The Beat Goes On

To get into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, it is, in my opinion, not so much what you accomplished on the athletics field as it is who you know and what committee clique will support you.

Most Respected CEO

Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank has launched a new high-profile career of civic involvement, as Falcons' owner, Chamber of Commerce chairman and philanthropist. For the second time in three years, he is Georgia's top CEO.

Golden Couple

Unless you read The Fayette Neighbor, or attended the World Masters Games in Melbourne, Australia last October, you never would know that Bill and Jeanne Daprano won four gold medals between them.

Slugging to Glory

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Atlanta's Ronald Mark Blomb erg's debut as baseball's first designated hitter. The date was April 6, 1973, the season opener for the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The place: Boston's historic Fenway Park. And the park was packed, despite a bone-chilling temperature of 30 degrees.

Cover Profile: Sonny Perdue

Georgia's new Republican governor talks about growing up on a family farm, becoming a veterinarian and starting a successful business -- and how those experiences are helping shape his administration.

Hometown Hero

Of all the greats who have come out of Georgia, the one the Atlanta Touchdown Club picked for its inaugural Legends of the Game honor was George Bernard Maloof. And the TD Club could not have made a better choice.

True Gridiron Grit

He grew up in poverty. He never knew his father. He was raised by his mother and grandmother, both of whom were on welfare. Knee and ankle injuries almost ruined his football career. A drug and alcohol problem almost ruined his life.