Georgia Trend - January 2010

Organizations: Butler Street YMCA

An Atlanta First: The Atlanta police force was one of the first city government departments to be integrated in the 1960s by then-Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Back then, however, integration didn’t mean black and white officers serving side by side,…

GreenRoom: January 2010

Clean air is often taken for granted – you can’t see it until it’s gone. By then the federal government may be punishing you for fouling it, which is what happened in the late ’90s, when Atlanta’s failure to meet…

Political Notes: January 2010

Is Johnny safe? Sen. Johnny Isakson so far does not appear to have a credible Democratic or Republican primary challenger for his reelection campaign in 2010, a fact that prompted the online publication CQ Politics to declare the U.S. Senate…

Neely Young: One Georgia To Prevail

Georgia is in crisis over the use of its waterways and dams, thanks to a ruling by federal Judge Paul Magnuson last summer. His ruling declared that Army Corps of Engineers dams were not built for water supply. Congress intended…

Business Casual: Join The Club

I’m starting a new club – and you are invited to be a charter member. There are no dues, no meetings, no fund-raisers, no silly hats. This is the Atlanta Fan Club, and the only requirement is that you become…

Art Of The Meal: When Pigs Fly

Southern Soul Barbecue 2020 Demere Road St. Simons Island 912.638.7685 The Georgia coast is a worthy destination any time of year, but especially in fall and winter, after the salt marshes take on a beautiful gold glow – just one…

Power Players: Knowing What People Want

Give Johnny Lastinger credit, the guy knows how to find a need and fill it. Case in point: Lastinger’s publication, Valdosta Magazine, mailed quarterly to 2,500 regular subscribers to update them on the interesting people, places and goings-on in Valdosta,…

Lee Walburn: A Sporting Life

You name it and Lee Walburn has done it – basketball player, baseball player, high and low hurdler, sports editor, sportswriter, Atlanta Braves publicity and promotion director, public relations guru and award-winning magazine editor. What impresses me most about Roswell…

Economy: The Georgia Picture

How will Georgia fare in 2010? I forecast state GDP to increase by about 1.5 percent, a lot better than the 4 percent decline estimated for 2009 but below my overall prediction for the U.S. Georgia will continue to suffer…

Politics: A Contact Sport

Chicago newsman Finley Peter Dunne has been dead for more than 70 years, but the phrase he coined still gives us the best analysis of the upcoming election year in Georgia: Politics ain’t beanbag. No, politics is not for the…