Georgia Trend - June 2008

Lessons Learned

The phrase “people power” routinely punctuates Tom Malone’s conversation. Malone, 69, is the retired president and chief operating officer of Milliken & Co., who in 1983 became the first non-family member to ever hold that job. He remains an enthusiastic…

Douglas County: Continued Success

Twenty minutes to downtown Atlanta, 15 minutes to the airport, second lowest property taxes in the metro area. The question isn’t why is Douglas County booming, the question is, why hasn’t it been booming for decades? No one seems to…

A League Of Their Own

If New York Yankees Manager Miller Huggins had chosen to keep Johnny Suggs instead of Herb Pennock in 1923, Mae Louise Suggs might have become a New York Yankee baseball fan instead of one of the world’s greatest women golfers.…

Milledgeville's 119 Chops

On a recent trek back to Atlanta from the Georgia Coast, my friend and I pondered what to do about the same old, same old route we always take. This time, we found the perfect antidote: a short overnight hop…

Nothing To Be Done

There always has been a zany, schizoid – dare we say, nutty? – quality about the Georgia General Assembly. Our duly elected lawmakers have a habit of making speeches and casting votes that seem to contradict what they were doing…

Organizations: Council For Quality Growth

For 23 years, the Council for Quality Growth has acted on behalf of Metro Atlanta’s development community, serving as policy analysts, legislative watchdogs and advocates for the industry. “Our member mix is developers, builders, contractors, land use attorneys, design professionals…

Hero's Quest

Put yourself in Garrett Gravesen’s polished, square-toed loafers: You’re 28, a handsome, rail-thin 6’, and in only five years have far exceeded the University of Georgia’s great expectations for its youngest-ever student body president and one of its business school’s…

GreenRoom: June 2008

Gov. Sonny Perdue has launched a new “Conserve Georgia” campaign to promote better use of the state’s natural resources. A website, ConserveGeorgia.org, provides conservation tips and a list of state agencies intended to help the average Georgian reduce his or…

Recycling Revolution

Every time she arrives at the grocery store checkout counter Judy Gordon is given the same choice we all get: paper or plastic. And she always chooses neither. “If I had to choose, I guess I’d go with paper because…

Political RoundUp: June 2008

The Ox is in: State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine was the first politico to officially file the papers and start raising money for the 2010 governor’s race. That could be one of the most crowded races on the ballot, as…