Georgia Trend - October 2010

Developing A Strong Workforce

In 2007, Lil Easterlin was at a meeting in Augusta where Gov. Sonny Perdue was giving a speech, during which he unveiled a program designed to improve Georgia’s workforce. “He talked about this program that worked with educational systems to…

Art Of The Meal: Mountain Eatery

Appalachian Grill 3909 Steve Tate Road, Marble Hill 770.893.3389 Hours: Dinner, Tuesdays-Sundays. Credit cards: All major. Parking: Available in attached lot. Dress code: Upscale rustic: North Face fleece vests, Dockers, pearls. For all the cool splendor of a North Georgia…

Sports Legends: Remembering The Boys From Decatur

Frank Broyles, Larry Morris, Moose Miller: Old Decatur High School turned out more than its share of football immortals, but none was greater than Auburn Cleatus Lambeth, who in one season broke every passing record in the school’s history. Lambeth…

GreenRoom: October 2010

As the Atlanta BeltLine reaches the halfway point of its $60-million campaign to build 33 miles of trails, there is a rediscovery of Georgia’s intricate network of trails in the making. Trails are an indispensible link in the state’s ecological…

Power Players: Leading The Leaders

Though fully grounded in reality, Sam Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MACOC), tries to see things as they can be, not as they are. Take his hobby of creating hand-turned wood bowls, for example. He scours…

Political Notes: October 2010

The Race Is On: Georgia’s successful pursuit of some $400 million in federal “Race to the Top” education funds presented something of a dilemma for state officials and candidates. Nobody seriously suggested giving the money back, but many found themselves…

Economy: Declining Home Prices

The most worrisome tail risk to the overall economy is the increased number of defaults on home mortgages. We see homeowners who are able to make their mortgage payments simply opt to walk away. According to CoreLogic, nearly 29 percent…