Georgia Trend - January 2006

The 100 Most Influential Georgians

For the eighth year, we offer our annual listing of the state's most powerful citizens - the 100 Most Influential Georgians, a roster of individuals who wield influence in business, government, politics, public policy, education, the judiciary and other areas that impact every aspect of every Georgian's daily life.

Cobb County: A New Marietta

Marietta Redevelopment Director Gary Mongeon is anticipating a lot of action out of this year's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum, which passed in September. As he puts it, "There's a ton of stuff going on in Marietta right now."

Columbia County: Going Hollywood

For a brief joyous moment last October, the little hamlet of Harlem (pop. 1,804) became Colombia County's largest city, thanks to the 1892 birth of a child who would grow into one of the funniest men ever to stumble across the silver screen.