Georgia Trend - December 2008

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…

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…

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…

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…

A Statewide Perspective

New Orleans native Joselyn Baker is an enthusiastic spokesperson for her adopted home state of Georgia, where she came to attend college at Oglethorpe University and never left. Baker, 39, currently serves as senior vice president of communications for the…

4th & Swift: Southern Accent

After hearing and reading about 4th & Swift, I excitedly added it to my “must try soon!” list. It has so many intriguing features: A cool-looking interior, carved from the engine room of the reclaimed Southern Dairies building, in the…

Georgia Voters: Not Yet

On a night when the rest of America was saying “Yes, we can!” to the notion of electing a black man as president, voters in Georgia defiantly replied, “No, we won’t!” The election of Barack Obama as the country’s first…

Ticket To Ride

It seems like such a long time ago, but it was only 1990. Running for governor, Lt. Gov. Zell Miller had a two-pronged plan: To grant voters’ wish for a lottery, and to use it to fund his ambitious education…