Georgia Trend - August 2011

Augusta/Richmond County: Powerful Engines

These days, Augusta’s economy is being driven by three powerful high-tech engines – healthcare, nuclear energy and the military. There is the rapidly growing Georgia Health Sciences University with its $112-million College of Dental Medicine building – one of the…

New Agriculture Advocate

Georgia’s new commissioner of agriculture, Gary Black, took office in January, succeeding Democrat Tommy Irvin, who held the office for a record-breaking 40-plus years. Black, a Republican, is a farmer from Commerce who headed the Georgia Agribusiness Council for 21…

Pharmacists For The Future

Neal Florence estimates about 150 people a day come by the Medi-Thrift Pharmacy he and wife Carolyn operate in LaFayette, a fast growing community in the Georgia suburbs of Chattanooga. Florence says he never knows if his customers are in…

Phoebe At 100

Like Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, who emerge from the woods to find the Emerald City, people who need medical care in Southwest Georgia are often surprised to see the gem that is Albany’s Phoebe Putney Health…

Art Of The Meal: Fine And Dine

Five & Ten 1653 South Lumpkin St., Athens 706.546.7300 www.fiveandten.com Athens is the SWEET LITTLE town where so many of us thought we were just hanging out, only to realize we’ve absorbed an education. Thus it’s the perfect spot for…

Organizations: The Manna Fund

When she was a teenager, Grace Hicks resigned herself to a foreshortened lifetime of “staying sick.” She had received treatment for a six-year bout with anorexia but still struggled with the eating disorder, and her medical bills had depleted her…

Thinking Ahead

There’s a little game you can play if you pay attention to John Stumbo for any length of time – how often can he fit the phrase, “Fort Valley, USA” into the conversation? Chances are that you’ll lose count, but…

GreenRoom: August 2011

Each year Metro Atlanta leaders seek answers to their problems by analyzing comparable regions. The LINK (Leadership, Involvement, Networking, Knowledge) trips, coordinated by the Atlanta Regional Commission, have become an indispensible annual chatting session for the region’s movers and shakers…