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State Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 37 items )  

10.7 Million Television Viewers and 3.1 Million Digital Live Streams for Second Night of CNN's Detroit Democratic Debates
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 1 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: The second night of CNN's Democratic debates live from Detroit averaged 10.722 million total viewers and 3.031 million among adults 25-54. Last night's debate is up +24% in total viewers and +21% in the demo from Tuesday's debate (Night one:8.693 million/2.529 million respectively). CNN's night two Detroit Debate (10.722 million) topped NBC's night t  more

8.7 Million Television Viewers and 2.8 Million Digital Live Streams for First Night of CNN's Detroit Democratic Debates
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 31 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: Last night, 8.693 million total viewers watched the CNN (+CNN en Espanol) Democratic Debate live from Detroit, Michigan according to Nielsen Fast National data. Among adults 25-54, 2.529 million watched. This is CNN's second highest Democratic debate on record (Las Vegas, October 2015). CNN digital's live stream of the first night of the CNN Democra  more

AGCO Makes a Significant Investment Towards the Expansion of the Future Farm Training Facility in Zambia
DULUTH, Georgia, Aug. 2 -- AGCO, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, issued the following news release: AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), has revealed plans for further development of the Future Farm project in Zambia. This was announced on 31 July, 2019, at the 150ha farm outside Lusaka by Gary Collar, AGCO Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Africa (APA) and the Future Farm Senior Manager, Kalongo Chitengi, during a ground brea  more

Albany State University Issues Statement on Education Bills
ALBANY, Georgia, July 23 -- Albany State University issued the following statement by President Marion Ross Fedrick on the education bills: Rep. Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus), Dean of the Georgia House, expressed strong opposition to Senate Bills 273 and 278 in a recent letter to University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley. "We appreciate the response of Rep. Calvin Smyre in his letter to Chancellor Steve Wrigley in opposition to Senate Bills 273 and 278. "Representative Smyre is a stro  more

As 2020 Democrats Debate, Republican Governors Association Releases New Video Detailing Dem Governors' Leftward Lurch
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: The Republican Governors Association (RGA) released a new video today to coincide with the second round of the 2020 Democratic primary debates, held in Detroit, Michigan this week. Titled "Too Left," the video highlights extreme policy positions embraced by Democrat governors and gubernatorial candidates. The video features Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Minnesota G  more

Augusta University: Birthweight, Height Together Provide Insight Into Future Heart Health
AUGUSTA, Georgia, July 31 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Augusta University issued the following news release: It's the proportionality of a newborn -- a measure that includes both birthweight and length -- that may best tell doctors whether a child is born with an increased risk for heart problems later in life, investigators report. Birthweight, while important, tells only part of the story of fetal growth, while the additional consideration of length, gives a more complete picture of both fetal gr  more

Austin Peay State University Clay Target Team Wins Sporting Clays National
CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee, July 26 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news: The Clay Target Team of APSU won the national collegiate title in sporting clays at the Scholastic Clay Target Program national championships recently in Marengo, Ohio. And one of the team's members, John Michael Baggett, won three individual national championships, including best overall shooter. Baggett, Hunter Purviance and Wylie Randall won the national championship in sporting clays July 15, beatin  more

City of Atlanta Named Newest City in Rockefeller Foundation's Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 31 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Atlanta will become the second city to participate in The Rockefeller Foundation's Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative. The initiative, which launched in May 2019, aims to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed communities through Opportunity Zones created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "Opportunity Zones ar  more

Clark Atlanta University Psychology Students Recognized at Regional Cyber Conference
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Clark Atlanta University issued the following news release: Clark Atlanta University today announced that senior psychology majors Shanice Blair and Douglas Green won an award for their poster presentation at the 24th Annual Cyberpsychology, Cybertherapy, and Social Networking Conference held at Norfolk State University, June 24-26. Their presentation was titled, "Characteristics of Cybersecurity Victims at Clark Atlanta University." The resear  more

