Georgia Trend - February 2008

Up In The Air - 2008

Last year, Delta’s successful emergence from bankruptcy eliminated one of the headwinds restraining Georgia economic growth, but in 2008 high fuel costs and a possible merger cloud the outlook for Atlanta’s largest employer. Meanwhile, other airlines, especially AirTran, will continue…

Franklin County: Fishing For Business

When banker Bruce Knighton looks south from Lavonia, he sees change coming up Interstate 85. In counties to the south, subdivisions and big box stores are spreading, changing what was once rural and isolated into something entirely new and different.…

Where The Art Is

A small – but high quality – gallery in Highlands, NC, found an unlikely arts patron in longtime Atlanta attorney and businessman Bob Fisher. After 25 years practicing law (five years at King & Spalding and another 20 years in…

Doing It Old-School

If you’ve been going to the Georgia coast for a long time, you’re probably a little awed by the changes there in the last few years. Once characterized by fried seafood palaces, ’50s motels and small beach bungalows, even stuck-in-a-time-warp…

Championing Home Rule

Click on the following link for extra information http://home.earthlink.net/~oldagolda/georgiatrendextra/ The Georgia Municipal Association is paying a lot of attention these days to the proposal to eliminate local property taxes and replace them with sales taxes – a measure that would…

The Science Of Business

Robert Sumichrast is grounded in a reality where physics, philosophy and business converge. He’s an academic, a scientist interested in how things work in the world, and humanity’s place in it. And he thinks he can guide the Terry College…

GreenRoom: February 2008

• “Stop I-3,” a civic group opposing a proposed highway through the North Georgia Mountains, has suggested letting the interstate be built after all – through South Carolina. The Savannah Morning News reports that Interstate 3, named in honor of…

Recruiting Retirees

For decades the only retirees found on or near Georgia’s college and university campuses were rumpled professors shuffling into the library or graying, but still diehard, alumni and sports fans. Today there’s a new – and in some ways energizing…