Georgia Trend - March 2011

Organizations: Atlanta Music Project

Kailah Corney glides her bow across the cello’s strings with lip-biting concentration, creating a startlingly deep and resonant sound. Hooked on Symphonics: Kailah, a nine-year-old from southwest Atlanta, had never heard of the instrument until a few months ago when,…

Art Of The Meal: Social Skills

Tybee Island Social Club 1311 Butler Ave. Tybee Island 912.472.4044 www.tybeeislandsocialclub.com It’s still cold outside, but I’ve already detected Emily Dickinson’s winter afternoon “certain slant of light” – that earliest harbinger of the earth’s revolution, the one you can almost…

GreenRoom: March 2011

Every year, U.S. residents and companies discard mountains of waste – an estimated 251 million tons in 2006. In 2008, Georgia sent nearly 13 million tons of garbage to landfills, according to The Atlanta Journal-Consti-tution, and nearly 40 percent of…

Political Notes: March 2011

Oops: Looks like the state gives, and the state takes away. Georgia’s new revenue commissioner Doug McGinnitie had an embarrassing little brush fire to extinguish during his first weeks in office. His department wired state tax refunds to some 30,000…

Economy: A Brighter Banking Picture

Market conditions will improve for Georgia’s financial institutions, but regulatory changes will create some new challenges. The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act creates new regulators, extends regulations into new areas, provides new protections and gives regulators new abilities…

Neely Young: Great Men And Women

The great historian Thomas Carlyle once commented, “The history of the world is but a biography of great men.” Carlyle believed that by studying history’s heroes, one could not help but uncover something about one’s true nature and add to…

Georgia View: Betting On Hope

Youth may in fact be “wasted” on the young, but there are few population segments in Georgia facing a potentially more devastating economic triple threat than high school seniors and college students. Drastic cuts in the state budget are likely…

Business Casual: Fifty Years Later

I read Charlayne Hunter-Gault’s wise and generous speech sitting home alone at my computer, snowbound, rather than hearing it in Athens. But her words were powerful enough to transcend the mundane setting in which I absorbed them. I had tears…