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State Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 62 items )  

24 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Listed in 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: The Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has 24 attorneys listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, Joel A. Katz, founding chairman of the firm's Global Entertainment & Media Practice, was named "Lawyer of the Year" for Entertainment Law - Music and Jeffrey M. Smith, a shareholder in the Atlanta office, was named "Lawyer of the Year" for Legal Malpractice  more

Agilysys: Harrington Raceway & Casino Selects InfoGenesis POS Solution to Boost Guest Experience
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- Agilysys issued the following news release: Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Harrington Raceway & Casino has selected its InfoGenesis(R) POS solution to improve operational efficiencies and guest service across all its food and beverage outlets. Harrington Raceway & Casino has a well-earned reputation for its top-rated food and beverage amenities, which   more

Albany State University Summer Enrollment Increases From Previous Year
ALBANY, Georgia, Aug. 9 -- Albany State University issued the following news: Summer semester enrollment at Albany State University (ASU) grew by 4.6 percent from last year, with numbers increasing to 2,590 compared to 2,475 in summer 2018. ASU has the second highest summer enrollment growth among University System of Georgia comprehensive universities. "The increase in summer enrollment is a reflection of the commitment of our University faculty and staff members. Everyone worked diligently t  more

Augusta University: New Target Found for Disease of Heart's Smallest Blood Vessels
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Aug. 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Augusta University issued the following news release: When we race walk, for example, part of our healthy heart muscle may want a little more blood and oxygen, so our tiniest blood vessels send a message upstream to the larger vessels to send more. Now researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have found that a chemical in our bodies known to help blood vessels dilate also sends that signal to the larger blood vessels   more

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Names Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys 'Lawyers of the Year'
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP announced today that The Best Lawyers in America(R), the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named 10 Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys as "2020 Lawyers of the Year" in their respective practice areas. Best Lawyers(R) notes that the lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ra  more

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes Squire Patton Boggs Lawyers
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- Squire Patton Boggs issued the following news: Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce 107 of its lawyers have been recognized in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual list of The Best Lawyers in America(R). The publication also awarded 15 firm lawyers with the "Lawyer of the Year" distinction, given annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. * Daniel G. Berick, Leveraged Buyouts and Private E  more

Best Lawyers in America Honors 96 Fisher Phillips Attorneys in 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Fisher Phillips, a law firm, issued the following news: Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announced today that 96 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America(R) 2020 edition. The attorneys, selected from Fisher Phillips' offices across the country, were honored for their practices in Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Labor and Employment Litigation unl  more

CNN Records Largest Digital Audience Ever in July
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: CNN came in again as the #1 digital news outlet in July 2019 in the key categories of multiplatform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, multiplatform video starts (June), millennial unique visitors, social audience and political unique visitors. CNN's July 2019 digital audience was the largest in history. July also came in as CNN's best month o  more

CNN Special Reports Presents: Woodstock at 50
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 12 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: In August 1969, in the midst of intense political and cultural change, nearly half a million people came together for three days of peace, love, and music, sex, drugs and rock and roll. Plagued by rain, chaos, and wary rural locals, it should have been an epic humanitarian disaster, but there was enough human connection to influence entire generation  more

Commissioner Butler to Host Summit in Dalton
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 13 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: A new partnership between Governor Brian Kemp and state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will be highlighted on Aug. 28 when the commissioner hosts an employer summit in Dalton. The meeting is one in a series of 12 being held throughout the state called Employers in the Know. The meetings offer the commissioner a chance to meet with employers around the state to share the department's work and hear ba  more

Cox Business Get Started Medical in Partnership With Lafayette General Health and Opportunity Machine
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Cox Communications, a provider of an advanced digital video, internet, telephone and home security and automation services, issued the following news release: Start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in Louisiana are invited to apply to Get Started Medical, a pitch contest in which they get to present their innovative business ideas geared toward the medical industry before a panel of judges for a chance to win a $20,000 Cash prize. Get Started Medical w  more

