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State Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 72 items )  

20 Leaders. 20 Big Bets. CNN Business Presents New 2019 'Risk Takers' List
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: CNN Business announced the second installment of "Risk Takers," a list of the leaders making the boldest bets in business who are changing their industries--and the future. Risk Takers is a CNN Business special feature that spotlights leaders across sectors who made big bets designed to push global business forward. CNN Business editors and report  more

Accenture and Chevron Win Innovation Award for System That Uses Digital Technology to Improve Worker Safety in Crane Operations
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 -- Accenture, a global professional services company, issued the following news release: * * * - CraneTagz system receives top honor in Oil & Gas category at EHS Innovation Awards * * * An innovative digital safeguard for crane operations designed by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Chevron received the 2019 EHS Most Innovative Award in Oil & Gas at the EHS Innovation Awards 2019 of the independent research firm Verdantix in Atlanta. Known as CraneTagz, the system incre  more

Acuity Brands: Allure UNITOUCH From Distech Controls Voted a 2019 Product of the Year Gold Award by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Readers
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- Acuity Brands, a providers of lighting and building management solutions, issued the following news: Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) ("Company") today announced that the Allure UNITOUCH from Distech Controls(R) received a 2019 Product of the Year (POY) Gold Award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine readers in the System Software, Controls and Management Tools category. The POY awards inform engineers, building owners and facility managers about the most n  more

Adelphi University's President to Receive Georgia State University Distinguished Alumni Award
GARDEN CITY, New York, Sept. 25 -- Adelphi University issued the following news: The Georgia State University Alumni Association will present its top honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, to five outstanding graduates on October 4, including Adelphi University President Christine M. Riordan. The alumni association describes the double graduate as "an internationally recognized expert in leadership development, team building, and diversity and inclusion." President Riordan earned an MBA in 198  more

Analysis of Georgia's Charter School Proposals, Approved Schools Reveals Growing, Diverse Sector
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The National Association of Charter School Authorizers issued the following news release: A report released by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) offers a first-ever look at the trends in Georgia's charter school pipeline--what kinds of schools are being proposed and approved across the state. The report, Georgia's Charter School Pipeline: Insights into Proposed and Approved Schools, reveals a growing, diverse charter sector driven by t  more

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau Names Charlene Lopez Director of Citywide Sales
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau issued the following news release: Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the promotion of Charlene Lopez to director of citywide sales, effective Oct. 1. In this role, Lopez will lead sales initiatives for citywide events requiring multiple hotel properties and space within the two major convention centers in downtown Atlanta. Her team manages accounts requiring more than 1,200 room nights on peak. "As the fourt  more

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces Action Plan for Safer Streets Across Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: * * * - Safety additions to over 20 miles of streets and tripling the city's protected bike lanes * * * Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a two-year, $5 million plan to bring accelerated safety redesigns to Atlanta's streets, identifying more than 20 city corridors for rapid implementation changes to improve safety for people who walk, drive, take transit or ride a bike or e-scooter. Through the Action P  more

Augusta University: Compressing Arm to Protect Brain Part of NIH Study to Find Better Stroke Treatment
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 [TNSgrantsresearch -- Augusta University issued the following news release: Successive bouts of compressing then relaxing a limb with a blood pressure-like cuff to prepare the brain to better weather the lack of oxygen that occurs in stroke is one of six approaches being evaluated in the first national, head-on comparison of potential new stroke therapies. The National Institutes of Health is funding the novel initiative called the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Netwo  more

Augusta University: Compressing Arm to Protect Brain Part of NIH Study to Find Better Stroke Treatment
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- Augusta University issued the following news release: Successive bouts of compressing then relaxing a limb with a blood pressure-like cuff to prepare the brain to better weather the lack of oxygen that occurs in stroke is one of six approaches being evaluated in the first national, head-on comparison of potential new stroke therapies. The National Institutes of Health is funding the novel initiative called the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Netw  more

Benchmark Litigation Names Eight Troutman Sanders Attorneys to 40 & Under Hot List
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Eight Troutman Sanders partners have been named to Benchmark Litigation's 2019 40 & Under Hot List, which recognizes attorneys under 40 (as of Jan. 1, 2019) who stand out in their practice area and are at the top of their industry. Firm honorees include Annie Cook, Wynter Deagle, Kyle Deak, Dave Gettings, Lindsey Mann, Justin Nahama, Eric Rumanek and Timothy St. George. Annie Cook (Atlanta/Energy and  more

