Above and Beyond: Aerospace Soars in Georgia

Aerospace products are the state’s No. 1 export, yet the sector seems to fly under the radar of public perception. “We’re in the top-tier rankings all the time, in the top five nationally usually, [and] people are sometimes surprised by…

Features

Rural Hospitals: Fighting for Survival

When the doors closed at Cuthbert’s Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center (SGRMC) last month, Randolph County lost more than a hospital. Jobs and one of its few remaining lures for economic growth disappeared along with the ability to treat patients…

2020 Top Hospitals

This year, the coronavirus has upended all parts of the state, especially hospitals. As healthcare providers and administrators have struggled to manage a growing workload, shrinking supply of personal protective equipment and a pandemic that just won’t quit, they have…

Crash Courses for Georgia’s Private Schools

In March, it was a scramble. As the state went into lockdown to combat COVID-19, private schools across Georgia had to figure out how to educate their students remotely. Although they had some advantages over their public-school counterparts because their…

2020 Legal Elite

Who are some of the top lawyers in the state? We asked the people who know them best – fellow attorneys – and from their answers selected this year’s Legal Elite. It’s the 18th time the magazine has recognized attorneys…

Our State

Eastman | Dodge County: Resilient and Refocused

Dodge County, southeast of Macon in central Georgia, has gotten really good at reinventing itself. Over the past 150 years, Dodge and its county seat, Eastman, have lived through booms and busts keyed to agriculture, timber and candy. Now the…

South Fulton County: Southern Exposure

These are different times across the world, in the state of Georgia and in each of the eight South Fulton County cities. The famous Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, which celebrates the history of the College Park-based restaurant chain, features a statue…

Southwest Georgia: Constant Activity

You can’t keep a good region down. While the nation’s economy continues to be impacted by the pandemic, economic developers across Southwest Georgia are singing the same tune: activity is constant. Whether it’s an expansion bringing jobs to a community,…

Upfront

Political Notes: The Ups, Downs, and In-betweens

Two Senate Runoffs: All political observers’ eyes will be on Georgia for the next few weeks, thanks to the two U.S. Senate runoffs coming up Jan. 5. The outcome could determine which party controls the Senate. Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly…

Economic Development Around the State

Mableton eCommerce: DHL eCommerce Solutions, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is moving from its current space in Forest Park to a new distribution center in Mableton. The company will double its existing workforce, adding 225 employees, when it…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Just One Wish

Around this time I’m often writing a bit of a wish list – for Christmas, for 2021, or what have you. When I was younger this list could be several pages long. This year I have just one wish for…

Business Casual: A Time to Heal

With the long, arduous election season mostly behind us – we Georgians still have two important U.S. Senate runoffs coming up in January – it’s time to look ahead. Our new leaders have set a hopeful, positive tone. I hope…

At Issue: Healthcare Band-aids

In 2021 one of the biggest issues Georgia faces will be access to healthcare and insurance coverage. Much of the back and forth over healthcare has revolved around hot political arguments over Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act. This year, the…

Downtime

Sports Desk: The Right Stuff

The life of Alpharetta native Maria Taylor, one of the nation’s leading sports analysts and a dual-sport athlete, has flowed seamlessly as a river, with few troubled waters. That brings pause as one considers where we might find her at…

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