Georgia Trend - March 2009

Valdosta/Lowndes County: Recession Proof?

Last April when The Associated Press carried a story about the online monthly publication JobBait.com’s including Valdosta on its list of two dozen American “recession-proof” communities, the city’s residents received the recognition with the same mixture of joy and dread…

Journalist, Ethicist, Teacher

His second year on the job in 2008, Culpepper “Cully” Clark, dean of the prestigious Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, bought a television station. Technically, the University of Georgia Research Foundation, a UGA-affiliated…

Bryan County: Banking On A Good Location

When it comes to attracting business and industry, Bryan County is taking a page from real estate. “It’s all about location, location, location,” declares County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed. The county clearly is in the right place at the right…

The 60-Minute Man

Memo to the National Football League Hall of Fame: What are the criteria for membership? It’s certainly not sheer performance or else Maxie Calloway Baughan, Jr. would have been selected a long time ago. How can you admit players with…

Perdue's Sad Legacy

One of the hallmarks of Gov. Sonny Perdue’s administration has been his consistent cutbacks in state formula funding for Georgia’s public school systems. In nearly every budget he’s proposed since first taking office, Perdue has included large “austerity cuts” in…

2009 Power Women

Michelle Nunn Atlanta President/CEO Points of Light Institute Co-Founder Hands On Network In 1989, a group of friends met in an Ansley Park condo to found a new kind of volunteer organization, matching helping hands with worthy causes. Hands On…

Organizations: Angel Flight

Friendly Skies: Angel Flight’s mission is to transport patients who need specialized medical care that isn’t available to them locally and who can’t afford to make the trip on their own, says the organization’s executive director Jeanine Chambers Biron. Passenger…