Georgia Trend - December 2007

Absolutely Fabulous

Has the resurrection begun? A few short years ago, it might have been noted as a sign of the impending apocalypse: Reversing the long march of the last few decades, a successful, acclaimed restaurant moves from a popular, well-trafficked mall…

The Greenroom: December 2007

• Georgia, Florida and Alabama agreed in November to work out a unilateral water plan by mid-February. The states’ fight over water resources has been given plenty of ink in Georgia Trend over its 17-year history, but it was the…

Time To Take A Break

It’s been a long run, but it’s time we sat back and took a break. Few states have experienced quite as much booming prosperity as Georgia did during the 1990s, when development in the Metro Atlanta area exploded and the…

Political RoundUp: December 2007

Revenge is sweet? House Speaker Glenn Richardson may have lost out in his attempt to secure the DOT commissioner’s job for Rep. Vance Smith, but he could have the last laugh on some of the Transportation Board members who voted…

A Watershead Moment

There is as much water today as there was 4 million years ago, when the human population could be measured with a show of hands. Since then, in spite of difficulties that may have sent a lesser species scurrying for…

Whimsy And Truth

I have long enjoyed collecting quips, those one- or two-liners that show a little bit of whimsy and truth. I learned this habit from the late Jimmy Townsend, from Jasper, Ga., who was an author and columnist for many Georgia…

Global Gateways

At the Port of Savannah, mammoth freighters are docked at berths, their holds and decks stacked with containers bearing labels from Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Hamburg, Mexico City and other distant places. Cargo soon will be moved out by truck…

Shorter Showers, Fewer Flowers

The woman walking through Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood was carrying a flat of bright purple pansies in her outstretched arms, and I was envious. I was in my car, on the way to spend a sedentary evening indoors. She was, presumably,…