Georgia Trend - November 2007

A Literary Triple Crown

It is 1941 in the segregated South, and a young African-American journalist hops off a bus one town before his destination. He is pursuing the inside skinny for a story about a recent lynching. It is dangerous undercover work. So…

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.…

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…