June 30, 2022 Savannah Morning News

Okefenokee Swamp Park to seek UNESCO World Heritage Site Status for conservation, economy

Marisa Mecke reports that an effort is underway to designate the Okefenokee Swamp a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. To highlight the wetlands’ natural and ecological value, and its potential to stimulate economic tourism for south Georgia, the Okefenokee Swamp Park Inc. is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in seeking the recognition.

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June 30, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Nominations open for Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanities

Kenna Simmons reports, one of our favorite stories this year was “Celebrating Cultural Vitality,” which featured profiles of some of the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Award winners, from hip-hop artist Lyrika Homes (who shone on our cover) to “Liberty County’s Tyler Perry,” AKA playwright and county commission chair Donald Lovette. The five individual awardees talked about art and advocacy, their lives and their passion for the work they do.


June 30, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia Power will turn millions more tons of coal ash into concrete

Drew Kann reports, as Georgia Power winds down its reliance on coal to generate electricity, it has found that the ash left behind by decades of combustion can be used in one of the most highly sought building materials on Earth: concrete. On Wednesday, the company announced plans to begin harvesting roughly 600,000 tons of coal ash each year from Plant Bowen near Cartersville to produce concrete for roads, buildings and bridges across Georgia.

June 30, 2022 The Center Square

Federal funds to assist broadband project for central Georgia electric co-op

T.A. DeFeo reports that a $19 million American Rescue Plan grant will fund high-speed internet access for the Ocmulgee Electric Membership Corporation’s roughly 8,000 members in central Georgia. The project to deploy upwards of 2,100 miles of a so-called fiber-to-the-home network will take up to four years to complete and cost at least $40 million for the nonprofit, member-owned electric power association, better known as a co-op.

June 30, 2022 Macon Telegraph

Middle Georgia State could bring $1 million in tourism money with new grant. Here’s how

Micah Johnston reports that Middle Georgia State University will receive $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan money to build a new athletic facility, officials announced Tuesday. The grant comes from the Economic Development Administration with the intent to boost tourism in the area by creating a better event space.


June 30, 2022 Albany Herald

Ossoff announces health initiative for mothers, children during Albany visit

Alan Mauldin reports that U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., came to Albany Wednesday to announce a bipartisan initiative to improve the health of expectant mothers and their children, with one of the focuses being on rural areas. “I want to make sure rural mothers have access to the health care they need,” Ossoff said during an afternoon news conference at the Albany Boys & Girls Clubs facility on Thornton Drive.

June 30, 2022 State Affairs

Costs Could Climb for Georgia Women Seeking Abortions as Court Scraps Roe v. Wade

Beau Evans reports that after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade last week, Georgia is poised to ban most abortions after six weeks into pregnancy. The move would leave North Carolina and Florida as the only states in the South within driving distance where women set on having an abortion after the six weeks may have one performed.

June 30, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia Attorney General says not enforcing anti-abortion law is a ‘dereliction of duty’

T.A. DeFeo reports that some Georgia district attorneys say that if a federal court allows Georgia’s fetal heartbeat law to take effect, they won’t prosecute violators. However, the state’s top prosecutor said such an approach “undermines the rule of law.”

June 30, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Kemp allies go after Abrams as anti-police

Dave Williams reports that allies of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp attacked Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams Wednesday as supporting the “defund the police” movement that gained traction two years ago following the murder of a Black man by a Minneapolis police officer. “The Georgia Constitution says it is the paramount duty of government to protect persons and property,” GOP Attorney General Chris Carr said during a news conference at Kemp’s campaign headquarters in Smyrna.

June 30, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Top Georgia Democrats take different paths on abortion limits

Greg Bluestein reports that U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams have each put a pledge to protect abortion rights at the heart of their November campaigns. But the two Democrats are taking sharply different approaches to how they would do so. https://www.ajc.com/politics/politics-blog/top-georgia-democrats-take-different-paths-on-abortion-limits/YRUX4QCN3FFADOHNEF6OX32UJ4/



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Georgia Trend Daily - June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022 Georgia.org Boston Scientific Expands Research Capabilities in Georgia with $62.5 Million Investment in Johns Creek Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp on Tuesday announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 28, 2022

