A large swath of economically challenged Georgia communities got a boost from the Trump administration in the weeks after Georgia lawmakers passed a package of legislation aimed at helping rural areas where folks struggle to make ends meet.
Another slice has occurred in the “death by a thousand cuts” that threatens rural Georgia. This one involves the downgrading of bonds issued for a college that was to lead a swath of southeast Georgia into a brighter future.
The once-behemoth Rural Georgia is slumping to its knees. The region that once controlled the governor’s office, state House and Senate, and the highway department is bleeding jobs as health care is becoming scarce, according to accounts in two recent reports.