Berry College Announces New Dean of Personal, Professional Development
MOUNT BERRY, Georgia, Sept. 27 -- Berry College issued the following news release: Berry College has hired Marc Hunsaker to lead the newly formed Center for Personal and Professional Development. Hunsaker, who is the Purpose and Career Design Consultant for Michigan State University's Career Services Network, will begin at Berry in late October. As Dean, he will create and oversee a new Center for Personal and Professional Development, guiding a four-year planning and goal-setting process for   more

CNN to Broadcast Exclusive Documentary on Ted Turner's Environmental Legacy
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 27 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: In an hour-long documentary on CNN, Ted Turner - the founder of the 24-hour news network - sits down for a rare and exclusive interview to discuss his longstanding conservation efforts amid the ongoing climate emergency. While Ted Turner is best known as a billionaire media mogul, an America's Cup-winning captain and the owner of a baseball, basket  more

CNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: WEED 5 - The CBD Craze
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: More than six years ago, Dr. Sanjay Gupta set out to investigate the science behind medical marijuana. A year later WEED, the first documentary in the award-winning series aired on CNN with an accompanying op-ed penned by Gupta: "Why I Changed my Mind on Weed." Now, his fifth documentary WEED 5: The CBD Craze, will premiere on Sunday, September 29th  more

CNN: Sopranos & Goodfellas Star Lorraine Bracco Hosts New HLN Original Series
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 27 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: When a wife is found murdered, the primary suspect is often her husband. However, the killer is sometimes proven to be an intruder, a stranger, a secret lover or even the woman's own child. Sometimes a killer is never found. HLN's new six-episode series The Dead Wives Club profiles such murder cases. Lorraine Bracco, widely-acclaimed for her role a  more

Coca-Cola: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Joins Members of the Florida Citrus Industry and Partners to Announce Major Grapefruit Planting
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 -- Coca-Cola issued the following news release: In recent years, the iconic Florida citrus industry has been faced with challenges from devastating citrus greening to major hurricanes pummeling the state's fruit groves. Today, members of the industry are doubling down on their commitment to ensure citrus and juice products remain synonymous with the Sunshine State with an announcement that Peace River Citrus Products and Scott Family Companies and its partners will in  more

ControlScan Recognized as a Top Managed Security Service Provider
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- ControlScan, a managed security service provider, issued the following news release: ControlScan, a leader in managed security services specializing in compliance, detection and response, announces that MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has recognized the company on its 2019 Top 200 MSSPs list. Appearing on the list at number 36, ControlScan was ranked among the top 20 percent of managed security service providers (MSSPs) listed. The third annual MSSP   more

Delta Airlines: 15th Annual 'Breast Cancer One' Flies From Atlanta to San Diego, Celebrates Survivors and Fighters
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 27 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta's annual "Breast Cancer One" employee survivor flight took to the skies Wednesday, kicking off the airline's month-long campaign to generate awareness and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year marked Delta's 15th annual flight, which carried more than 160 employee breast cancer survivors on board the airline's iconic pink plane from Atlanta to San Diego. Four customers and their guests also  more

Delta Airlines: Dr. Jane Goodall Shares the Power of Connecting the World Through Sustainability
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta was honored to host world-renowned conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace, at the Delta Flight Museum on Sept. 20, to discuss the connections that unite people around the world, caring for the environment and to share her message of hope with Delta people. Supported by Delta's Sustainability Business Resource Group Green Up, this quickly became one of the   more

Delta and Delta Vacations Again Win Gold in Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 27 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta has again won the gold award for Overall U.S. Carrier at this year's Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. The airline also earned two silver awards in the Airport Lounge and Small Business Airline Loyalty Program categories. Additionally, Delta Vacations has earned three gold and three silver awards, including for Tour Operators overall and its marketing and promotional efforts. "The Delta people are the best in the busine  more

Delta and LATAM Airlines to Form the Leading Airline Partnership Throughout the Americas
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta and LATAM Airlines Group S.A. ("LATAM") today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership that for the first time combines the strengths of the leading airlines in North and Latin America. "This transformative partnership with LATAM will bring together our leading global brands, enabling us to provide the very best service and reliability for travelers to, from and throughout the Americas," said Ed   more

Delta Completes 10 Percent Investment to Deepen Joint Venture Partnership With Korean Air
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta has completed the acquisition of a 10 percent equity stake in Hanjin-KAL, the largest shareholder of Korean Air. This investment furthers Delta's strategy of building equity stakes in its global partners and demonstrates the airline's commitment to the success of its joint venture with Korean Air. "Together with the team at Korean Air, we have a vision to deliver the world's leading trans-Pacific joint venture for ou  more

