How bitter Korean rivals settled a rift that threatened Georgia battery plant

AJC // Greg Bluestein As two rival South Korean industrial giants barreled toward a Sunday deadline still locked in a bitter U.S. trade dispute, Georgia officials grew increasingly worried a $2.6 billion SK Innovation project in Commerce that could employ 2,600 people would fall victim to the intractable feud. Most Georgia politicians joined calls urging President Joe Biden to veto a trade

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Decatur will get $8.1 million in COVID-19 relief; CSD will get $2.5 million

Decaturish // Zoe Seiler DeKalb County, GA — Cities and counties across the state will receive millions of dollars from the federal government soon through the American Rescue Plan, the Biden administrations COVID-19 relief plan. Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-4) held a virtual event on Wednesday, April 7, with local, state and federal experts to discuss the recent COVID-19 relief and how

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Senators Ossoff and Warnock announce additional Federal funding for affordable housing in Georgia

The Atlanta Voice // Itoro N. Umontuen Georgia U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff announced Georgia would receive more than $140 million in federal grants to address affordable housing needs across the state. This funding is aimed at providing safe, affordable housing to Georgians who have struggled to make rent/mortgage payments amid the economic consequences caused by the

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Richmond County to get share of more than $140M in federal housing aid coming to Georgia

WRDW/WAGT Augusta UGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Augusta/Richmond County will get a $3.5 million share of more than $140 million in federal grants coming to Georgia to address affordable housing needs. The funding — announced Thursday by the state’s Democratic senators, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff — comes from the $5 billion HOME Investment Partnerships Program provision of the American Rescue

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Jon Ossoff’s top Senate aides reflect Georgia’s diversity

AJC // Tia Mitchell Jon Ossoff’s legislative director is one of only five Black people to hold that position among the 100 U.S. Senate offices. Overall, 66% of Ossoff’s top office staff members are people of color, compared with 11% overall in the Senate, his office said. His counterpart in Georgia, U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, also has a diverse staff.

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Sen. Ossoff announces $1.6 billion in funding for metro Atlanta schools

FOX5 Atlanta ATLANTA – Senator Jon Ossoff spent Thursday afternoon at Cascade Elementary School in Atlanta announcing billions of dollars for schools in north Georgia. Ossoff said thanks to the American Rescue Plan a combined $1.6 billion will go toward 20 different metro Atlanta school districts. The top five districts that will receive the most money include: Gwinnett County Schools: $265.2 million

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