Sunday - September 27, 2020
State Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday December 22, 2019 ( 80 items )  

2020 ECommerce Trends - 2Checkout Survey Insights
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- 2Checkout, an all-in-one monetization platform for businesses, issued the following news: 2Checkout, the leading all-in-one monetization platform for global businesses, announced the survey results identifying 2020 eCommerce trends. The eCommerce Trends Survey, carried out by 2Checkout, with more than 1,200 companies across the world, has revealed their latest digital commerce priorities, challenges, and plans. The participating companies span a wide spectrum of ind  more

4 Reasons Why JFK is the Ideal Hub for Delta's Mumbai Service
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Customers traveling to the United States on Delta's new daily service from Mumbai launching Dec. 22 will find themselves in another financial and cultural world capital upon arrival: New York City. Here are four reasons why New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport is the ideal U.S. hub for this route: 1. New York is the largest U.S. market to India: Demand for flights between the U.S. and India has increased signif  more

Adventure Takes Flight: Delta's In-Flight Entertainment to Include Favorites From Disney+
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta enters an exclusive airline partnership with Disney+ to offer customers a selection of movies and TV shows while in the skies. * Delta has installed seat-back screens in over 700 aircraft--more than any other airline in the world. * Delta U.S. SkyMiles members and travelers flying on selected routes will be offered an opportunity to sign up for a 14-day free trial of the Disney+ streaming service. Delta customers ca  more

After McConnell Meeting, Loeffler Promises to Also Enable White House Cover-Up
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: One day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed there will be "no difference" between the White House and Senate Republicans, "political mega-donor" Kelly Loeffler echoed the party line in a tweet that shows she will also enable a cover-up instead of providing for a fair hearing of the facts. Loeffler's tweet followed a meeting with McConnell in Washington, a trip she made to meet with speci  more

Alston & Bird: A 'Standout' in Client Service
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Alston and Bird, a law firm, issued the following news release: Alston & Bird has earned national recognition among general counsel as a "standout" in client service in a new study by BTI Consulting Group. As reported in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2020, Alston & Bird is recognized among the elite "Client Service 30," described by BTI as the top 30 U.S. law firms that general counsel regard as the "best of the best in client service." This is the 11th time that   more

Alston and Bird: Clearview Capital Acquires Freedom Detox, Purchase Green, and Ambient Weather
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Alston and Bird, a law firm, issued the following news release: Alston & Bird client Clearview Capital LP has announced the completion of three acquisitions by portfolio companies Pyramid Healthcare Inc., Controlled Products LLC, and Nielsen-Kellerman Inc. In the first transaction, Pyramid Healthcare acquired Freedom Detox Inc., a residential substance withdrawal management program in Gastonia, NC. It is Pyramid's fourth behavioral health care acquisition in North   more

Aspirin's Health Benefits Under Scrutiny: University of Georgia
ATHENS, Georgia, Dec. 16 [TNSmedicalresearch-Family Practice journal] -- The University of Georgia College of Public Health issued the following news: * * * - UGA research shows benefits no longer clearly outweigh harms in adults without heart disease * * * Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart attack or stroke should no longer be recommended to patients who haven't already experienced one of these events. That's according to a new study published in Family Practice. Nearly one-  more

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues Administrative Order to Establish Process to Restrict Records Related to Minor Offenses
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order to establish a process to restrict the records of offenses for possession of less than once ounce of marijuana or offenses related to the repealed subsection six (6) of the City's Disorderly Conduct Ordinance (City Code Section 106-81(6))--commonly known as "DC-(6)." The Administrative Order directs the Chief Operating Officer to coordinate with the City   more

Barnes & Thornburg's Opler, Keenan Named to 2019 Georgia Trend Legal Elite List
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Barnes and Thornburg, a law firm, issued the following news release: Georgia Trend Magazine has named Barnes & Thornburg's Stephen A. Opler and Mark Keenan to its 2019 Legal Elite list, selected by legal industry peers. Opler concentrates his practice on the distinctive characteristics of liquidity transactions by and with entrepreneurs. Stephen helps private equity funds, strategic acquirers and entrepreneurial buyers and sellers achieve their goals by leveraging   more

