Georgia Trend - April 2011

Art Of The Meal: Mayberry Meets Midtown

Home Grown GA 968 Memorial Drive, Atlanta 404.222.0455 www.homegrownga.com Open for breakfast and lunch. Credit cards: All major. Parking: In attached lot. Dress code: Work shirt and construction hat. Tattoos optional. Just about the time you’re about to get depressed…

Sports Legends: First Football, Then Ice

Whoever heard of a college football star make a career out of carving ice? Well, meet John William (Bill) Van Dyke, a two-time All-Southeastern Confer-ence guard and founder of Ice Carvings by Bill Van Dyke. Van Dyke makes his home…

Going Up

Several years ago when unemployment numbers were rising along with layoffs, plant closings and foreclosures, Dr. F.D. Toth, interim president of what was then Valdosta Technical College, had a journalist in his office and the two were discussing an economic…

Georgia View: High-Speed Fantasy

It was 1975 and our futuristic electric monorail was weaving through the treetops in central Florida, enroute to the Magic Kingdom. I’ll never forget that wonderful first ride on the Disney Monorail. That said, high-speed rail for Georgia and much…

2011 Industry Outlook

The director of the Selig Center for Economic Research at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business reports on prospects for some of Georgia’s key industries this year. Lumber & Wood Production of many lumber and wood products will…

Broken System

Zach Hayes thinks he flew out through the sunroof, but he isn’t sure. His memories of the accident that nearly killed him are choppy and grainy bits of sound and vision that don’t complete the story; the only arc he…

South Metro Atlanta: Southern Exposures

If you haven’t been “down south” lately – as in the South Metro region of Atlanta – you might be surprised. Things are hopping in the six-county area that comprises Atlanta’s southern arc: Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South…

Walker County: Prime Location

For many years, it was the land bypassed by the interstates. It was over there somewhere on the drive up the never-ending expanse of I-75. No more. Walker County is fast becoming a destination for both history-seeking tourists and, in-creasingly,…