CNN Beats MSNBC in July in Total Day Among Adults 25-54
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: * * * - Tops MSNBC in Dayside Demo for 65th Straight Month - Longest Streak on Record Outperforms MSNBC on Weekends in Demo CNN's Newest Original Series, The Movies, Ranks #1 in Cable News CNN is a Top 10 Network in All of Cable for 18th Consecutive Month * * * With the Nielsen month of July ending on Sunday (7/28/19), CNN beat MSNBC once again i  more

CNN Films Premieres 'HALSTON' on Sunday, August 18 at 9:00pm ET and PT
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 29 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: * * * - Director Frederic Tcheng-Directed Documentary Investigates the Legacy of the Enigmatic Fashion Icon * * * CNN Films will premiere 'HALSTON,' the documentary about the legendary design and lifestyle icon, directed by Frederic Tcheng ('Dior and I'), for television on Sunday, August 18 at 9:00pm Eastern and Pacific on CNN. 'HALSTON' will enco  more

Cole Swindell to Help Celebrate the 10th Year of the RSM Classic
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- RSM US, an independent audit, tax and consulting firm, issued the following news release: RSM US LLP ("RSM") - the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market - is excited to announce, in conjunction with the Davis Love Foundation, that rising country superstar Cole Swindell will perform live at The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event, sponsored by RSM. The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take p  more

Democratic Party of Georgia Expands Voter Protection Program to Every County In Georgia
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 1 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams announced that DPG's groundbreaking voter protection program is expanding through a new initiative to identify and train volunteer Voter Protection Coordinators in every county in Georgia. "The sheer scale of voter suppression in our last election showed how vital voter protection programs like ours are," said Nikema Williams, Chairwoman of t  more

Emory University's Candler School of Theology: Faculty Win Honors for Mentorship, Teaching
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 29 -- Emory University's Candler School of Theology issued the following news release: Three Candler faculty members have received recognition for excellence in mentoring and teaching. David S. Pacini won the Laney Graduate School's 2019 Eleanor Main Award for mentoring; Ellen Ott Marshall won the Provost's Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education for the Laney Graduate School; and Nichole R. Phillips won the Provost's Distinguish  more

Florida Agriculture Department Commissioner Nikki Fried & Florida Farmers Organize to Protect Local Agriculture From Mexican Imports
LAKE CITY, Florida, July 30 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nicole "Nikki" Fried led a gathering of Southeastern produce growers to discuss strategies to protect farmers from illegally-subsidized Mexican produce imports. At the meeting, organized by Jubilee Orchards owner Lawton "Bud" Chiles, Fried was joined by Florida Blueberry Growers Association president Brittany Lee, Georgia Blueb  more

Georgia Department of Public Safety Hosts the 34th Annual National Black State Troopers Coalition Conference in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 31 -- The Georgia Department of Public Safety issued the following news: The Georgia Chapter of the National Black State Troopers Coalition (NBSTC) will host the 34th Annual Summer Training Conference & Membership Meeting in Atlanta, Aug. 6-11, at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta. The conference will provide both active and retired state troopers from various states with personal enrichment and professional development skills through training, networking, and community service  more

Georgia Environmental Protection Division Approve Plan to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Emissions at Smyrna Plant
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 2 -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division issued the following news release: Today the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) approved plans by Sterigenics to install new, anti-pollution controls to vastly reduce ethylene oxide emissions at its Smyrna facility. Construction should be completed in twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) weeks and stands to reduce modeled emissions from about .02 micrograms per cubic meter to arou  more

Georgia Lt. Gov. Duncan Announces Appointments to State Road and Tollway Authority and Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 29 -- Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced appointments to both the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) and the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission. Allen Yee will serve on SRTA, while Rick Thompson will rejoin the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission, a group he formerly served as head of in the 2000s. "Allen Yee's commitment to the continued  more

