Georgia Trend - February 2013

Hart County: Fighting Back

  After losing 10 percent of its employment base in one fell swoop back in 2006, folks in Hart County had a hard preview of what the Great Recession could bring. That was the year Springs Global – the last…

Newton County: New Spirit

  Fresh blood is revitalizing Newton County. From the $1.3-billion deal with Baxter International, which will produce plasma-based treatments at a new manufacturing facility in Covington, to the tourism generated by the locally filmed television show The Vampire Diaries, the…

Healing Hearts

  The most common cause of disability and death among Georgians is heart disease, but its toll is decreasing.  According to a recent study in the journal American Family Physician, just 6 percent of Americans had coronary heart disease in…

Simple Beginnings, Huge Successes

  Truett Cathy presides over a $5-billion-a-year corporation built on the simplest of concepts, a boneless chicken breast sandwich covered in a seasoned coating and served on a hamburger bun. “People say there is nothing so great about putting out…

Big Dreams, Big Achievements

  Herman Russell’s Castleberry Hill office is close – but not too close – to the offices of H.J. Russell & Company, the mega-construction firm he started years ago that is now run by his son, Michael. It’s a quick…