Georgia Trend - September 2012

Sports Legends: Coach For Life

  Jack Carlisle Fligg had many honors during his 60-year football coaching career, but none compare to the one he received last May when some 30 of his former Grady High School players paid him a surprise visit and brought…

Lake Oconee: Smoother Sailing

  Georgia’s Lake Country began taking shape in 1953 when the waters of the Oconee River were dammed to create the 15,000-acre Lake Sinclair. The local citizens who turned out on weekends to watch the water rise were anticipating a…

Honoring Ethical Leadership

  In 1998, Synovus Financial Services Corporation, the Columbus-based company where William “Bill” Turner served as Chairman of the Executive Committee, was named the “Best Place to Work in America” by Forbes. A reporter from the magazine interviewed him, wanting…

Gwinnett County: Surging Ahead

  When the iconic water towers proclaiming “Gwinnett is Great” and “Success Lives Here” were taken down in 2010 due to water system upgrades in Gwinnett County, some viewed it as symbolic of what they saw as a gradual decline…

Georgia Gold

  This month we introduce readers to three more Georgia businesses that have been around for 50 years or more: Stevens & Wilkinson, an architectural, engineering and interior design firm in downtown Atlanta; Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis, & Rothschild, LLP,…

Banking On Better Times

  Maybe there’s a way out of this mess. Maybe the worst is behind us. Maybe Georgia will eventually overcome its reputation as a poster child for banking failure. In the meantime, there’s enough anxiety over new and developing regulations,…