May 22, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Working groups formed to plan school reopenings in Georgia

Dave Williams reports that six working groups of educators, public health officials and representatives of state agencies and nonprofits will lead the effort to safely reopen Georgia schools closed by the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods formed the six K-12 Restart Working Groups Thursday to help provide guidelines for the safe reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year.

 

May 22, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Organizations: City of Refuge

Candice Dyer reports that City of Refuge got off to an inauspicious start. Pastor Bruce Deel was dispatched to close a small church with a dwindling congregation. “I was only supposed to be there for six months to tie up loose ends,” he recalls, “but then this lady in crisis showed up.”

 

May 22, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hartsfield-Jackson airport delays some projects, speeds others up

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will delay a couple of major projects but speed up others as travel remains depressed due to the coronavirus pandemic. An already long-delayed project to build a Hilton hotel next to the domestic terminal will be on hold longer, said airport general manager John Selden.

 

May 22, 2020 Brunswick News

Commission votes to accept CARES Act funding for Brunswick airport

Taylor Cooper reports that Glynn County commissioners voted Thursday to accept a little under $1.7 million in federal aid to keep the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport running. Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, the airport has seen traffic shrink to as low as 5 percent of normal air travel.

 

May 22, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Georgia Supreme Court restarts cases, filing deadlines in face of COVID-19 outbreak

Jan Skutch reports that Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton is restarting cases and reinstating filing deadlines in the state in an order designed to keep the court operating to the fullest extent possible during and after the statewide judicial emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the court said in a press release.

 

May 22, 2020 Georgia Tech

Researchers Receive NIH Funds for Adjuvant Research to Boost Coronavirus Vaccines

John Toon reports that researchers have received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to screen and evaluate certain molecules known as adjuvants that may improve the ability of coronavirus vaccines to stimulate the immune system and generate appropriate responses necessary to protect the general population against the virus.

 

May 22, 2020 GPB

Georgia County’s Only Early Voting Site Closed After Voter Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Stephen Fowler reports that the Appling County Board of Elections office, which serves as the county’s sole early voting location, will be closed Friday for cleaning after a voter tested positive for COVID-19. According to the secretary of state’s office, the southeast Georgia elections board office will reopen on Tuesday.

 

May 22, 2020 Georgia Health News

Financial pain from COVID-19 hits Georgia health agencies, hospitals

Andy Miller reports, besides its deepening medical toll, COVID-19 is taking sizable chunks out of the budgets of hospital systems and government health programs in Georgia. Hospitals have lost surgical, diagnostic and outpatient revenue during the pandemic, and industry leaders say recent federal grant funding has not been enough to offset those losses.

 

May 22, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Emory Healthcare to cut hours, furlough up to 1,500 employees as it faces $660M shortfall due to pandemic

Dyana Bagby reports that Emory Healthcare, the largest healthcare system in the state, announced May 21 it would be cutting hours and furloughing up to 1,500 employees as it faces a $660 million revenue shortfall due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

May 22, 2020 Georgia Recorder

‘Loeffler’s boat has taken on a lot of water.’ Can she recover?

Robin Bravender reports that Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s opponents are reveling in the recent headlines. The Republican senator confirmed last week that she had sent documents about her recent stock trades to federal investigators.

 

May 22, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Opinion: The GOP fight over a House seat – and the Alabama backstory

Jim Galloway writes, we complain about the constant sniping between Democrats and GOP forces. But really, there are few things more brutal than a Republican-on-Republican battle over Georgia real estate. Last fall, Marcy Westmoreland Sakrison lost a special election runoff to fellow Republican Phil Singleton for House District 71, which covers most of Coweta County and a smidgen of Fayette County.