Delta Continues International Growth With New Boston-Rome Flight, Expanded Service to 10 Trans-Atlantic DestinationsDelta Continues International Growth With New Boston-Rome Flight, Expanded Service to 10 Trans-Atlantic Destinations
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta customers will have even more flight options between the U.S. and Europe beginning in 2020. * Boston's No. 1 global carrier boosts trans-Atlantic seats by more than 30% in 2020, including new service to London-Gatwick and Manchester, and second daily Paris service. * Double-digit growth in international flying out of JFK planned for 2020 including daytime London-Heathrow service. * Beginning in 2020, all of Delta'  more

Delta Contributes to Global Citizen Movement to End Extreme Poverty by 2030
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: The multi-million dollar contribution will help power the movement to bridge the funding gap in the 59 poorest countries to reach the 2030 United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Delta's partnership with Global Citizen illustrates the airline's commitment to connecting the world while making it better through environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community development. The Delta Air Line  more

Delta Earns High Marks on Sustainability From Four Organizations
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta leaders and people work hard to run our business responsibly and sustainably, and it's being noticed. Our efforts were recognized recently by organizations from Atlanta to London to Zurich. Here's a rundown: 1. Dow Jones Sustainability Index: For the ninth consecutive year, Delta has earned a spot in the transportation section of the DJSI North America Index. More than 600 companies were invited to participate in th  more

Delta Recognized for Atlanta Public Schools Support by Corporate Volunteer Council
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta received an IMPACT Award at the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta's 22nd Annual IMPACT Awards on Sept. 18, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The IMPACT award was presented to Delta in the category of Business-to-Nonprofit for its work with Atlanta Public Schools. The theme for this year's event was "Global Reach-Local Impact," and Delta's partnership with Atlanta Public Schools certainly exhibits that mantra  more

Delta Updates Service and Support Animal Policy Following DOT Guidance
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Effective immediately, Delta is discontinuing its 8-hour flight limit for emotional support animals (ESAs). The policy change comes on the heels of U.S. Department of Transportation guidance regarding service and support animals. After working with the DOT and cross-divisional business groups, Delta was able to develop a solution to protect the health and safety of those onboard while also allowing ESAs to fly on longer fl  more

Delta Waives Change Fees for Bermuda, San Juan, St. Thomas Ahead of Tropical Storms Jerry, Karen
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 22 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta has issued two waivers as a result of potential impact from Tropical Storms Jerry and Karen for Bermuda, San Juan and St. Thomas. The waivers allow customers with flexibility in their travel plans to make a one-time change to their itinerary without incurring a change fee. Customers are encouraged to check their flight status on Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App. Customers can also get updates sent directly to th  more

Emory University-Winship Cancer Institute: Curran Receives American Society for Radiation Oncology Gold Medal
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 17 -- Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute issued the following news release: The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) awarded its highest honor, the Gold Medal, to Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, during the 2019 annual ASTRO meeting taking place in Chicago Sept. 14 - 18. The Gold Medal is given to revered ASTRO members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of radiation oncology in research, clinical care, teaching,   more

Emory University-Woodruff Health Sciences Center: Immunologists Identify T Cell Homing Beacons for Lungs
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 27 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Scientists have identified a pair of molecules critical for T cells, part of the immune system, to travel to and populate the lungs. A potential application could be strengthening vaccines against respiratory pathogens such as influenza. The findings were published online Thursday, September 26 in Journal of Experimental Medicine. Much research on immunity t  more

