Georgia Trend - June 2010

Organizations: Ducks Unlimited

In the 1930s, a group of duck hunters in New York stopped hearing that pulse-quickening rustle of wings. They were feeling the sweep of the Dust Bowl thousands of miles away, as its winds parched the birds’ breeding grounds and…

GreenRoom: June 2010

Georgia’s Land Conserva-tion Program has done pretty well in a bad economy – acquiring 116,627 acres of land for easement protection since the program’s inception in 2005. Last August more than 7,000 acres along the Altamaha River were donated as…

Political Notes: June 2010

Join The Crowd: Honk if you’re not running for governor this year. As of April 30, 14 candidates had qualified, seven as Democrats and seven as Republicans. Ray Boyd, who refused to take a loyalty oath to the state GOP,…

Neely Young: A Tax On Visitors?

Why don’t we have a visitors’ tax? More about this later. First, it is good to report that our Georgia Legislature finally accomplished something in 2010! After six years of treading water, the Georgia Republican-run House and Senate moved forward…

A Change In Strategy

Jerry Jennett is a hardnosed Valdosta businessman who keeps one eye on the bottom line and the other on opportunities for growth through expansion and the acquisition of marginally profitable companies that he can buy and improve. As CEO of…

Woodfire Grill: Smokin'

Woodfire Grill 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta 404.347.9055 Hours: Dinner only, Tuesdays-Saturdays. Parking: Complimentary valet. Dress code: Dressy casual. Reservations: You will need them, and further in advance than you think. I always root for the home team when I’m…

Economy: A Slow Insurance Recovery

In 2006, insurers posted their best underwriting performance in 57 years, emphasizing premium growth over market share. But the industry was sorely tested over the next two years as insurers flinched and premiums declined. In 2008-09, capital erosion led to…