June 28, 2022 Capitol Beat News University system economic impact grows to $19.3 billion Dave Williams reports that the University System of Georgia (USG) generated an economic impact of $19.3 billion across the state during the last fiscal year, up…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022 Capitol Beat News Georgia Power looking to raise rates next year Dave Williams reports that Georgia Power is asking the state Public Service Commission (PSC) for a rate hike of nearly 12% during the next three years,…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 Georgia.gov Award-Winning Georgia-Based Shoe Company Okabashi Brands Creates over 340 Jobs in Gwinnett County Through Major Onshoring Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Okabashi Brands Inc., a Georgia-based shoe company, will create approximately 340…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 23, 2022

June 23, 2022 Savannah Morning News Weekend earthquake destabilizes Hutchinson Island dock, Westin parking garage, ferry service Zoe Nicholson reports that a weekend earthquake has rendered parts of Hutchinson Island unstable, including the ferry dock and Westin parking garage, by…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022 Brunswick News Earthquake startles Golden Isles residents Gordon Jackson reports that though it wasn’t strong enough to cause damage, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter near Metter was reported. According to news accounts, the trembling was…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 21, 2022

June 21, 2022 Capitol Beat News Three Georgia power plants land on list of nation’s dirtiest Dave Williams reports that Georgia is home to three of the nation’s 100 dirtiest power plants, the Atlanta-based Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 20, 2022

June 20, 2022 Brunswick News Chip shortage impacts auto production, contributes to slow down at port Gordon Jackson reports that the challenges facing the auto industry are having a ripple effect on the Port of Brunswick due to a lack…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022 Macon Telegraph An 1,100-acre ‘megasite’ in Peach County will bring businesses and jobs, Gov. Brian Kemp says Micah Johnston reports that the state of Georgia and Peach County’s development authority have purchased more than 1,100 acres in…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 16, 2022

June 16, 2022 Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown Georgia continues to set job creation, investment records Bob Pepalis reports that Georgia keeps setting records for jobs created and investment in spite of the pandemic, Pat Wilson, the Commissioner of the…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022 Marietta Daily Journal Braves tout new study on fiscal benefits, landing between 'home run' and 'pop fly' Chart Riggall reports that Cobb County Finance Director Bill Volckmann and Braves Development Company CEO Mike Plant presented a trove…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022 Clayton News-Daily Georgia secures AAA bond rating for 2022 Staff reports that Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday that Georgia has again secured AAA ratings with a stable outlook from each of the three main credit rating agencies:…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022 GlobalAtlanta.com Atlanta’s Pitch to Belgian Princess: Diversity in Business Is Our Thing Trevor Williams reports, when Jill Vanparys, a freelance video game designer from Belgium, welcomed her country’s princess to Georgia State University this week, she considered…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022 Capitol Beat News Georgia will report less education data for the third year in a row Rebecca Grapevine reports, for the third year in a row, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has granted Georgia permission to change…

Georgia Trend Daily- June 9, 2022

June 9, 2022 Georgia.gov May Net Tax Revenues Up 1.6 percent Staff reports that the State of Georgia’s net tax collections for May totaled almost $2.70 billion, for an increase of $41.8 million, or 1.6 percent, compared to May 2021, when…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 8, 2022

June 8, 2022 Macon Telegraph This small town in Georgia ranks among the nation’s best places to visit. Here’s why. Simone Jasper reports that a Georgia destination, brimming with museums, is one of the nation’s best small towns to visit,…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 7, 2022

June 7, 2022 WABE Why the Muscogee (Creek) Nation gets a say on the Okefenokee mine proposal Molly Samuel reports that when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that it was changing its stance on a controversial…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 6, 2022

June 6, 2022 Savannah Morning News Army Corps blocks mine near Okefenokee, cites failure to consult Muscogee Creek Nation Marisa Mecke reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday it has reversed its decision to allow mining near…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 3, 2022

June 3, 2022 Capitol Beat News Film studio complex in Doraville expected to create more than 4,000 jobs Dave Williams reports that NBCUniversal Media (NBCU) has entered into a long-term agreement with Atlanta-based Gray Television to lease and operate new…

Georgia Trend Daily - June 2, 2022

June 2, 2022 The Center Square Georgia Department of Transportation awards $182.2M in new construction projects T.A. DeFeo reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded more than $182.2 million for 17 projects statewide. According to the state agency,…

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