 

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Georgia Trend Daily - May 21, 2020

March 21, 2020 WABE 90.1 The Risk The Coronavirus Poses To Georgia’s Farmworkers Molly Samuel reports that in Georgia, the Vidalia onions and first wave of blueberries are already in stores. Sweet corn is getting picked now, and agricultural workers…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 WABE 90.1 Coronavirus Takes Toll On Poultry Workers In North Georgia, Threatens Industry’s Well-Being Emily Green reports that a small yellow school bus drives through Hall County dropping off lunches to students from low-income families who are…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 Athens Banner-Herald Georgia hardest hit state with COVID-19 job losses Lee Shearer reports that Georgia’s rise in unemployment has been steeper than in any other state, according to an analysis by the personal finance website WalletHub. But…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020 Georgia.gov Governor Kemp Announces Microsoft Corp. to Expand Presence in Atlanta with 1,500 New Jobs, New Facility Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on May 15 that Fortune 500 company Microsoft Corp., a worldwide leader…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020 Savannah Morning News Hundreds meet online about mining near Okefenokee Mary Landers reports that several hundred people attended a virtual public meeting held on Wednesday, May 13, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to inform the…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 13, 2020

May 14, 2020 Capitol Beat News Twin Pines Minerals pitches proposed titanium mine near Okefenokee Swamp Dave Williams reports that consultants for an Alabama-based company planning a titanium mine near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge defended the project Wednesday at…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020 GPB Kemp Extends Georgia Business Coronavirus Precautions, Touts Decline In Hospitalizations Stephen Fowler reports that Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a new executive order that extends health and safety precautions for reopened businesses through the end of…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020 The Center Square Paycheck Protection Program leaves Georgia small businesses frustrated Vivian Jones reports that the federal Paycheck Protection Program is meant to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic, but many Georgia business owners are frustrated…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020 USA Today Delta, citing health concerns, drops service to 10 US airports. See which are on the list. Chris Woodyard reports that travelers aboard Delta Air Lines are about to have fewer options when it comes to…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 WABE 90.1 Without Restaurants, Georgia Farmers Come Up Short On Customers Molly Samuel reports that the coronavirus is creating a problem for Georgia farmers: Restaurants are doing less business, and schools are feeding fewer kids. That means…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 GPB Georgia's April Tax Revenue Down $1 Billion As Coronavirus' Economic Toll Continues Stephen Fowler reports that Georgia's tax collections for the month of April were down more than $1 billion from last year, signaling a budgetary…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 6, 2020

March 6, 2020 The Center Square As Georgia farmers see weakening demand, feds offer Economic Injury Disaster Loans Nyamekye Daniel reports, as federal government stepped in this week to offer more aid to the nation’s farmers in the form of…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020 Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News, Capitol Beat News Georgia schools poised for $411 million in coronavirus federal aid Beau Evans reports that Georgia school officials agreed Monday to distribute around $411 million in federal funding to help…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 The Center Square Georgia agencies directed to reduce spending by 14 percent Nyamekye Daniel reports, state agencies in Georgia have less than three weeks to find a total of more than $3.6 billion in cuts in their…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020 Marietta Daily Journal Gov. Kemp Extends Protections for Vulnerable Georgians, Releases Guidance for Businesses Staff reports that on Thursday, Gov. Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 4.30.20.01 and issued the following statement: "Tonight at 11:59 PM, the…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020 Capitol Beat News End nears for Georgia shelter-in-place order, extension undecided Beau Evans reports that with only a day left on the clock, Gov. Brian Kemp has not revealed whether or not he plans to extend Georgia’s…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020 New York Times, Reuters SK Innovation to Start Building Second EV Battery Plant in United States Staff reports that South Korea's SK Innovation Co Ltd, a supplier for Volkswagen and Ford Motors, will spend $727 million to…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 Georgia.org Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center, Creating 800 New Jobs in Columbia County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced yesterday that Amazon will further expand its Georgia presence with a new fulfillment center planned in…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020 Washington Post Short on cash, scared of coronavirus, Georgia businesses grapple with reopening Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Haisten Willis report that only a handful of the 18 hairdressers who work at Salon Cheveux came in on…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 GPB Tornadoes Move Through South Georgia Josephine Bennett and Rickey Bevington report that the National Weather Service reports at least three tornadoes touched down in South Georgia this afternoon. Damage is reported in Mitchell, Clinch, Cook and…

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