Georgia Secretary of State: Security-Focused Tech Company, Dominion Voting to Implement New Verified Paper Ballot System
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 29 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: After a competitive selection process, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger selects Dominion Voting Systems to implement its new verified paper ballot system. Implementation of the new secure voting system will start immediately and be in place and fully operational for the March 24, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary. "Elections security is my top priority," said Raffensperger. "We look forward t  more

Georgia State Sen. Beach Appointed Chairman of Senate Study Committee
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 1 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta: Sen. Brandon Beach (R - Alpharetta) was recently appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Gaming and Pari-mutuel Wagering on Horse Racing and Growing Georgia's Equine Industry Study Committee by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. "Each year, more and more budgetary demands are placed on our state to fund vital and important programs, such as the HOPE Schol  more

Georgia State Sen. Dugan Supports Veteran's Walk for Suicide Prevention
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton: Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan (R - Carrollton) met retired U.S. Army veteran Jimmy Novak in Carrollton on Saturday during his walk across America to raise awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicide among military veterans. Sen. Dugan sponsored his room for the night. "Too many brave men and women enter the armed services to bravely serv  more

Georgia State Sen. Jones: Corruption Should Not Be Ignored Because Of Party Affiliation
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 2 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Burt Jones, R-Jackson: Since the late 1980s, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been at the center of allegations of corruption, bribery and improper handling of the procurement process. In order to address these well-publicized issues, I sponsored Senate Bill 131, the "Georgia Major Airport Authority Act," which would create a state authority to oversee the opera  more

Georgia State Sen. Wilkinson Appointed Chair of Senate Study Committee
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 2 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. John Wilkinson, R-Toccoa: Sen. John Wilkinson (R - Toccoa) was recently appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to chair the Senate Study Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Landscape Workforce Access. "I am honored and excited to chair this study committee and look forward to reviewing the various barriers and regulations that have an effect on workforce development in this in  more

Georgia State University: Fulbright Distinguished Chair Teaches Human Rights Clinic, Health Law Overseas
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30 -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: Lisa Radtke Bliss, clinical professor and associate dean of experiential education and clinical programs in Georgia State University's College of Law, will teach a health law course and in a human rights clinic this fall at Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair. This prestigious honor is bestowed annually on about 40 recipients in the U.S. Bliss will co-teach   more

Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton: Henry Walker Named One of Atlanta's Most Admired CEOs
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 1 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: The Atlanta Business Chronicle named J. Henry Walker IV, Chair and CEO of Kilpatrick Townsend, one of Atlanta's Most Admired CEOs. The Most Admired CEO Awards honor Atlanta area business leaders who demonstrate a strong record of leadership, innovation, stellar financial performance, a commitment to workplace diversity, and who have made significant contributions to the community. The CE  more

King & Spalding Celebrates Founders Day With Global Community Impact
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30 -- King and Spalding, a law firm, issued the following news release: This June, King & Spalding volunteers donated their time to support children's hospitals and health organizations in our communities in honor of Founders Day. Founders Day is a firm-wide community service initiative that celebrates the legacy of service and community engagement that was established by the firm's founding partners more than 130 years ago. The Spalding family--including founding partne  more

Medical Assisting Graduates Honored at Southeastern Technical College - Swainsboro Ceremony
VIDALIA, Georgia, July 24 -- Southeastern Technical College issued the following news: The Medical Assisting program on the Swainsboro campus of Southeastern Technical College (STC) held a pinning ceremony for its summer 2019 graduates on July 23. The graduates were Kristen Stark McMillan, Kandace Roberts, and Crystal White from Swainsboro, and Quanisha Mack from Metter. Medical Assisting Program Director Kimbie Brown congratulated and pinned the graduates. "I am extremely proud of this group  more

NASA Administrator James Bridenstine Visits Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 2 -- Georgia Institute of Technology issued the following news: With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing still fresh in everyone's minds, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine this week came to Georgia Tech to get a status report on what the next generation of astronauts may take with them into space five years from now. "We have to make sure we get this right, because quite frankly, if we're going to land on the moon in 2024, we have to start now," Bridensti  more

