Georgia Trend - December 2011

Southwest Georgia: Ready For Revitalization

  Southwest Georgia is poised for seismic economic developments to roll across the landscape from Interstate 75 to the Alabama state line, with rumbles of promise already under way in Crisp County where an inland port has begun shipping cargo…

One Size Does Not Fit All

  Dr. Carol Rountree remembers it well, the warning handed down by the Rich-mond County School System superintendent almost 10 years ago, in which he stressed the potentially disastrous pitfalls of placing too much weight on a standardized test. The…

The Real Thing

  Atlanta’s venerable Coca-Cola Company is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. From a flavorful pick-me-up concocted by a local pharmacist, Coca-Cola has become the world’s best-known consumer product. Muhtar Kent became CEO in 2008 and added the Chairman of…

Political Notes: December 2011

  New Face At The Capitol: Political newcomer John Carson beat former state senator Robert LaMutt in a special runoff election for the House District 43 seat. The two Cobb County Republicans were vying for the office that became vacant…

GreenRoom: December 2011

It didn’t get a lot of press, but it felt like a watershed moment for the state when the world’s largest landfill solar energy cap was put in place off Moreland Avenue in South Atlanta in October. The cap, which…