By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
SPEEDWELL — A rural medical clinic, supported in part by local Christians, many of whom are members of Baptist churches, is trying to make a difference in one of the state’s poorest counties in Appalachia.
Claiborne County in northeast Tennessee, bordering the Kentucky state line, is impacted by poverty (according to IndexMundi, an international data portal), broken homes (50 percent of school-age children are raised by someone other than biological parents) and an opioid crisis (the county is the seventh highest county in the United States with the most opioid painkillers per capita). [Read more…]