Barnes & Thornburg: Stephen Weizenecker Named to the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Barnes and Thornburg, a law firm, issued the following news release: Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that Atlanta partner and entertainment lawyer Stephen Weizenecker has been appointed to the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission. As one of 18 members, Weizenecker will work with the Governor and his team to maintain and expand the amount of film, television, music and digital entertainment in the State of Georgia. He will also provide  more

Cellular Repair Response to Treadmill Test Can Predict Cardiac Outcomes: Emory University
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 [TNSmedicalresearch-JAMA Cardiology journal] -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Future outcomes can be predicted by signs of cardiac stress that appear in the blood in response to exercise, Emory cardiologists report. The results were published Wednesday, Dec 4 in JAMA Cardiology (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2755969). Identifying patients with otherwise stable coronary artery d  more

City of Atlanta and Atlanta Police Foundation Partner With Sprint & AT&T to Bridge Digital Divide for City Youth
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: The Centers for Hope, the City of Atlanta's youth-focused cultural and educational development centers, will receive grants, services and other resources from two of the nation's premier wireless providers--AT&T and Sprint. The wireless service providers have pledged to support the Centers' digital literacy program, designed to ensure that Atlanta's youth receive the instruction in digital workforce skills req  more

CNN Beats MSNBC in 2019 in Total Day for Sixth Straight Year in Key Demo Adults 25-34
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: CNN had a very successful 2019 and will end the year beating MSNBC in total day, dayside, weekends and on Sunday mornings in the key demographic adults 25-54. CNN is also on track to have its third-best weekday prime time (M-F 8-11pm) in 11 years (since 2008) among total viewers (1.150 million), just following the presidential election year of 2016 a  more

CNN Digital Breaks Records, Sees Biggest Audience in History in 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: CNN reached its largest digital audience in history in 2019, wrapping the year with a monthly average of 162 million unique visitors globally. With the close of November, CNN ranks #1 in multiplatform unique visitors - a title it's held for more than 3 years running, mobile unique visitors - a title held for over two years, and multiplatform video st  more

CNN: Gather Around the Watercooler, Vengeance: Killer Coworkers Premieres Sunday, January 5 on HLN
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- CNN, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, issued the following press room announcement: The third installment of HLN's Original Series VENGEANCE returns with an 10-episode run of VENGEANCE: Killer Coworkers. The show profiles victims who met their killers at work. Each one-hour episode takes viewers through the twists and turns of the investigation, the arrest, and the quest for justice. HLN will air two episodes of VENGEANCE: Killer Co  more

DeKalb County Commissioners Introduce Resolution for Voter Approved Ethics Code
DECATUR, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- DeKalb County issued the following news release: A resolution was introduced at the DeKalb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 that urges the DeKalb Delegation to adopt the same Ethics Code previously approved by voters with one substantive change to the appointment process. The measure was introduced by Super District 6 Commissioner Kathie Gannon, District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw and Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson. "W  more

Delta Air Lines Rejoining Airlines for America
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Carrier will be part of industry trade organization representing leading U.S. airlines. Delta Air Lines is rejoining Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading passenger and cargo airlines in the U.S. "Delta and our employees look forward to rejoining A4A and working jointly with other airline members to address issues that impact our people, our customers and the communities we serve," sai  more

Delta Airlines: Head West With Delta Service to Boise, Bozeman and Spokane From Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: * * * - More Flights from Salt Lake City and Los Angeles * * * Delta customers have more ways to go West starting next summer with new nonstop service to the Western region of the U.S. from Atlanta, more connections through Salt Lake City, and more convenient flight schedules from Los Angeles. "Connecting the world is our mission, and in 2020 we're creating more connections from our hubs and other cities throughout the W  more

Delta Contributes Over $55 Million and 800,000 Volunteer Hours to Community in 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 21 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Giving back to the community has been core to Delta's culture for more than 90 years. Delta is committed to being a strong partner and giving back to the communities where we live, work and serve, contributing 1 percent of net income to charitable organizations each year. For 2019 that amount will total over $55 million in charitable contributions and over 800,000 volunteer hours from Delta people. The Great Delta Give-Back  more

Delta Plans Move to Beijing Daxing International Airport in March 2020
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will move from the Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to the Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) in March 2020. Delta's relocation will come at a time when its SkyTeam partner China Eastern has announced moving its services to Daxing Airport, which will ensure smooth and convenient international-domestic connections for customers from both airlines. "We look forward to moving to o  more

