February 2020 Features

  • Lawmakers Take No Action on Bill Regarding Daylight Savings

    February 28, 2020

    Health, safety and consistency were mentioned over and over Tuesday as Legislators listened to testimony on House Bill 709 which would direct the state to hold a non-binding referendum asking Georgia residents if they would like to do away with daylight saving time. A non-binding referendum is a ballot question used to inform the state government about potential future action.

  • Gov. Kemp, Department of Agriculture Announce Georgia Farm Recovery Program

    February 27, 2020

  • USG Foundation Raise More Than $908,000 for Need-based Scholarships

    February 27, 2020

    The 16th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, hosted by the University System of Georgia (USG) Foundation, raised more than $908,000 from generous sponsors and a live auction to support and provide need-based scholarships for students at USG institutions across the state.

  • Technology Association of Georgia Announces Will McIntosh of NBC Sports Group to Keynote at The Summit

    February 26, 2020

    The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced that Will McIntosh, Executive Vice President, Digital and Sports Consumer Business, NBC Sports Group, will headline at TAG's premier annual showcase, The Summit March 3-4, 2020 at Cobb Galleria in Atlanta.

  • USDA Invests $5M in Broadband for Rural Georgia Communities

    February 24, 2020

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $5 million investment in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 1,221 rural households, 32 pre-subscribed businesses and 20 pre-subscribed farms in McIntosh and Evans counties in Georgia.

  • Former State Trooper, Tift Sheriff Gary Vowell Named Interim Public Safety Commissioner

    February 20, 2020

    The Board of Public Safety voted unanimously to approve former Tift County Sheriff Gary Vowell to serve as the interim commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

  • Michael Toews Tapped to Lead UGA Tifton Campus

    February 14, 2020

    Michael Toews has been named assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton Campus.

  • OPB Director Walks Lawmakers Through Proposal

    February 13, 2020

    State legislators took an unexpected recess this week to dig deep into the state’s budget — and Tuesday Gov. Brian Kemp’s budget director spent time walking lawmakers through the proposed plans for the Amended FY 20 and FY 21 budgets.

  • Technology Association of Georgia Announces the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia

    February 12, 2020

    The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has unveiled the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia winners. TAG’S Top 40 Awards, sponsored by Cherry Bekaert, recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

  • Creature Comforts Honored With the goBeyondProfit Champion Award

    February 11, 2020

    Today Creature Comforts Brewing Co. CEO Chris Herron and staff were presented with the goBeyondProfit Champion Award. They earned this rare honor for their strategic efforts to benefit their community and company by cultivating company culture, deploying company resources and focusing on community empowerment.

  • 2019 Another Record Year for Georgia Exports

    February 11, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has set another record, this time in exports and global trade, as the state’s diverse industry base and global connectivity continue to drive competitiveness. In 2019, the State of Georgia tallied $41.2 billion in exports and $143.3 billion in overall international trade.

  • ABAC Students Now Enrolled in Four-Year Degrees as College Celebrates 112th Birthday

    February 07, 2020

    When 27 students walked up the front steps of what is now Tift Hall to attend the Second District Agricultural and Mechanical School on Feb. 20th, 1908, they had no idea they were laying the foundation for an institution that would create an annual economic impact of almost a half a billion dollars on South Georgia 112 years later.

  • Senators Perdue, Loeffler Push Fort Benning As Home Of New Army Corps Headquarters

    February 07, 2020

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the U.S. Army to select Fort Benning as the Army’s fourth corps headquarters.

  • Georgia Chamber Welcomes Business Prospects for 32nd Annual ‘Georgia Quail Hunt’ in Albany

    February 06, 2020

    This week, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosts its 32nd annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany as31 business leaders representing state recruitment and expansion prospects joined local, state and economic development officials to learn about the benefits of doing business in Georgia.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute Announces Speakers and Format for The Forum 2020, August 24-25

    February 05, 2020

    For the 15th year, The Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. The two-day event, held at the Columbus Iron Works and Convention Center, begins at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 25. This year’s event theme is “Leadership in Hindsight.”

  • Corporate Generosity Research Open to Georgia Business Leaders

    February 04, 2020

    One year ago, the 2019 Corporate Generosity Research Report conducted by goBeyondProfit and Georgia CEO provided invaluable insights about business leader, employee and customer expectations. Georgia CEOs, Owners and Senior Business Executives are invited to participate in the 2020 survey.

  • Gov. Kemp Kicks off Georgia Foreign Trade Conference

    February 04, 2020

    Gov. Brian Kemp kicked off the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, highlighting the state and nation's continued strength in global trade.

  • AG Chris Carr Visits White House for National Human Trafficking Summit

    February 03, 2020

    Attorney General Chris Carr participated in the President’s Human Trafficking Summit at The White House. The summit focused on the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the landmark anti-human trafficking law. During the event, President Trump signed an executive order to further combat human trafficking and online child exploitation.