Georgia Trend - June 2010

Georgia View: Let The Sunshine In

There is something about springtime in Georgia that makes you believe that anything is possible and that a new day may be just around the corner. I personally believe that real and lasting change tends to occur incrementally, as opposed…

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…

Building It Green

Sustainability is hardly a trend. It’s more of a movement – and it’s happening from within. In a time of slow growth, builders are shifting from fast and cheap to the affordably sustainable model. It hasn’t exactly galvanized a non-start…

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…

Columbus: Success Brings Success

The rumble coming from the south side of Columbus – to the tune of $2 million a day in construction work at Fort Benning – makes it seem as though the city is humming like a jet getting ready for…

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…