June 7, 2023 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI News

Ga. health workforce lagging

Asia Ashley reports that a shortage of health care workers has state officials concerned enough to set aside funding to help rural providers recruit employees. Georgia is among the top three states with the highest number of job vacancies in the U.S., particularly, in the health care field.

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Cutting Edge Program: Yusun Chang, chair of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering at KSU Photo Kevin Garrett


June 7, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Reengineering the Future

Tom Oder reports that Georgia is a long-recognized leader in having key assets that industries need. Among those assets are universities that are working to transform their engineering programs to accommodate ever-evolving computing and software technology.

June 7, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Solar developers must stop runoff that filled Georgia lake with mud

Drew Kann reports that a jury has already awarded $135 million to a Southwest Georgia couple whose lake was choked by muddy runoff from a massive solar installation next door. Now the federal judge who heard the case has ordered the companies behind the project to halt any further releases — or face potential penalties.

June 7, 2023 GlobalAtlanta.com

Atlanta’s Rotorcorp One of Just 11 U.S. Companies to Receive Presidential Export Honor

Trevor Williams reports that Atlanta-based Rotorcorp has taken home a presidential export award for its international sales focus, the only company in Georgia decorated with the honor this year. A parts exporter that helps keep Robinson Helicopters aloft all over the world, Rotorcorp received the President’s E Award for exports from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo during a ceremony in Washington June 6.

June 7, 2023 Rome News-Tribune

Pine Log Wildlife Management Area in Bartow closes as new multi-million dollar lease deal stalls

John Druckenmiller reports, with the lease now expired, the Pine Log Wildlife Management Area — part of the massive Aubrey Corp. project plan in Bartow County — is closed to the public, even as the deal was close. Negotiations for the Neel family property — part of an even larger chunk of northeast Bartow — with the state stalled again; the owners now listening to other options.

June 7, 2023 Newnan Times-Herald

Piedmont to terminate Humana’s Medicare Advantage plan

Laura Camper reports that thousands of area residents may soon find that the only hospital in Coweta County is considered out-of-network. Unless negotiations are successful, Piedmont Healthcare, including Piedmont hospitals in Newnan, Fayetteville and Atlanta will terminate the agreement with Humana Healthcare Advantage effective Sept. 7.

June 7, 2023 The Brunswick News

County seeks help to pay for beach access improvements

Gordon Jackson reports that Glynn County has applied for federal funding to help pay for improved beach access. The accesses were damaged by floodwaters and storm surge, from hurricanes. Without the repairs, there is potential for further damage by future flooding events.

June 7, 2023 11 Alive News

State seizes election server in middle Georgia county

Doug Richards reports that state investigators have seized an election server in a rural Georgia county after the county hired an election director who was forced out of another county.  Treutlen County hired Misty Hampton, the Coffee County election director forced, out of her job in early 2023.

June 7, 2023 State Affairs

From funeral homes to helicopters and the courtroom: The other side of Georgia legislators

Jill Jordan Sieder reports, what does a politician do when they’re not … well … politicking? Georgia’s 236-member General Assembly is a part-time citizen Legislature whose members are paid a salary of $22,342, plus a daily allowance of $247, to work during a 40-day legislative session that runs from January to March. (The salary is in the bottom quartile of legislator compensation in the U.S.)

June 7, 2023 The Center Square

Oliver: ‘Live your life as you see fit in peace’

T.A. DeFeo reports that Chase Oliver sees an opening in the upcoming presidential race where voters of the two main parties are looking for viable alternatives. The 37-year-old Atlanta resident, vying for the Libertarian presidential nomination, thinks he can be that alternative.

June 7, 2023 Georgia Recorder

Hate groups’ political influence growing, watchdog says

Ashley Murray reports that more than 1,200 hate and anti-government extremist groups were active across the United States in 2022, according to the SouthernPoverty Law Center’s latest report on the nationwide prevalence of extremists who target people of color, LGBTQ people, Jewish communities and other religious minorities.

June 7, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Citing national school shootings, Gwinnett man shutters gun store

Maya T. Prabhu reports that John Waldren was visiting his 10-year-old son’s school as students were participating in an active shooter drill. Children were being told the best places to hide in an attempt to stay safe if a gunman got into their school. And it rubbed Waldren the wrong way.

