Oct. 21, 2021 Georgia.gov

Gov. Kemp Attends Groundbreaking of $220M+ Solar Facility in Lee County

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Wednesday during a groundbreaking ceremony that Silicon Ranch Corporation, the U.S. solar platform for Shell and one of the nation’s largest independent producers of solar power, has committed to invest more than $220 million in Lee County, Georgia to construct the 250-megawatt (MWAC) DeSoto Solar Farm. Governor Kemp and the project partners were joined at the groundbreaking ceremony by state and local officials, as well as the leadership of several of Georgia’s EMCs from across the state.

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Oct. 21, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Spooky Sips and Bites

Sucheta Rawal reports, ‘tis the season! With pumpkins, turkeys and candy on our minds, the last quarter of the year is all about celebrations over food. Restaurants and bars across the state are getting creative with food and drink items to get customers into the celebratory spirit.

Oct. 21, 2021 CNN

Spanx, the shapewear brand, valued at $1.2 billion in Blackstone deal

Rob McLean and Jill Disis report that Spanx, one of America’s most prominent shapewear companies, is now worth $1.2 billion after inking a deal with Blackstone. The private equity firm will take a majority stake in the brand, the two companies announced Wednesday.

Oct. 21, 2021 GPB

The Port of Savannah is experiencing a backlog of shipping containers

Tiffany Griffith reports that the Port of Savannah is so backlogged with shipping containers, that if you lined them up from end-to-end, they could stretch from Atlanta to Windsor, Canada. There are currently 80,000 containers at the port right now. Griff Lynch, the executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, said the port has been been dealing with this crisis since commerce picked up again in September 2020.

Oct. 21, 2021 Law.com|Daily Report Online

AG Carr Names New Solicitor General

Katheryn Hayes Tucker reports that Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has named Stephen Petrany, an associate in the Jones Day Washington, D.C., office, to become solicitor general handling the state’s appellate work. Petrany will fill the vacancy created when Gov. Brian Kemp appointed now Judge Andrew Pinson to the Georgia Court of Appeals and begins his new role on Nov. 16.

Oct. 21, 2021 Saporta Report

T.D. Jakes expects his development plan for Fort Mac to be accepted within 24 hours

Maria Saporta reports that Bishop T.D. Jakes, speaking virtually from Dallas at the HOPE Global Summit in Atlanta Wednesday, described his vision to develop 95 acres of land at the former Fort McPherson in southwest Atlanta. “We’re at the final stages of closing [on buying the land],” Jakes said during a conversation with Operation HOPE founder John Hope Bryant.

Oct. 21, 2021 The Current

Quarter million loggerhead sea turtle eggs laid on Ga. beaches

Mary Landers reports that Georgia’s loggerhead sea turtles didn’t set any records this nesting season. But they did just what Georgia Sea Turtle Coordinator Mark Dodd expected. His models predicted a total of about 2,400 nests. The final count? 2,484.

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Oct. 20, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia Grown Magazine

Staff reports that the Georgia Agriculture Department’s annual Georgia Grown Magazine is now available. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the magazine is dedicated to our state’s number one industry.

Oct. 21, 2021 University of Georgia

Former chief justice assumes Sanders Chair at law school

Heidi Murphy reports that Harold D. Melton, who previously served as the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, has been named the holder of the Carl E. Sanders Chair in Political Leadership at the University of Georgia School of Law. In this role, he will teach a seminar during the spring 2022 semester titled “Representing the State.”

Oct. 21, 2021 The Center Square

Georgia judges, prosecutors call for judicial reforms

Nyamekye Daniel reports that a group of judges told the Senate Committee on Public Safety the state should provide data and technology upgrades, more pretrial supervision and better pay in the criminal justice system to combat crime. Reports show an increase in crime across the state this year. Crime in Atlanta doubled in the spring, according to reports.

Oct. 21, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Hours after deadly shooting, Georgia senators hold crime meeting

Tim Darnell reports that only hours after another deadly shooting in Atlanta, several law enforcement officials told members of the Georgia Senate Public Safety Committee Wednesday what they need to lower crime rates and reduce stress on their judicial systems. “If you want crime to come down, you need to invest in those patrol officers working the street,” said Pete Skandalakis, executive director of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia.

Oct. 21, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Abrams’ group launches campaign pushing Medicaid expansion

Greg Bluestein reports that the state’s healthcare system regroups after the latest surge in coronavirus cases, the advocacy group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams is launching a new seven-figure ad campaign that urges Gov. Brian Kemp to give struggling Georgians a shot in the arm by supporting an expansion of Medicaid.


