Georgia Trend - December 2008

The Next Atlantic Port

Viewed from atop the 50-foot-tall earthen dike that surrounds a reservoir on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River, the topography ranges from marshy and swampy to pitted stretches of sand resembling a moonscape. With darkening storm clouds gathering…

Organizations: Women In Philanthropy

As the fundraising arm of the not-for-profit WellStar Health System, the WellStar Foundation is dedicated to helping people get well, stay well and live well. Now, the volunteer-driven organization has launched Women in Philanthropy, a giving society that provides a…

The GreenRoom: December 2008

• Hiking on Cumberland Island – miles away from civilization and the auto traffic that haunts the rest of the state – is an experience critical to many a Georgian’s appreciation of our natural resources. Now a tradition that has…

Water Solutions

A drought envelops Georgia like pitiless lava and parched communities carefully monitor their drinking water supplies. Stream flows approach record lows, and lake levels plummet. Water authorities throughout the state try to wring every available drop. Administering the supply of…

Political RoundUp: December 2008

Executive appointments: Gov. Sonny Perdue named Cumming developer Mike Evans, a former House member from Forsyth County who once chaired the State Transportation Board, to the Board of Community Affairs. Evans stepped down from his seat on the Transportation Board…

Douglas/Coffee County: Lessons From the Past

The Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority celebrates 50 years since its charter this year. It’s one of only three such entities in Georgia that have been operating continuously since the 1950s. To mark the occasion, county business, civic and government…

More Wise Words

Last December my column was a Christmas message in which I was sharing my hobby of collecting quips, those one- or two-liners that show a little bit of wisdom and truth. Since that time many readers have sent me their…

Southwest Georgia: Creative Efforts

On more than a few occasions in modern times the people of southwest Georgia have resorted to prayer to bring rain for thirsty crops or provide other forms of relief for their economic woes. But those were times when almost…

Feeling Antsy

You know those jokes people used to makE when a child went off to college or some other significant expense presented itself? The ones about having to work until they’re 80? They’re not so funny anymore. Events in the financial…