Cox Media Group Names JC Campese Director of Sales for Orlando Radio
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- Cox Media Group issued the following news release: Cox Media Group (CMG) Orlando proudly promotes JC Campese to director of sales for CMG Orlando Radio, effective immediately. In his new role, Campese will lead and oversee sales operations for Orlando's radio brands, including WCFB-FM, WWKA-FM, WPYO-FM, WDBO-AM/WDBO-FM and WMMO-FM, and the market's digital media platform, Local Solutions. "JC's unique background in events, sales and digital combined with his creati  more

Democratic Party of Georgia Congratulates Stacey Abrams on Groundbreaking National Voting Rights Project
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 13 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams issued the following statement congratulating Stacey Abrams on Fair Fight 2020, her historic investment in expanding strong voter protection programs in state parties across the nation. "Stacey Abrams' vision for our democracy and commitment to fair elections makes her a leader not just in Georgia, but across the nation. With today's announc  more

Department of Revenue's New Curbside Pickup Regulations Now in Effect
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 12 -- The Georgia Department of Revenue issued the following news release: To assist businesses throughout the state with their efforts to better meet customer demands, the Department of Revenue has repealed and replaced the curbside alcohol pickup regulations. Under the prior regulations, violations carried more severe penalties than other alcohol violations. The new regulations align the penalties of violations of curbside pickup with the penalties of other alcohol viol  more

Ga. Department of Revenue: July Net Tax Revenues Up 3.1%
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 12 -- The Georgia Department of Revenue issued the following news release: The State of Georgia's net tax collections in the first month of fiscal year 2020 totaled roughly $1.83 billion for an increase of $55.7 million, or 3.1%, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled almost $1.78 billion. July's gross tax revenue receipts totaled $2.48 billion for an increase of $71.9 million, or 3%, over July 2018. Changes in the following tax categories account for Jul  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: Arglass Yamamura to Build First U.S. Glass Plant in Lowndes County, Creating Over 150 Jobs
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Arglass Yamamura, LLC, a glass container manufacturing company, will create more than 150 jobs and invest $123 million to build its first U.S. glass container manufacturing plant in Valdosta, Lowndes County. "With our highly-trained workforce, unmatched logistics network, and pro-business climate, the Peach State has solidified its reputation as a top compe  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: Georgia Awarded A+ for Small Business Friendliness
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Thumbtack, a website and app that finds local professionals for projects, announced its 2019 Small Business Friendliness Survey, ranking forty-nine (49) states and forty-four (44) cities based on licensing requirements, tax regulations, and labor and hiring regulations. Small business owners awarded Georgia an A+ this year, ranking fourth in the survey of sm  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: Italian Manufacturer to Open First U.S. Facility in Gwinnett County
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that that Rivacold, a leading manufacturer of refrigeration systems, will create 140 jobs and invest $5 million in a new manufacturing facility in Buford. Newly created jobs will include skilled positions in manufacturing. "We are honored to welcome Rivacold to Georgia with the opening of their first U.S. facility in Buford," said Governor Kemp. "Rivacold will j  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: July Net Tax Revenues Up 3.1%
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: The State of Georgia's net tax collections in the first month of fiscal year 2020 totaled roughly $1.83 billion for an increase of $55.7 million, or 3.1%, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled almost $1.78 billion. July's gross tax revenue receipts totaled $2.48 billion for an increase of $71.9 million, or 3%, over July 2018. Changes in the following tax categories account for July's  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: With Unanimous, Bipartisan Support, Davis Confirmed as Statewide Business Court Judge
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: In a joint hearing today, the Georgia House and Senate Judiciary Committees unanimously confirmed Walt Davis to serve as the first Statewide Business Court Judge. On July 1, 2019, Governor Brian P. Kemp nominated Davis to lead the new court, created through passage of a 2018 constitutional amendment and codified through legislation earlier this year. "I commend the leadership of House Judiciary Chair  more

Georgia Democratic Party: Brian Kemp's Office Eviscerated by Federal Judge in Paper Ballots Case
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today in a federal court order, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg called out the offices of former Secretary of State Brian Kemp and current SOS Brad Raffensberger for their abject failure to secure Georgia's elections and protect Georgia voters. Totenberg pointed out how the serious flaws in Kemp's elections administration, threatened voter confidence in our democracy: "The present voting system [...  more

