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Help! Wanted

Maybe, after months of takeout and delivery, you finally got a table on the patio of your favorite local restaurant. Instead of a menu, you see a QR code – and instead of a waiter, you see instructions on how…

Helping the Body Repair Itself

Regenerative medicine is booming these days because one thing this relatively new field has done well is generate a lot of buzz. Often associated with stem cells, it’s the branch of medicine devoted to repairing, replacing or regrowing damaged or…

Recovering, Reopening and Ramping Up

More than 18 months after the pandemic shut down businesses across the nation as well as in Atlanta, the region’s community improvement districts (CIDs) are forging ahead, funding and implementing plans to improve mobility, safety and sense of place while…

Upfront

Organizations: Blue Ridge Parade of Homes

A consortium of construction companies is building a legacy of education, along with some beautiful houses. The annual Blue Ridge Parade of Homes, scheduled for Oct. 8 through 10, raises funds for scholarships for local students on a vocational track.…

Economic Development Around the State

Booming Productions: Georgia’s film industry saw another blockbuster year during fiscal 2021, setting a new record with $4 billion in direct spending on productions in the state. Factors include pent-up demand from the COVID-19 hiatus; Georgia’s earlier safe return to…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs, and In-betweens

Cox to Head Georgia College: Former Secretary of State Cathy Cox becomes president of Georgia College in Milledgeville Oct.1. She was dean of the Mercer University School of Law prior to her selection by the Board of Regents to head…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Silver Tsunami

Many are waiting this month to see if workers start coming back as COVID-19 stimulus benefits have expired or if the surge of COVID cases related to the delta variant will prolong the glut of unfilled jobs. This is happening…

State of Mind: Autumn of Our Discontent

My view of fall as a time of renewal and revitalization is being challenged this year, and I suspect I’m not alone in feeling that way. Despite what the calendar says, I’ve always thought of autumn as the beginning of…

The Georgia File: Running on HOPE

You don’t know the name Bryan Miller, but you’ve probably heard of his grandfather, Zell. When Bryan announced his run as a Democratic candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor this summer, no story failed to mention his lineage. The first paragraph…

Our State

Candler County | Metter: Everything’s Better Here

It’s hardly a surprise that things are growing in Metter and Candler County. It’s a rural area. But in addition to the row crops, livestock and even hemp that you’ll find here, you’ll also discover a crop of innovation just…

Hall County | Gainesville: Up for the Challenge

Hall County leaders positioned their community for success through years of careful planning, diligent cultivation of local assets and attracting the right investments. Now, they’re reaping the benefits on multiple fronts. “Hall County local governments issued a combined 1,531 new…

North Fulton County: Distinct Identities

With momentum not even a pandemic could halt, the four North Fulton County communities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Roswell continue to polish their appeal to residents, visitors and potential employers, offering small town living with big city amenities.…

Downtime

Catching Up With … J. Marshall Shepherd

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Georgia Meteorologist Marshall Shepherd, who grew up in Canton, is an international authority on weather and climate and a past president of the American Meteorological Society. These are…

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