Ga. Department of Economic Development: Georgia Set to Host 42nd Annual SEUS-Japan 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Georgia will host the 42nd Annual Joint Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Southeast Association and Southeast U.S./Japan Association in Savannah, October 20-23, 2019. SEUS-Japan is a prestigious gathering of global business leaders celebrating economic and cultural ties. "Georgia's longstanding relationship with Jap  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp, Duncan, Ralston, Melton Announce Georgia Behavioral Health Reform & Innovation Commission Members
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced nine appointees to the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission along with Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker David Ralston, who each named six appointees, and Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton, who announced three appointees. "This legislative session, we allocated $20 million for local health departments to bette  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: Judicial Nominating Commission Recommends Candidates for Enotah Judicial Circuit
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: The Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted recommendations to fill a vacancy within the Superior Court of the Enotah Judicial Circuit. The vacancy was created by the resignation of the Honorable N. Stanley Gunter. Gov. Kemp will fill the vacancy from the recommendations provided. The Governor's Office will contact candidates to schedule interviews. The following names were submitted to Gov. Ke  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Albany Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Albany added more jobs in August. According to preliminary data, Albany also saw its annual number for labor force and employed residents grow across the five-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record rate and see claims for une  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Athens Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Athens added more jobs in August. According to preliminary data, Athens also saw its annual numbers for labor force and employed residents trend in the right direction for the four-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record rate and   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Atlanta Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Atlanta added more jobs in August. Atlanta, according to preliminary numbers, increased the annual number of labor force and employed residents. The 29-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA) also saw its initial unemployment claims decrease. "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Augusta Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Augusta continues to add jobs in August. According to preliminary data, Augusta ended August with a decrease in the unemployment rate and initial claims. The seven-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA) also saw positive annual growth in both labor force and employed residents. "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well,"   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Brunswick Sets Record in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Brunswick set a record again in August for total jobs. Brunswick, according to preliminary numbers, posted monthly gains in jobs, and annual gains in labor force and employed for the three-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Columbus Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Columbus added more jobs in August. According to preliminary data, Columbus saw fewer initial unemployment claims filed, along with a decrease in the unemployment rate across the five-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record rate a  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Dalton Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton added more jobs August. According to preliminary numbers, Dalton also made annual gains in employed residents and labor force, for the two-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record rate and see claims for unemployment fall.   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Gainesville Sets Record in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Gainesville set another record for jobs in August. Preliminary numbers showed Gainesville post annual gains in labor force and employed residents. Meanwhile, the number of monthly unemployment claims fell for the one-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We conti  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Hinesville Sets Record in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Hinesville set a record for jobs in August. According to preliminary data, Hinesville also saw number of initial unemployment claims decrease (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record rate and see claims for unemployment fall. Overall, August was a strong month across  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Macon Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Macon added more jobs in August. According to preliminary data, Macon also saw its annual number of jobs, employed residents and labor force grow across the five-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record rate and see claims for unem  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Rome Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome added more jobs in August. According to preliminary data, Rome saw strong annual numbers for jobs, labor force and employed residents. The unemployment rate decreased across the one-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record rat  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Savannah Lowers Claims in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Savannah lowered its number of initial unemployment claims in August. According to preliminary data, Savannah also added to its annual job report, labor force and employed residents across the three-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Valdosta Keeps Posts Strong August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Valdosta posted a strong August with every major indictor trending in the right direction. Valdosta received gains in labor force, employed residents, jobs, and a decrease in claims in August, according to preliminary numbers across the four-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Warner Robins Adds Jobs in August
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Warner Robins added more jobs in August. Preliminary numbers also showed Warner Robins post positive annual numbers in labor force and employed residents for the three-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). "It's good to see so many of our communities doing well," Butler said. "We continue to add jobs at a record rate and see claims fo  more

Georgia Institute of Technology Partners With Universities, U.N. on Sustainable Development Goals
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- Georgia Institute of Technology issued the following news: Representatives from leading world universities -- including Georgia Tech -- will convene today at Rutgers University - Newark to participate in the University Global Compact (UGC)'s 17 Rooms-U, hosted in partnership with the United Nations in pursuit of its Sustainable Development Goals. The event brings together more than 150 faculty champions, thought leaders, students, and stakeholders to discuss solut  more

Georgia Public Service Commission Prominent in 'Oscars' of Energy Awards
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Georgia Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Public Service Commission Chairman Lauren "Bubba" McDonald has been named a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 21st annual S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. Commissioner Vice Chair Tim Echols has been named a finalist for the Individual Rising Star Award. Also in the running for Lifetime Achievement is former Georgia PSC Commissioner Stan Wise. Energy companies   more

Georgia Southern University's Master of Public Health Program Ranked #1 in Nation
STATESBORO, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: The Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) at Georgia Southern University has been ranked #1 in the nation by SR Education Group. The list of the top 13 MPH programs, which includes Brown University and Emory University, is based on student reviews from 2018. SR Education reports that the faculty, job preparation and research opportunities pre  more

Georgia State Sen. Albers: Second Meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Passenger Vehicle Seat Safety Belts
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 28 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell: The second meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Passenger Vehicle Seat Safety Belts will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the Senate Mezzanine at the State Capitol. Sen. John Albers (R - Roswell) will serve as chairman of the Senate Study Committee on Passenger Vehicle Seat Safety Belts, created by the passage of Senate Resolution  more

