December 2005

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Bryan County: Staying Above It All

Andy Cayton likes to fly high on the weekends. Cayton, a Pembroke area resident, is one of the world's foremost balloonists. The retired Army helicopter pilot holds three world records in small hot air balloon categories for altitude (18,000 feet), distance and time (1,666 miles in 16.5 hours) and duration (24 hours without stopping).

Published: December 2005

Bryan County: Signs Of The Times

New investment, new housing, new optimism

Three years ago when it appeared automaker Daimler-Chrysler was coming to the neighborhood with a new plant and bringing thousands of jobs, real estate developers began poking around in northwest Bryan County looking for building sites.

Published: December 2005

Haralson County: The Fiber Footprint

The irony of a telecom company kicking off GeorgiaWest Technology/Business Park is a great indication of Haralson's offbeat ability to conquer the odds, considering the industry's boom went bust at the turn of the millennium.

Published: December 2005

Haralson County: Doing It Up Right

Location, infrastructure and good timing produce results

Haralson County is primed to explode with new people and big business.

Published: December 2005

Southwest Georgia: Pooling Resources

A region comes together to promote tourism

It was a rainy Wednesday morning in South Georgia, the kind of day that makes you dread a 50-, 60- or 90-mile trip for a business meeting.

Published: December 2005
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Archive »Up Front

The GreenRoom: December 2005

It's been a good fall for Georgia's greenspace. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources completed the $7.3 million purchase of 2,421 acres of land in Southwest Georgia's Red Hills region in September, along the banks of the Ochlockonee River and Barnetts Creek in Thomas County

Published: December 2005
Political RoundUp: December 2005

Political RoundUp: December 2005

Moving on, Retiring, Not feeling well, Let them be schooled

Published: December 2005

Georgia Coaches Association

Organizations

Look at any number of business executives who have achieved significant success in their careers, and you're likely to find people who have relied on more than just their own instincts and training. Often, they're turning to the services of a professional coach to help them reach their goals and aspirations.

Published: December 2005
The Countdown Begins

The Countdown Begins

Politics

With no presidential or U.S. Senate race to distract voters in 2006, the media will focus on the top-of-the-ticket races for governor and lieutenant governor. The fight will be vicious.

Published: December 2005
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Milking the Cobra

Milking the Cobra

Business Casual

A particularly memorable experience with the Marlon Perkins Theory of Effective Management Delegation (so named by a copy editor I worked with) occurred when a former boss signed me up to accompany him on a speaking engagement to a prison journalism class at the San Francisco City Jail.

Published: December 2005
Kathy Cox on Cuts and Scores

Kathy Cox on Cuts and Scores

Georgia's school superintendent has her say on the state's SAT results and how schools are handling reduced financing.

Published: December 2005
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Archive »Downtime

Tasting the Wines

Art of the Meal

It wasn't Judgment at Paris. At that historic 1976 event, subject of a recent book by the same name, the most revered French critics blind-tasted the most famed French wines against upstart California labels - and to everyone's astonishment, the California wines won. The wine world was never the same.

Published: December 2005
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