June 22, 2021 Georgia.gov

Gov. Kemp Op-Ed: Delivering on Our Promise to Expand Rural Broadband

Gov. Kemp writes, while traveling across our state, I am proud to highlight how Georgia is the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Thanks to our strong, conservative policies, the Peach State economy continues to grow and thrive – despite a global pandemic.


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June 22, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Community Investment: Georgia County Excellence

Jennifer Hafer and Kenna Simmons report that last year presented a number of challenges for county governments – from helping keep citizens healthy and fed to tackling issues like diversity and inclusion. The 2021 Georgia County Excellence Awards are presented this year for projects in five counties that found creative solutions to these challenges and more.


June 22, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delta to hire 1,000 pilots as pandemic recovery continues

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines plans to hire 1,000 pilots by next summer as it continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, Atlanta-based Delta cut more than 1,800 pilots from its payroll through early retirement packages and put about 1,700 junior pilots on inactive status.


June 22, 2021 The Current

New grant funds tests to keep Georgia beaches safe

Kayla Guilliams reports that every Monday morning this swim season, beachgoers can find the Georgia Department of Natural Resources collecting samples of water at Coastal Georgia’s most popular beaches on Tybee, St. Simons and Jekyll Islands. What are they testing for? Enterococcus, a type of bacteria found in the guts of all warm-blooded animals.


June 22, 2021 Athens Banner-Herald

The Varsity’s Athens restaurant closes its doors — but teases potential new location

Stephanie Allen reports that the Varsity’s Facebook page reported Monday afternoon that the Athens location, on the corner of West Broad Street and Milledge Avenue, served its last chili dog on Sunday, June 20. While the location may be closing, the post hinted at a new location.


June 22, 2021 Brunswick News

Coastal Area Development Authority allocated additional CARES funding

Gordon Jackson reports that the Coastal Area Development Authority has been allocated $10 million through the CARES Act to create a loan program to support small businesses in the nine-county region. “These funds were awarded by the Economic Development Administration, not SBA,” said Andrew Standard, CEO of CADDA.


June 22, 2021 GPB

CDC Grants Project $500K To Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy In Refugee Community

Ellen Eldridge reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding a $500,000 grant to Georgia State University’s Prevention Research Center to help reduce vaccine hesitancy in the city of Clarkston. The GSU center is one of 26 prevention research centers that the CDC supports, Dr. Michael Eriksen said.


June 22, 2021 University of Georgia

UGA part of $40M grant for NMR network

Staff reports that researchers all over the world will have access to the University of Georgia’s expertise in nuclear magnetic resonance, or NMR, thanks to a new infrastructure funded by a $40 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Network for Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, or NAN, will allow researchers to access ultra-high field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers to study the structure, dynamics and interactions of biological systems and small molecules.


June 22, 2021 The Center Square

Business advocacy group pulls lawsuit over baseball All-Star Game leaving Atlanta

Nyamekye Daniel reports that the Job Creators Network has withdrawn its lawsuit against Major League Baseball for pulling its All-Star Game from Atlanta, officials announced Monday. The small business advocacy group sued on behalf of businesses in the metro Atlanta area, which it said potentially lost $100 million because the league decided to relocate the game to Denver.


June 22, 2021 WABE 90.1

Stone Mountain Board Faces Social, Economic Pressure To Change Park’s Image

Emil Moffat reports that Stone Mountain’s image problem is increasingly becoming an economic one, too. The park, like most tourist attractions, saw a drop in visitors during the pandemic. But business at the park’s hotels has been down, too, because of Stone Mountain’s connection to the Confederacy.


June 22, 2021 Georgia Recorder

Environmentalists bank on state regulators to stop Okefenokee mine

Stanley Dunlap reports that early two years after Alabama’s Twin Pines Minerals publicly unveiled plans to mine heavy minerals near the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge, the company says the project is still a top priority despite potential legal hurdles, and changing environmental rules that loom ahead of its proposal.


June 22, 2021 Albany Herald

Farmer Nakita Hemingway to run for Georgia Agriculture Commissioner seat

Staff reports that Nakita Hemingway, a Gwinnett farmer and entrepreneur, formally announced her run for Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Georgia in Troup County on Saturday. Hemingway, a cut-flower farmer, Realtor, and mother of four, chose to announce her candidacy on Juneteenth, a commemoration of the official end of slavery more than 2 1/2 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.