Delta Welcomes Cargo Potential of New York-JFK--Mumbai Service
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta Air Lines is just days away from its first flight between New York-JFK and Mumbai. The service, set to begin on Sunday, 22 Dec. 2019, from New York-JFK will be the only nonstop flight between the two cities. The start of this new flight will fill a missing piece of Delta's network connecting the United States and India. The airline has scheduled a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on the route providing extensive import and   more

Delta's Brand Communications Team Welcomes Molly Battin, Vice President of Marketing and Byron Merritt, Vice President of Brand Experience Design
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta's global brand continues to climb with the welcome of former WarnerMedia exec Molly Battin as Vice President of Marketing, effective Nov. 11, and former Nike design head Byron Merritt as Vice President of Brand Experience Design, effective Dec. 9. Battin oversees Delta's world-class, global marketing communications and creative services teams, while Merritt, in a new role for Delta, leads the design and development o  more

Delta's Customers Respond to Service Enhancements by Giving It Top Spot in Customer Satisfaction in Latin America
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Delta has earned the top spot in customer satisfaction scores among airlines serving Latin America for September and October. Seeking customer input, listening attentively and implementing changes to improve the overall experience are the reasons behind the steady climb Delta is seeing in score improvement year-over-year in Latin America and the Caribbean. These scores, which have been steadily climbing over the past few ye  more

Dr. Bernice King and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Partner to Educate Voters
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and Secure the Vote announced Monday they will work together to educate people about Georgia's new secure paper-ballot system. "This partnership between The King Center and Secure the Vote will help us reach many people about how the system works and how they can feel sure their votes are secure and will be counted accurately," said Georg  more

Federal Court Puts Health Care for Millions & Pre-Existing Conditions Protections at Risk After Ruling in Perdue-Backed Lawsuit
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Nearly 2 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions are more at risk than ever as a result of a court ruling in a Perdue-backed lawsuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled in Texas v. United States, a lawsuit that Perdue has said he "of course" supports that aims to overturn the entire health care law, striking down the law's coverage requirement and sent the case back to the distri  more

Finance Professor Dr. Kenneth Tah to Participate in Highly Selective Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel: Mercer University
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Mercer University issued the following news: Mercer University Stetson-Hatcher School of Business assistant professor of finance Dr. Kenneth Tah was one of 25 faculty members from around the U.S. selected to participate in a 12-day fellowship program to Israel sponsored by the Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International. The Winter 2019 Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel provides an all-expenses paid trip Dec. 26-Jan. 8 to travel throughout the country, me  more

Fisher Phillips Elects 17 New Partners Spanning 16 Offices Across the Country
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 21 -- Fisher Phillips, a law firm, issued the following news: * * * - New Partners Include Over 45% Women * * * Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, has announced the election of 17 attorneys to partnership. The new partners represent an expansive cross-section of the firm's labor and employment service offerings, including Employee Defections and Trade Secrets, Global Immigration, Labor Relations, Litigation, Wage and Hour,  more

Five Students Conduct Research Through Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellowships: UGA School of Law
ATHENS, Georgia, Dec. 19 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Georgia College School of Law issued the following news: * * * - Five students conduct research through Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellowships * * * In 2019, five law students - Christopher J. Bertrand, Maria Mercedes Carruthers Ferrero, Ashley L. Henson, C. Joshua "Josh" Rewis and Amelia C. Stevens - participated in the Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellowship Program conducting research to address critical environmental, economic and social   more

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Welcomes Executive Chef Edgar Kano
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: With nearly 30 years of experience with Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world, culinary mastermind Edgar Kano has landed in the South to lead the team as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta and one of the city's best restaurant and bars, Bar Margot. In his role, the Mexico City native with Japanese heritage will manage operations and support the team in expanding their culinary h  more

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Welcomes Pastry Chef Erica Lee
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta announces its new Executive Pastry Chef Erica Lee. Lee is stepping into the role to oversee and contribute to the creative execution of the bustling pastry team. As a seasoned veteran of the leading luxury hotel brand, Lee joins the Atlanta team from Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Lee will lead the pastry team with her cutting-edge eye for creativity to enhance the guest exper  more

