Georgia Trend - October 2008

Athens/Clarke County: More Than A College Town

Many Georgia cities can vie for relevance to music history. Savannah has Johnny Mercer; Augusta, James Brown; Albany, Ray Charles; Macon, Otis Redding and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Atlanta is the world’s black entertainment Mecca. But Athens has…

Tads And School Districts

This November, the issue of allowing school districts to participate in Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) is up for vote in Georgia. Elsewhere in the United States, these are known as Tax Increment Finance districts (TIFs), but by whatever name, throughout…

North Fulton County: Balanced Growth

If only the “King and Queen” could talk. For nearly 25 years the iconic towers, located near Georgia 400 and Interstate 285, have served as a gateway to the bustling scene unfolding in North Fulton County, as three cities were…

Back In Action

It takes something awfully special to draw a guy out of retirement after a 40-year career in both the public and private sectors; at least that’s what Glenn Cornell thinks. “I always said, after I left the state in 2004,…

Elemental Journey

When I first got wind of the new “public house” Restaurant Eugene chef/owner Linton Hopkins was planning, I vowed to be one of the first to try it. Hopkins isn’t just one of Atlanta’s most inventive chefs – he’s one…

Still Going Strong

It has been a long, long journey for George T. Smith – from plowing behind a mule in south Georgia during the 1920s to playing a pivotal role in the state’s most tumultuous political period, to occupying a seat in…

2008 40 Under 40: Georgia's Best & Brightest

Each year, the Georgia Trend editorial staff engages the magazine’s readers to help identify those individuals who will lead our state’s business, cultural, academic and governmental institutions in decades to come. This year marks what may be the highest level…

The Middle Years

Anyone who honestly remembers early adolescence knows that the “Wonder Years” were not always so wonderful. The sporadic, out-of-sync growth spurts, the sudden appearance of facial hair and attitude, raging hormones, raging curiosity, raging independence – all in all, quite…