January 2006

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Cobb County: A New Marietta

Marietta Redevelopment Director Gary Mongeon is anticipating a lot of action out of this year's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum, which passed in September. As he puts it, "There's a ton of stuff going on in Marietta right now."

Published: January 2006

Columbia County At-A-Glance

Fast facts about Columbia County: population, unemployment rate, per capita income, top employers, government.

Published: January 2006

Cobb County: Revitalization And Redevelopment

A suburban powerhouse proves the value of collaboration

Cobb County is maturing into an efficient, multifaceted blend of urban and suburban cultures.

Published: January 2006

Columbia County: Going Hollywood

For a brief joyous moment last October, the little hamlet of Harlem (pop. 1,804) became Colombia County's largest city, thanks to the 1892 birth of a child who would grow into one of the funniest men ever to stumble across the silver screen.

Published: January 2006

Columbia County: Counter-Trend - Insourcing

Last May, when Indian businessman Gurdeep Soni came to Columbia County's Horizon North Industrial Park for a groundbreaking ceremony, he brought a small vial of water taken from near the headquarters of his New Delhi corporation, Uniparts.

Published: January 2006
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Archive »Up Front

The GreenRoom: January 2006

Former MARTA General Manager Nathaniel Ford, Sr., who has resigned to head the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, leaves MARTA in a better situation than he found it, having, among other things, called attention to its plight.

Published: January 2006
Political RoundUp: January 2006

Political RoundUp: January 2006

Beating about the Bush, Back from Baghdad, Calling all cars, Sickout?

Published: January 2006
Short And Sweet

Short And Sweet

Politics

The latest session of the General Assembly is upon us. If you blink, you might miss it. In an election year, lawmakers are likely to keep it short.

Published: January 2006

Albany Advocacy Resource Center

Organizations

Before the Albany Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) got its start more than 40 years ago, many Georgia children born with mental and physical disabilities faced a future spent largely in state institutions, away from their families and the lively, active environments most children take for granted.

Published: January 2006
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Archive »Commentary

A Voice in the Wilderness

A Voice in the Wilderness

Now is the time to put more dollars back into the educational system. The governor will probably use recent revenues to build back reserves. The legislature doesn't have education on its radar.

Published: January 2006
Blowing Your Own Horn

Blowing Your Own Horn

Business Casual

On a good day, I can drive downtown from my office in Norcross in about 25 minutes; but this was not a good day. I was running late, on my way to a luncheon gathering at the World Congress Center with several hundred other people.

Published: January 2006
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Archive »Downtime

Piebar Pizza And Pizzazz

Art of the Meal

First, a warning: If you are a serious traditionalist, and you think pizza ought to be a dough circle with cheese and sausage, you're not going to like Piebar.

Published: January 2006
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