savannah is near one of the best beaches in the U.S. Zach Dennis reports, in a recent rundown of their picks for the best beaches in the…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022 Savannah Morning News Port of Savannah, Brunswick growth helps grow Kia Motors partnership in Bryan County Katie Nussbaum reports over the last 12 years, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia has become an important cog in the Georgia Ports Authority machine having…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022 Georgia Recorder Kemp OKs expanded Medicaid coverage for new moms, rejects coverage for HIV Jill Nolin reports that low- income moms will be eligible for a year of Medicaid coverage under a bill Gov. Brian Kemp just…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022 Gov. Kemp Announces More Than $415M in Awards to Address Negative Economic Impact Caused by COVID-19 Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that he has awarded more than $415 million in response to…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022 Procter & Gamble to Create 350 New Jobs with $205 Million New Facility in Butts County Staff reports, on Friday, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Procter & Gamble Distributing, LLC, an American multinational consumer goods…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022 GPB Georgia's Peanut Innovation Lab works to feed a continent Orlando Montoya reports that a program to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow more peanuts is nearing the end of its funding. But the…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022 Manufacturer Saint-Gobain ADFORS North America to Create 400 New Jobs in Laurens County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Saint-Gobain ADFORS North America, a division of international light and sustainable construction company Saint-Gobain,…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022 Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation to Strengthen Georgia’s Forestry Industry, Promote Conservation, and Protect Georgia’s Natural Resources Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp has signed six pieces of legislation to strengthen Georgia's number one forestry industry,…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 GPB DeKalb gets major film studio expansion Orlando Montoya reports that Metro Atlanta's DeKalb County soon could be home to the state's largest film studio. Local officials have approved $34 million in tax breaks for a nearly…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022 Georgia Recorder Juliette residents tap into new county water line, but coal ash concerns remain Jill Nolin reports, the the days of cooling off with well water are just a bittersweet memory now for many residents of…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022 Gov. Kemp: Georgia Lottery Generates $367.2M for HOPE, Pre-K in 3rd Quarter of FY22 Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Lottery Corp. today announced it raised $367,233,000 in profits for the third…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022 Georgia-based Nutrition Nonprofit MANA Nutrition Breaks Ground on $36 Million Expansion in Fitzgerald Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that MANA Nutrition, a Georgia-based nonprofit that produces ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to fight global…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 4, 2022

May 4, 2022 State of Georgia Celebrates ‘Small Business ROCK STARS’ During Small Business Week 2022 Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced its 2022 Small Business ROCK STARS as part of the state’s…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022 Gov. Kemp Signs Major Opioid Legislation to Secure $636 Million for Treatment and Prevention Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp signed major opioid legislation to secure $636 million for state and local governments to bolster…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 2, 2022

May 2, 2022 Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation to Strengthen Georgia's Workforce Staff reports that on Friday, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed four bills designed to strengthen and enhance Georgia's robust workforce. The legislation includes HB 1435, which provides needs-based financial…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022 Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown Blank Foundation donates $50 million to Shepherd Center expansion Collin Kelley reports that the Shepherd Center has received a $50 million capital grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to support…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022 Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation to Enhance Election Integrity and Improve Criminal Case Data Flows Staff reports that yesterday, Governor Kemp signed a bill that takes further steps to ensure secure and fair elections and enhances criminal…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022 Jack Link’s to Create 800 Jobs with Georgia Manufacturing Facility in Houston County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that Jack Link’s, the global leader in meat snacks, will create 800 jobs and…

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