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Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 20, 2021

Oct. 20, 2021 WABE 90.1 U.S. EPA wants information on toxic gas from Cobb Sterigenics facility Molly Samuel reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking Sterigenics, a Cobb County company that has come under fire in the past…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 19, 2021

Oct. 19, 2021 WSB TV Colin Powell’s ties to Georgia showed him as a patriot and ‘role model’ Matt Johnson reports that before his death Monday, Colin Powell, 84, inspired generations of Americans who served in the military — including…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 18, 2021

Oct. 18, 2021 Capitol Beat News ‘Don’t gamble with our lives:’ Ire over Georgia Power’s coal ash plan Tim Darnell reports that Georgia Power drew heavy criticism Thursday night over plans to bury more than 20 million cubic yards of…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 15, 2021

Oct. 15, 2021 Capitol Beat News Georgia Power, state energy regulators reach tentative deal on Plant Vogtle costs Dave Williams reports that Georgia Power would be allowed to pass on to customers $2.1 billion of the costs of completing the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 14, 2021

Oct. 14, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Cisco to Open 'Talent and Collaboration Center' in Atlanta, Create 700 Jobs Staff reports, at a gathering with state and local officials and members of Cisco’s executive leadership, Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 13, 2021

Oct. 13, 2021 Georgia.org E-Waste Recycling Company Igneo Technologies to Open First U.S. Facility at SeaPoint in the Port of Savannah Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that e-waste recycling company Igneo Technologies will invest $85 million…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 12, 2021

Oct. 12, 2021 Brunswick News More than 100 church leaders oppose mine near Okefenokee Gordon Jackson reports, more than 100 religious leaders across Georgia have sent a letter to state and local elected officials voicing opposition to a proposed mine…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 11, 2021

Oct. 11, 2021 Georgia Historical Society Georgia Historical Society Names Dan Cathy and Shirley Franklin as 2022 Georgia Trustees Staff reports that the Office of the Governor and the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) announced that Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 8, 2021

Oct. 8, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp: Solar Tech Company NanoPV to Open Manufacturing, Distribution Operations in Sumter County, Create Over 500 Jobs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced yesterday that solar technologies company NanoPV plans to invest more…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021 Emory University 'Tractor beam' to treat pediatric cancer earns NIH Transformative Research Award Rajee Suri reports that Emory University provost and biomedical scientist Ravi Bellamkonda has received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Transformative Research Award…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021 Capitol Beat News Georgia ranks high in food deserts and insecurity, senators told Tim Darnell reports that Georgia has one of the highest densities of so-called food deserts in the nation, several experts told a state Senate…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 5, 2021

Oct. 5, 2021 Georgia Recorder, GPB One in five Georgians quit jobs to be caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic Ellen Eldridge reports that as word spread early last year about a novel coronavirus, families began changing their minds about putting…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 4, 2021

Oct. 4, 2021 Georgia.org Gov. Kemp: Georgia Earns ‘Top State for Doing Business’ for 8th Consecutive Year Staff reports that at a grand-opening event in Columbia County for Amazon’s newest robotics facility in the Peach State, Governor Brian P. Kemp…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 1, 2021

Oct. 1, 2021 WSB Radio Gov. Kemp warns of another possible surge in COVID-19 in Georgia this winter Staff reports that Gov. Brian Kemp issued a strong warning to Georgians: Expect to see another surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 30, 2021

Sept. 30, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp and Visa Announce New Office Hub in Atlanta Will Create 1,000 Jobs Staff reports, “It’s always great to see a world-renowned company like Visa capitalize on the exceptional pool of diverse talent in Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 29, 2021

Sept. 29, 2021 Georgia Ports Authority Port of Savannah to add 1.6M TEUs of capacity Staff reports, on the heels of reporting the second busiest month in its history, the Georgia Ports Authority Board approved more than $34 million to…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 28, 2021

Sept. 28, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Announces Bonus for Georgia Public Safety Officials and First Responders Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced a $1,000 pay supplement for all eligible sworn law enforcement officials and first responders in…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 27, 2021

Sept. 27, 2021 Capitol Beat News Georgia lawmakers looking to boost sagging aviation workforce Dave Williams reports that few Georgians realize that aerospace is the Peach State’s second largest manufacturing industry or that Delta Air Lines is Atlanta’s second largest…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 24, 2021

Sept. 24, 2021 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Swears In Leda Chong to Georgia Ports Authority Board Staff reports that on Wednesday, Governor Brian P. Kemp swore in Leda Chong and reappointed two officials to the Georgia Ports Authority Board of Directors.…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 23, 2021

Sept. 23, 2021 GPB Georgia State Election Board Passes Rule Changes To Implement SB 202 Stephen Fowler reports that the Georgia State Election Board approved several rule changes this week to align with a massive 98-page voting law adopted earlier…

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