Author: Ben Young

Haralson County: The Fiber Footprint

The irony of a telecom company kicking off GeorgiaWest Technology/Business Park is a great indication of Haralson's offbeat ability to conquer the odds, considering the industry's boom went bust at the turn of the millennium.

The GreenRoom: December 2005

It's been a good fall for Georgia's greenspace. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources completed the $7.3 million purchase of 2,421 acres of land in Southwest Georgia's Red Hills region in September, along the banks of the Ochlockonee River and Barnetts Creek in Thomas County

The GreenRoom: November 2005

"Because of the way we've protected our coast, Georgia would be able to bear the brunt of a hurricane like Katrina better than lot of surrounding states," says Patty McIntosh, director of coastal resources for the Georgia Conservancy.

Atlanta - College Town, USA

Sure, the city has corporate headquarters, dynamic growth and a thriving economy. But it also has one of the largest concentrations of colleges and universities in the country. It's time to celebrate the brainpower and highlight the economic clout.

Georgia's Top Public Servants

Meet the winners of the first Excellence In Public Service Awards, presented by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia in partnership with Georgia Trend. The awards honor five outstanding government professionals at the state and local levels: Dr. Kenneth Breeden, head of Georgia's Department of Technical and Adult Education; Peggy Merriss, Decatur City Manager; Jim Burgess, Social Circle Mayor; Charlotte Nash, Gwinnett County Administrator; and Stephen Gooch, Lumpkin County Commissioner.