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State Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 62 items )  

'Fiasco' Appointment Process Gets Worse As Kemp Expected to Name Political Donor Despite Conservative Opposition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Despite widespread conservative blowback, Governor Brian Kemp is expected to name political donor Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate, managing to make the "fiasco" appointment process worse for himself and his party's chances of keeping the seat. This morning, despite feeble attempts by Republicans to repair the massive self-inflicted damage already done, the AJC reported that their "internecine war" ha  more

'Fix Was In' for Kemp's 'Political Mega-Donor' Senate Pick, GOP Infighting Worsens
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Just ahead of the formal announcement of his Senate pick, criticism continues to roll in for Governor Brian Kemp over his hand-picked choice of "political mega-donor" Kelly Loeffler for Georgia's open Senate seat, despite Kemp's desperate attempts to defend against an already vicious stream of attacks from his own party. Now, ahead of his announcement, even Kemp allies like Erick Erickson are questionin  more

After Botched Roll-Out, GOP Infighting Continues as 'Political Mega-Donor' Kelly Loeffler Faces Attacks on All Sides
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Despite Governor Brian Kemp's appointment of Kelly Loeffler yesterday, rewarding her for her work as a "political mega-donor" by giving her a temporary Senate seat, Georgia Republicans' infighting appears to be far from over. And attacks are just getting started on Loeffler's attempts to buy her Senate seat outright using her personal wealth -- just like she did to get appointed in the first place. Even  more

AGCO Names Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Committee as 2019 Sowing Good Deeds Winner
DULUTH, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- AGCO, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, issued the following news release: AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) announces the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Committee, of Santa Maria, California, as the 2019 Sowing Good Deeds award winner. AGCO's Sowing Good Deeds program, in its third year, showcases rodeo committees throughout North America and the positive impact they have in their local communities. The winner is announced each year during the PR  more

AGCO to Host Analyst Meeting
DULUTH, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- AGCO, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, issued the following news release: AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, announced today that it will conduct an analyst briefing in New York City on Friday, December 13, 2019. The meeting will include presentations by Martin Richenhagen, AGCO's Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Andy Be  more

Alston and Bird: Seacoast to Acquire First Bank of the Palm Beaches
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- Alston and Bird, a law firm, issued the following news release: Alston & Bird client Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, holding company for Seacoast National Bank, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire First Bank of the Palm Beaches. Headquartered in Stuart, FL, Seacoast is one of the largest community banks in the state, with 48 branches and approximately $6.9 billion in assets and $5.7 billion in deposits. When completed, the acquisition will expa  more

As Public Comment Period Closes, Kemp's Health Care Plan Leaves Georgians' Health at Risk
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: This evening, the public comment period closes on Governor/* Brian Kemp's sham health care proposals, after weeks of devastating testimony from health care providers, Georgians in need, and policy experts on how Kemp's plans threaten Georgians' health, leave hundreds of thousands without insurance, and would fail to provide quality care for Georgians with pre-existing conditions and those who need it mos  more

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Presents Outgoing Corrections Chief Patrick Labat With Phoenix Award
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms presented Department of Corrections Chief Patrick Labat with the Phoenix Award--the highest honor the Mayor of Atlanta can bestow upon an individual. Chief Labat is retiring from the City after 30 years of distinguished service. "For three decades, Chief Labat has devoted his career to serving the people of Atlanta," said Mayor Bottoms. "Whether implementing the PAT3 reentry program to  more

Atlanta to Host 2021 IGLTA Global Convention
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau issued the following news release: The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has selected Atlanta, Georgia's capital and an LGBTQ+ oasis in the southern United States, as the host city for its 38th Annual Global Convention, May 5-8, 2021. This will be the first time the city has hosted IGLTA's premier educational and networking event. The opening night reception, sponsored by Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be   more

Augusta University Health First in Augusta to Offer New Valve Treatment for Emphysema
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Dec. 6 -- Augusta University issued the following news release: When Tillman Walker was diagnosed 15 years ago with emphysema, a severe form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), his life changed drastically, since there were not many options for treatment. Simple daily activities like walking became difficult, and he experienced extreme shortness of breath due to air getting trapped in the damaged parts of his lungs. This trapped air caused the damaged areas of th  more