Georgia State Sen. Hill: Joint Appropriations Committee Meetings Will Be Held This Week
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Jack Hill, R-Reidsville: Senator Jack Hill (R - Reidsville), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, along with State Representative Terry England (R - Auburn), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Senate and House Appropriations Committees will hold joint budget hearings on Thursday, September 26, 2019, and Friday, September 27, 2019, in ro  more

Georgia State University: Researchers Study How Growth Affects Water Flows in DeKalb County
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: A team of Georgia State University geoscience researchers has begun a three-year study of the South River watershed in metro Atlanta's DeKalb County to determine how infrastructure and the natural environment interact in urban watersheds. With 80 percent of the U.S. population living in urban areas and water use for municipalities tripling since 1950, the combination of rapid devel  more

Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Speak at The MedTech Conference
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders Kate Black and Daniel I.A. Smulian will speak at The MedTech Conference by AdvaMed, Sept. 23-25, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the annual event. Black, a member of the firm's Data Privacy & Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology practices in San Francisco, and Smulian, a member of the firm  more

Jean-Philippe Quittot Appointed EVestment Managing Director - Head of EMEA
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- eVestment, a provider of institutional investment data, analytics and market intelligence covering public and private markets, issued the following news release: eVestment, a subsidiary of Nasdaq and a global leader in institutional investment data and analytics, has appointed Jean-Philippe (JP) Quittot as Managing Director - Head of EMEA based out of the firm's London office. Quittot has been with eVestment for over 10 years, initially joining as a sales represen  more

Lending and Banking Automation Ware to Debut LimeGear Live From the Digital Mortgage Conference Main Stage
MACON, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- Lending and Banking Automation Software, a provider of automated compensation software and system integration solutions, issued the following news release: LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and performance management software and solutions for the mortgage industry, will debut LimeGear, a turnkey business intelligence (BI) platform at Source Media's Digital Mortgage Conference on Tuesday, September 24, live from the event's m  more

Mobile App Testing Platform PCloudy Improves Customer Experience With 2Checkout
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- 2Checkout, an all-in-one monetization platform for businesses, issued the following news: 2Checkout, the leading all-in-one monetization platform for global businesses, today announces that its customer pCloudy has reached new business milestones thanks to the Avangate Monetization Platform. From improving the customer experience to reducing fraud and achieving greater compliance, pCloudy has the foundation for taking its business to the next level with 2Checkout.   more

Muscogee County School District Nutrition Program Receives State Award for Farm-to-School Initiatives
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Sept. 25 -- The Muscogee County School District issued the following news release: The Muscogee County School District Nutrition Program was honored with a gold level recognition during the 2019 Golden Radish Awards ceremony September 17, 2019 in Atlanta. The District was one of 90 school districts in Georgia recognized. The Golden Radish Award is given to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm to school. This work includes best  more

Muscogee County School District Recognized for Excellence in Budget Presentation
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Muscogee County School District issued the following news release: The Muscogee County School District Division of Financial Services was recently recognized by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for excellence in budget presentation with the Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2018-2019 budget year. This marks the first year of the District receiving this award. Eight districts across the nation were named reci  more

Muscogee Creek Nation Returns to Original Homelands
MACON, Georgia, Sept. 26 -- The Muscogee Creek Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: * * * - Tribe makes visit to share culture, traditions with community in central Georgia * * * Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd and several Muscogee (Creek) citizens made a trip east to the 28th Annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration held at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in Macon, Georgia. Every September, one of the largest Na  more

Newmark Knight Frank Represents Healthcare Company in 66,917-Square-Foot Lease at the Edison in Alpharetta, Georgia
NEW YORK, Sept. 24 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced today it represented healthcare logistics company Owens & Minor for a 66,917-square-foot lease agreement at The Edison, a new 215,000-square-foot office campus located off Edison Drive in Alpharetta, Georgia. Owens & Minor plans to relocate from its current office at 5405 Windward Parkway to occupy two floors at 1 Edison, which is expected to open this   more

