Georgia Trend - July 2008

The Doctor Dilemma

Charles Kemp grew up in rural southwest Georgia, on the frontier of primary healthcare, traveling from farm to farm with his father, a veterinarian based in Camilla. Kemp is 24, a third-year student in the Mercer University School of Medicine.…

GreenRoom: July 2008

With few state mechanisms for enforcing environmental regulations in place in Georgia, the courts have long been the domain for fighting industries and entities that pollute rivers and raze forests, impact air and water quality or compromise private lands –…

Political RoundUp: July 2008

Remembering Jordan: In his heartfelt eulogy for longtime aide and strategist Hamilton Jordan, Jimmy Carter recalled how he first met Jordan prior to the 1966 governor’s race. Carter, who was then an obscure state senator from Sumter County, wanted the…

Easing The Pain

As unpleasant as it can be, pain has its place. It’s nature’s way of letting us know there’s a problem – whether a stubbed toe or a heart attack – that requires attention. But such pain – acute pain –…

Breaking Away

We were so excited that the carpet on the floor we stood on almost caught fire,” said State Rep. Vance Smith, referring to a wrap-up meeting Atlanta community leaders held after a recent “LINK” trip to Denver. Colorado’s capital city…

Classic City Classic

Of all the college hangouts in Georgia, perhaps only the Varsity and its famous carhops Nipsey Russell and Flossy Mae could vie with the colorful denizens of Allen’s, a rundown bar in an Athens neighborhood called Normaltown. There, Lewis Grizzard…

In Search Of Harmony

Be respectful of cultural differences, use two hands to accept a business card, and watch out for the local wine – it’s 50 proof. There were other points, large and small, made at a briefing for media and members of…

Thomasville/Thomas County: History Repeating

In Thomasville these days, you can hardly turn around without running into a newly arrived Florida refugee. Not only are their numbers growing, several have brought their businesses and employees along with them. This story is repeating itself all across…