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Past articles by Grant:

Florida Deal Idles Part Of Georgia Power's Largest Coal-Fired Plant

The shift away from coal to natural gas for electricity production has idled a part of Georgia Power’s largest coal-fired power plant. For decades, one of → Read More

DATA: Track Coronavirus Across Georgia

UPDATED June 4, 2020 The graph represents the new World Health Organization guideline for minimally adequate coronavirus testing of 5% of tests being → Read More

For Now, Georgia Coronavirus Testing Outpaces Labs

As Georgia continues to ramp up coronavirus testing, it has hit a roadblock: the pace of testing has outrun state lab capacity. → Read More

How Albany Emerged As A Global COVID-19 Hotspot

Dr. LaMont Smith still has a lot of friends at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. It’s one of the places he practiced critical medical care before → Read More

MAP: Track Coronavirus By Population Across Georgia

This map presents coronavirus infections and deaths from COVID-19, adjusted for a per capita rate of incidents per 100,000 people. Click the icon at the → Read More

COVID-19 Cases Emerging In Southwest Georgia

Case of COVID-19 are now emerging in Southwest Georgia, far from the state epicenter of the outbreak in metro Atlanta. Officials at Phoebe Putney Hospital → Read More

CNN's Dr. Gupta: Don't Panic About Coronavirus

There are now 75 confirmed infections of novel coronavirus in the United States and experts say we can expect more. But a veteran of covering disease → Read More

A Great Migration On View In Georgia Farmland

When Ben Thompson was a kid, he was like a lot of other kids in that he liked watching the nature shows on public television. “ And they would show → Read More

How One Town's Life With Coal Ash Inspired A Georgia Bill

Gloria Hammond remembers the day the man from Georgia Power came to talk about buying the home she shared with her husband Cason. They were just back from → Read More

UGA Scientist: There Is Oil In Marshes Near St. Simons

There is definitely oil in the marshes near St. Simon’s island where a shipping vessel capsized this month. That’s the conclusion of University of Georgia → Read More

In The Ring Shout, Some Of The Oldest African American Music

America’s musical traditions are deeply rooted in African music, and one of the very first African musical traditions to come to North America is what we → Read More

Georgia No Longer Proposed For Migrant Children's Shelter

The federal department of Health and Human Services has reversed course on plans for new shelters for unaccompanied migrant children. → Read More

Evacuation Pace Slow Despite Mandatory Order

The pace of mandatory evacuation from the Georgia coast ahead of Hurricane Dorian Tuesday was steady even if it wasn’t a torrent. By midmorning Tuesday, → Read More

A Chance For Truth In A 73-Year-Old Georgia Lynching

On a late July day , a crowd of people were trying to find the right spot on a two - lane road outside the town of Monroe to watch a crime. With the same → Read More

Time Running Out For Public To Weigh In On Georgia Power’s Coal Ash Ponds

When coal-fired power plants burn coal, what’s left over is a toxic ash mixed with water that gets stored in ash ponds. They look pretty much like you’d → Read More

Report: Toxic Coal Ash Is Submerged In Groundwater

A report from leading environmental advocates in Georgia describes how the toxins left over from burning coal for power are being stored by Georgia Power → Read More

Man Dies At Georgia Immigrant Detention Center

A man has died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a Georgia immigration detention center. Pedro Arriago-Santoya, 44, was originally → Read More

Man Detained At Georgia Immigrant Detention Center Dies

A man has died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a Georgia immigration detention center. Pedro Arriago-Santoya, 44, was originally → Read More

Girls Imprisoned For Civil Rights Work To Get Historical Marker

The Leesburg Stockade is a squat, block brick building where about 15 girls were imprisoned in the 1960s for their role in integrating a movie theater in → Read More

Georgia Schools Given OK To Move Away From Year-End Tests

Georgia has been given the green light by the U.S. Department of Education to experiment with leaving high stakes, year-end testing behind. But now Georgia → Read More