Francisco Crespo to Retire As Chief Growth Officer of the Coca-Cola Company
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Coca-Cola issued the following news release: The Coca-Cola Company announced two retirements in senior leadership. Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer Francisco Crespo will retire in 2020, stepping down after a three-decade career with the company. Bernhard Goepelt will retire, also in 2020, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Crespo was named to the newly created position of CGO in May 2017. He focused on building a global community across the  more

From Coast to Coast, Manheim Employees Make the Holidays Brighter This Year for Their Community Neighbors in Need
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Manheim, a provider of vehicle remarketing services, issued the following news release: From Georgia to California and Michigan to Florida, Manheim employees nationwide made the holidays brighter this year for those in their local communities who are in need. Manheim employees donated bikes to a Boys and Girls Club, provided tents to a local Boy Scout Troop, held sock drives for the homeless (the most requested item by those who live outside during the cold fall an  more

Ga. Department of Economic Development: Explore Georgia Awards Grant Funding to Eight Regional Visitor Information Centers
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: * * * - New grant is aimed at assisting local communities with attracting new visitors * * * Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced the recipients of the new Regional Visitor Information Center (RVIC) Grant Program. Eight entities from across the state received more than $14,000 in financial assistance for v  more

Ga. Gov. Kemp: GreenView Floors International, Inc. to Create 238 Jobs in Adairsville-Bartow County
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that GreenView Floors International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of vinyl and laminate flooring, will establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Bartow County. The China-based company will create 238 jobs and invest $26 million in Adairsville. "I am excited to welcome GreenView Floors International, Inc. to Georgia," said Governor Kemp. "This announcement ser  more

Georgia Council for the Arts Announces Theatre Project to Raise Awareness of Domestic Sex Trafficking
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: * * * - Project is aimed to serve as a preventative educational tool for middle- and high-school audiences * * * The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) announced the recipient of a new theatre commission, Art as Power: Theatre in Response to Georgia's Domestic Commercial Sex Exploitation of Minors Crisis. GCA has partnered with the Georgi  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Georgia Businesses to Get Tax Break
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced that nearly 250,000 Georgia businesses will get a tax break in 2020. The $45 million cut in unemployment insurance taxes is due to the state's booming economy. "I'm proud to be able to offer this break to Georgia's businesses," Butler said. "Reducing taxes is the right thing to do for hardworking Georgians, in this case Georgia's businesses." Unemp  more

Georgia Department of Labor: Georgia Posts Record-Breaking November
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia's unemployment rate hit a historic low in November even as the state set records for employment, jobs and work force. The series of records in November add up to one of the best months in state history, said Butler. "I can't recall us ever having a better month, and I've talked to people who've been around a lot longer than I have," Butler said  more

Georgia Environmental Protection Division Continues Oversight of Becton, Dickinson and Company
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division issued the following news release: * * * - Issues Notice of Air Quality Rules Violation for Global Distribution Center * * * The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) of the Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control to Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) for operating its Global Distribution Center (GDC), located on Lochridge Boulevard, Covington,  more

Georgia Gov. Kemp: Dozier Named TCSG Commissioner, Arthur Named PSC Executive Secretary
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Gov. Brian P. Kemp, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: Yesterday afternoon, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) State Board voted unanimously to hire Governor Kemp's Chief Financial Officer Greg Dozier as its new Commissioner, effective January 1, 2020. A long-time advisor to the Governor and public servant with decades of leadership experience in state government, Greg Dozier will take on this role following former Commissioner Matt Arthur's m  more

Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Southern University Recognize Armstrong State University With Historical Marker on Savannah Campus
STATESBORO, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: In recognition of Armstrong State University's contributions to the city of Savannah, its students and its legacy in Georgia Southern University's history, the Georgia Historical Society and Georgia Southern dedicated a new historical marker today. The historical marker, located on Georgia Southern's Armstrong campus in the quad behind Burnett Hall, commemorates Armstrong State University's history fr  more

Georgia Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division Issues Statement on BD Notice of Violation
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division issued the following statement: Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) agreed to the terms outlined in Georgia Environmental Protection Division's December 18, 2019 Notice of Violation (NOV). The NOV cited BD for operating its Global Distribution Center (GDC) without an air quality permit. BD will take immediate steps to decrease the amount of product in the GDC including ceasing placing med  more