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Georgia Trend Daily - June 6, 2023

June 6, 2023 Georgia Recorder Cost controversies still inflame critics of Plant Vogtle expansion as kilowatts go online Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgia Power customers have been vocal about their displeasure over ratepayers bearing the hefty tab for the nuclear…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 5, 2023

June 5, 2023 Savannah Morning News Peach state turns to citrus as invasive disease ravages Florida oranges Marisa Mecke reports, during the COVID-19 pandemic, some people learned to bake bread, others learned to roller skate, but Steven Cooler started growing…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023 Gainesville Times 2023 local peach crop to be severely reduced for this reason Ben Anderson reports, the peaches you buy at your local farmers market this year might not be so local. The fruit will be in…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Home Manufacturer ADMARES to Create Over 1,400 Jobs in Ware County Staff reports that Gov. Kemp today announced that ADMARES, which specializes in industrialized manufacturing of buildings and homes, plans to construct its first…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023 WABE Georgia peach crop decimated by bad weather, warming climate Sam Gringlas reports that summer is around the corner, and in Georgia, summer means peaches. But horticulturists at the University of Georgia say roughly 90% of the…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023 GPB Korean War Medal of Honor recipient to be buried at Andersonville National Cemetery Orlando Montoya reports that a Georgia soldier will be laid to rest this Memorial Day, 72 years after he was killed in the…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 26, 2023

May 26, 2023 WABE Georgia Power’s parent company touts earnings as customers brace for higher bills Emily Jones reports that the first new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle is expected to start generating electricity for customers by the end of…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023 GPB Georgia's peaches knocked out by a 1-2 punch of climate trends and bad weather Grant Blankenship reports that fans of Georgia peaches may have a tough time finding them this summer as a mix of long-term…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 24, 2023

May 24, 2023 Georgia.gov Automotive Supplier Hanon Systems to Create 160 New Jobs in Bulloch County Staff reports that Gov. Kemp on Tuesday announced that Hanon Systems, a global provider of automotive thermal and energy management solutions, will create 160…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023 Savannah Morning News Savannah's sea level is rising faster than other coastal cities. How is that possible? Marisa Mecke reports that the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William & Mary recently released its annual report card of sea-level rise…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023 Georgia Recorder Rural Georgia still dialing 988 at higher rates as calls increase 12% overall Jill Nolin reports that Georgians living in rural communities continue to call into the national suicide prevention hotline at higher rates than…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023 Georgia.org 2023 GLOBE Awards Celebrate Georgia Exporters Across Diverse Industries Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced 27 Georgia business recipients of the 2023 GLOBE Award. Managed by the Department’s International Trade…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023 Capitol Beat News Kemp heading to Israel on trade mission Dave Williams reports that Gov. Brian Kemp will lead an economic development mission to Israel this weekend, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. The trip will mark Kemp’s…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 17, 2023

May 17, 2023 Capitol Beat News PSC approves Georgia Power fuel costs recovery rate increase Dave Williams reports that the state Public Service Commission (PSC) Tuesday unanimously approved a fuel costs recovery plan submitted by Georgia Power that will increase…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 16, 2023

May 15, 2023 Georgia.org Anovion Technologies to Create Over 400 Jobs in Bainbridge, Invest $800M in Manufacturing Facility Staff reports that Gov. Kemp announced on Monday that Anovion Technologies (Anovion), a supplier of premium synthetic graphite anode materials for lithium-ion…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 15, 2023

May 15, 2023 Georgia Recorder State regulators poised to OK steep Georgia Power rate hike request this week Stanley Dunlap reports that state regulators have heard final pleas imploring them to reject Georgia Power’s request for ratepayers to foot an…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023 Georgia Ports Authority GPA wins environmental approval for Gainesville rail hub Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said GPA’s Network Georgia plan to develop rail hubs around the state is gaining momentum, with federal environmental approval…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 11, 2023

May 11, 2023 Georgia Recorder It’s a wrap: Georgia governor signs off on 250-plus bills by deadline Stanley Dunlap reports, Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed legislation that would have allowed legislators to control tuition hikes at public universities ahead of Monday’s…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 10, 2023

May 10, 2023 GPB Georgia tax revenue down 16.5% compared to April 2022, Kemp's office says Sarah Kallis and Orlando Montoya report that state tax collections slipped significantly in April. Gov. Brian Kemp's office said Tuesday that revenues decreased by…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 9, 2023

May 9, 2023 Augusta Chronicle All money down: What's behind cash-only home sales in the Augusta metro area? Joe Hotchkiss reports, when a report showed cash-only home sales comprised more than 70% of all Augusta-area home sales in 2022, it…

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