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State Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 42 items )  

Big Delta, Meet Little Delta: Japanese Couple's Love of Travel Inspires Son's Name
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 28 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Red Coat Pam Saito was in the middle of her shift at the Honolulu International Airport in July, when a colleague called her over to the ticket check-in counter. An unusual reservation had popped up in the computer -- a boarding pass to Nagoya, Japan bearing the first name of Delta. Realizing the reservation was seated in Delta One business class, Pam headed to the Delta Sky Club where she met the Eguchi family, husband Shi  more

Chaos Continues: GOP Tensions Keep Building as Kemp's 'Fiasco' Senate Appointment Process Spirals Out of Control
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 26 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Governor Brian Kemp is now facing new pressure and fighting from all sides as criticism continues to mount for him over a "dangerous" Senate pick he hasn't even made yet, even as he tries desperately to salvage his appointment plan with backroom deals and a newly reported disastrous secret meeting with President Donald Trump. With nearly a month to go before the deadline, even members of Kemp's own par  more

CNN Celebrates a Decade in Abu Dhabi and Eyes Expansion in UAE
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: CNN is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi and looking ahead to expansion plans at the network's key newsgathering, production, broadcasting and commercial centre. November marks a decade since CNN first went on air live from Abu Dhabi. Since then it has increased its footprint in the Emirate, made Abu Dhabi one of   more

CNN Has Third Best November in 11 Years in Total Viewers
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 26 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: With the Nielsen month ending on Sunday, November 24th, CNN topped MSNBC throughout dayside, weekends and on Sunday mornings in the key demo adults 25-54. CNN posted its third most-watched November in total day (762k) in 11 years (since 2008) among total viewers, just following the presidential election year of 2016 and the midterm election year of 2  more

CNN Launches Call to Earth - a Major Network Initiative to Help Create a Sustainable Future
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 25 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: This week sees the launch of Call to Earth, a global initiative from CNN to engage communities the world over in making a difference to protect the future of our planet. Alongside CNN's broader coverage of climate change and the environment, Call to Earth programming and outreach across TV, digital and social platforms will focus on the positive con  more

Delta Expects 2% Increase in Fliers From Last Year's Holiday
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 26 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Before gathering around the table, an estimated 5.2 million travelers will board Delta flights across the globe this week, making this year's Thanksgiving travel period the busiest on record. Meteorologists in the Operations & Customer Center are keeping a close eye on a winter storm system making its way west across the Rockies into the Midwest, bringing several inches of snow and gusty winds to the region. Due to the ant  more

Delta Issues Waiver for Upper Midwest, Northeast Ahead of Weekend Winter Storm
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 29 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta has proactively issued weather waivers for 16 cities in the Upper Midwest for Saturday, and 22 cities in the Northeast Sunday and Monday, ahead of a winter storm that is forecast to bring frozen and mixed precipitation to regions over the weekend. Where and When: * Upper Midwest (16 cities): Saturday, Nov. 30 Alpena, MI (APN); Appleton, WI (ATW); Sault Ste. Marie, WI (CIU); Wausau, WI (CWA) ; Escanaba, MI (ESC); Sio  more

Delta People Raise $110K at Covenant House Sleep Out America Events in Support of Homeless Youth
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: More than 80 Delta employees, friends and family braved rain and cold and slept on the streets of our Atlanta headquarters on Friday, Nov. 22, at the inaugural Delta Sleep Out. The event was part of Covenant House's newest initiative called Sleep Out America, where for one night, America sleeps on the streets to raise awareness and money for youth facing homelessness. The Delta team raised more than $110,000 in support of C  more

Democratic Party of Georgia Announces GOTV Efforts in Savannah, Valdosta, Metro Atlanta Ahead of Municipal Runoff Elections
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 26 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: This week, as municipalities across Georgia prepare for December runoff elections, the Democratic Party of Georgia will launch a full get out the vote effort to support Democratic candidates in Savannah, Valdosta, and cities around metro Atlanta including College Park, Johns Creek, and Smyrna. "Making positive change for communities across Georgia starts with electing Democrats who will fight for our   more

Department's Order to Cease and Desist Issued to Lucinda Clements Becomes Final
ATLANTA, Nov. 26 -- The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance issued the following news: On November 26, 2019, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance's ("Department's") Order to Cease and Desist ("Order") and Notice of Intent to Deny Application for Renewal of Mortgage Loan Originator's License issued to Lucinda Clements ("Ms. Clements"), NMLS No. 882549, became final. The Order provided that after conducting an investigation into Ms. Clements' application for renewal of her mortgag  more

ESPN's Week 14 College Football Menu: ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, American Athletic Conference, MAC Title Game Berths on Line
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Nov. 25 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - Highly Ranked College Football Playoff Teams in Rivalry Games * * * ESPN concludes November with a full menu of college football games, including seven teams -- Memphis, Minnesota, Utah, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan and Wisconsin - that can all advance to their respective conference championship game with a win, highlighting the network's Thanksgiving week (Nov. 26-30) slate  more