Georgia Department of Transportation: Courtland Street Bridge Replacement Project Wins DBIA Award
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- The Georgia Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Georgia Department of Transportation's (Georgia DOT) Courtland Street Bridge Replacement Project has been recognized with a special award in the "small projects" category by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). DBIA's National Project/Team awards are given annually to projects that exemplify the principles of the Design-Build Done Right(R) best practices. "Georgia DOT is honore  more

Georgia Environmental Protection Division to Monitor Air Quality in Covington and Smyrna for Ethylene Oxide
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division issued the following news release: The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is announcing today an air quality monitoring plan to measure ethylene oxide levels around two plants in suburban Atlanta. Sterigenics in Smyrna and BD in Covington use the gas to sterilize medical equipment. The two facilities are located in census tracts identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Holds Swearing-In Ceremonies
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Today Governor Brian P. Kemp held swearing-in ceremonies for twenty-one (21) appointees to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Sheriffs' Retirement Fund, Board of Corrections, Board of Economic Development, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority Board. Board of Commissioners of the Sheriffs' Retirement Fund Robert Markley is Sheriff of Morgan County  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Holds Swearing-In Ceremonies for 27 Appointees
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: On Thursday July 25th, Governor Brian P. Kemp held swearing-in ceremonies at the State Capitol for twenty-seven (27) appointees to various authorities and boards. "As Governor, I am committed to putting hardworking Georgians first in every aspect of state government, and these individuals - who represent rural, suburban, and urban communities across Georgia - stand with me in this effort. I am confid  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Names University of Georgia Professor as New State Fiscal Economist
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Today Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce the appointment of long-time University of Georgia professor Jeffrey H. Dorfman as State Fiscal Economist. The State Fiscal Economist develops forecasts based on Georgia's tax revenue, works closely with bond rating agencies on revenue and economic trends, and manages the development of fiscal impact estimates on tax-related legislative proposals. "Gi  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Swears in New Juvenile Justice Commissioner
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Today Governor Brian P. Kemp conducted the swearing-in ceremony for Tyrone Oliver as the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) following Oliver's approval by the Board of Juvenile Justice. The DJJ is a multi-faceted agency serving the state's offenders aged twenty-one and younger. "Police Chief Tyrone Oliver has long been a pillar of the Newton County community, both as a c  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp to State Government: Cut Wasteful Spending, Streamline Operations
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: To keep state government efficient and effective, Governor Brian P. Kemp has instructed all state government offices to develop proposals to reduce spending by 4% in the amended fiscal year 2020 budget and 6% in the fiscal year 2021 budget. Governor Kemp reminded state officials of his pledge to always put hardworking Georgians first, tasking them with proactive strategic planning and innovative leade  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Welcomes Southwest Georgia's First Four-Year Medical School
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: "Today is an exciting day for South Georgia as we celebrate the opening of this region's first, four-year medical school. This new program will make an immeasurable impact on the Peach State's future by training critically needed doctors to care for our families and rebuild communities," said Governor Kemp. "This achievement is a direct result of thriving partnerships between state officials, the medi  more

Georgia Institute of Technology: Weiss Named SVP at Penn State
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 9 -- Georgia Institute of Technology issued the following news: The Pennsylvania State University has named Georgia Tech Regents Researcher Lora G. Weiss, interim senior vice president and interim director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), as its new senior vice president for research. "In addition to her international recognition for innovative and pace-setting research and scholarship, Lora Weiss is a proven leader," said Chaouki Abdallah, Tech's executive  more

Georgia State Researchers Discover Novel Antiviral Shuts Down Replication Of Zika Virus Inside Human Cells
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: A unique formulation of multiple amino acids inhibits the replication of Zika virus by up to 90 percent in human and non-human primate cells, according to a study led by Georgia State University. The study authors tested a novel formulation of three free-form amino acids (FFAAP)--cystine, glycine and glutamate, as well as a minute amount of selenium--that was previously known to increa  more

