Georgia Trend - November 2007

The GreenRoom: November 2007

• In another step forward for the Atlanta Beltline, the city will spend $30 million for a new park near City Hall East, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The funds will secure land for a stormwater pond system that could eventually…

Political RoundUp: November 2007

Thompson backer: Another Republican presidential candidate, Fred Thompson, has named state Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) executive director and communications director for his campaign efforts in Georgia. Steve Croy, head of Croy Realty Group, is finance chairman in Georgia for the…

Robert E. Lee And Equal Rights

Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Confederate army in 1865, would approve of the heroic actions of journalists in the civil rights era, told in great detail by Hank Klibanoff in his Pulitzer Prize winning book The Race Beat.…

A Healthy Debate

A recent family illness has taught me, among other things, to cut to the chase when the insurance statements come in the mail. I go directly to the space marked, “est. member responsibility.” If that line is filled with zeroes…

Drawn To Public Service

During the three days before Thanksgiving, Joseph “Butch” Thompson, 63, will roll out three smokers and spend hours hovering over some 900 turkeys. The former Cobb County commissioner and president and owner of Butch Thompson Enterprises, a site preparation contracting…

The World Isn't Flat

Actually, the world isn’t flat either topographically or economically. The flat earth theory became popular among multinational business leaders and economists who wanted to eliminate trade barriers and depict the results as good for everyone: rich, poor and middle class.…

The Mayor Of Orrsville

Super Bowl III, 1969: The New York Jets shocked the football world by living up to Joe Namath’s pregame prediction of victory. But the one play fans still talk about came right before the end of the first half. Baltimore’s…