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Historic Railroad Photo Contest

05/06/14

Historic Railroad Photo Contest

Know any cool railroad spots? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Commission, in partnership with RailGA.com, is having a Historic Railroads of Georgia photography contest through May 25. Photos of historic buildings and structures associated with Georgia's many railroads, the network of which positioned our state to lead the rest of the south, are eligible. This is the contest's fifth year. Entries are featured in an online gallery, and will be shown on Thursday, May 29 at Rhodes Hall in Atlanta as part of the free Preservation Month Lecture Series.

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Will Harris – 2014 Most Respected Business Leader

05/05/14

Will Harris – 2014 Most Respected Business Leader

Will Harris, president of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, is Georgia Trend’s 2014 Most Respected Business Leader. Harris has created the state’s largest USDA Certified Organic Farm, one of the country’s most successful environmentally sustainable farms and a profitable enterprise that employs 90 people. Learn more about this leader in sustainable agriculture in this month’s profile. Congratulations Will Harris!

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Neely Young Honored by Atlanta Press Club

04/29/14

Neely Young Honored by Atlanta Press Club

Georgia Trend Co-Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Neely Young received the Atlanta Press Club’s 2013 Award of Excellence for Commentary, at the Awards of Excellence reception last night.   He was honored for his columns “Shame On Us,” which addresses immigration reform, and “Hospitals Under Stress,” which makes the case for Medicaid expansion in Georgia. His son, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Ben Young, accepted the award on Neely’s behalf. Congratulations Neely!

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Blessing of the Fleet

04/25/14

Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet in Darien, Ga., is an annual celebration in April of the start of the shrimping season. Events include a YMCA 5K, children's activities, a classic car show, art, food and drink vendors, and live entertainment. Darien's Blessing of the Fleet is the largest on the East Coast.   Photos by Neely Young are from the Marine Parade, and include Glenna Hounce, the fish princess.  

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Georgia Leaders Go Green for Earth Day

04/22/14

Georgia Leaders Go Green for Earth Day

Business and nonprofit leaders from Georgia and beyond gathered at the Georgia Aquarium last Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to celebrate Georgia’s environment and sustainable business practices at the Earth Day Leadership Breakfast, presented by EarthShare of Georgia. Now in its 12th year, the breakfast featured keynote speaker Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, a University of Georgia professor and 2013 president of the American Meteorological Society. Environmental updates were presented by several environmental leaders, including Nature Conservancy Executive Director and 2013 100 Most Influential Georgian Deron Davis. The program also included displays from area environmental groups supported by EarthShare of Georgia and business networking. EarthShare of Georgia also honored and...

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