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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Friday December 15, 2017 ( 13 items )  

Berry Professor Nominated for Prestigious Literary Prize
MOUNT BERRY, Georgia, Dec. 14 -- Berry College issued the following news release: A Berry College English professor has been nominated for the prestigious 2017 Pushcart Prize. Assistant Professor of English Will Donnelly's short story, "The Urn," was nominated. It was published in the Sept./Oct. edition of decomP magazine. The Pushcart Prize is an American literary prize that honors the best poetry, short fiction, essays or literary works published in the small presses over the previous year.   more

Biosecurity Basics Course to Be Offered for Poultry and Egg Producers and Live Operations Personnel at 2018 IPPE
TUCKER, Georgia, Dec. 14 -- The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association issued the following news release: Avian influenza is a major concern for the poultry industry. The best way to prevent avian influenza on poultry farms is by incorporating biosecurity measures. At the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is hosting a biosecurity program designed for poultry and egg producers and live operations personnel. The "Defend the Flo  more

CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Arrest of Pro-Trump White Supremacist Who Reportedly Phoned Threats to Augusta Mosque
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 14 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed the arrest of Preston Q. Howard, a Missouri man accused of making several profane and threatening calls to the Islamic Society of Augusta (ISA) over the summer. "We welcome the news that law enforcement arrested this anti-Muslim bigot before he could escalate his vile hate speech into a violent h  more

Eight CDFIs Receive Grants to Improve Social Determinants of Health in Rural Georgia
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 14 -- The Opportunity Finance Network issued the following news release: Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) today announced eight recipients of the Building the Capacity of CDFIs in Georgia program. Developed with support from Healthcare Georgia Foundation, the program awards capital and technical assistance grants to CDFIs (community development financial institutions) that provide financial and development services to improve the health and well-being of rural   more

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Aclu of Georgia
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 14 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia issued the following news release: Yesterday, a federal court in Georgia agreed with the ACLU of Georgia that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Atlanta Field Office must turn over, on an accelerated timetable, documents concerning its handling of the one-the-ground implementation of President Trumps' ban on international travelers who are of the Muslim faith. Nearly one year after the ACLU of Georgia filed a Freed  more

GGC Reaches Milestone, Surpasses 5,000 Graduates
LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia, Dec. 14 -- Georgia Gwinnett College issued the following news release: Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) awarded 475 bachelor's degrees during today's fall commencement ceremony held at the Infinite Energy Center Arena. The college reached an important milestone during the event, surpassing 5,000 graduates who call the institution their alma mater. Referring to this milestone, GGC President Stanley C. "Stas" Preczewski took time during the ceremony to encourage the gradua  more

Leadership Changes at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, Dec. 14 -- The Wellesley Centers for Women issued the following news release: The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), a leader in research, training, system-building, and advocacy for the out-of-school-time field (OST) located at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College, this week announced leadership changes, effective at the end of the year. Ellen Gannett, M.Ed., director since 2006, will transition to a new role as senior strategist;   more

NCC Thanks U.S. Trade Representative for Support of U.S. Cotton Producers
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Dec. 14 -- The National Cotton Council issued the following news release: National Cotton Council (NCC) Chairman Ronnie Lee thanked the leadership of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the U.S. negotiating team for their support of U.S. farmers at the World Trade Organization's (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference held this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lee, a Georgia cotton producer, said, "We appreciate Ambassador Lighthizer and his team of negotiators from U  more

New Billboards Blast Coca-Cola for Iditarod Sponsorship
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 14 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: Because Coca-Cola plans to sponsor the 2018 Iditarod despite the race's recent doping scandal and a veteran musher's revelation that trainers in the industry have killed "hundreds on top of hundreds" of dogs who didn't make the cut, PETA plans to place two billboards near the company's Atlanta headquarters calling on it to end its sponsorship of the race. One billboard proclaims, "Coca-C  more

Reddit Discussion Gives a Clearer Picture of What It's Like to Be Poor
ATHENS, Georgia, Dec. 14 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: Although millions of people live in poverty in the U.S.-about one in seven, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2015 estimates-many Americans do not understand how difficult it can be. In a recently published study which drew its data from Reddit, a social media and discussion website, University of Georgia researchers got a clearer picture of what being poor in America is like. The findings may help socia  more

Stacey Abrams' Out-of-Touch Campaign Touts Endorsement From Failed Gov. Granholm
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: Yesterday, far-left Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made the puzzling decision to tout an endorsement from failed former Governor Jennifer Granholm, whose catastrophic policies wreaked havoc on Michigan's economy, leaving hundreds of thousands without jobs. Granholm tweeted yesterday morning that she was heading to Georgia to rally for Abrams, news that her campaign touted later  more

UGA Experts Predict Good Year for Georgia's Economy
ATHENS, Georgia, Dec. 14 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: Georgia's economy will match its performance last year, propelled by economic development projects, solid population growth and a housing recovery, according to the economic forecast from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. "At this late stage of the economic expansion, the outlook for Georgia is surprisingly good," said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers at UGA's 35th annual Georgia Eco  more

UTC Joins MetroLab, a Network of Universities and Cities Doing Tech Research Together
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, Dec. 14 -- The University of Tennessee's Chattanooga campus issued the following news release: UTC was welcomed this week into an exclusive neighborhood that includes Harvard, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame. Although they were granted membership a few months ago, UTC and the city of Chattanooga were officially introduced to other members of the MetroLab Network during the group's annual summit in Atlanta. "This type of coordinated partnership between UTC an  more