A showdown over what’s in the water
In a small Georgia town, residents worry that their neighbor, a giant coal plant, has tainted their drinking water. Some are relying on the help of the Altamaha Riverkeeper to find answers. By Max Blau  Without Tony Bowdoin’s grandfather, Georgia Power might never have come to the quiet town... Read more
Wellness in rural Georgia: Hope, hard work and some frustration
This article is part of an occasional series on rural health care in Georgia. These articles are supported by a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. By Amber Perry  The northeast Georgia town of Crawfordville is quiet on any given day of the week, apart from a few cars passing through. Many of the businesses... Read more
Georgia’s Top 10 health care stories of 2019
From waivers to toxic pollution to disease outbreaks, Georgia experienced an eventful year in health care. Here is our list of the Top 10 health care stories in 2019. Let us know what we got right – and what we missed! 1. Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled proposals to offer more... Read more
Invisible killer: Spreading the word about radon cancer risk
By Lexie Little Driving through Winder, you can see the hallmarks of many Southern towns dotting the landscape. There are train tracks bisecting the middle of downtown. There’s the historic courthouse, with its clock tower shining in the sun. And there’s the water tower, bearing an image of the local high... Read more
Danger in the ground: Lead contaminates neighborhood
Rosario Hernandez regularly gardens with her grandchildren at her two Atlanta properties in the English Avenue district, about a mile from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. So Hernandez, who works with Historic Westside Gardens, was alarmed when an Emory University team analyzed the soil in July 2018 and discovered it contained unsafe... Read more

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