Georgia Public Service Commission Votes on Atlanta Gas Light Rate Case
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- The Georgia Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Public Service Commission, on Thursday, completed the Atlanta Gas Light rate case by voting unanimously for a motion filed by Commissioner Chuck Eaton that approves new rates but also requires the company to increase safety measures and customer service. In June, Atlanta Gas Light requested a rate increase of $90 million. The Commission on Thursday approved a $65 million increase. Atlanta   more

Georgia Secretary of State: Bipartisan Rules Posted for Paper-Ballot System
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: The State Elections Board voted Tuesday to post for public comment updated rules for county officials to run elections on Georgia's new paper-ballot system, another key step in the implementation of the largest voting system rollout in U.S. history. An important aspect of the rules are procedures for maintaining the integrity of the touchscreen ballot-marking devises, known as BMDs. The rules require  more

Georgia Southern University Alumna Named One of 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain
STATESBORO, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: With the passion that alumna Stephanie Powell Thomas has for helping women succeed in the supply chain industry, it's no surprise she was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain by B2G Consulting's list of Women Supply Chain Leaders for 2020. Thomas, who in 2013 was the first graduate from Georgia Southern University's doctoral program in logistics and supply chain manag  more

Georgia State Sen. Gooch Issues Statement on Impeachment Proceedings
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- The Georgia State Senate issued the following statement on the behalf of State Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega: Sen. Steve Gooch (R- Dahlonega) pre-filed Senate Resolution LC 112 0167 condemning the Congress of the United States for their impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump. This resolution was pre-filed by Senators Steve Gooch, John Wilkinson (R - Toccoa) and Brandon Beach (R - Alpharetta). "Politics hit a new low in our Nation's Capitol with the impeach  more

Going 'Bowling' With The Airline of Champions: How Delta Connects College Football's Best Players, Coaches and Fans to Most Important Games
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: 13 college football teams and fans - everyone from Badgers to Sun Devils are choosing Delta to carry them to kickoff this bowl season. Over the course of just over than three weeks, Delta will touch down at the site of 14 bowl games - including both the Division III Football National Championship and the College Football Playoff National Championship games. Delta will open its bowl season flying on Friday, Dec. 20 - carryi  more

Gulfstream Corporate Aircraft Fly More Than 1 Million Nautical Miles on Sustainable Aviation Fuel
SAVANNAH, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, issued the following news release: * * * - Milestone demonstrates fuel's viability and company's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint * * * Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its Savannah-based fleet has flown more than 1 million nautical miles/1.85 million kilometers on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Since March 2016, Gulfstream has used SAF for its corporate, Demonstration, Customer Support an  more

Henderson, Nevada Gets Efficient and Smart With Cox Water Street District Innovation Corridor
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- Cox Communications, a provider of an advanced digital video, internet, telephone and home security and automation services, issued the following news release: Cox Communications announced it is entering into a partnership with Henderson, Nevada to pilot its smart technology in the city's Water Street District Innovation Corridor. Cox2M, the IoT business line of Cox Communications, will test several solutions in the area to help address challenges like energy and wa  more

Lending and Banking Automation Software Ware Launches CompenSafe University to Help Lenders Achieve Their Compensation Plan Management Objectives
MACON, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- 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 business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced the launch of CompenSafe University (CSU), a two-day training program designed to help lenders derive additional value from their investment in CompenSafe(TM)  more

Loeffler Stands With 'Legalized Discrimination' Bill That Would Devastate Georgia Business
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: The AJC broke the news that megadonor Kelly Loeffler does in fact support controversial legislation that amounts to "legalized discrimination" against LGBTQ Georgians -- and would potentially devastate Georgia businesses -- which leaders in her own party refused to support and her own WNBA basketball team the Atlanta Dream opposes. Loeffler's insistence that she actually does support this discriminator  more

Loeffler's Lousy Week: Senate Pick 'Sparks Rift' and Fails to Stop GOP Infighting While Alienating Independent Voters
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 21 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: "Political mega-donor" Kelly Loeffler is wrapping up another lousy week, with her own party continuing to descend into infighting as she sparks a "rift" in Georgia government and manages to alienate independent voters -- all in the space of just a few days. It's been nearly a month since news broke that Governor Brian Kemp would reward mega-donor Loeffler with a Senate seat -- after she promised to fun  more

