Georgia Trend - February 2004

Comfort and Conviction

A little shiver ran down my spine when I read a Peach State Poll conducted by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government that indicates "Georgians generally support mixing religion and government."

Embattled Battle Flag

In March, voters will choose between the new 2003 flag and Gov. Barnes' "Royal Blue" flag. Ironically, some of the "Flaggers" may end up voting for the blue flag.

A One-Man Wrecking Crew

The first time I saw George Hamilton Brodnax III play a football game, he was a 175-pound end for the old Atlanta Boys' High School. He was running across the pitcher's mound at Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Park, site of all the Tech High and Boys' High home games. With outstretched hands, his body leaning forward at a 45-degree angle, he raced over the mound, pulled in the ball with his fingertips and carried it across the goal line to bring his team back from almost certain defeat to a 13-13-tie with arch-rival Tech High.