Augusta University, Clark Atlanta University to Partner on Cyber-Physical Systems
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- Augusta University issued the following news release: Clark Atlanta University and Augusta University have forged a partnership between the CAU Department of Cyber-Physical Systems and the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University. The partnership was announced Dec. 3 at Comcast-NBC Universal's tech accelerator, the Farm in Atlanta. "Clark Atlanta University is excited about the possibilities of this unique partnership with Augusta University," sa  more

Business Travel News Names Delta Distribution Leader Among Industry's Top 25 Most Influential
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Business Travel News has named Jeff Lobl, Delta's Managing Director - Global Distribution & Omnichannel Strategy, to its list of the 25 Most Influential People in Business Travel. Lobl is responsible for Delta's Global Distribution Strategy and commercial relationships with Global Distribution Systems, Online Travel Agencies and metasearch partners. Working collaboratively with Delta's Global Sales team, customers and partne  more

Chronic Disease Prevention Important Tool to Curb Opioid Crisis: University of Georgia
ATHENS, Georgia, Dec. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch-Preventing Chronic Disease journal] -- The University of Georgia College of Public Health issued the following news: Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to opioid misuse and chronic disease. "When we look at the opioid crisis, most of the response has been to treat opioid overdose, making n  more

College GameDay Heads to ATL for SEC Championship Saturday Action
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Dec. 6 -- SEC Network, a part of ESPN, issued the following news release: College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is heading to Atlanta this weekend. The three-hour traveling pregame show (9 a.m. - noon ET) will be live from Georgia International Plaza, ahead of the SEC Championship game between No. 4 Georgia and No. 2 LSU. The 11-time Emmy Award-winning show is hosted by Rece Davis, and joined by analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as w  more

Cultivating Genius: A New Book From Scholastic Focuses on the Need for Historically and Culturally Responsive Education
NEW YORK, Dec. 3 -- Scholastic, a children's publishing, education and media company, issued the following news release: Today, Scholastic announced the release of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy, a new professional title created to help K-12 educators ensure all students succeed. The book, authored by Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, Georgia State University associate professor of language and literacy, and director of the Georgia St  more

DeKalb CEO Proposes Public Safety Pay Increase
DECATUR, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- DeKalb County issued the following news release: Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recommended to the county Board of Commissioners a four-percent public safety salary increase. Included in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal, the raise would be effective the first pay period in January 2020. The total cost of the compensation increase is $5.4 million. "DeKalb County remains committed to ensuring that our community is safe," said CEO Thurmond. "The county's  more

DeKalb Police Awarded $39,600 H.E.A.T. Enforcement Grant
DECATUR, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- DeKalb County issued the following news release: The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has announced that the DeKalb County Police Department has received a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant for the 2020 grant season. Referred to as the H.E.A.T. grant, the DeKalb County Police Department's award totals $39,629.76. The DeKalb County Police Department's H.E.A.T Unit will use the grant to develop and implement strategies to reduce local traffic c  more

DeKalb Watershed Management Receives Top Award
DECATUR, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- DeKalb County issued the following news release: The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) was recently recognized with a top award for outstanding wastewater collection system operations. "After many years of mismanagement and dysfunction, this award is evidence that the DeKalb County Watershed Management Department has made verifiable progress and improvement," said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. "DeKalb has prioritized enhancing customer ser  more

DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Launches New Complaint and Flight Tracking Portal
DECATUR, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- DeKalb County issued the following news release: DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) has launched a new system for submitting complaints and tracking flights. The system, called PublicVue, allows the public to view radar data for planes departing and arriving at the airport. The radar feed is under a 10-minute security delay, per Federal Aviation Administration regulations. PublicVue also provides residents information about aircrafts that may cause a noise disturbance.  more

Delta Manages Operations During Winter Storm, Northeast Waiver in Effect for Monday
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 1 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Teams in the airline's Operations & Customer Center continue to keep an eye on a winter storm affecting travel across the Northeast over the weekend into Monday. A weather waiver for customers traveling to, through or from 22 cities in the Northeast remains in effect as Delta's meteorology team anticipates more snow in the region Monday afternoon. The waiver allows customers with flexibility in their travel plans to make a o  more

