Georgia Trend - August 2008

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…

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…

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…

Made In The U.S.A.

This year is the 75th anniversary of the programs usually referred to as the New Deal, enacted by the Franklin Roosevelt administration to help the U.S. get through the worst economic depression in its history. Was the New Deal the…

Wildcat Standout

Langdale, Bazemore, McCrary, Grant, Bennett, Schrorer. These are a few of the Wildcats in the Valdosta-Lowndes County Sports Hall of Fame. Though there are too many to name individually, one standout is William Barrowman (Barry) Phillips, who made his mark…

Attention To Detail

A plaque bearing a quote by Danish playwright Henrik Ibsen sits on Bill Huff’s desk. “Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel,” it reads. “It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health;…

Upscale Comfort Zone

Your favorite restaurant? No matter how demanding the gourmet, the reasons usually aren’t all about the food. For most of us, good cooking is just the starting point for restaurants we love. Certain indefinable qualities come into play – maybe…