Georgia Trend - February 2011

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…

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…

Sports Legends: SEC Football Standout

Patrick Fain Dye made his mark on two SEC football powerhouses – Georgia and Auburn. He was a two-time All-American guard at the University of Georgia and won four Southeastern Conference championships as a head football coach at Auburn University.…

Economy: Retail Coming Back

Retail growth sales should be sustained by gradual improvements in the labor market this year. Even small increases in jobs will give more people the confidence and the wherewithal to spend slightly more for retail items. Personal income growth is…

Art Of The Meal: Empire State South

Empire State South 999 Peachtree St., Atlanta 404.541.1105 www.empirestatesouth.com Reservations: Recommended. Parking: Complimentary valet. Dress code: Comfortably stylish. For months, foodies had been holding their collective breath (and expanded bellies), waiting for Hugh Acheson’s new spot to open in Atlanta.…

Georgia View: Whither Georgia Democrats?

Ten years ago, Georgia had a Democratic governor, Roy Barnes, two Democratic U.S. senators, Max Cleland and Zell Miller, and Democrats in the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, agriculture commissioner and labor commissioner, as well as…

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…

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…