Features

The Future of Clean Energy?

Georgians will find out this year how much truth is in the English proverb, “Good things come to those who wait. In this case, individuals, small businesses, state and local governments, manufacturers and utilities, among others, are waiting to find…

A Journey of Growth and Innovation

It was an unlikely beginning: an abandoned federal property turned over to the state and made the home of a military school, only eight years after the end of the Civil War. At the time, surely no one imagined the…

Upfront

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

In Memoriam: Longtime Speaker of the Georgia House David Ralston, a Blue Ridge Republican, died in November at age 68. Ralston’s death came just days after announcing he would not seek another term as House leader, due to a health…

Organizations: Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) began in 1833 in Paris. Antoine Frédéric Ozanam, a student at the Sorbonne, was appalled at the poverty he saw. He and his friends decided to put their Catholic faith into hands-on…

Economic Development Around The State

EV Supplier: Hyundai Mobis is investing $926 million to build a 1.2 million-square-foot electric vehicle (EV) power system plant in Bryan County, employing at least 1,500 when production begins in 2024. More Millwork: Millwork manufacturer Steves & Sons Inc. is…

Opinion

From the Publisher: New Industrial Revolution

The first issue of the new year contains a feature on the energy sector and how Georgia utility companies are faring with the federal government’s transformative investment in advancing clean energy. It’s already a big year for clean energy in…

Red, Blue & You: Education is a Team Sport

It’s no secret that the State of Georgia is struggling with its public education system. We spend an average of $11,200 per student, per year in this state, and while that may sound like a lot, we rank 33rd in…

The Georgia File: What’s Next?

This month, Gov. Brian Kemp will kick off the first legislative session of his final term riding high. After the pomp and circumstance of his second inauguration, Kemp goes into the 2023 session with a mandate from voters and a…

Economy: Silver Linings

This year, I expect Georgia’s post-pandemic expansion to end and a mild recession to begin, which will last about six months. A recession is not inevitable, but it would take near-perfect monetary policy plus a lucky break to avoid one.…

Our State

Our State: Cobb County

Even in unprecedented times, leaders across Cobb County are adapting and innovating to ensure those who live in, work in and visit Georgia’s third-largest county can enjoy family-friendly neighborhoods, unique entertainment venues, a sense of community and a thriving business…

Downtime

Peach Plate: Spanish-Latin Vibes

On a Friday night, downtown Alpharetta is bustling with families celebrating, groups of friends grabbing drinks and romantic couples having a date night by candlelight. In the past few months, this suburban enclave has become a hotspot with the opening…

Catching Up With ...Lonnie Johnson

Q: Tell us about your background. A: I’m professionally trained as a nuclear engineer and mechanical engineering is my undergraduate degree. I spent 10 years in the Air Force and close to two years working for NASA in the Jet…

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