Georgia State Sen. Bruce Thompson Announces Hospital Cybersecurity Report
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Bruce Thompson, R-White: Sen. Bruce Thompson (R - White) announces the release of a report containing research he conducted with the Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) on how health care data is increasingly becoming more popular among hackers. This evolving cyber security issue is growing because electronic health care records can be worth more than any other   more

Georgia State Sen. Butler Issues Statement on Stephenson High School Lockdown
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following statement on behalf of State Sen. Gloria Butler, D-Stone Mountain, on the lockdown at Stephenson High School in DeKalb County that was prompted by a gun scare: "First and foremost, I want to thank the coordinated response and swift action by the DeKalb County Police Department, Sheriff's Office, Marshall's Office, DeKalb County School District, Stephenson High School Resource Officers and all agencies involved in handlin  more

Georgia State Sen. John Wilkinson Leads Effort to Reduce Cost of Doing Business
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- 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 Reducing Georgia's Cost of Doing Business. "I am honored to be chosen to chair this study committee and look forward to researching ways to help reduce regulatory and financial burdens on our state's businesses," said Sen. Wilkinson  more

Georgia State Sen. Thompson Announces Senate Study Committee Website
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 12 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Bruce Thompson, R-White: Sen. Bruce Thompson (R - White) recently announced the launch of the Senate Athletic Association Study Committee website that will serve as a one-stop-shop for meeting information and supporting documents. "I encourage citizens around the state to review the website and contact my office with any feedback," said Sen. Thompson. "Members of this study commi  more

Georgia State Sen. Tillery to Honor Toombs County Sheriff's Office Retirees
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia: Sen. Blake Tillery (R - Vidalia) will be presenting two Senate Resolutions to William Ralph "Skipper" Smith and Bobby Ray Smith upon their retirement from the Toombs County Sheriff's Office to thank them for their many years of dedication to the community and state of Georgia. Please see information on the event below. WHAT: Presentation of Senate Resolu  more

Georgia State Sen. Walker Appointed Chair of Senate Study Committee
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Larry Walker, R-Perry: Sen. Larry Walker (R - Perry) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve as Chair of the Senate Study Committee on Portable Benefits for Independent Workers. "I am honored to be appointed to this important study committee and look forward to learning more about workforce benefits in regards to independent workers," said Sen. Walker. "Our workf  more

Georgia State University: Texting, Emailing Parents Brings Chronically Absent Students Back to School
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 [TNSeducationresearch] -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: Many chronically absent kindergarten through 12th grade students return to school when their parents receive personalized text and email messages alerting them to their child's absence, a study (https://gpl.gsu.edu/publications/decrease-student-absenteeism/) by Georgia State University's Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE) shows. More than one in 10 Georgia students are ch  more

Georgia Tech Police Department Introduces High School Students to Forensic Science
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 5 -- Georgia Institute of Technology issued the following news: By Denise Ward When the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) moved into a state-of-the-art building last month, it marked the first time they were able to analyze forensic evidence in house. The department opened a new crime lab and, for the first time, hired a crime lab manager and investigator. As part of their commitment to community outreach, GTPD opened that lab to area high school students as part o  more

Georgia's Child Support Services Director to Lead National Child Support Enforcement Association
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- The Georgia Department of Human Services issued the following news release: Georgia's child support director will soon begin her term as the new president of the National Child Support Enforcement Association's (NCSEA) Board of Directors. Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) Director Tanguler Gray received the ceremonial gavel at the association's annual meeting Tuesday in Minneapolis, Minn. Gray's one-year term as p  more

IHeartMedia Augusta, Augusta University Georgia Cancer Center Partner for Blue Ribbon Walk/Run During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- Augusta University issued the following news release: As part of their mission to serve the people living in the communities in which they live and work, the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University and iHeartMedia Augusta have teamed up for the inaugural Blue Ribbon Prostate Cancer Walk/Run. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men. ACS research shows about one in nine men will be diagnose  more

Insight Global Relocates Jacksonville Office
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- Insight Global, a staffing services company, issued the following news: Insight Global, LLC, a staffing and services company, has relocated to a new office in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville team officially started operating in the space on August 12, 2019. Address of the new Jacksonville office: Town Center One 5555 Gate Parkway, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL 32256 The new Insight Global branded space features six conference rooms (including a Skype room)  more

