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
Fighting the doctor shortage in rural Georgia
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. Scott Bohlke is the only doctor practicing in Brooklet, a tiny town in southeastern Georgia. He has been working there for... Read more
Georgia’s HIV problem hitting rural areas hard
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. Metro Atlanta is often characterized as the epicenter of Georgia’s HIV crisis. Earlier this year, in fact, President Trump announced an anti-HIV... Read more
Georgia gets an ‘F’ grade in preventing preterm births
Johnecia Mason’s pregnancy was going along fine until at six months, she developed preeclampsia, a complication characterized by high blood pressure. Soon afterward, her son was born prematurely, at 26 weeks, weighing just 1 pound, 8 ounces. He died in the hospital 12 days later. “It was very hard,’’... Read more

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