Georgia Trend - July 2009

Not Enough Answers

It’s not that I don’t ponder the big questions: Why am I here? What does it all mean? Did I remember to unplug the iron? I certainly do and will be happy to share any insights that I uncover as…

Healthcare Without Walls

The big man dropped heavily to the ground. He couldn’t move his right side, couldn’t speak. He’d been having heart problems, but his wife had seen a stroke before and that’s what she told the 911 dispatcher. Dr. David Hess…

GreenRoom 2009 Summit

Seemingly, green is mainstream. Conservation, sustainability and environmental responsibility are part of the daily dialogue, as individuals, businesses and communities come to grips with some new realities and line up for funding from the Obama stimulus package. In Georgia, the…

Shorty’s: A New Favorite

I take great pride in (and, of course, full credit for) successful restaurant recommendations. One of the great joys of this job is helping people find their new favorite place to eat, requiring as much intuition as restaurant knowledge, as…

From The Olympics To The Masters

To paraphrase a World War II Marine Corps commander, “Retire, hell, I just got here.” So says William Porter (Billy) Payne, who recently finished his second year as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club. In his current role, Payne, the…

Behold Our Future

California, the Golden State, is much in the news these days because of a monstrous budget deficit – currently estimated at $24 billion – and a political paralysis among its elected officials that leaves the state unable to deal with…

Peach County: A Focus On Industry

In recent times, Peach County has been most notable to travelers on I-75 for two things – a cadre of RV dealers at the Byron exit (149) and a certain very well advertised dance club at exit 146 with highly…

GreenRoom: July 2009

Four Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) have backed out of a plan to build a coal-fired plant in Washington County, citing concerns over new carbon emissions standards that may roll out from the Obama administration. Jackson and GreyStone Power, which had…