Georgia Trend - September 2010

Organizations: Guitars Not Guns

This Organization relies on that “aha!” moment the first time a kid strums the strings. Then when fans applaud and swoon, the sounds of a guitar can drown out the other noise – taunts at school, gang violence, smooth-talking drug…

Economy: Reporting On The Ports

Even in the worst economy since the Great Depression, the economic contribution of Georgia’s deepwater ports remains relatively constant. The statewide economic impact for the 2009 fiscal year is $61.7 billion in sales, or 8.6 percent of the state’s total;…

GreenRoom: September 2010

It was a big moment: all of Georgia’s Riverkeepers uniting to support a water plan that relies on interbasin transfers in coordination with other initiatives to keep the state’s supply flowing. The gubernatorial candidates should be listening, because the Riverkeeper…

Georgia View: The New Normal

Georgia sales tax and income tax revenues remain in free fall. County tax digests shrink as homes are foreclosed or decline in value. Only the revenues of the Georgia Lottery, selling hope and HOPE, trend up, but still not fast…

Political Notes: September 2010

Game On: Nathan Deal’s reward for defeating – just barely – Karen Handel in the rough and tough Republican primary runoff was that he got to jump headfirst into a three-month-long battle with another tough campaigner, Demo-cratic candidate and former…

Neely Young: 25 Years And Counting

Welcome to Georgia Trend Magazine’s 25th anniversary edition. In this issue we decided not to look back over the magazine’s past history, but to look forward. For your enjoyment, we interviewed 25 Georgia leaders in various fields – including Andrew…

Metter/Candler County: Back To Basics

It is a pleasant summer morning near Metter on Candler County’s Silver Fox Farm, where a three-month-old colt is kicking up its heels on a playful gallop with the proud mother. In the nearby stables, other horses are whinnying and…