Georgia Trend - March 2010

Art Of The Meal: King's Of Leon's

Leon's Full Service Address: 131 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur Phone: 404.687.0500 www.leonsfullservice.com Reservations: Not accepted. Parking: You’re on your own – on the street or in public lots. Lunch Tuesday-Sunday, dinner nightly. Dress code: Blue jeans and age-appropriate…

Power Players: Back To Basics

With 54 years of experience in the food distribution business, Gene Sutherland, 74, president and owner of Sutherland’s Foodservice, Inc., doesn’t need economic forecasts to know what’s going on with the economy. “In tough times people buy more eggs and…

Sports Legends: Game, Set, Match

In 1980, two future three-time All-American athletes entered the University of Georgia. One was Herschel Walker. Now tell me who the other one was. If you said Scott Woerner, Fireball Frankie Sink-wich or Charley Trippi, you would be wrong. The…

Economy: A Retail Revival

After collapsing by more than 10 percent in the first half of last year, retail sales will expand moderately in 2010. Continuing job losses will modulate the effect, but by mid-year the labor market situation should stabilize, causing personal income…

Politics: Still An Optimist

Not since the days of the WPA and the CCC has the landscape been this bleak for working people in Georgia. The state’s unemployment rate inched above 10 percent in June and has been hovering around that double-digit level ever…

Barrow County: Fortunate Location

A few years ago the folks in Barrow County were seeing nothing but growth coming at them, as the next stop on Metro Atlanta’s fast-moving expansion. Homebuilders were working overtime and companies were following their employees in search of better…

Macon/Bibb County: Protecting Investments

Standing in front of a jury delivering a summation is routine business for Lonzy Edwards, an experienced Macon trial lawyer, but when he rose to speak to an apprehensive crowd of 300 South Bibb County residents last April, he found…

Hart County: Center Of Opportunity

Just south of Hartwell is a monument to the Center of the World. The designation by the Cherokee Indian Tribe was prophetic, as Hart County’s particular geography makes it a midpoint between Atlanta and Greenville, SC, and easily accessible to…