Georgia Trend - May 2011

Georgia View: Careful What You Ask For

My grandmother taught me an early lesson: It’s okay to ask important people for their time and help, but just be careful not to waste their time. During the 2010 General Assembly, then House Majority Leader Jerry Keen (R-St. Simons…

Neely Young: A New Profile In Courage

Our Georgia Legislature has concluded its 2011 session with our elected lawmakers having passed what some call racial, anti-immigration legislation. The target of this punitive legislation is primarily Hispanics because they are a minority and some have broken the law…

LaGrange/Troup County: Good Fortune

It would take a good old-fashioned Southern word like “bodacious” to describe the reaction of leaders in LaGrange and Troup County to their good fortune. It starts with location. The county sits at the northern end of a 45-mile corridor…

Fannin County: Pride Of Place

Bo Chance has seen the pattern before: first, the faraway look; then, the wide-awake consciousness that may have come from the splash of a cold mountain stream or the sudden realization that what is really important is right here, right…

Children's Crusader

It was a few minutes after 10:00 and the family was settling in for the night when Donna Hyland’s 15-year-old daughter Brooke entered her parents’ bedroom.   “We picked her up early from school that day, thought it was probably…

Oconee County: The Future Is Here

Few counties in Georgia offer as much of a contrast as Oconee, with its bustling Highway 316 commercial corridor in the north and its wide-open spaces in the rural south. The beauty of this is that it’s all by design,…

Corporate Sustainability Leaders

Putting strong sustainability principles into practice is good for business as well as the planet, as more Georgia companies and their stakeholders are discovering. Even a tough economy has not deterred the state’s top corporate citizens from working to strengthen…