by Lindsay Boyle Steve Wilson didn’t want to be a sheriff, it wasn’t his dream. But it happened in 1996 when he was elected sheriff of Walker County, Georgia.
Seventeen students, six editors, one mission: visually document one county. Known more for the man-made Lake Hartwell that straddles the Georgia-South Carolina border, students from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Documentary Photography course set out to see what life inside Hart County looked and sounded like. Gathering in the [...]
By Sarah Osbourne
By Wes Blankenship
It’s no secret that boredom and hormones are a dangerous mix in teenagers, who are all too likely to experiment with alcohol, drugs and sex. This is certainly true in rural Madison County, GA. In the most recent Madison County Behavior and Risk for Teens (BART) survey from 2003, 17 and 18 year-old high school [...]
New Genome Sequencing of 2011 E. Coli Outbreaks in Europe Provides New Clues Into Origins the of Disease
The European E.coli outbreak made headlines last summer as the death toll mounted to 50, as 4,000 suffered bloody diarrhea, and as an unprecedented number of victims suffered kidney failure. This was the largest outbreak of foodborne E.coli illness on record, but it could have been worse. Investigators used a high-speed DNA sequencing technology to [...]
If American women believe that they are destined to outlive their male counterparts, they may need to think again. Right now, life expectancy in the United States is 81.3 for women and 76.2 for men. But new data released on April 19, shows that men are now outpacing women in lifespan gains. Even more surprising [...]
Book review of the Drunkard’s Walk: how randomness rules our lives For me, the definition of a good book is that it inspires me to read more books on a subject, instead of making me feel that I’ve learned all I want to know. The Drunkard’s Walk: How randomness rules our lives definitely fits this [...]
For years, women athletes have been warned that they are twice as likely as men to suffer from ACL tears because their hips are too wide, or perhaps their female hormones are to blame. Doctors haven’t been exactly sure why women were vulnerable, and no one had useful advice about preventing injury. Now comes a [...]
Pollen counts across north Georgia climbed again on Tuesday, eclipsing the old record for the first day of spring at 9,369 particles in each cubic meter of air.