Georgia Trend - July 2011

Organizations: Watch D.O.G.S

Six years ago, a teacher’s aide told Keith Schumacher that when he showed up at his daughter Gracie’s kindergarten classroom, the students sat up straighter. “She observed that there was a difference in the air when I was there,” says…

Economy: Athens: Good News, Bad News

Although Athens was hit hard by the Great Recession, recovery is ongoing. The community will see 1.1 percent job growth this year, benefiting from expected growth in healthcare, an expanded engineering program at UGA and an undersized construction sector. The…

GreenRoom: July 2011

Sometimes the best way to get a clear perspective on Georgia politics is to head out to the country and get back to nature. Here we see the ecological advantages of our state in all their glory, and at times,…

Georgia View: The Fight For The 14th

Few things make an ambitious office-seeker salivate more than the prospect of an open Congressional seat. The 2010 U.S. Census indicates Georgia’s population has grown by more than 20 percent since 2000. That means the state will gain a 14th…

Political Notes: July 2011

Poitevint Redux: Alec L. Poitevint II of Bainbridge, a key GOP player on the national and state levels, has been reappointed to the Georgia Ports Authority Board of Directors by Gov. Nathan Deal. Poitevint will be running the 2012 Republican…

Carroll County: Planning For Success

About 12 years ago, a concerned group of community leaders in Carroll County decided that rather than just sit back and let the economic winds blow wherever they might, it was time to be proactive about economic development in the…

Neely Young: Lee's Tarnished General

My friend, Randy Jones of Americus, has often wondered why so little has been written about the Reconstruction period after the War Between the States – as others have. So, as part of the sesquicentennial commemoration of Georgia’s role in…

Tifton/Tift County: Fertile Ground

Tift County economic developers have noticed a grow-ing number of distribution facilities arriving in the community due, they believe, to the crossroads of Interstate 75 north and south and the east-west route of U.S. Highway 82. But this community is…