Sharecare Awards Call for Entries Opens on Aug. 1
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 1 -- Sharecare, a digital health company, issued the following news release: Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today opened the call for entries for the 2020 Sharecare Awards. Held in association with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter - which fosters creativity and inspires artistic and technical excellence through the renowned Emmy(R) Award - the Sharecare Awards seeks to inspi  more

Southeastern Technical College: Dental Hygiene Student is Recipient of Professional Growth Award
VIDALIA, Georgia, July 22 -- Southeastern Technical College issued the following news: Dental Hygiene student Della Lane was presented the Simply Hygiene Professional Growth Award. Being a great dental hygienist is more than just making the grade. With this award, Simply Hygiene takes the focus off the GPA and applauds a student that has overcome great obstacles to successfully complete the Dental Hygiene program. Many students have dealt with overcoming personal situations and working just a  more

State Charter Schools Commission Approves All Georgia Charter Schools Association Charter Incubator Candidates for Second Consecutive Year
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 1 -- Georgia Charter Schools Association issued the following news release: Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce that all of GCSA's Charter Incubator schools were approved by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) on Wednesday, July 31. Amana Academy West, Atlanta SMART Academy, Atlanta Unbound Academy and D.E.L.T.A. STEAM Academy were among a group of only six new charter school petitioners the SCSC decided to authorize for th  more

The Rev. Ryan C. Snider to Serve as Chaplain at Young Harris College
YOUNG HARRIS, Georgia, July 25 -- Young Harris College issued the following news release: On Aug. 1, 2019, Young Harris College will welcome the Rev. Ryan C. Snider to serve as chaplain. "College is a formative period for young adults, and I'm honored to pilgrim alongside students as they navigate questions regarding spirituality, identity and vocation in a rapidly changing world," said Rev. Snider. "It's very exciting to minister in an environment that values intellectual curiosity without di  more

Three Out of Five People Would Pay More in Taxes for Tech to Improve Quality of Life in Their Communities, According to National Survey
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 31 -- Cox Communications, a provider of an advanced digital video, internet, telephone and home security and automation services, issued the following news release: Americans want smart cities, and they want them now. According to a blind survey commissioned by Cox Business, more than half of respondents said they do not consider where they live to be a smart city and nearly 60 percent would pay more in taxes if their local government deployed technology solutions that i  more

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Emory University Hospital No. 1, Emory Saint Joseph's No. 2 in Both Georgia, Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 30 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2019-2020 Best Hospitals Guide. (Emory University Hospital includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods.) Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital ranked No. 2 in Georgia and metro Atlanta,  more

University of Tennessee's Institute of Agriculture Appoints New Head of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, July 31 -- The University of Tennessee's Institute of Agriculture issued the following news release: The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has named Don Hodges, currently the James R. Cox professor of forest economics and management, to lead the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. His appointment begins August 5. Hodges, who earned his B.S. in forestry from the University of Tennessee and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, has serv  more

UPS Launches My Choice For Business Platform to Enhance Visibility And Control For SMBs
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 29 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Industry-First Platform Serves The Needs of Small And Medium-Sized Businesses - Gives SMB Shippers And Receivers Visibility And Control Over Inbound And Outbound UPS Deliveries * * * Today, UPS (NYSE:UPS) began onboarding customers for its new UPS My Choice(R) for business service, the first visibility and tracking solution in the U.S.   more

Yale School of Medicine Uses Sharecare Technology to Integrate 3D Virtual Lab Training Into Physician Assistant Online Program Curriculum
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 29 -- Sharecare, a digital health company, issued the following news release: Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced a licensing agreement with Yale School of Medicine (YSM), through which the school's Physician Assistant Online program (PA Online) is supplementing its curriculum with resources from Sharecare for virtual training and instruction. Sharecare YOU, which allows users to visualize how the b  more