Magnolia Pictures and Participant Acquire North American Rights to 'John Lewis: Good Trouble'
NEW YORK, Dec. 16 -- Participant Media, a media company, issued the following news release: Participant and Magnolia Pictures announced that they have acquired North American rights to JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (TRAPPED, GIDEON'S ARMY). The film chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Porter and Laura Michalchyshyn produced the film, which was executive produced and financed by   more

Manheim Express Makes Ordering Transportation Easier Than Ever
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Manheim, a provider of vehicle remarketing services, issued the following news release: Buyers on Manheim Express have something to celebrate early this holiday season: new transportation functionality built right into the app. Dealers who purchase a vehicle on Manheim Express can now order Ready Logistics' white glove transportation service with just a few clicks. As a bonus gift, dealers will get $100 off their transport fees through the end of the year when they   more

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Affirms Atlanta's Participation in U.S. Refugee Admissions Program
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following news release: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms officially affirmed the City of Atlanta's participation in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Programs (USRAP) via letter (https://www.atlantaga.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=44186) addressed to U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. "America has a well-documented history of helping the downtrodden in their times of need, and to turn our backs on those who are suffering is to turn our backs o  more

Mercer University School of Medicine Faculty Member Dr. Andrea Meyer Stinson to Serve as Partner on $200K Grant to Develop Trauma Informed Community in Middle Georgia
MACON, Georgia, Dec. 19 [TNSgrants-foundation] -- Mercer University issued the following news: Andrea S. Meyer Stinson, Ph.D., associate director of the Master of Family Therapy Program and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences/pediatrics in Mercer University School of Medicine, will serve as a partner and consultant on a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Pittulloch Foundation, in partnership with Resilient Georgia, to integrate trauma awareness into the Central Georgia comm  more

Middle Georgia State University Hosts Award-Winning Journalist Sarah Topol For Master Lectures, Conversations Series
MACON, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Middle Georgia State University issued the following news: Sarah Topol, an investigative journalist who has reported from the Middle East, Africa, and the former Soviet Union, will talk about her career experiences during an appearance at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) as part of the Master Lectures & Conversations Series. Her talk will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Arts Complex Theater on the Macon Campus of MGA. The event, planned to  more

Millions With Swallowing Problems Could Be Helped Through New Wearable Device: Purdue University
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Dec. 18 [TNSscientificresearch-Science Advances journal] -- Purdue University issued the following news release: A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market. Georgia A. Malandraki, an associate professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences in Purdue University's College of Health and Human Sciences, and Chi Hwan Lee, an assistant professor o  more

New Report Shows Brian Kemp Wrote the Rules to Get Himself Elected Governor -- And Now He's Trying to Go Even Further
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: As Governor Brian Kemp and his allies plan to purge over 300,000 Georgians from the voter rolls tonight, a bombshell new report last week from the AJC found that Kemp's voter suppression tactics as Secretary of State likely kept 54,000 to 85,000 Georgians from voting last year -- in an election where Democrats were within 17,000 votes of a runoff. These latest numbers should come as no surprise given K  more

Overwhelming Support in Georgia CD-7 for Term Limits on Congress
FAIRFAX, Virginia, Dec. 19 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Dr. Rashid Malik, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Georgia (district 7), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Previously, candidates Joe Profit, David Kim, Rich McCormick, Mark Gonsalves and Lerah Lee also signed the pledge. The primary election is scheduled for   more

Perdue Singles Out Social Security and Medicare on Anniversary of Corporate Tax Giveaway Passage
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 21 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: On the two-year anniversary of his vote to pass Washington Republicans' deficit-busting corporate tax giveaway that added nearly $2 trillion to the national debt, Senator David Perdue is still trying to put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block. Yesterday on Fox Business, Perdue railed against critical earned benefits programs that middle-class families have worked hard for, saying spendin  more

Perdue's Reckless Corporate Tax Giveaway Hits Two-Year Mark Since Final Passage
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 21 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Senator David Perdue's deficit-exploding tax giveaway for corporate special interests and the top 1% hit its two-year anniversary since Perdue and his Washington Republican allies forced it through. Perdue's reckless corporate tax handout did little for middle-class families or economic growth -- but this giant handout to the wealthy and big corporations was a major Christmas gift from Perdue to his spe  more

