Georgia Trend - January 2009

Greenroom: January 2009

Cobb County voted to spend $40 million on new parklands in the November election. The county has proven a good land steward, investing $37 million in about 400 acres over the last year, and voters approved the new bond two-to-one.…

Political RoundUp: January 2009

Making changes: For the first time in six years, a new president pro tem will lead the state Senate when the General Assembly convenes a new session this month. Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) stepped down after six years in the…

Neely Young: Cicero's Lament

“The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again…

Resort Fare With Flair

So it’s January, and a whole new year – complete with new pounds, new exercise resolutions and a serious new case of cabin fever. What to do? A weekend getaway to the northwest Georgia mountains might seem counterintuitive (somewhere ……

A National Pundit No More

For a while there, Zell Miller had quite a career going as the last angry man of Southern politics. In the fall of 2003, as he was preparing to step down from his seat in the U.S. Senate, you could…

Georgian Of The Year: Saxby Chambliss

It was a long, punishing campaign that generated far more heat than light. Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss and his Democratic challenger Jim Martin slugged and slogged their way through an extended battle characterized by negative ads, celebrity appearances and money…

Hall Of Fame: Lasting Influence

Spurgeon Richardson Former President/CEO Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau Atlanta Age: 67 For more than 17 years Spurgeon Richardson led the ACVB, and the hospitality and tourism industry soared. Millions of business travelers and tourists flocked to Atlanta, landing at…