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Motivating the future of Savannah

Motivating the future of Savannah

GPA employee mentors troubled youth

Roeshone Scott, a GPA risk management technician, is doing her part to help troubled youth by investing her time in children at the Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center. The YDC is a secure short-term facility for youth sentenced by juvenile courts.


Thursday, September 6, 2018/Number of views (98)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA manager, wife launch grassroot effort to reach their community

GPA manager, wife launch grassroot effort to reach their community

Urban Missionary 912 helps provide meals, school supplies to those in need

GPA Intermodal Manager Richard Burkhalter’s local outreach movement started with a walk to work and a loaf of bread. In 2014, Burkhalter and his wife, Erika, moved from Effingham County to downtown Savannah, just two blocks away from historic Forsyth Park. On her way to the office, Erika noticed many people in need of a helping hand. So, the couple began wrapping up sandwiches to hand out along Erika’s route. This was the beginning of Urban Missionary 912, the Burkhalters’ grassroots effort to help the community around them.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018/Number of views (4084)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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From Griff Lynch: Appalachian Regional Port opens in Northwest Georgia

New inland terminal sits on 42 acres along U.S. 411, with easy access to Interstate 75

Thursday, August 23, 2018/Number of views (923)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Georgia: #1 State in the Nation to do Business

Georgia: #1 State in the Nation to do Business

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson said the university is driving technological advances

In the summer of 2017, we made our ninth annual tour of Georgia, traveling almost 1,000 miles through 44 counties and visiting 12 cities throughout our state. We began our state tour in Brunswick, where we visited the Colonel’s Island  Ro/Ro (Roll-on/Roll-off ) terminal, one of four Port of Brunswick terminals operated by the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), a key contributor to the state’s economy. Colonel’s Island is one of the nation’s busiest Ro/Ro terminals and is very impressive.  When we visited with Georgia Ports Authority General Manager  of Operations Bill Dawson and GPA Manager of Governmental Affairs Lee Beckmann, we had our photo made in front of one of the many massive cargo ships. I couldn’t help but think  how important our transportation and logistics industry is here in Georgia. 

Friday, July 13, 2018/Number of views (660)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Georgia: #1 State in the Nation to do Business

Georgia: #1 State in the Nation to do Business

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead discusses how school is advancing Georgia's economy

The deep connection between the University of Georgia and its home state is one of the defining characteristics of our institution. Through longstanding programs, UGA leverages institutional resources to help communities promote economic development and prosperity. This comprehensive approach led to an estimated impact of $5.7 billion on Georgia in the last year alone.

Thursday, July 5, 2018/Number of views (438)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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