Georgia Trend - October 2009

Commentary: The Third Bush Term

The Obama Administration is beginning to look more like the third George W. Bush term. You think not? Well, look at the facts and forget the frenzied end-of-the world-as-we-know-it outbursts directed at Obama by people who just don’t like him…

Sports Legends: Protecting Tech's Smiles

If you’re a Georgia Tech football player and all you want for Christmas is your two front teeth, it’s almost certain you can have them. Thanks to the volunteer work of Aaron LaFayette King, DDS, who serves as team dentist,…

Economy: A Housing Upturn

Georgia’s prolonged and severe housing downturn ended in the second quarter of 2009, when single-family housing starts bottomed at 12,500 units. For the single-family housing subsector, the peak-to-trough plunge in housing starts was 88 percent. The free fall, which began…

Politics: Traction For A Road Deal?

As a legislative study committee on transportation funding was wrapping up its hearings two years ago, House Speaker Glenn Richardson said in no uncertain terms it was time to do something about the state’s stifling traffic congestion. “I am willing…

Athens/Clarke County: Hopeful Signs

Athens has seen its share of ups and downs lately. Leaders lobbied hard to land the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) to enhance its growth in the life sciences sector last year; but a combination of community opposition and…

Gainesville/Hall County: Building On Success

Not since the brutally destructive 1936 tornado has so much of Gainesville been reduced to rubble, but this time the broken bricks, glass shards and shredded lumber that mark the landscape along one downtown stretch of Jesse Jewell Parkway are…

Perimeter Area: On The Move

The road fronting Perimeter Mall is filled with traffic as throngs of pedestrians make the trek across the multilane street to dining and shopping. This intersection is a good indication of the change that has come to the busy Perimeter…