Ga. State Sen. Burke: Senate District 11 Awarded Vibrant Communities and Cultural Facilities Grants
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 25 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Dean Burke, R-Bainbridge: The Georgia Department of Economic Development recently announced seven vibrant community grants and one cultural facilities grant for Senate District 11. These grants were announced by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) as "funding, programs and services statewide that support the vital arts industry, preserve the state's cultural heritage, increase   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Bartow County Sets Records in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County set a series of records in October. The county set new highs for labor force and employment. The unemployment rate, preliminary numbers showed, remained at its historic low. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained employment - often at record  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Carroll County Sets Records in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Carroll County set a record in October for employed residents. Meanwhile, Carroll also saw monthly and annual gains in labor force, preliminary numbers showed. The unemployment rate also tied the record for an all-time low. October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Coastal Georgia Lowers Rate in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Coastal Georgia region tied in October its lowest ever unemployment rate. The Coastal region also posted gains in employment and labor force, preliminary numbers showed. Unemployment claims fell too. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained employment -  more

Georgia Department of Labor: CSR Improves in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Central Savannah River region's unemployment rate fell in October to an all-time record low. At the same time, the 13-county region posted monthly gains in employed residents and labor force. Unemployment claims climbed slightly in October, preliminary numbers showed. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," But  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Georgia Mountains Improves in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Georgia Mountains region set two all-time records in October. The 13-county region set all-time highs in labor force and employment, according to preliminary numbers. At the same time, the unemployment rate inched up slightly. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs an  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Gordon County Posts Record in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Gordon County set a record in October for its labor force. At the same time, the unemployment rate increased and more unemployment claims were filed, preliminary numbers showed. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained employment - often at record numbers."  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Haralson Makes Gains in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Haralson County added employed residents in October. At the same time, the monthly and annual numbers for labor force increased and the unemployment rate remained unchanged in October, preliminary numbers show. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained emplo  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Heart of GA Lowers Rate in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Heart of Georgia region posted a lower unemployment rate in October. At the same time, the number of employed residents increased in October across the 17-county area, preliminary numbers show. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained employment - often at   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Middle Georgia Sets Record in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Middle Georgia region's unemployment rate held in October at its previous record low. The 11-county area also posted monthly increases in labor force and employed residents, preliminary numbers show. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained employment -  more

Georgia Department of Labor: NE Georgia Has Record October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Northeast Georgia region notched two records in October. The 12-county region remained at an all-time low 2.8 percent unemployment rate and set a record high for employment, preliminary numbers show. The labor force also jumped in October. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to cr  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Newton County Sets Record in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Newton County set a record in October with its highest ever number of employed residents. Newton also saw its monthly and annual numbers increase for labor force in October, preliminary numbers showed. The unemployment rate fell too. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs  more

Georgia Department of Labor: NW Georgia Adds to Labor Force in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia added to its labor force and employed residents in October. At the same time, the annual numbers for employed residents and work force increased in October for the 15-county area, preliminary numbers show. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and peopl  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Polk County Posts Record in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Polk County tied in October its lowest unemployment rate ever. At the same time, labor force and employed residents increased in October, preliminary numbers show. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained employment - often at record numbers." Nationally,   more

Georgia Department of Labor: River Valley Posts Record in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that River Valley's unemployment rate remained in October at its record low. While the rate was unchanged, the 16-county region added to its labor force and number of employed residents, preliminary numbers show. Unemployment claims rose for the month. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued t  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Rockdale Sets Record in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rockdale County set a record in October for most employed residents ever. Rockdale also saw monthly and annual gains in most critical measures, preliminary numbers show. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained employment - often at record numbers." Natio  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Southern GA Adds to Labor Force in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Southern Georgia region added to its labor force in October. At the same time, the annual and monthly numbers for employed residents increased in October, preliminary numbers for the 18-county region showed. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs and people gained empl  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Southwest Georgia Sets Record in October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Southwest Georgia region's unemployment rate fell in October and tied its all-time low. At the same time, monthly numbers were up for labor force and employed residents in October for the 14-county area, preliminary numbers show. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Butler said. "We continued to create jobs   more

Georgia Department of Labor: Three Rivers Sets Records October
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Three Rivers region set multiple records in October. Preliminary results showed the 10-county area posted gains in critical measures both for the month and year. The region reached an all-time high for employment and remained tied for its record-low unemployment rate. "October was a great month for Georgia and our local communities," Bu  more

Georgia State Sen. Mullis Issues Statement on Death of House Rules Committee Chairman Powell
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following statement on behalf of State Senate Rules Committee Chairman Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, on the death of the House Rules Committee Chairman Jay Powell: "Yesterday, the Georgia General Assembly lost a leader, man of conviction and policy expert who will never be forgotten. "House Rules Committee Chairman Jay Powell served in every level of government with dignity and always treated everyone equally. His commitment t  more