Republican State Legislator Wants to Legalize Trans Discrimination in Georgia
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 21 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: After a full year of Georgia Republicans supporting policies that gut healthcare for Georgians with preexisting conditions and strip women of their bodily autonomy, Republicans in Georgia are once again backing extreme legislation to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ Georgians - making it clear that next year's legislative session will be just as reckless and dangerous as the last. Republican State  more

Researchers Offer Primer on Simulation Modelling for Immunologists: University of Georgia
ATHENS, Georgia, Dec. 16 [TNSmedicalresearch-Nature Reviews Immunology journal] -- The University of Georgia College of Public Health issued the following news: Simulation modelling is a powerful tool for understanding how different components of a complex system interact with one another, which makes it an ideal candidate for studying the body's front line of defense against disease - the immune system. Yet, most immunologists, who study the immune system's complex network of structures and p  more

Sage and ToolWatch Announce New Cloud-Based Platform to Help Construction Companies Streamline Tool and Equipment Management
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Sage Group, a provider of cloud business management solutions, issued the following news release: Sage (FTSE: SGE), the market leader in cloud business management solutions, and ToolWatch, a leading provider of equipment, tool, and materials management systems, announced the launch of Sage ToolOps. Sage ToolOps is powered by ToolWatch, a next-generation, cloud-based platform that offers an automated solution for construction companies to keep better track of their e  more

Sixteen Troutman Sanders Attorneys Recognized as 'Legal Elite'
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Sixteen Troutman Sanders attorneys from the firm's Atlanta, Richmond and Virginia Beach offices have been recognized as part of the 2019 "Legal Elite" published by Georgia Trend Magazine and Virginia Business Magazine. Those recognized were nominated and voted on by their peers as being the top attorneys in their respective legal specialties. Practice areas of Troutman Sanders' recognized attorneys inc  more

Soar Sustainably: Travel Carbon Neutral With New Options Via Delta's Upgraded Carbon Calculator
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Delta Airlines issued the following news: Customers who choose to offset their travel using the upgraded carbon calculator with Delta fund projects across the planet that use natural climate solutions and make a measurable difference in the atmosphere. These projects restore ecosystems and address deforestation, in addition to supporting local communities by offering job opportunities and economic growth. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, customers now ha  more

Spelman Receives $2 Million Gift From Leonard & Louise Riggio for New Center for Innovation & the Arts
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- Spelman College issued the following news release: A new gift will place Spelman College closer to breaking ground on a new academic facility designed to bring the arts, technology and innovation into close collaboration with one another. Leonard Riggio, founder and former chairman of Barnes & Noble, and his wife Louise have made a $2 million gift toward the construction of the Center for Innovation & the Arts. The center will be home to a community of innovators,   more

Teams Selected for GEICO State Champions Bowl Series on ESPNU, December 20-21
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Dec. 17 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - State Champions from Florida, Georgia, Hawaii and Washington to Participate * * * Team and matchups have been selected for the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series, airing on ESPNU, December 20 and 21. Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas will host the event, which allows state high school champions from various states to compete in post-season bowl games. In the first of two games, Easts  more

Troutman Sanders Counsels Craft Bank's De Novo Charter Filing
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Troutman Sanders is counseling Craft Bank (in organization) in connection with its organization, equity offering, and regulatory applications. Georgia has seen a flurry of de novo activity in 2019 with the firm advising in all three de novo bank applications filed in the state. Atlanta partner James Stevens and associate Brenna Sheffield are representing Craft Bank with its formation. In 2019, Troutm  more

Troutman Sanders Counsels SBT Bancorp, Inc. in Acquisition by Pinnacle Financial Corporation
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 21 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Troutman Sanders advised SBT Bancorp, Inc. (SBT), the parent company of Southern Bank & Trust, in connection with the signing of a definitive agreement for SBT and Southern Bank & Trust to be acquired by Pinnacle Financial Corporation (Pinnacle). Detailed information on the cash and stock transaction can be found here. (https://www.pinnaclebank.com/we-have-great-news/) Southern Bank & Trust operates t  more