June 22, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Cobb, DeKalb recover legal costs in Trump election lawsuit

David Wickert reports that two metro Atlanta counties have won legal fees in an election lawsuit brought by former President Donald Trump. Election officials in Cobb and DeKalb counties sought the fees in a Trump lawsuit that sought to overturn the presidential election in Georgia. A hearing on those requests was set for this Friday.


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Georgia Trend Daily - June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 The Center Square Georgia seeks private investment to expand roads Nyamekye Daniel reports, looking to stretch taxpayers dollars, Georgia will give financial control of one of its highway expansion projects to a private company, officials said. The…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021 Georgia.gov Governor Kemp Names Three New Appointments Staff reports that on June 17 Governor Brian Kemp announced the appointment of Robyn Crittenden to be the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue (DOR), Shawnzia Thomas to become Executive…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 WABE 90.1 Advocates Say Zero Carbon Energy From Southern Utilities Is Possible By 2035 Molly Samuel reports that clean energy advocates say it’s possible for Georgia Power and other southern utilities to eliminate carbon emissions by 2035.…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021 Newnan Times-Herald Manufacturer to invest $9 million, create 70 jobs in Coweta Clay Neely reports that an Austria-based rubber and plastic manufacturer is expected to invest $9 million and create 70 jobs in Newnan. Semperit Industrial Products,…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021 Capitol Beat News Georgia schools committed to resuming in-person classes Dave Williams reports that school districts across Georgia are preparing to reopen their classrooms to full-time in-person learning this fall with the help of more than $4…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021 Georgia Chamber of Commerce Georgia Chamber Opens New Office in Brunswick, Expands Statewide Presence with Third Location  Staff reports that the Georgia Chamber announced the grand opening of its third office location in partnership with the Brunswick-Golden…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Announces Plug Power Opening Green Manufacturing Plant in Camden County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on June 10 that Plug Power, a leading global provider of hydrogen solutions, will invest $84…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Announces Technical Skills Training Commitment to Prepare 5,500 Georgians for Cloud Computing Careers Staff reports that on Wednesday, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a collaborative initiative between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG),…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021 Capitol Beat News Filing deadline postponements continue skewing Georgia tax revenues Dave Williams reports that Georgia tax collections rose dramatically in May for the second straight month, a trend due not so much to a boost in…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021 Macon Telegraph $680 million plastics recycling and renewal facility is coming to Macon-Bibb County Becky Purser reports that global waste solutions provider Brightmark announced Monday it’s investing more than $680 million to build an advanced plastics recycling and…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Announces Soliant Expanding Headquarters in Gwinnett County, Creating 200 Jobs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Soliant, a leading provider of specialized health care and education staffing services to hospitals and…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Explore Georgia Supports Tourism Industry Recovery with $2 Million in Marketing Grants and Co-op Funding Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp in partnership with Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Announces $15 Million in GEER Funds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia to Address Learning Gaps Caused by COVID-19 Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on June 1 the availability…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021 All On Georgia 2021 Georgia Shrimp Season to Open June 8 Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced this week that Georgia’s commercial and recreational food shrimp season will open in the state’s…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021 WABE 90.1 Closure Of All Ga. Coal Plants ‘On The Table’: Inside Southern Company’s Environmental Declarations Jim Burress reports that the death knell for coal in Georgia could be a lot closer than many thought. That’s the…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Georgia Secures AAA Bond Rating in 2021 Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia again secured the highest ratings of AAA with a stable outlook from each of the three main credit…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021 Savannah Morning News Record-setting container ship draws a crowd to riverfront Adam Van Brimmer reports, they gathered on the waterfront, on the decks of yachts, on hotel balconies, even on the roof of a building under construction, all to…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 25, 2021

May 26, 2021 Savannah Morning News State reinvests money from Amazon sale to purchase land for Bryan County megasite Nancy guan reports that Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Tuesday the purchase of a 2,284-acre economic development site in Bryan County, marking the…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021 Saporta Report Georgia Power to invest $75 million in racial equity, social justice efforts Maria Saporta reports that Georgia Power and its foundation will invest $15 million a year for the next five years to help advance…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Biden awards first Medal of Honor to Puckett, Korean War vet and ‘true American hero’ Michael Wilner and Tim Chitwood report that President Joe Biden awarded his first Medal of Honor on Friday to retired…

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