Delta People Flew a Record 3.5 Million People During Thanksgiving Holiday
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Sunday was the busiest day of this holiday season; Delta flew more than 665,000 customers across more than 5,900 flights. Delta flew an estimated 3.5 million customers this Thanksgiving holiday - a new record - between Monday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Dec. 1, on 32,730 flights across the globe. While most of the country experienced fair weather on Thanksgiving Day, customers headed home from the holiday over the weekend amid a c  more

Delta, Aeromexico Working Together to Create a Seamless Travel Experience
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta and Joint Cooperation Agreement partner Aeromexico are focused on providing their customers with a consistent experience when traveling between the two airlines. Over 3.2 million Delta and Aeromexico customers connect across the transborder network every year and creating a truly seamless journey is paramount. Thus, by looking at all aspects of the customer journey together, and using technology to enhance the digital e  more

Delta, LATAM to Launch Codesharing as Carriers Build Leading Partnership in Latin America
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Important step begins to deliver benefits to customers with expanded connectivity to up to 51 destinations in South America. Delta and LATAM will launch codesharing for flights operated by certain LATAM affiliates in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru beginning in the first quarter of 2020, pending receipt of applicable government approvals. The codeshare will offer customers increased connectivity between up to 74 onward destinat  more

Democratic Party of Georgia Announces Names for Presidential Primary Ballot
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia announced that after a full meeting of the DPG's Executive Committee on November 25th, the Party has submitted 18 candidates to appear on the 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary ballot. "Georgia is the battleground for 2020, and Georgia Democrats are proud to submit a diverse, strong group of candidates for our presidential primary next spring," said De  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: Georgia Awarded an 'A for Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Recently, Shared Hope International awarded Georgia an "A" on the strength of its laws to combat sex trafficking - an improvement from the "B" received in 2018 and the "C" from the first report card in 2011. "I am proud of the work Georgia has done to earn this ranking," said First Lady Marty Kemp. "While this recognition is a major accomplishment for our state, our work is not finished. We will conti  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: Guidoni Group to Locate New Facility, Create 455 Jobs in Telfair Co.
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Guidoni Group - one of the leading producers and exporters of ornamental stones in the world - will locate a manufacturing facility in McRae-Helena, creating 455 jobs and investing $96 million in the project. "We are proud to welcome yet another leading international manufacturer as they set up shop in Georgia," said Governor Kemp. "With access to Georgia's   more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: November Tax Revenues Down 1.2%
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 6 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: The State of Georgia's net tax collections in November totaled almost $1.81 billion for a decrease of $22.4 million, or -1.2 percent, compared to Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 when net tax collections totaled $1.83 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $9.62 billion for a decrease of roughly $33.6 million, or -0.3 percent, compared to FY 2019. Individual Income Tax: Individual Income Tax   more

Ga. Public Service Commission: Upcoming Administrative Sessions to Determine AGL, Georgia Power Rate Cases
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- The Georgia Public Service Commission issued the following news release: This year, both Atlanta Gas Light and Georgia Power asked the Georgia Public Service Commission to increase rates on natural gas and electricity respectively. Despite significantly high rate hike requests, analyses by the PSC staff maintained that Georgia Power's ask was too high and Atlanta Gas Light didn't need a rate increase all - and in fact was more suited to a reduction. After several he  more

Ga. Secretary of State: Georgia Launches Secure the Vote
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: The people of Georgia are joining a national movement to make voting more secure. Our new paper ballot system will allow Georgians to verify and audit elections to ensure even the closest of races are tabulated accurately and fairly. Secure the Vote is an inclusive, broad-based education initiative that will build on a growing effort to show people in all walks of life, in every corner of the state, w  more

Georgia Democratic Party Chairwoman Williams Issues Statement on Appointment of Loeffler as Senator
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairwoman Nikema Williams in response to the announcement that Kelly Loeffler will be appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp as a replacement for retiring Sen. Johnny Isackson, R-Georgia: "Today's appointment showcases exactly where Brian Kemp's and Georgia Republicans' priorities lie: with their own special interests, instead of the people of Georgia. After a reckless process where political games were pu  more

