Georgia Trend - March 2003

River Deep, Mountain High

We Georgians have the world in a state. This northwestern corner, along the winding two-lane called Plum Nelly (for plum out of Georgia and nelly into Alabama), is a cloud-misted tip of the Appalachians, which slopes downward into Atlanta's lush Piedmont, and all the way to sea level at Savannah.

Cover Profile: Sonny Perdue

Georgia's new Republican governor talks about growing up on a family farm, becoming a veterinarian and starting a successful business -- and how those experiences are helping shape his administration.