North Carolina A&T State University Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members, Elects New Officers
GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 27 -- North Carolina A&T State University issued the following news: The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Board of Trustees welcomed new members and elected a new group of officers for 2019-2021. The new officers are as follows: Chairwoman Venessa Harrison. President of AT&T Georgia, Harrison was appointed this year by the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors to a second consecutive term as a trustee. She succeeds outgoing Ch  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Greenleaf Investment Partners L041A
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2743): In the Matter of Notification by Greenleaf Investment Partners L041A, LLC, 2700 Northeast Expressway, Suite C100, Atlanta, Georgia 30345, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Rose Croft Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 13, 2019, Greenleaf Investme  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Oxford Gateway Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 23 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2764): In the Matter of Notification by Oxford Gateway Apartments, LLC, 3284 Northside Parkway, Northwest, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia 30327, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in V & Three Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 13, 2019, Oxford Gateway Apartme  more

On a Roll in Boston: Delta Adds New Rome Service, Celebrates All Terminal a Gate Operations at Logan Airport
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta is continuing to build on a memorable year in Boston with the announcement of new summer service between Boston and Rome, part of the airline's 2020 plans for expanded flying from three of the airline's hubs to 10 popular trans-Atlantic destinations. The new flights were announced at Logan International Airport as Delta, which recently designated Boston as its newest hub, officially assumed operations at all gates in  more

Red Hat Elevates Enterprise Automation With New Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- Red Hat, a provider of open source software solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Red Hat adds capabilities for cross-team collaboration, governance and analytics, making it easier to create, share and manage automation across the enterprise * * * ATLANTA - ANSIBLEFEST -- Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, an expansive, enterprise-g  more

Retail Fraud Attempts Double Year-Over-Year and Triple Since 2017, According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions True Cost of Fraud Report
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- LexisNexis issued the following news release: * * * - Successful fraud transactions grew 84% since 2018, leading to sharply increasing fraud costs * * * Today, LexisNexis(R) Risk Solutions released its 10th annual True Cost of Fraud report for the retail sector. The study, which includes both in-store and e-commerce merchants, shows that U.S. retail fraud grew significantly during the past year for businesses of all sizes, with fraudsters adding small business t  more

ServisFirst Bank Earns Exclusive Endorsements From Georgia Bankers Association and Virginia Bankers Association
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept. 23 -- ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, issued the following news: ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS), earns exclusive statewide endorsements by Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) and Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) of the agent credit card program offered by ServisFirst Bank. ServisFirst Bank is a full-service correspondent provider and currently issues cards for over 90 community banks in the cou  more

The Home Depot Foundation Partners With Home Builders Institute to Expand Trades Training Program Into High Schools
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 -- The Home Depot, a home improvement retailer, issued the following news release: Today, as part of its effort to fill the growing skilled labor gap in the United States, The Home Depot Foundation announced it is partnering with the Home Builders Institute (HBI) to launch a youth trades training program. "After a successful year of rolling out our military trades training program with HBI, we're excited to announce the expansion of our joint program into high school  more

Tuition Guarantee Plans Can Improve College Access And Persistence, New Study Finds Georgia State University: Tuition Guarantee Plans Can Improve College Access, Persistence, New Study Finds
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 [TNSedresearch] -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: Programs that provide generous college tuition guarantees can increase college-going rates and the likelihood students will remain for a second year of college, according to an article (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pam.22139) published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. For their research, Robert Bifulco of Syracuse University, Ross Rubenstein at Georgia State  more

University of Georgia College School of Law Creates Clinic to Focus on First Amendment Issues
ATHENS, Georgia, Sept. 23 -- The University of Georgia College School of Law issued the following news: * * * - Funded by the Stanton Foundation, the law school launches 18th experiential learning program * * * The University of Georgia School of Law will create a First Amendment Clinic thanks to a $900,000 gift from the Stanton Foundation, an organization established by former television broadcasting executive Frank Stanton. The clinic will support First Amendment rights by focusing on reg  more

University of Wisconsin-Superior Students Compete in the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal EXPO Academic Challenge
SUPERIOR, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- The University of Wisconsin's Superior Campus issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-Superior Transportation and Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management students, accompanied by Dr. Richard Stewart and Dr. Daniel Rust , traveled to Long Beach, California, to participate in the annual Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) EXPO.While there, a student team comprised of seniors Josh LaFlamme, Jacob Brenholt and junior Sarah Mont  more

Warner Bros. Statement Regarding 'Joker'
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 24 -- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, a division of Time Warner, issued the following news release: Gun violence in our society is a critical issue, and we extend our deepest sympathy to all victims and families impacted by these tragedies. Our company has a long history of donating to victims of violence, including Aurora, and in recent weeks, our parent company joined other business leaders to call on policymakers to enact bi-partisan legislation to address this epi  more