Georgia Trend - May 2008

Fannin County: A Brand New Economy

The shifting fortunes of North Georgia’s Fannin County are reflected in the narrow main street that cuts through the thriving town of Blue Ridge. Cars line both sides of the thoroughfare, with many bearing out of county and out-of-state license…

Covering His Bases

Some years ago, attorney and part-time writer Abe Schear came to an unsurprising realization. “I figured out that my clients and friends would rather read about baseball than leases,” he says. Schear, 56, a partner in the Atlanta law firm…

Standing Tall

Jolene Mary Ammons has had the time of her life. Can you imagine coming out of Homerville (Ga.), where her biggest thrill was fixing a chocolate malted milk shake at Doc Harper’s drug store, and vaulting to the basketball Hall…

Banks County: Making Preparations

A few minutes on Google Maps shows what officials in Banks County are grappling with. The differences between the satellite images of the county’s two exits on Interstate 85 in northeast Georgia couldn’t be more stark. Exit 149, the interstate’s…

Atmosphere: Traditional, French

For years, I’d been hearing about this little bistro with great food. Somehow, though, I never got around to eating there. Everything about it – its odd location at Piedmont and Morningside in Atlanta, its old-fashioned French bistro menu, and…

A True Original

Many politicians get elected to the Georgia General Assembly and do little besides occupy a chair on the House floor. A few, however, actually bring some original thought to the political process. One such lawmaker was Kil Townsend, a New…

Organizations: Atlanta Boy Choir

The Atlanta Boy Choir celebrates its 50th anniversary this month with a concert at the Rialto Center marking the debut of a new work by Stephen Paulus. Shortly thereafter, choir members will be jetting off for a summer tour of…