Newnan Firm Acquires IKEA Rights to Sell Its Plastic Pallets Globally

by Phil Bolton | August 21, 2014 A Newnan-based company that manufactures recyclable plastic shipping platforms to replace standard wooden and paper pallets has amicably severed its operations from IKEA, the global provider of Scandinavian-style furniture and accessories. More

Loss of Presidential Candidate Sounds Call for Compromise in Brazil

by Trevor Williams | August 20, 2014 Timeliness doesn’t necessarily equal serendipity. That was the solemn feeling among organizers of an Aug. 14 discussion on the Brazilian elections to be held later this year.  More

'RestringHaiti' Provides Repaired Instruments to Haitian Music Students

by Phil Bolton | August 20, 2014 On Jan. 12, 2010, Lizzy Sandlin was a 12-year-old eighth grader at the Atlanta International School busily studying the courses required on the international baccalaureate diploma track and practicing the viola, her instrument of choice. More

Korea Caregiving Institute Among Outgoing President’s Global Engagements

by Trevor Williams | August 19, 2014 A partnership to establish a Korean branch of Georgia Southwestern State University’s Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers was among the international engagements fostered during the tenure of Kendall Blanchard, who on Aug. 18 announced his retirement. More

Summit on the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement Sept. 4

by Trevor Williams | August 19, 2014 The Korea Southeast-U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Korean embassy for an Sept. 4 summit examining the impact of the Korea-US free trade agreement two years after its implementation.  More