Georgia Trend - October 2009

Neely Young: Whipped By Water?

Despite the devastating floods in Sep-tember, we still have a water crisis in Georgia. Just last summer a federal judge issued an opin-ion in the 20-year dispute with Alabama and Florida and ruled Atlanta’s use of water from Lake Lanier…

Organizations: Kate's Club

Marking Milestones: It’s been six years since Kate Atwood, who lost her mother at age 12, founded Kate’s Club, an organization that aims to empower kids who’ve lost a parent or sibling. From an initial group of just six children,…

GreenRoom: October 2009

The EnergyStar and WaterSense programs are helping people help the environment by doing something they love – shopping. You don’t have to understand how the technology works or have a huge personal stake in green issues to appreciate Energy-Star appliances,…

Political Notes: October 2009

Jobless fund balance drops: Like every other state, Georgia has seen the balance of its unemployment trust fund take a dive this year as more laid-off workers file for jobless benefits. The trust fund, made up of taxes paid by…

40 Under 40: Georgia's Best & Brightest

Each year, Georgia Trend’s editorial staff asks 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. In a year that was supposed to have seen a…

Gainesville Guru

Bob Prechter wants to change the way you think. He wants to alter your most basic assumptions about cause and effect, the market, the economy, human social history and Shakespeare. To some, especially the 80 or so people who work…

Feeling The Pinch

They don’t give kids sling blades any more at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, and that really bothers some of the older alumni who remember the good old days. But that isn’t the worst of it. Turns out, some of the students…

2009 Heathcare Heroes

This year’s heroes include an Atlanta advocate for people with disabilities, a Columbus hospital professional who helps fledgling doctors soar into their practices, and physicians in Albany and Brunswick dedicated to spreading the growing wealth of modern medical services to…

A Sea Change

Sea Island, the luxury resort that has been a second home to generations of well-heeled Georgians, is completing its metamorphosis. Unlike Shakespeare’s “sea change, into something rich and strange,” Sea Island’s transfiguration is rich, but also comfortingly familiar. Despite the…