Georgia Trend - February 2011

Historian and History Maker

Sometimes, when Vince Dooley talks to his plants, he sounds like one of those father-figure Confederate generals he admires so much, calmly redeploying soldiers, or a cool-headed football coach readjusting his team, moving players from one position to another.  …

Cherokee County: Optimism And Resolve

Cherokee County, near the top of the Metro Atlanta region, has been as hard hit by the recession as other once-rapidly growing exurban counties, but it has prepared itself with an array of investments meant to enhance its employment picture…

Mending Broken Hearts

Nell Morris has a long, vertical scar in the middle of her chest, a lingering reminder of the broken heart that would have finished her if not for some fortunate timing.   For about 25 years she’d endured a condition…

Dodge County: Ready To Fly

On a crisp winter day, Heart of Georgia Regional Airport in Eastman is a hive of activity. Groups of young men and women gather around planes and move between hangers. Aircraft of all kinds line the expansive 6,600-foot runway, at…

Added Value

The letters MBA in a title or on a resume have long signified prestige and garnered a certain amount of respect, so it’s not surprising that Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees remain in high demand among Georgia professionals. This…

Face-To-Face Teaching

Just beyond the only traffic light in Demorest, a pedestrian bridge crosses above the street, with a sign letting you know you’re at Piedmont College. The college chapel rises to one side, its hilltop setting making it seem even taller…

Organizations: Georgia Meth Project

Speed Trap: The graphic ads jolt and revolt with their images, which usually include close-ups of fresh, young faces ravaged, after a couple of hits on a drug pipe, with lesions, rotting teeth and desperation. “Not Even Once” is the…

Power Players: A Passion For Government

Pete Robinson was as surprised as anyone when he was contacted by folks inside Gov. Nathan Deal’s inner circle about serving on Deal’s transition team. Chair-man of Troutman Sanders Strategies (TSS), a lobbying firm, Robinson said he’d never thought about…

GreenRoom: February 2011

Georgia Trend began GreenRoom in part to acknowledge good deeds in the land conservation sector. Every few months a group like Georgia Conservancy would announce that another swath of the state’s wilderness or coastal marshland was protected. Usually it involved…