March 11, 2021 7:36 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, March 11, 2021 Morning Reads – Thursday, March 11, 2021 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 5 Comments Peaches New recording reveals Trump called Georgia investigator leading signature match auditNew details on Trump phone call with Georgia chief investigator Jimmy Carter says he’s sad, angry over Georgia voting billsGeorgia sheriff reopens probe into teen’s 2013 death; doctor says initial conclusion ‘doesn’t make any sense’State revenue up 43% in Georgia for February, but there’s a catchTrump urges Herschel Walker to run for Senate in GeorgiaGeorgia student housing vendor cut back on maintenance services, records showWith Georgia’s Film Tax Credits Appearing Secure, Industry Continues To Bounce Back From Pandemic Jimmy Carter Run for Texas governor now ‘a real consideration,’ Matthew McConaughey saysLicense-Plate Scans Aid Crime-Solving but Spur Little Privacy DebateTrust in the military is dropping significantly, new survey suggestsBiden to restrict US aid to Central American governments, set new conditions for moneyParler Blocked on Apple’s App Store After Capitol Riot ReviewKatrina Parrott invented diverse skin tones emojis. Now she’s suing Apple Sweet Tea At least 10 hacking groups using Microsoft software flaw -…Suit: Company built ‘most dangerous’ facial recognition AI database in nationDirt-Cheap Flights on Sale as Covid-Hit Airlines Take on RivalsThese Businesses Thrived in Lockdown. Can They Keep It Up Now? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 5 Comments armanidog David Perdue was all hot to run for the Senate again in 2022 until he went to court the exiled King of Mar-a-lago. There, the king must have given Perdue some bad news, because afterward he announced he would not run after all. This was probably that bad news: “Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia?” Trump said in a statement issued by his super PAC. “He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL. He is also a GREAT person. Run Herschel, run!” Herschel lives in Texas so he would have to move to Georgia. https://www.ajc.com/politics/politics-blog/run-herschel-run-trump-presses-walker-to-enter-us-senate-race-in-georgia/LFPDLC2IFRBEXDZ72ZISF42FCU/ March 11, 2021 8:15 AM Log in to Reply chamblee54 Col. R.H. Pratt used the word racism in 1902. He was speaking at the Lake Mohonk Conference of Friends of the American Indian. Col. Pratt did not use the r-word in the way we do today. March 11, 2021 10:34 AM Log in to Reply xdog So how’s Ginny doing? Recovering quickly, I hope. Where’s Lawton? Where are morning reads? Here’s my contribution: How an Athens weekly survived a year of the pandemic. https://flagpole.com/news/pub-notes/2021/03/10/how-flagpole-survived-the-pandemic-with-help-from-our-readers/ March 12, 2021 11:37 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Hopefully Ginny healing well. My contribution, which could also be on the thread of Charlie’s last article, is about the national movement about daylight savings, and other states’ status: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/spring-forward-forever-lawmakers-consider-keeping-daylight-saving-time-year-round/ar-BB1ewmxs?ocid=msedgntp March 12, 2021 12:45 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I didn’t see this one posted yet, and it hearkens back to a thread about the electric grid, energy storage technology, and Georgia’s role in the future energy storage market: https://www.ajc.com/news/dispute-threatening-big-georgia-battery-plant-gets-white-house-hearing/PNIZS65FUVEHLLX2Q3MOTJSTWM/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_2054070 If you hit the AJC paywall, an excerpt for you: Two Korean companies in a trade secrets dispute that threatens a massive factory being built in Georgia argued their positions to the White House last week…SK Innovation told officials that President Joe Biden should overturn a recent ruling that could halt its planned production of batteries for electric vehicles at its plant near Commerce….The United States International Trade Commission ruled on Feb. 10 that SK stole battery trade secrets from LG Energy Solution. The ITC said SK could make batteries for Ford for four years and Volkswagen for two years. After that it banned SK from using components needed for battery construction for 10 years….Biden has until next month to overturn the ruling, alter it or let it stand… SK could appeal any decision… LG has also indicated it would consider a financial settlement… SK also said it plans [if ruling overturned] to expand the size of its Georgia investment to $5 billion from $2.6 billion, and create 6,000 jobs, up from an earlier estimate of 2,600…. The additional jobs and larger investment had not been previously disclosed….Gov. Brian Kemp has also called for Biden to overturn the ruling… March 12, 2021 12:52 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.