Georgia Trend - August 2008

Finish The Drill?

It’s as close to paradise as you can get and still be within the geographical confines of Georgia. I am referring to the scenic beauty of our coast and its Golden Isles, one of the major attractions for tourists who…

Hart County: Town And Country

Even when you’re tucked away in the scenic hill country of Northeast Georgia amid verdant forests and crystal clear waters, you can’t ignore the rest of the world. Hart County has learned that lesson the hard way over the past…

Air Force

Delta Air Lines has long been a major economic engine for Atlanta and Georgia and a big reason Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest. Last year Delta emerged from bankruptcy, after successfully repelling a hostile takeover bid from…

Political RoundUp: August 2008

Hail and farewell: Two of the most important figures in the state’s higher education community both retired, coincidentally enough, on June 30: Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough and Georgia State University President Carl Patton (they both ascended to their…

Fields And Yields

It’s just after dawn on a Thursday morning and South Georgia farmer Brian Robinson is standing in a field of waist-high wheat pulling the grain off the top of one of the shafts. He tosses the kernels in his mouth…

The View From Youngs Station

The history of agriculture in Georgia is reflected in the history of my family farm located at Youngs Station, south of Cedartown. Five generations of Youngs, Georgia pioneers and leaders, are buried in a cemetery there. Stories similar to that…

The Soccer Explosion

The seeds of a national revolution were planted 40 years ago in Atlanta, when Phil Woosnam guided a soccer team stocked with foreigners to the city’s first major league sports championship. Throughout that summer of 1968 the Atlanta Chiefs played…

Back To School

It’s always a pleasure to sit in a roomful of smart people and listen, especially when those people are focusing on solving a serious problem to which they bring an arsenal of resources, information and determination – and the confidence…