Gulfstream Begins G500 Deliveries to Europe
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Nov. 25 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - Record-breaking fleet grows around the world * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G500(TM) has been delivered to its first European customer. An undisclosed Western-Europe-based charter operator took delivery of the aircraft in Savannah. The G500 earned certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency on Oct. 11 and is in ser  more

Gulfstream Names Julien Nargeot Regional Vice President of Sales
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Nov. 26 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the appointment of Julien Nargeot as regional vice president of Sales for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Brian McCarthy as regional sales manager in the region. Nargeot joins Gulfstream with 12 years' experience with a business-jet original equipment manufacturer, where he held a pilot type rating and was involved w  more

Kemp's 'Fiasco' Senate Appointment Process Continues to Unravel as Tension and GOP Infighting Dominate Headlines
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: This morning, coverage continued to pour in about how Governor Brian Kemp's "dangerous" Senate appointment process keeps spiraling out of control, risking "an all-out Republican feud" at a time when Republicans can least afford it. Following yesterday's news about Kemp's disastrous trip to the White House over his Senate pick that "turned tense and ended quickly," according to the Wall Street Journal,   more

Mercer University Professors Receive $403,000 Federal Grant to Address Behavioral, Mental Health Needs in Rural Georgia
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 [TNSgrants-USDA] -- Mercer University issued the following news: Mercer University School of Medicine professors Bowden Templeton, Ph.D., and Morgan Stinson, Ph.D., recently received a $403,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to equip eight rural and medically underserved Georgia counties with telehealth technology to address behavioral and mental health needs. The Integrated Telebehavioral Health Project will provide telebehavioral health and psychother  more

MetLife: Construction Begins on Midtown Union in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 26 -- MetLife, a provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, issued the following news release: * * * - Stormont Hospitality Group and The Allen Morris Company join team to develop boutique hotel - Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for December 9, 2019 * * * MetLife Investment Management (MIM), MetLife Inc.'s (NYSE: MET) institutional asset management business, and Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management   more

More GOP Infighting Amid Leaks and New Criticism of Kemp's 'Fiasco' Appointment Process
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 29 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: After a week full of tumultuous infighting and attacks from all sides on Governor* Brian Kemp and his "fiasco" of a Senate appointment process, leaks continue to pour in from the GOP with newly revealed information suggesting Kemp might appoint Kelly Loeffler to the Senate -- and risk "an all-out Republican feud on next year's ballot." As reported by the AJC's Greg Bluestein this morning, "[Loeffler's]  more

Premiering Today: Delta to & From Podcast Explores How Travel Brings Us Closer Together
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 25 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Premiering today in partnership with Story Corps, Delta To & From is a series of podcast conversations that celebrates all that connects us -- regardless of where we call home. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and TuneIn for employees, customers and podcast listeners, each episode centers around universal human experiences -- like the desire for love, finding a sense of belonging, or pursuing a future o  more

Taking Different Abilities to New Heights - How Delta and Peru's Ann Sullivan Center are Empowering a New Generation of Travellers
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 25 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Think about the first time you stepped foot in an airport, got on an airplane and made your first trip. If you're like many first-time travelers, from the check-in process, to security screening process and navigating multiple bustling airports, air travel can be daunting for anyone, but not everyone experiences these challenges in the same way - especially when it comes to people with different abilities. This November and  more

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Chairman Martin Issues Statement Endorsing Rep. Collins to Fill Seat of Retiring Sen. Isakson
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 25 -- Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund issued the following statement: Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin - acting on behalf of the three million members and supporters of the nation's largest national Tea Party group - today endorsed U.S. Rep. Doug Collins to fill the seat of the retiring U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, urged Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to appoint Collins, and issued the following statement: "As Governor Kemp finalizes his thoughts on   more

The Rural Jobs Coalition Names Georgia State Sen. Larry Walker Legislator of the Year
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following news release on the behalf of State Sen. Larry Walker, R-Perry: Sen. Larry Walker (R - Perry) was recently named Legislator of the Year by the Rural Jobs Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that supports small, rural businesses and advocates around the country for policies that benefit rural economic growth. Sen. Walker was chosen as Legislator of the Year for spearheading the Senate's passage of the Georgia Agribusin  more

Things to Be Thankful For: Perdue's Radical Agenda Too Outside the Mainstream to Pass -- for Now
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 27 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: In the spirit of the season, Georgia Democrats highlighted some of the most harmful policies Senator David Perdue supports that -- thankfully -- are not law. Yet. Perdue's dangerous agenda includes: Gutting Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage. Perdue has voted repeatedly to repeal the health care law and rip coverage away from 22 million Americans -- including more than 720,000 Georgians.  more