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity Announces New Collegiate Chapter at Middle Georgia State University
MACON, Georgia, Aug. 13 -- Middle Georgia State University issued the following news: When students return to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall they will have a new opportunity to engage with fellow students while testing their construction skills and serving their community. In the spring of 2019 MGA received approval from Habitat for Humanity International for the creation of the Middle Georgia State University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter. The idea of a new campus chapt  more

Manheim Boosts Investment in Simulcast Technology as Dealer Usage Continues to Rise
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Manheim, a provider of vehicle remarketing services, issued the following news release: When Manheim's Simulcast technology was introduced to the remarketing industry in 2002, dealers were skeptical about this newfangled way of buying and selling cars. Now, 17 years later, dealers are believers. Some 1.3 million vehicles were sold to Manheim digital buyers through July of this year and more than 60 percent of Manheim's live sale attendance occurred via Simulcast. A  more

Muscogee County School District Purchasing Department Receives National Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- The Muscogee County School District issued the following news release: The Muscogee County School District's Purchasing Department of the Division of Financial Services has been awarded the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement(R) (AEP) award from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The program has been in existence for 24 years. The District is one of 23 school districts in the United States and Canada and one of 12 agencies in the state to ear  more

Muscogee County School District: Woodall GNETS Program Receives 100 Percent Success Rating
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- The Muscogee County School District issued the following news release: The Woodall GNETS Program was recently recognized by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for successfully implementing 100 percent of its strategic plan components. The review was conducted on-site by the GNETS state program manager in accordance with the end of year strategic plan compliance reviews assessed by GaDOE. Samples of evidence were required for the following components: * P  more

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke Supports Hypersomnia Clinical Research at Emory University
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 17 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded a five-year $2.1 million grant to Emory neurologist Lynn Marie Trotti, MD for clinical research on sleep disorders. Trotti and her colleagues at Emory Sleep Center discovered a decade ago that the antibiotic clarithromycin can reduce pathological sleepiness in people for whom more conventi  more

Nineteen Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Ogletree Deakins, a law firm, issued the following news release: Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm's attorneys have been named as a Best Lawyers(R) 2020 "Lawyer of the Year." Best Lawyers(R) awards this honor to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. These lawyers were selected based on particularly impressive voting averages receive  more

North Carolina Community Colleges System: State Board of Community Colleges Approves Presidents at Three Colleges
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 16 -- North Carolina Community Colleges System issued the following news: The State Board of Community Colleges approved the appointments of three college presidents on Friday. Lew Hunnicutt was named the president of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, succeeding Bill Carver, who will retire in October. Hunnicutt is assistant provost and campus director for the University of Georgia - Griffin Campus and previously held administrative positions at three higher   more

Peach County High School Students Receive Scholarships From SunMark to Study at Central Georgia Technical College
MACON, Georgia, Aug. 9 -- Central Georgia Technical College issued the following news: County High School students enrolled in Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) for the fall 2019 semester will head into their studies with scholarships from the Fort Valley branch of SunMark Community Bank. Roman Galan, Elisa Rodriguez, Austin James Smith and Malik Taylor all received the Claybon J. Edwards Memorial Scholarship presented in May by Mike Jackson, commercial loan officer, and Andrew Taunton,  more

Record-Breaking Recognition for Kilpatrick Townsend in The Best Lawyers in America 2020
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP announced today that a record-breaking 148 Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys have recently been honored by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America 2020. Highlights from The Best Lawyers in America 2020 include: * Kilpatrick Townsend as the Top-Listed firm in the nation for the total number of attorneys listed for Trademark Law. * Kilpatrick Townse  more

Shorter University: Abbey Jacks Joins Staff As Director of Alumni & Community Engagement
ROME, Georgia, Aug. 12 -- Shorter University issued the following news: Shorter University alumna Abbey Jacks has joined the University as Director of Alumni and Community Engagement. "Abbey brings a great love for the Lord and a great love for Shorter with her to this important role," said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. "We are excited to see the contributions she will make through her work with Shorter's alumni and community engagement efforts. She is a devoted follower of Jes  more

