Georgia Trend - April 2008

The GreenRoom: April 2008

* The Georgia Supreme Court seems to have dealt a billion-dollar blow to the Atlanta Beltline, ruling that education taxes can’t be used for infrastructure projects (traditionally school systems can opt in or out of Tax Allocation District funding as…

Political RoundUp: April 2008

Value Government: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has named four state senators to a task force on “Value Government” that will develop recommendations for delivering better government services to Georgians at a lower cost. Cagle appointed Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) to…

Georgia’s Economic Checkup

This issue contains our annual Economic Yearbook, a region-by-region look at how Georgia’s economy is surviving and thriving in the year 2008. While things aren’t looking so good in other parts of the country, our state seems to be holding…

Not Working

Perhaps you’ve noticed that way too many things don’t work, no matter how many elaborate systems and procedures are in place to assure that they do and no matter how many people are employed to troubleshoot them. I’m talking about…

First In Education

Eldridge W. McMillan, 73, a member of the State University System’s Board of Regents, tells a remarkable story regarding his first teaching job in Atlanta in 1954. “I was supposed to teach at Price High School,” he says. “But the…

Running For Glory

It was to be the battle of the century – Georgia Tech All- American running back Leon Hardeman against LSU All-American defensive back Kenny Konz. It was the first time I had seen Hardeman run and fortunately the last time.…

Bluepoint: Ultramarine Cuisine

Old Business means watchfobs and waistcoats, big martinis and charred steaks. So what’s the New Business dining experience? You won’t find a better example of the contemporary paradigm than seafood-centric-with-an-Asian-twist Bluepointe. Here, steakhouses’ trademark heavy drapes, dark paneling and Persian…

Once They Were Giants

My colleague Bill Shipp, who rode herd over this piece of journalistic real estate for some years, used to lament that they just didn’t make congressmen from Georgia like they used to. Whether you agreed with their politics or not,…