July 10, 2020 Brunswick News

Golden Isles takes top spot in travel mag’s ‘World’s Best Islands’ rankings

Taylor Cooper reports that the hospitality industry got some much-needed good news Wednesday when the Golden Isles took the No. 1 spot in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Islands in the Continental U.S. “This award is so meaningful in the travel industry and to achieve this No. 1 ranking is an accomplishment we can all be very proud of,” said Scott McQuade, president and CEO of the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

July 10, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Organizations: Project Share

Candice Dyer reports, what seems like small change can make a big difference. For every dollar that customers of Georgia Power donate through their monthly utility bill, the power company will contribute $1.50 to Project SHARE, an emergency fund for individuals and families facing a temporary crisis.

 

July 10, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia jobless claims continue to surge as virus threatens recovery

Michael E. Kanell reports that Georgia’s Department of Labor said Thursday it processed 105,160 new jobless claims last week, a sign that the persistence of the coronavirus may be undercutting the economy’s rebound. Last week’s filings were 12,000 fewer than the previous week, but continue a string of historically elevated claims that began in mid-March.

 

July 10, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Sea turtles nest at a brisk pace on Georgia coast

Mary Landers reports, with about a week to go in the busiest portion of Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season, loggerhead sea turtles have laid 2,210 nests on beaches from Cumberland to Tybee Island.While not a record pace like last year, which saw 3,650 loggerhead nests in Georgia, it’s a healthy number, said Mark Dodd, a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the state’s sea turtle coordinator.

 

July 10, 2020 WABE 90.1

North Atlantic Right Whales Now Considered Critically Endangered

Molly Samuel reports that the International Union for Conservation of Nature announced Thursday that North Atlantic right whales are now on its list of critically endangered species, a step away from being extinct in the wild. The whales spend part of their lives off Georgia’s coast, giving birth and raising their calves here in the fall and winter.

 

July 10, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

How Atlanta will help candymaker Fererro revive classic brands Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Crunch & 100Grand

Jessica Saunders reports that Ferrero USA Inc. recently inked a long-term lease for Ridgeline Property Group’s brand-new, 728,000-square-foot McDonough Logistics Center, located in the Interstate 75 corridor at 875 Highway 42 South in McDonough, Ga.

 

July 10, 2020 GlobalAtlanta.com

North Georgia Gets $1.2M to Continue Chinese Flagship Program

Trevor Williams reports that a Mandarin Chinese program underwritten by the U.S. Department of Defense has renewed its commitment to the University of North Georgia with another $1.2 million grant over four years.

 

July 10, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Georgia’s contact tracers could be swamped by state’s COVID-19 spike

Ross Williams reports, in May, state public health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey announced plans to quadruple the number of contact tracers across the state, up to 1,000 by late June, to help stem COVID-19 infections. Nurse Connie DeKeyzer was watching and decided to put in her application.

 

July 10, 2020 Capitol Beat News

University system advisory group on renaming begins work; GHC, Kennesaw facilities part of review

Dave Williams reports that deciding whether to rename buildings or academic colleges on the 26 University System of Georgia campuses will be a complicated process fraught with emotion, system Chancellor Steve Wrigley warned Thursday.

 

July 10, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trump to visit Atlanta next week to tout his transportation agenda

Greg Bluestein reports that President Donald Trump is planning to visit metro Atlanta next week to tout his administration’s transportation agenda and announce a policy change designed to speed infrastructure projects, according to senior White House officials.

 

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Georgia Trend Daily - July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020 Albany Herald Frito-Lay announces $200 million expansion, 129 jobs in Perry Staff reports that Gov. Brian Kemp today announced that Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo and a leading snack manufacturer, will expand its operations in the city…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020 Georgia.gov Residential Apartment Brand ‘Common’ to Establish Second Headquarters in Atlanta, Create 274 Jobs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on July 7 that residential brand Common, which designs, leases, and operates apartments for today’s…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Launches "Safety Promise" Campaign to Urge Georgians to Heed Public Health Guidance Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp on Monday introduced the Georgia Safety Promise, a safety campaign to remind Georgia businesses and…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020 Georgia Health News Covid-19 cases hit record highs in state Andy Miller reports, another day, another COVID-19 record. Georgia Public Health officials reported 3,472 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, breaking the record of daily reported infections set…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020 GPB Florida Deal Idles Part Of Georgia Power's Largest Coal-Fired Plant Grant Blankenship reports that the shift away from coal to natural gas for electricity production has idled a part of Georgia Power’s largest coal-fired power plant.…

Georgia Trend Daily - July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 GPB Kemp Signs ‘Bittersweet’ $25.9 Billion State Budget Stephen Fowler reports that Gov. Brian Kemp signed the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget Tuesday, enacting more than $2 billion in cuts due to lower revenues wrought by the…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 Georgia.gov Gov. Kemp Extends COVID-19 Executive Orders Staff reports that on Monday, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures. "As we continue our fight…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 GPB Kemp Signs Historic Hate Crimes Bill Into Law Stephen Fowler reports, after nearly 16 years, Georgia once again has a hate crimes law on the books. Flanked by Democrats and Republicans from both chambers, Kemp signed…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 Georgia.org SK innovation to Invest Another $940 Million in Jackson County Expansion, Create 600 Jobs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp Thursday announced that SK innovation, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020 Georgia.org Milletech Systems Inc. to Move Entire Operation to Georgia, Create 465 Jobs in Fulton County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that enterprise software solutions and services company Milletech Systems Inc. will bring…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 24, 2020

  June 24, 2020 Savannah Morning News Port City Logistics announces Chatham County expansion Katie Nussbaum reports that Port City Logistics, a third-party logistics company, announced the expansion of their Chatham County operations on Tuesday. The expansion will create 200…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 GPB As Georgia Sees Highest Coronavirus Numbers Ever, Experts Say Poultry, Ag Workers Most At Risk Ellen Eldridge reports that as the weekend Georgia saw its largest spike in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with experts…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 The Center Square Georgia Senate approves scaled-back budget proposal for new fiscal year Nyamekye Daniel reports that the Georgia Senate approved a proposal Friday for how the state should spend $22 billion over the next 12 months.…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 Savannah Morning News Savannah’s conventions, trade show industry loses millions in wake of COVID-19 pandemic Katie Nussbaum reports that the Savannah hotel industry wasn’t alone in getting walloped by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health crisis also brought…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 Capitol Beat News Georgia Power offers special payment plan as ban on disconnections nears end Dave Williams reports that Georgia Power Co. is offering customers behind on their electric bills because of the coronavirus pandemic a chance…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 Georgia.org Georgia Honors State’s 2020 ‘Small Business ROCK STARS Staff reports that on Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) teamed up to recognize Georgia’s 2020 Small Business ROCK…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020 Clayton News-Daily Clayton County case at heart of Supreme Court ruling on civil rights protections for LGBT community Alice Queen reports that federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the Supreme Court ruled Monday…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 Georgia.org Georgia Film, TV, Streaming Production Industry Is Open for Business Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Friday that the major motion picture, television, and streaming companies plan to bring back and hire an…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI Kemp relaxes more COVID-19 restrictions Riley Bunch reports that Gov. Brian Kemp signed a new executive order Thursday that further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions as cases continue to rise. Beginning on June 16, medically…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 GPB Georgia Could Raise $600 Million In Revenue By Raising Cigarette Tax, Analysts Say Ellen Eldridge reports that the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is asking the state to increase Georgia’s tobacco tax in order to avoid…

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