Georgia Trend - August 2007

Ups And Downs

Some Georgia political figures who were on top of the world mere months ago – including Saxby Chambliss, Shirley Franklin and Sonny Perdue – are finding that things have changed.

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Both Georgia State and Kennesaw State are considering new football programs – GSU has recruited Dan Reeves to lead its effort. Students, alumni, administrators and fans are enthusiastic, but in the end, it will all come down to money.

Safeguarding The Safety Net

This year’s farm bill, now being hammered out in Congress, will determine the profitability of Georgia agriculture. Tariffs, price supports, food assistance programs and funds for conservation and research are all being deliberated. And there’s $25 billion less in available funding than there was in 2002.