Jan. 29, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Port of Savannah sets calendar year record

Katie Nussbaum reports that the year proved to be another record year for the Port of Savannah with 4.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) moving through the port during the Calendar Year 2019, which was an increase of nearly 250,000 TEUs or 5.6% compared to the previous year.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia Fare: Hai Times

Krista Reece writes, January in Georgia: Depending on where you live, you could be experiencing ice storms and wintry blasts, or just low light, early sundown and general post-holiday blahs. Whether you’re suffering from cold, cabin fever or seasonal affective disorder (SAD!), I’ve got a suggestion: Get Hai.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta home prices outpace all but three other Sun Belt metros

Michael E. Kanell reports that Metro Atlanta home prices outpaced all but three other Sun Belt cities during the past year, according to a high-profile national survey. Atlanta’s prices rose 4.2%, behind only Phoenix, Charlotte and Tampa, in the monthly rankings of the Case-Shiller housing index released Tuesday by S&P Dow Jones Indices.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta one of two choices for $5B cloud tech company headquarters

Carrie Ghose reports that Swiss-based Veeam Software Corp. has narrowed its choice for a new headquarters to its two largest U.S. offices in Columbus, Ohio, and metro Atlanta, its CEO said. Each office has more than 300 employees, making up about half Veeam’s U.S. workforce.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Augusta Chronicle

Depot project likely dead as city rejects developer’s requests

Susan McCord reports that the city-sponsored $94 million Riverfront at the Depot project is likely dead. Augusta Commission members agreed behind closed doors Tuesday that they oppose developer Bloc Global’s request for a refund of $50,000 in earnest money as well as its request for a 180-day extension to close on the property.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 GPB

Addiction Recovery Community Reminds Kemp ‘We’re Everywhere’

Ellen Eldridge reports that Gov. Brian Kemp made an appearance Tuesday morning at the Georgia Freight Depot, where hundreds of people in longterm recovery from addiction gathered to celebrate Addiction Recovery Awareness Day. The message from the community to Kemp is that people in recovery come from across the state.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Capitol Beat News, Covington News

Most 17-year-olds offenders in Georgia would not face adult court per House bill

Beau Evans reports that youth offenders in Georgia would need to be at least 18-years old to be tried in adult court for all except the most serious violent crimes under a bill filed in the 2020 legislative session. Georgia is one of three states that try 17-year-olds as adults for felony charges in criminal court.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Brunswick News

Senate looks to limit suits against ag operations

Wes Wolfe reports that a bill backed by agribusiness groups that seeks to limit lawsuits against agriculture operations received new life Tuesday in the state Senate, as the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Services Committee debated a substitute to House Bill 545. H.B. 545 appeared destined for late-session passage in the General Assembly last year, but it ran into a brick wall in the Senate Rules Committee.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Milledgeville Union-Recorder, CNHI

AG: election litigation costing state

Riley Bunch reports that Attorney General Chris Carr said the climbing number of election lawsuits against the state is wracking up a “significant” bill. During the first day of House Public Safety Subcommittee of Appropriations meetings, Carr told lawmakers election litigation is putting a strain on government dollars and staff.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 WABE 90.1

Will Ga. Lawmakers Consider School Vouchers In A Tight Budget Year?

Martha Dalton reports that it’s National School Choice Week when some education advocates across the country will promote expanding school options for families. School choice covers a variety of programs, including charter and magnet schools, traditional public schools, online academies, home schooling, private schools and school vouchers or scholarships.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 The Center Square

Georgia lawmakers propose ‘right-to-shop’ options for patients

Myamekye Daniel reports that Georgia senators have filed a bill that could give patients the chance to price hunt for non-emergency services. Senate Bill 303, dubbed the Georgia Right to Shop Act, is aimed at promoting transparency in health-care billing.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Access WDUN

Miller, Zoller said they’re not likely to seek Collins’ post

Mitch Clarke reports that that reports indicate U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville will run for the U.S. Senate this fall, the question turns to who replaces him in Georgia’s Ninth District in Congress. Two of the names most frequently mentioned as possible candidates – state Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, and WDUN host Martha Zoller – indicated Tuesday they won’t be throwing their hats into the race.

 

Jan. 29, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Doug Collins announces US Senate bid, setting up GOP divide in Georgia

Greg Bluestein reports that Congressman Doug Collins launched a bid for U.S. Senate on Wednesday on Fox News, saying he’d center his campaign on support for President Donald Trump as he dismissed concerns about opening a bitter Republican rift in Georgia. “We’re in for the Georgia Senate race. I’ve still got a lot of work left to do to help this president,” he said.

