Georgia Trend - November 2007

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.…

2007 Silver Spoon Awards

Once known best for great Mom-and-Pop and barbecue joints, Georgia has, in the last few decades, earned the restaurant industry’s highest honors for its fine dining and homegrown artistry. Case in point: This year’s James Beard Award winner for the…

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…

Keeping It Green

Not long ago, the board of directors for a large Georgia corporation was hammering out what it thought was a fair solution to a touchy pollution problem the company was facing. One of its executives who had completed a yearlong…

Griffin/Spalding County: Changing Times

To hear residents and county officials talk, the face of Spalding County will change dramatically in the time it takes to describe what’s coming. Sun City Peachtree, an active adult community, and a University of Georgia campus evolving from a…

Rome/Floyd County: World-Class Appeal

Few people in Rome compare the west Georgia city to its world-conquering namesake. However, they are fond of pointing out that for several world-class businesses many roads do indeed lead to Rome. At a time when communities across the country…

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…

Camden Couty: Ship And Shore

For generations, Camden County was characterized by polar opposites – a gritty paper mill with hardworking employees in St. Marys and the Eden-like Cumberland Island, which a century ago served as a playground for the wealthy. Today Cumberland Island is…