Six Innovative Lighting Solutions From Acuity Brands Selected for the 2019 Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- Acuity Brands, a providers of lighting and building management solutions, issued the following news: Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today that six Acuity Brands lighting solutions were selected for the 2019 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Report, which showcases the year's most significant developments in the art and science of lighting. Selections were made by an impartial committee that evaluated submissions based on uniqueness, innovati  more

Troutman Sanders Advises Peoples Bankshares in Virginia Bank Merger
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Troutman Sanders LLP advised Peoples Bankshares, Incorporated (OTC Pink: PBVA) and its subsidiary Peoples Community Bank in an acquisition by C&F Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CFFI) for stock and cash valued at approximately $21.4 million. The combined company will have $1.8 billion in assets and 30 offices across central and eastern Virginia. Detailed information on the transaction can be found here.  more

Troutman Sanders Attorneys Claim Top Spots in 2020 Best Lawyers in America Rankings
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Troutman Sanders LLP is proud to announce that 128 firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America Copyright (c) 2020 edition -- the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession. In addition, Best Lawyers(R) honored 13 Troutman Sanders partners as "Lawyers of the Year," a distinction held by very few practicing attorneys nationwide. Troutman Sanders' full list  more

Troutman Sanders Counsels Genuine Parts Company in Sale of Electrical Specialties Group
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Troutman Sanders LLP advised Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) in its sale of EIS, Inc. (EIS), the Electrical Specialties Group of Motion Industries, to Audax Private Equity (Audax). The transaction is expected to close by the end of September 2019. Detailed information on the deal can be found here. (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/genuine-parts-company-announces-sale-of-electrical-specialtie  more

Troutman Sanders: Partner Andrea Rimer Named Executive Editor of American Bar Association Natural Resources & Environment Magazine
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Troutman Sanders Partner Andrea Rimer has been appointed executive editor of Natural Resources & Environment (NR&E) Magazine, a quarterly publication by the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Rimer, a leading attorney in hazardous site cleanup and redevelopment, has served on the publication's editorial board since 2003 and succeeds Gale Lea Rubrecht as executive   more

Troutman Sanders: Portland Managing Partner Roman Hernandez to Receive Oregon State Bar President's Diversity & Inclusion Award
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 13 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Portland Office Managing Partner Roman Hernandez will receive the 2019 President's Diversity & Inclusion Award from the Oregon State Bar (OSB). The award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to increase diversity and promote inclusion within Oregon's bench and bar. "I am a strong proponent of increasing minority representation in the legal profession and am honored to receive the  more

University of Maine: App Allows Citizen Scientists to Contribute to Monarch Butterfly Research
ORONO, Maine, Aug. 15 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Maine issued the following news release: When spotting a butterfly, a common reaction may be to whip out a phone and snap a photo. A team of University of Maine researchers is hoping another response could be to use the phone to log details about areas where butterflies are likely to be found. Using a mobile app, anyone can become a citizen scientist by visiting potential monarch butterfly roosting sites from Maine to Georgia and   more

UPS Announces CFO Succession Plan
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 12 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Richard Peretz to Retire and Brian Newman Appointed CFO * * * UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced Richard Peretz, UPS Chief Financial Officer, 57 plans to retire. Brian Newman, 50 currently Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, Latin America for PepsiCo, is appointed UPS Chief Financial Officer, effective September 16, 2019. New  more

UPS Customers To Benefit From No Residential Peak Surcharges During 2019 Holiday Shipping Season
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today said the company will not apply additional Peak surcharges for U.S. residential deliveries during the busy 2019 holiday season, unless by contractual exception or for those requiring special handling. The company once again expects to handle a record number of holiday deliveries during peak season 2019. "We are continuing to   more

UPS Invests In Autonomous Trucking Company, Tests Self-Driving Tractor Trailers
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 15 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today said its venture capital arm, UPS Ventures, has made a minority investment in autonomous driving company TuSimple. Together, both companies are testing self-driving tractor trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles can improve service and efficiency in the UPS(R) network. This is an extension of the ongoi  more