March 2006

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Jesup/Wayne County: Possibilities And Potential

Riding south from Jesup along U.S. Highway 301 with Harry Yeomans behind the wheel of his Mercedes, one is struck by a landscape of long stretches of huge pine forests, interrupted only occasionally by the crumbling motels that lured Florida-bound tourists to Southeast Georgia during the 1940s and '50s.

Published: March 2006

Macon/Bibb County: Looking Ahead

New expansions, new openings, new hires

Local rumor has it that when Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, came to Macon looking for a new store location he soon spotted the exit sign for Bass Road on Interstate 75 just north of the city. "That's where it's going," he reportedly declared.

Published: March 2006

Macon/Bibb County: A Tale Of Two Developers

The 10-year partnership between Macon developers Jeff Jones and Clay Murphey has lasted longer than many marriages. Together the two have accounted for more $25 million in development downtown and they say they're just getting started.

Published: March 2006

Macon/Bibb County At-A-Glance

Fast facts about Macon/Bibb County: population, government, unemployment rate, median income, top employers.

Published: March 2006

Carroll County: Strengthening The Connections

Changes at the University of West Georgia, geared to keep students on campus, are spilling over into adjacent downtown Carrollton.

Published: March 2006
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Archive »Up Front

The GreenRoom: March 2006

It's been a good year so far for Metro Atlanta's environment. The city and the Beltline Partnership purchased the Bellwood Quarry from Vulcan Materials. Plans call for a 50-acre lake with 351 acres of greenspace - the nation's largest city park.

Published: March 2006
Political RoundUp: March 2006

Political RoundUp: March 2006

History is made, Giving 'em Zell, Mitigating factors, Not over the Hill yet

Published: March 2006
What Does It Matter?

What Does It Matter?

Politics

Whoever wins the Democratic primary will have to go head-to-head with an incumbent who will have far more money to spend.

Published: March 2006

Georgia Nurses Association

Organizations

When its three-day annual convention wrapped up last November in Columbus, the Georgia Nurses Association announced that major changes were in the works for how it serves its 3,000 members statewide.

Published: March 2006
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Archive »Commentary

Fueling the Debate

Fueling the Debate

Business Casual

Last September, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I was happy to find an out-of-the-way station selling gas for $3.05 per gallon. Barely three months later, I paid $1.90 a gallon at my regular station and felt foolishly grateful for the lower price.

Published: March 2006
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Archive »Downtime

Table 1280

Art of the Meal

So, have you been to the new aquarium? No, not the giant fish tank across from Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park - Midtown's new aquarium, at the Woodruff Arts Center.Table 1280, the elegant restaurant designed by Renzo Piano, is not so much a bar and dining room as a habitat. Viewed from the outside, its huge, incandescent glass rectangles swim with beautifully languid diners.

Published: March 2006
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