Georgia Trend - December 2010

Ready To Roll

A lot of cargo moves in and out of Georgia’s deepwater ports in Savannah and Bruns-wick, which means a lot of cargo containers need to get to and from the ports quickly via train or truck. When a planned deepening…

Art Of The Meal: It's A Family Thing

Alfredo's Italian Restaurant 1989 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta 404.876.1380 Dinner served nightly. Credit cards: All major. Reservations: Recommended. Parking: In attached lot. Dress code: Comfortably stylish. www.alfredositalianrestaurant.com Most good restaurants have a kind of cinematic quality. They are places…

Sports Legend: Both Sides Of The Ball

The old hit song “60 Minute Man” could have been written for Herbert Legrande St. John, a 5-8, 200-pound guard on the University of Georgia football team in the 1940s. He played offense and defense. His crisp blocking opened holes…

Organizations:The Fugees Academy

A YouTube video for the Fugees Academy went viral on the power of its message and the charisma of its young pitchman, Mohamud. The Somali refugee overcomes a fit of camera-shy giggling to explain with great dignity how he struggled…

Power Players: Changes In Attitude

Rick Allen of Augusta, founder and chairman of R.W. Allen, a successful commercial construction firm, marvels at the population shift in his neck of the woods. “I grew up living on Hereford Farm Road in Evans, Ga.,” he says. “That’s…

GreenRoom: December 2010

Relatively speaking, 2010 was a good year for Georgia transportation. We may have actually turned the corner, leaving behind a regressive reticence that left our state clamoring – unsuccessfully – for critical infrastructure funding for the last eight years. Without…

Economy: No Double-Dip Recession

The economic recovery that began in the second half of 2009 will be sustained, but the rate of U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth will be lower in 2011 than in 2010. The lower growth rate reflects waning federal fiscal…

Political Notes: December 2010

Two Thumbs Up, Three Down: Only two of the five Constitutional amendments on last month’s ballot passed. Amendment No. 1, authorizing court enforcement of non-compete agreements, and No. 4, allowing the state to execute multi-year contracts to improve its aging…

Georgia View: The Real Politics Of Green

When your hear the phrase, “the politics of green,” visions of Al Gore, Michael Moore and even Green Party Presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney may dance through your head. This isn’t about that. This is about the real politics of green…

Neely Young: Things I've Learned

I have long enjoyed collecting clever quotes and quips, those one- or two-liners that show a little bit of whimsy and truth. My wife, Kathy, and I visited the Texas hill country last spring, and I found a few funny…