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Georgia Governor Introduce Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives
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Georgia Governor Introduce Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives

Atlanta, GA (STL.News) –  Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were joined by Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission members, legislators, and special guests as they announced two important legislative measures, along with a Department of Driver Services rule change, to combat human trafficking in Georgia. "Brian and I are proud to renew our commitment in the fight against human trafficking going into 2021," said First Lady Marty Kemp.  "With these important initiatives and the support of our state and national partners, we can continue taking important steps to end modern day slavery and ensure that our state is a safe haven for survivors - not their abusers." "During our first days in office, we hit the ground running to crack...
FLEETCOR Technologies: Fourth Quarter 2020 Results – February 4, 2021
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FLEETCOR Technologies: Fourth Quarter 2020 Results – February 4, 2021

FLEETCOR Technologies to Announce Fourth Quarter 2020 Results on February 4, 2021 ATLANTA, GA (STL.News) FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), today announced that the Company will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter financial results on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:30 pm ET. Hosting the call will be Ron Clarke, chief executive officer, Charles Freund, chief financial officer and Jim Eglseder, investor relations.  A press release with fourth quarter financial results will be issued after the market close that same day. The call will be webcast live from the Company's investor relations website at http://investor.fleetcor.com/.  Due to increased call volumes, we encourage you to utilize the live webcast.  However, the conference call can also be accessed live over the...
Georgia finally gets its very very own bill legalizing sports betting statewide
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Georgia finally gets its very very own bill legalizing sports betting statewide

(STL.News) It seems like it was a dream come true a few years ago, but here we are today witnessing a bill that will allow all Georgia sports enthusiasts to bet legally on sports.  If you currently live in Georgia rejoice, as you can place your bets on the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Southern Eagles and even the Trashers.  The team at bookmakers.bet applauded such a move and feel that this will be a stepping stone to legalize sports nationwide. Many Georgians have welcomed the news, and hope that new sports betting entities will take full advantage of this new law allowing sports betting.  Asked in a vox pop, Georgians seem to already enjoy betting for money amongst friends, hence such laws will protect them and will even provide choice and hopefully odds and winnings.  One vivid fantasy f...
Seven individuals indicted on federal firearms charges
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Seven individuals indicted on federal firearms charges

Seven individuals indicted on federal firearms charges under agencies' Project Guardian collaboration Convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms SAVANNAH, GA (STL.News) Seven defendants face federal felony firearms after their indictments by a grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. All of those charged are previously convicted felons, which prohibits them from possessing firearms.  The cases are being investigated under the umbrella of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice initiative targeting illegal firearms, and in coordination with local law enforcement agencies and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF). “It couldn’t be more clear: Convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms - period,” sai...
Genuine Parts Company – 4th Quarter 2020 Earnings Release Date
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Genuine Parts Company – 4th Quarter 2020 Earnings Release Date

ATLANTA, GA (STL.News) Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) plans to release Fourth Quarter Earnings on February 17, 2021.  Management will also conduct a conference call on this date at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.  The public may access the call and supplemental earnings deck on the Company's website at http://genuineparts.investorroom.com.  The call is also available by dialing 877-407-0789.  The conference ID is 13715052.  If you are unable to participate during the call, a replay of the call will be available on the Company's website or toll-free at 844-512-2921, ID 13715052, two hours after the completion of the conference call until 12:00 a.m. Eastern time on March 3, 2021.
Genuine Parts Company Appoints Will Stengel To President
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Genuine Parts Company Appoints Will Stengel To President

ATLANTA, GA (STL.News) Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed William P. Stengel to the position of President of Genuine Parts Company.  Mr. Stengel, 43, was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of the Company and becomes only the eighth President in the Company's 93-year history.  He will continue to report to Paul Donahue, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Donahue stated, "Will is an exceptional talent, and his proven leadership and relevant experience make him an excellent choice as the Company's next President.  His promotion is also a reflection of our board and management's ongoing commitment to succession planning for the Company.  As Chief Transformation Officer, Will has led the effecti...
United States – Georgia Memorandum of Understanding on 5G Security
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United States – Georgia Memorandum of Understanding on 5G Security

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement. The following memorandum of understanding was adopted by the Governments of the United States of America and Georgia on January 14, 2021. Taking into account that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both future prosperity and national security, the United States and Georgia declare their desire to strengthen cooperation on 5G.  5G will enable a vast array of new applications, including the provision of critical services to the public, which will benefit our citizens and our economies. Increased amounts of data on 5G networks will further interconnect the economies of the world, including the United States and Georgia, and facilitate cross-border services and ...
Atlanta Federal Reserve Appoints Birmingham Branch Board
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Atlanta Federal Reserve Appoints Birmingham Branch Board

BIRMINGHAM, AL (STL.News) The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announces the appointment of two new members to the Birmingham Branch board of directors to serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023. Maye Head Frei was appointed by the Board of Governors.  She is board chair of Ram Tool Construction Supply Company in Birmingham.  From 1997 to 2017, Frei was vice chair of administration at the family-owned business, which is one of the largest suppliers to commercial construction markets in the United States.  She is a graduate of Yale University. Larry D. Thornton Sr. was appointed by the Atlanta board of directors.  He is president and CEO of Thornton Enterprises in Birmingham, a McDonald's franchisee with seven restaurants in the Birmingham area.  ...
Jacksonville, FL: Federal Reserve Board of Directors Appointed
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Jacksonville, FL: Federal Reserve Board of Directors Appointed

