Georgia Trend - March 2008

A "Hitters" Success

Talk about a glutton for punishment: Consider the case of William Thomas Stanfill, one of the greatest linemen ever for both the University of Georgia and the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins. While playing with the Dolphins, in 1975, Stanfill…

Nan: The Sweet Life

Perched on the lip of the downtown connector’s 14th Street exit in Atlanta, the Niyomkuls’ first restaurant, Tamarind, was a handy place to meet out-of-town guests. But as the place grew more popular, making the left-hand turn got trickier –…

The Peoples Business?

This is all too typical, alas, of your legislature in action. On a cold Friday morning in February, the House of Representatives devoted most of its time debating and then passing HR 1034, a meaningless resolution that urges the NCAA…

The Arts Connection

Recent times have been good for Georgia arts – and the arts in general. Both Atlanta’s High Museum of Art and Savannah’s Telfair Museum have completed massive expansions to broaden audiences and improve programming. A new Atlanta Symphony Hall is…

An Ounce Of Prevention

When Chick-fil-A’s Bureon Ledbetter, Jr. visited Dallas’ renowned Cooper Clinic for an executive physical in 2002, he returned to Atlanta with more than a clean bill of health. He also brought ideas and enthusiasm that would eventually lead to a…

GreenRoom: March 2008

• Voters in Forsyth County approved a $100 million bond for greenspace, parks and recreation on Super Tuesday. Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt had opposed both the greenspace bond and the continuation of a one-cent SPLOST tax for road improvements,…

Political RoundUp: March 2008

No more in Darfur: In the latest legislative foray into foreign policy, a bipartisan group of state senators introduced a bill that would prohibit the state’s pension funds from holding investments in companies that are selling military weapons to the…

Heat And Light

Business incubators are like almost any other hatchery – the most important component isn’t the physical space. It’s the heat that you cook with. “Bricks and mortar are important, but you can get a building anywhere,” says Don Betts, program…