Troutman Sanders' Tiffany Bracewell Named First Fellow of Federal Defender Program
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: Tiffany Nichols Bracewell, an attorney in Troutman Sanders' White Collar and Government Investigations practice, has received a fellowship attorney position with the Federal Defender Program, Inc., a non-profit, community defender organization serving the Northern District of Georgia. Bracewell, the program's first fellow, will serve a six-month term beginning in January 2020 and will represent individ  more

Two Years Ago: Perdue and His Reckless GOP Allies Pushed Through Corporate Tax Giveaway
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 17 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: This week, as we approach the two-year anniversary of Senator David Perdue voting for Washington Republicans' deficit-exploding tax giveaway for corporate special interests and the top 1%, the Democratic Party of Georgia is ready to remind Georgians exactly how little Republicans' tax handout did for them -- even as it gave away billions to the ultra-wealthy and big corporations. While Perdue's tax ha  more

Two Years Ago: Perdue Wanted an Even Bigger Corporate Tax Giveaway
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: This week, the Democratic Party of Georgia continues to highlight Perdue's disastrous corporate tax giveaway -- and his efforts to make this reckless legislation even worse. Despite already supporting an enormous tax giveaway to powerful special interests and the richest 1%, Perdue wanted to go even further and provide an even bigger tax handout to large corporations than the $1 trillion giveaway alread  more

University of Arkansas: McCabe Discusses Future of Meat at Food Law and Policy Conference
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, Dec. 21 -- The University of Arkansas issued the following news: Margaret Sova McCabe, dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, and Susan Schneider, the William H. Enfield Professor of Law and director of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, were among experts from around the globe who participated in the Academy of Food Law and Policy second annual conference held Dec. 10 at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta. Food law and policy is   more

Variety Recognizes 3 Greenberg Traurig Shareholders for Its 2019 'Dealmakers Impact Report'
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Shareholders Daniel H. Black, Joel A. Katz, and Bobby Rosenbloum of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Entertainment & Media Practice, have been recognized in Variety magazine's 2019 "Dealmakers Impact Report." The 12th annual report features lawyers, executives, financiers, and entrepreneurs behind the most important entertainment industry deals of the past twelve months. The individuals and d  more

Weintraub Named Medical College of Georgia Cardiology Chief
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Dec. 19 -- Augusta University's Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Neal L. Weintraub, a federally funded physician-scientist who is associate director of the Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the new chief of the Division of Cardiology in the MCG Department of Medicine. Weintraub, Georgia Research Alliance Herbert S. Kupperman Eminent Scholar in Cardiovascular Medicine, has served as interim divi  more

What's At Risk for Georgians: Perdue Health Care Plan Would Eliminate Consumer Protections --Including For Pre-Existing Conditions
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release: The threat to Georgians' health care is more present than ever as Senator David Perdue remains determined to strip protections for people with pre-existing conditions and rip coverage away from millions. Perdue and his fellow Washington Republicans' reckless health care agenda includes multiple votes to gut protections and kick millions off health care while raising costs and worsening coverage. And th  more

Whittlebury Park Hotel & Spa Selects Agilysys RGuest Seat And RGuest Pay to Personalize the Dining Experience and Secure Guest Payments
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- Agilysys issued the following news release: Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that Whittlebury Park Hotel & Spa, in Northamptonshire, UK., has selected rGuest(R) Seat to improve the dining reservations experience and provide servers visibility into guest food and beverage preferences, along with rGuest Pay to ensure the security of guest payment information. Whittlebu  more

Winship Study Sheds Light on Immune Control of Cancer: Emory University
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 16 [TNSmedicalresearch-Nature journal] -- Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute issued the following news release: New findings could provide doctors with vital clues about how the immune system prevents cancer from recurring. The study from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University looked at whether immune cells were present in tumor samples removed from patients with kidney and other urologic cancers. For those patients where the immune system had effectively   more

Wyatt Appointed New Student Conduct Director: Chattanooga State Community College
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee., Dec. 16 -- Chattanooga State Community College issued the following news release: Chattanooga State Community College recently appointed Stephen Wyatt as its new director of student conduct and judicial affairs. The office of student conduct assumes the task of upholding the rights and responsibilities of students in an effort to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning. Student judicial cases, involving violations of the code of conduct, are handled with a student   more