Georgia Democrats Celebrate Municipal Runoff Victories Across Georgia
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia celebrated victories across Georgia on Election Night, and congratulated candidates and campaigns who ran in municipal runoffs. Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams said: "Georgia is the battleground state - which is why volunteers and voters turned out on a cold Tuesday in December to vote for change in their communities. I am so proud to cong  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Appoints Loeffler to U.S. Senate
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of successful businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Senator Johnny Isakson, effective December 31, 2019. "From the farm to the New York Stock Exchange, Kelly Loeffler has lived the American Dream. I'm confident that she will work every single day to keep that same dream alive for our children, grandchildren  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Names Four Appointments
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: On Friday, November 22nd, Governor Brian P. Kemp conducted swearing-in ceremonies for four (4) appointees to serve on various state boards, councils, and agencies. Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Rachel Little currently serves as a senior paralegal for the Animal Health division of Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company. She received a bachelor's degree in Politica  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Supports Trump's Push to Designate Drug Cartels as Terrorist Organizations
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: The Wall Street Journal reports that President Trump is planning to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign domestic terrorist organizations (FTOs). Governor Kemp strongly supports the President's efforts to strengthen the nation's fight against the cartel-fueled opioid crisis, violence, and trafficking crippling American families and communities. "Mexican drug cartels are flooding our streets with   more

Georgia Gov. Kemp Welcomes Firearms Manufacturer Taurus USA to Georgia Made Family
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 6 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Yesterday Governor Brian P. Kemp traveled to Bainbridge to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Taurus USA's 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing center and corporate headquarters, officially welcoming this leading firearms manufacturer to the Georgia Made family. "To keep rural Georgia strong, I am laser-focused on bringing projects of regional significance to communities wanting to grow," stated Governor  more

Georgia State Senate President Pro Tem Miller Issues Statement on Appointment of Loeffler to Replace Sen. Isakson
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following statement on behalf of State Senate President Pro Tempore Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, regarding Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's appointment of Kelly Loeffler to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, in the Senate: "Governor Kemp was tasked with appointing a replacement for the retiring Senator Johnny Isakson, a huge challenge! He has placed key Georgians in appointments in his brief tenure as governor. "His appointment for   more

Georgia Trend Lists 7 Atlanta Greenberg Traurig Attorneys as 2019 'Legal Elite'
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Georgia Trend magazine has named seven attorneys from the Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP to its 2019 "Legal Elite" list. This is the publication's 17th annual recognition of Georgia's top attorneys based on peer voting from across the state. The Greenberg Traurig Atlanta attorneys listed as "Legal Elite" and the practice areas for which they are recognized are as follows: *   more

Greenberg Traurig: Bethani Oppenheimer Named to SFNet Executive Committee
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bethani R. Oppenheimer, an attorney in the Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named to the 2020 Executive Committee of the Secured Finance Network (SFNet) (formerly the Commercial Finance Association (CFA)). The Executive Committee is made up of leaders from across the commercial finance industry, representing companies ranging from large financial institutions to entrep  more

Gulfstream Delivers 400th Aircraft From Industry-Leading G650 Family
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - Milestone Highlights Aircraft's Superior Performance And Market's Continued Demand * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today delivered the 400th aircraft from the record-breaking, ultralong-range Gulfstream G650(TM) family to a customer. The extended-range Gulfstream G650ER(TM) will be based in the U.S. "Business jet travelers the world over have long recognized the   more

Gulfstream Opens New European Parts Distribution Center Near Amsterdam
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - Move To European Union Hub Speeds Parts Delivery * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has moved its European Customer Support Parts Distribution Center from the London area to near Amsterdam. The new center adjacent to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol houses high-usage items and provides timely support to company-authorized maintenance facilities in the Eu  more

Island University Professors Win National Award for Research on Compassion: Texas A&M University
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 6 -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Business Professors Dr. Katherine Taken Smith and Dr. Murphy Smith, along with Dr. Hannah Russell, recent Texas A&M Ph.D. grad, and Dr. Don Ariail of Kennesaw State University, Georgia, teamed up to win the Distinguished Research Award for their paper, "Analysis of Compassion in Accounting and Business Students, Overall and by Gender." The award was present  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Arranges $36M Financing for Atlanta-area Apartments
DENVER, Coloradso, Dec. 2 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Loan proceeds funded Resolute Real Estate's acquisition of the Sandy Springs community * * * JLL announced today that it has arranged $36 million in acquisition financing for The Reserve at Ridgewood, a 269-unit, garden-style apartment community in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, Georgia. JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Resolute Real Estate, to place the 12-year, fixed-rate loan with three   more