 

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Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 28, 2020

Jan. 28, 2020 Gainesville Times Supreme Court order could mean more water wars in 2020 Jeff Gill reports that the stage appears set for water wars to drag into a fourth decade. The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Georgia and…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 27, 2020

Jan. 27, 2020 Georgia.org Novalis Innovative Flooring Announces First US Production Facility, Creates 120 Jobs in Dalton Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Novalis Innovative Flooring will build its first U.S. production facility in Whitfield County.…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 24, 2020

Jan. 24, 2020 Savannah Morning News, Capitol Beat Georgia hits record low unemployment in December Dave Williams reports that Georgia set another record last month with an unemployment rate of 3.2%, down from 3.7% in December 2018, state Commissioner of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 23, 2020

Jan. 23, 2020 Georgia.gov Enchem to Build Two Facilities in Jackson County, Create 300 Jobs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced Korean manufacturer Enchem Ltd. will build two new manufacturing plants in Jackson County, Georgia, creating more…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 22, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020 WABE 90.1 State Economist On Why Georgia Needs Budget Cuts Emma Hurt reports that despite a strong economy and record employment numbers in Georgia, the Governor has still mandated budget cuts across many state agencies. Why? Speaking…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 21, 2020

Jan. 21, 2020 New York Times How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town Audra D. S. Burch reports that, it was the Saturday afternoon that this small Southern city had been dreading. A group of neo-Nazis promised to…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 20, 2020

Jan. 20, 2020 Georgia.org Amazon to Launch New Fulfillment Center, Create 500 Jobs in Coweta County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Amazon will expand its Georgia presence by launching a new fulfillment center in Newnan.…

January 17, 2020 - Georgia Trend Daily

Jan. 17, 2020 WABE 90.1 Kemp Pledges Teacher Raises, Adoption and Healthcare Changes In State Of The State Address Emma Hurt, Martha Dalton and Emil Moffat report that his second State of the State address and proposed state budget, Gov.…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 16, 2020

Jan. 16, 2020 Albany Herald Georgia added 165,000-plus new businesses in 2019 Staff reports that Georgia surged to a new record for business formation in 2019 with more than 165,000 new businesses formed, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 15, 2020

Jan. 15, 2020 Capitol Beat Georgia House Democrats pushing coal ash clean-up Beau Evans reports that Georgia House Democrats want the state’s largest energy provider to clean up its coal ash, the toxic byproduct of burning coal at several power…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 14, 2020

Jan. 14, 2020 Newnan Times-Herald, Capitol Beat Georgia tax revenues rebound in December Dave Williams reports that Georgia lawmakers got some good news on tax revenues Monday but not enough to avoid painful cuts in state spending as the 2020…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 13, 2020

Jan. 13, 2020 WABE 90.1 Here’s Your Chance To Weigh In On Kemp’s Limited Medicaid Expansion — Again Sam Whitehead reports, interested parties now have another chance to weigh in on Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan for a limited Medicaid expansion.…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 10, 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Appoints Nine to State Boards Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp, on Thursday, conducted swearing-in ceremonies for nine Georgians to serve on various occupational licensing boards, including the Georgia Board of Dentistry, the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 9, 2020

Jan. 9, 2020 Saporta Report Water war to end in 2020: Judge commends Georgia for conservation efforts David Pendered reports that however the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the case of the Georgia-Florida water war, Georgia’s basic framework for conserving…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 8, 2020

Jan. 8, 2020 WABE 90.1 3-Decade-Long Georgia-Florida Water Dispute Heads To Supreme Court Debbie Elliot and Greg Allen report that for three decades, Georgia and Florida have been battling over how to share a precious resource: water. The dispute is…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 7, 2019

Jan. 7, 2019 WABE 90.1 Gov. Brian Kemp Talks 2020 Legislative Session Emma Hurt reports, in a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Brian Kemp addressed some of his legislative priorities for the General Assembly session, which begins on Jan. 13. It will…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 6, 2019

Jan. 6, 2019 Brunswick News Georgia WOTUS case declared moot thanks to rule repeal Wes Wolfe reports that more than four years of litigation and untold thousands of dollars in legal fees later, the state of Georgia’s lawsuit against the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 3, 2019

Jan 3, 2020 GPB Kemp Launches Campaign Encouraging Georgians To Participate In 2020 Census Robert Jimison reports that Gov. Brian Kemp announced the state's official 2020 census campaign on Thursday. The aim of "Every. One. Counts" is to encourage all…

Georgia Trend Daily - Jan. 2, 2020

Jan. 2, 2020 WABE 90.1 2019 was Atlanta’s warmest year on record Molly Samuel reports that 2019 was Atlanta’s warmest on record. Every month except for November was warmer than average this year, but what really pushed 2019 over the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Dec. 31, 2019

Dec. 31, 2019 WABE 90.1 Georgia Lifts Drought Response Molly Samuel reports that Georgia officials are lifting drought rules across the state. After a late summer heatwave, more than 100 Georgia counties — including all of metro Atlanta — had…

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