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Georgia’s Getting Greener

08/05/14

Georgia’s Getting Greener

Georgia’s environmental successes – from water conservation in Metro Atlanta and recycling across the carpet industry to solar farms that are becoming as common as peach orchards – are impressive and growing. Thanks to a variety of organizations across the state that measure, report on and educate about our collective environmental impact, we can all find more ways to reduce our footprint. Learn about the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s 19 conservation measures that are setting the standard for water conservation across the southeast. See how the work of Clean Cities-Atlanta – now Clean Cities-Georgia – has grown to ensure cleaner, healthier living throughout our state. And if you think this environmental focus...

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

08/01/14

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

While the Atlanta Braves may be the biggest name in Georgia baseball, they're not the only game in town. Georgia’s four minor league baseball teams have a major league economic impact – and provide exciting family entertainment to fans – around the state. It’s not too late to take in a game this season, which runs through the first week of September. Check out the schedules for the Rome Braves, Gwinnett Braves, Savannah Sand Gnats and Augusta Greenjackets and enjoy an afternoon or evening of the great American pastime. For more on the economics of minor league baseball, read “Play Ball,” in the August issue of Georgia Trend. – Karen Kirkpatrick Kennedy

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The SweetWater Look

07/29/14

The SweetWater Look

Artist John Dunn's work for SweetWater Brewing Co. became so synonymous with the brand that they brought him on staff full time. Now, the images for their promotions and new beer lines flow as freely as the brews.  Read more about SweetWater and Georgia's beer scene in the July issue's "Popping the Cap on Georgia's Beer Industry."

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Spotted in Georgia, Krispy Kreme, Atlanta, Georgia

07/26/14

Spotted in Georgia, Krispy Kreme, Atlanta, Georgia

A delicious piece of Atlanta history is the busy downtown location of Krispy Kreme Donuts. 

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Saving an Island’s History

07/22/14

Saving an Island’s History

There’s a spot in Georgia where students and researchers can look back at life in our state from prehistory through the 1930s. The site, on Ossabaw Island, about 20 miles south of Savannah, contains the remnants of a prehistoric village, an antebellum plantation and a 1930s tenant farmer’s home. With signs of human occupation dating back 4,500 years, the site offers exposure to a wide range of archaeological features and techniques. The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Dr. Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia just wrapped up a summer archaeological field school on the island. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students, the field school’s goal was to collect information and...

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