2022 Legislative Update – Week 2

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2022 Legislative Update Week 2 Middleton Public Affairs January 21, 2022   After the MLK holiday, legislators were back under the Gold Dome this week for joint Appropriations Committee budget hearings.  Led by Senate Appropriations Chairman Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia) and House Appropriations Chairman Terry England (R-Auburn), members of the committees gathered for three full days… Read more »

2022 Legislative Update – Week 1

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January 14, 2022   The 2022 General Assembly began on Monday but without the typical hustle and bustle of a new session.  Both chambers gaveled in for a brief Monday session, and then legislators and lobbyists headed out to watch the University of Georgia Bulldogs secure their first College Football National Championship in over 40… Read more »

US DOT Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) establishes the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program that will provide $5-6 billion in grants over the next 5 years. Funding supports regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. There are two types of SS4A grants: Action Plan Grants… Read more »

Grady & Georgia State University Partner to Combat Nursing Shortage Staff Report

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Grady Health System and Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions announced a formal partnership that will expand the nursing education pipeline and strengthen nursing recruitment at Grady. The partnership enables a greater number of qualified students to fulfill their educational and career aspirations and addresses the critical nursing shortage at Grady, exacerbated… Read more »

AMSU President’s Investiture

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Atlanta Metropolitan State College President’s Investiture & Spring Graduation Announced Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) announces the investiture of Dr. Georj L. Lewis, President of Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), at 10 a.m., May 5, 2022.  The college looks forward to hosting the community, its students, faculty, staff and partners to a full week of activities… Read more »

Clayton State Partnership

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Clayton State Announces Partnership with Communities In Schools of Atlanta On April 22, 2022, Clayton State University signed a memorandum of understanding forming a new partnership with Communities In Schools of Atlanta, a local affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention program. Communities In Schools of Atlanta is expanding throughout Clayton County,… Read more »

GDOT Awards Construction Contracts

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Georgia DOT Awards $124 Million in Construction Contracts in March In March 2022, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded a total of 28 projects valued at approximately $124,457,615. The largest single investment, worth approximately $51 million, was awarded to C.W. Mathews Contracting Company, Inc. This widening and reconstruction project will cover 4.503 miles… Read more »

Hartsfield-Jackson Announces Leadership Promotions

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari today announced the permanent appointment of Bryan Benefiel as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy General Manager of Finance and Accounting at ATL. Benefiel had served in the position on interim basis since 2021. Bheodari also announced the appointment of Jai Ferrell as Deputy General Manager, Chief Commercial… Read more »

GMSDC Announces Minority Business Partnership with the Georgia Power Foundation

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GMSDC Announces Minority Business Partnership with the Georgia Power Foundation The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) has partnered with the Georgia Power Foundation on a landmark business development program that targets local businesses in traditionally underserved communities. The Community Business Development Program (CBDP) is a small business development initiative that was launched in 2021… Read more »

Progress on the Southside Trail

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Senator Jon Ossoff & Atlanta BeltLine’s Clyde Higgs Review Progress on the Southside Trail U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff toured a federally funded portion of the Atlanta BeltLine with Clyde Higgs, President and CEO of the 22-mile loop trail, one of the largest and most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs being undertaken in the United States.  “Congressional support and… Read more »