Kemp's Handpicked 'Political Mega-Donor' Appointee Kelly Loeffler Makes Clear on Day 1 She's Trying to Buy a Senate Seat
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, right after Governor Brian Kemp announced that he is appointing "political mega-donor" Kelly Loeffler to the Senate, it was revealed that Loeffler is preparing to spend $20 million of her fortune to buy her Senate seat outright after having it temporarily given to her. Loeffler's efforts to buy a Senate seat fit with her record of spending whatever it takes to woo party leaders and get appointed   more

Launching Dec. 22: Six Ways to Experience Mumbai Via Delta
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Bustling Mumbai is the perfect starting point to any India vacation, with its mix of ancient tradition, culture, rich architecture and towering skyscrapers offering visitors a heady mix of unforgettable sights and sounds. As Delta returns with nonstop service from New York-JFK on Dec. 22, here are a few tips to help you discover the City of Dreams: Grab a guidebook, set Google Maps and let the current of people carry you acr  more

LinkedIn Names Delta CEO Ed Bastian as a Must-Follow on Annual Top Voices List
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta CEO Ed Bastian was named among the year's top 20 LinkedIn Influencers in the U.S., ranking him among the platform's eminent leaders, thinkers and innovators whose conversations are shaping global business. Released Wednesday, the fifth annual showcase - Top Voices 2019 - is compiled by LinkedIn editorial and measurement teams who track users' content creation, engagement and follower growth over a 12-month period to de  more

Middle Georgia State University Partners With Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex to Open Center for Software Innovation
MACON, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- Middle Georgia State University issued the following news: Middle Georgia State University (MGA), in partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC) at Robins Air Force Base, is launching a Center for Software Innovation, designed to identify software development projects that will elevate regional companies, nonprofits, startups, and other organizations. MGA and WR-ALC leaders, along with special guests, formally opened the Center at a ribbon-cutting ce  more

Muscogee County School District Schools Receive Title I Achievement Awards
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- The Muscogee County School District issued the following news release: In a recent release provided by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), two District fine arts schools have been named as Title I Achievement Awards schools. Each year, GaDOE honors K-12 Title I schools and school districts for significant progress in improving student achievement and/or making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. Wynnton Arts Academy is recognized among th  more

Newmark Knight Frank Sells 106,495-Square-Foot Shopping Center in Millington, Tennessee
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced today the sale of Shoppes at Millington Farms, a 106,495-square-foot shopping center located at 8540 U.S. Highway 51 North in Millington, Tennessee. Ryan Commercial Properties sold the center to Living for Life Apartments, LLC. NKF Senior Managing Directors Drew Fleming and Mark Joines and Associate Henry Kushner represented the seller. Built in  more

Noble Acquires New Haven Hotel at Yale University
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- Noble Investment Group issued the following news: Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announced the acquisition of the New Haven Hotel at Yale University in the heart of downtown New Haven, Connecticut. Downtown New Haven is a vibrant commercial, educational and medical district flourishing with retail, dining, art galleries and historic landmarks. The downtown area is home to both Yale University and the 1,541 bed Yale-New Haven Hospital, one of the largest hosp  more

Ogletree Deakins Launches Technology Practice Group
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- 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 the firm has launched its Technology Practice Group. The group is co-chaired by Danielle Ochs, a shareholder in the firm's San Francisco office, and Jenn Betts, a shareholder in the firm's Pittsburgh office. Through the Technology Practice Group, Ogletree Deakins will provide tech emp  more

Ogletree Deakins Named In BTI Client Service 30
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- 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 the firm has been named a top 30 law firm for client service in BTI Consulting Group's BTI Client Service A-Team 2020 report. The firm ranked No. 16 on the BTI Client Service 30 list, an elite group of 30 law firms most recognized by clients for client service excellence. Ogletree Dea  more

Ogletree Deakins: Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez Named to the Best Lawyers in Mexico 2020
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- 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 Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez, managing partner of the firm's Mexico City office, has been named in The Best Lawyers in Mexico 2020. Straulino-Rodriguez was selected in the Labor and Employment Law category. His selection is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey that examines the pr  more

