Features

Perspectives: Georgia Southern University

Our Perspectives series this month features Dr. Kyle Marrero, President of Georgia Southern University. With more than 27,000 students on three campuses, Georgia Southern has a focus on graduating students ready to power, serve, and transform their communities, the region,…

Deep Roots

Georgia is blessed with an almost year-round growing season – one reason that agribusiness routinely ranks as the state’s No. 1 industry. With almost 10 million acres of farmland, the Peach State has a long history of agriculture. Anyone who’s…

Power On

In 2018, when Facebook announced it was opening a massive data center in Newton County, bringing an initial investment of $750 million, it had a big request: to be powered 100% by renewable energy. Fortunately, Georgia was ready and the…

Upfront

Organizations: Feeding the Valley

Before the pandemic, an estimated one in five Georgians was designated “food insecure.” Those numbers exploded by 35% in the time of COVID-19, says Frank Sheppard, president and CEO of Feeding the Valley, a Columbus-based nonprofit food bank that opened…

Economic Development Around the State

LaGrange Firearms: Remington Firearms (RemArms) is investing $100 million to open its global headquarters in LaGrange. A new advanced manufacturing operation and research and development center will be included in the project, which will create 856 jobs over five years…

Political Notes:The Ups, Downs and In-betweens

The Race Is On: Gov. Brian Kemp picked up two high-profile challengers last month, one a Democrat and one a fellow Republican, each hoping to make him a one-term governor. Stacey Abrams, the Democratic voting rights activist, announced that she…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Taxing Thoughts

Georgia, in addition to being the best state in which to do business for nearly a decade, is run in many ways like a business itself. In September, state government reported a $2.2 billion surplus, even above its “rainy day”…

State of Mind: Right Time, Right Cause

We have a little breathing room – finally. With the testy legislative redistricting process behind us and the likely-to-be rancorous state elections still down the road a bit, the regular 2022 General Assembly session, which begins this month, offers an…

Economy: Positive Outlook

The 2022 economic forecast for Georgia is positive and the pattern of slightly faster economic recovery for the state than for the U.S. will continue. Last year, I predicted that Georgia’s economic recovery would occur in three distinct phases: an…

Our State

Cobb County | Marietta: Something for Everyone

Once the epitome of suburbia, Cobb County is no longer a quiet ’burb – just ask any baseball fan who packed the Battery this past fall. Today the county hosts the headquarters of several global companies; is home to the…

Downtime

Peach Plate: French with a Southern Accent

Located in one of Savannah’s oldest buildings that dates back to the 1890s, St. Neo’s Brasserie is not your typical hotel restaurant. For starters, the interior is a dream come true for decorators and makeover enthusiasts. What was an eyesore…

Catching Up With … Kimberly Ballard-Washington

Kimberly Ballard-Washington, an attorney, spent much of her career on the legal side of public higher education, as advisor to the state Board of Regents and in the legal affairs departments of the University of Georgia and Valdosta State University.…

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