It all comes down to sugar and acid. Any fruit can become wine, but grape juice (and, almost as good, apple juice) have the ideal concentrations to become a happy alcohol accident.  Alcohol is the result of yeast fermenting sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Many factors go into this chemical reaction:  Type of sugar: glucose and fructose are easiest for wild yeast to digest.  Amount of oxygen: too much and…

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The science says that in order to prevent deaths, and to get things back to normal, short-term, extreme closures are necessary. As we enter a new reality of social distancing, shelter in place, lockdowns, and other Covid-19 countermeasures, we are all starting to feel the economic and physiological toll. Many are asking “is this the…

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The environment that we live in affects our health and well-being. For those that live in poverty, an unhealthy environment can contribute to being trapped in a cycle of poverty. For example: bad air quality is correlated with increased sickness; being out sick leads to poor performance in work or school; poor performance leads to…

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*Updated 3/18/2020 We’ve put together this handy list of activities to help you and your little ones get through social distancing. Please come back as we will update this page as we learn of more activities and resources for the Georgia community to enjoy. If you know of any activities we are missing please let…

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*more resources added 3/18/2020 It’s our goal to help our community find any resources they may need. Please come back as we will update this page as we learn of more resources for the Georgia community. If you know of a change to any of the resources below, or know of other resources we are…

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NOTE: There is a lot of information swirling around about taking Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) if you have Covid-19. Right now, the short answer is: there is no evidence to support these drugs being harmful. If you think you have Covid-19, call your doctor and discuss the proper care steps, including medication. If you are currently…

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The coronavirus family can cause a variety of illnesses ranging from the common cold, to more severe respiratory illnesses like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Coronaviruses can also be transmitted between humans and some animals. The novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, is a new strain of coronavirus that was discovered in 2019. Covid-19 spreads mainly from person to person interaction but can also spread through small respiratory droplets that form when someone…

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Coal Ash, the leftover waste from burning coal, affects Georgian’s health and well-being. Coal Ash contains arsenic, lead, mercury, and other heavy metals. When these chemicals seep into water or soil, it causes health problems for those exposed. As the chart shows, a high number of those individuals are low-income. Currently, disposal of Coal Ash…

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Everyone complains that government doesn’t listen to them – but how many of us take the time to tell our representatives how we feel? Representatives have a lot of constituents in districts that span urban/rural divides, income disparities, and a myriad of interests. Daily, they are faced with multiple issues from public safety, to the…

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