On Election Day, Georgia Democrats Encourage Georgians to Call Voter Protection Hotline At 1-888-730-5816 With Voting Questions
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, as polls open for municipal runoff elections across Georgia, the Democratic Party of Georgia urges voters to call the DPG's voter protection hotline for any voting-related questions. The hotline is available at 1-888-730-5816. Volunteers will be ready to assist voters starting before polls open and until after polls close. ABOUT THE VOTER PROTECTION HOTLINE The Democratic Party of Georgia was th  more

Rocky Roll-Out: 'Political Mega-Donor' Kelly Loeffler's Botched Announcement Clouds Appointment as GOP Remains Divided
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 6 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: It was a rough week for Governor Brian Kemp's hand-picked "mega-donor" appointee who had to face "mounting conservative criticism" on Day 1 and plans to "funnel $20 million of her own cash into the campaign" in a bid to buy the seat -- but that hasn't stopped conservative Republicans from considering running. Loeffler is less than a week into her temporary appointment and already conservative challenger  more

SEC Network Spotlights SEC Championship Game With Full Studio Slate
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Dec. 3 -- SEC Network, a part of ESPN, issued the following news release: SEC Network's programming surrounding the 2019 SEC Championship Game includes more than a dozen hours of coverage from Atlanta, originating from SEC Network sets at Dr Pepper SEC FanFare at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS). Coverage begins Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET with the coaches' press conferences on SEC Now, hosted by Peter Burns with analysis  more

Secretary of State Joins Task Force to Restore and Ensure the Public Trust in Elections
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is joining a bipartisan group of 13 chief elections officials to develop effective methods for educating voters and combatting misinformation about the security of Georgia's elections. The bipartisan Task Force to Restore and Ensure the Public Trust in Elections will be chaired by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Ohio Secretary of State Frank L  more

Secretary Raffensperger Encourages Georgians to Support Small Business This Holiday Season
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: As families join together to celebrate Thanksgiving and the start of the 2019 holiday season, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger encourages Georgia to support small businesses. "When small businesses grow, the entire U.S. economy benefits," said Raffensperger. "I encourage all Georgians to support their local businesses as they shop for family and friends on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, a  more

Sharecare Wins Eight Digital Health Awards in Fall 2019 Competition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- Sharecare, a digital health company, issued the following news release: Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced it was honored in the Fall 2019 competition of the Digital Health Awards for its platform, as well as its features, interactive tools and engaging multi-platform content. Hosted by the Health Information Resource Center to recognize the world's best digital health resources for consumers   more

Thirty-Six Georgia Companies Named GLOBE Award Winners for Entering New International Markets
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 6 -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: Today the Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) International Trade division and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson joined Governor Brian P. Kemp to announce the winners of Georgia's sixth annual GLOBE Awards at an event at the Capitol. This state-led awards program highlights companies that entered into a new international market in the previous year. The 36 companies who wer  more

Two Years Ago: Perdue's Reckless Corporate Tax Giveaway First Passes the Senate
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Two years ago today, Senator David Perdue proudly voted in favor of Washington Republicans' deficit-exploding corporate tax giveaway for special interests and the top 1%. Perdue's tax handout to the rich and well-connected may have done next to nothing to grow the economy -- but it did help line the pockets of wealthy special interests. Let's remember what exactly was in Perdue's "deeply unpopular" corp  more

UPS Honors Veterans With Support Of Wreaths Across America
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: UPS support of non-profit organization Wreaths Across America will bring the Contract Leasing Corp. Honor Trailer to Arlington Cemetery and other wreath-laying events As part of its ongoing recognition and support of veterans, UPS (NYSE:UPS) has announced it will be joining with non-profit organization Wreaths Across America to support the week-lon  more

Wes Wheeler Appointed to Lead UPS Healthcare and Life Sciences Unit
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 3 -- UPS, a package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, issued the following news release: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced Wes Wheeler, currently CEO of Marken, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UPS, is appointed President of UPS's global Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS) unit. The move is effective immediately. UPS announced in October plans to align all of its healthcare and life sciences operations and commercial groups within a single UPS  more