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Farmers want promised money

...discrimination." The nation's black farmers historically have been targets of discrimination, said Doug Bachtel, a rural sociologist at the University of Georgia. Many were denied access to the credit and capital that would allow them to expand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/03/met_430235.shtml
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Center of town hub for retail

...capture our share, we have to do what we do better than the chains." Douglas C. Bachtel, a University of Georgia rural sociologist, said communities that save or revive their downtowns benefit both financially and socially. "It's a focal point...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/25/met_279451.shtml
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Small counties fight mergers

...problem is they don't have the tax base to do it adequately, so they're hurting," said Douglas C. Bachtel, a rural sociologist at the University of Georgia. Dr. Bachtel recalled being "resoundingly booed" in the early 1980s when he helped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/18/met_274762.shtml
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Population surge hits rural areas

...from 7.6 million last year. Those moving in are making Georgia more diverse than ever, said Douglas Bachtel, a rural sociologist with the University of Georgia. They're coming from California and New Jersey, Costa Rica and Russia. They're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/29/met_266707.shtml
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Georgia has high hopes for high-tech future

...benefits for the rest of the state, especially if training and education are emphasized, said Douglas Bachtel, a rural sociologist at the University of Georgia. "In high tech, distances aren't really as important. You can live in a rural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/19/bus_261704.shtml
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Equality remains dream

...education gap is narrowing, said Doug Bachtel, a rural sociologist at the University of Georgia who studies population...percent." -- Doug Bachtel, University of Georgia rural sociologist "I don't think anything has changed or will change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/15/met_253423.shtml
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Moving, moving, moving...

...realized. Americans are flocking southward, where the economy is booming and jobs are abundant, said Doug Bachtel, rural sociologist for UGA. "That's where the jobs are," he said. "The Southeastern states have some of the lowest unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/28/met_212029.shtml
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Moving, moving, moving...

...realized. Americans are flocking southward, where the economy is booming and jobs are abundant, said Doug Bachtel, rural sociologist for UGA. "That's where the jobs are," he said. "The Southeastern states have some of the lowest unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/27/met_211974.shtml
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Fall festivals celebrate everything from peanuts to pumpkins

...that small towns hold sacred. "It goes back to since we've been hunters and gathers," said Doug Bachotel, a rural sociologist at the University of Georgia. "When the ladies picked berries in the fall, the Neanderthals got together and we're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/25/met_391038.shtml
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Family's farm still thrives

...foremost a working farm. "I don't think that it is all that out of the ordinary," said University of Georgia rural sociologist Doug Bachtel. "An interesting aspect of farming is that you tend to be born into it, so the farm gets passed down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/05/met_362343.shtml
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