JACKSONVILLE, FL (STL.News) The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announces the appointment of Edward A. Moratin to the Jacksonville Branch board of directors.  He was appointed by the Board of Governors to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023. Since 2013, Moratin has been the president and CEO of LIFT Orlando, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 to help break the cycle of poverty and accelerate community transformation through neighborhood revitalization. The Bank also announces the reappointment of William O. (Bill) West, CEO of the Bank of Tampa by the Atlanta board of directors to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023. The remaining directors of the Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville Branch include: Paul ...
Chair, Deputy Chair of Atlanta Fed’s Board of Directors Designated
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Chair, Deputy Chair of Atlanta Fed’s Board of Directors Designated

ATLANTA, GA (STL.News) The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announces the designation of Elizabeth A. Smith as the 2021 chair of its board of directors, and Claire Lewis Arnold as the 2021 deputy chair.  Both are Class C directors, appointed to the board by the Board of Governors in Washington, DC. Smith is former executive chair of Bloomin' Brands Inc. in Tampa, Florida, and previously served as chairman and CEO for the restaurant brand that includes Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.  Prior joining to Bloomin' Brands, she was president of Avon Products and previously worked in several roles at Kraft Foods.  She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Arnold is CEO of...
Georgia Department of Public Health Launches COVID Vaccine Locator
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Georgia Department of Public Health Launches COVID Vaccine Locator

Atlanta, GA (STL.News) The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov. The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized scheduling tool. County health departments and private providers are included in the locator. Additional locations statewide will be added when providers are ready to safely administer vaccine, and as vaccine supply allows. All health departments and most other providers require appointments for vaccine administration. Because vaccine supply is limited, providers may not have immediate appointments available. Effective tomorrow, Jan. 11, Georgia will be in phase...
Pompeo to Deliver Remarks at Georgia Institute of Technology
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Pompeo to Deliver Remarks at Georgia Institute of Technology

Secretary Pompeo to Deliver Remarks at Georgia Institute of Technology (STL.News) Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks on the China challenge to U.S. national security and academic freedom at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Source: STATE.Gov
The Chinese Communist Party on the American Campus
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The Chinese Communist Party on the American Campus

The Chinese Communist Party on the American Campus (STL.News) MR CABRERA:  Good morning.  What a great day.  What an honor to have our Secretary of State with us today to share his views on foreign policy.  And what a great way to inspire many of our own students.  By the way some people they think that being an engineer may not necessarily be the right path to become a diplomat or let alone our chief diplomat.  And it turns out, you’re about to hear an engineer. SECRETARY POMPEO:  That’s exactly right. MR CABRERA:  That was your major, wasn’t it? SECRETARY POMPEO:  It was a long time ago.  Yes. MR CABRERA:  A long time ago – so there you have it.  But you can also come to Georgia Tech and not study engineering, but study international relations.  And even though some people a...
Georgia Governor Announce New Governor’s Office Staff
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Georgia Governor Announce New Governor’s Office Staff

New Governor's Office Staff Announced Atlanta, GA (STL.News) Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the following changes and additions to Governor's Office staff. Craig Foster is Deputy Director of Policy in the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp. Most recently, he served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Kemp.  Prior to joining the Kemp Administration, Foster worked as a Policy Analyst for the House Budget and Research Office for 15 years.  A lifelong Georgian, he is a resident of Dallas, Georgia, and the proud father of his son. Ian Caraway is a Legislative Liaison to the Senate and Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp. In this role, he serves as Governor Brian Kemp’s liaison to Georgia’s 700 local governments and advises the governor on education and ...
Acting U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Georgia
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Acting U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Georgia

Bobby L. Christine named Acting U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Georgia (STL.News) Bobby L. Christine has been named Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. U.S. Attorney Christine is currently the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, and will remain in that position while assuming the additional role in the Northern District. SOURCE: USDOJ.Today
Acting U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Georgia
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Acting U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Georgia

Bobby L. Christine named acting U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Georgia ATLANTA (STL.News) Bobby L. Christine has been named Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.  U.S. Attorney Christine is currently the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, and will remain in that position while assuming the additional role in the Northern District. SOURCE: USDOJ.Today
Alexander Brock Ray Arrested In Possession Of Illegal Drugs
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Alexander Brock Ray Arrested In Possession Of Illegal Drugs

Convicted Felon, Alexander Brock Ray Arrested In Possession Of 105 Bags Of Illegal Drugs, Pleads Guilty To Possession With Intent To Distribute Meth MACON, GA (STL.News) A convicted felon, arrested with multiple firearms and 105 bags of illegal drugs, has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, said Peter D. Leary, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Alexander Brock Ray, 30, of Macon, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on December 22, before U.S. District Judge Marc Treadwell.  The defendant faces a maximum 40 years imprisonment and a minimum five years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $5,000,000.  Sentencing is scheduled for Marc...
Tifton: Tony C. Mathis Sentenced for Wire Fraud Case
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Tifton: Tony C. Mathis Sentenced for Wire Fraud Case

Tifton Man, Tony C. Mathis Sentenced To Prison In State Department Wire Fraud Case VALDOSTA, GA (STL.News) A Tifton resident has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud in a case involving U.S. Department of State contracts, said Peter D. Leary, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Tony C. Mathis, 56, of Tifton, Georgia, was sentenced on Wednesday, December 16, by U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson to 50 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to one count wire fraud.  Judge Lawson also ordered Mathis to pay $18,371.12 in restitution to the victim, U.S. Personal Defense Products (USPDP).  Of this amount, $16,944.12 is due jointly and severally with the co-defendant, Victoria Velez.  Velez was...