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The Panelists:

Rep. Debbie Buckner — State representative, District 137

Ricky Dollison — Fourth generation farmer, owner and operator of Warrior Creek Premium Meats

Charlie Hayslett —Hayslett Group CEO and journalist, Trouble in God’s Country

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Breakdown:

1. Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis highlight economic troubles for rural Georgia.

2. Where does the gap in educational attainment fit into this?

  • Rep. Debbie Buckner, a state lawmaker representing Georgia's House District 137, said a college degree no longer paves the way to a good job in rural counties.

3. Efforts to expand broadband access could have far-reaching benefits.

Ricky Dollison is the farm owner behind Warrior Creek Premium Meats. He says a lack of access to adequate internet makes running a business difficult.

Tomorrow on Political Rewind: Former Sen. David Perdue is giving interviews following his announcement he is running for governor in 2022.