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Old 02-25-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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My family and I have lived in Montana for about two years and have finally realized that while we love the people and the scenery the wind is driving us batty, and we really miss being near family. My father was born and raised in georgia so we are looking for someplace in al close to cedartown and/or rome ga. My issue with the move is I am obsessed with horses and must have them in my life. I am strictly a western rider, barrel racing and roping and would like everyones opinion on the best place to look at, prefer rural areas within commuting distance to work! Also any opnions on schools and working wages I currently am making about 17/hr and would hope for something comparable-what are the local industries?Thanks
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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My father was born and raised in georgia so we are looking for someplace in al close to cedartown and/or rome ga. ... prefer rural areas within commuting distance to work! Also any opnions on schools and working wages I currently am making about 17/hr and would hope for something comparable-
Cntrigurl, how close to Cedartown/Rome, Georgia would you need to be?

Anywhere within an hour of Northwest Georgia is going to be rural, don't worry. However, you would probably have to commute quite some distance -- to either Birmingham or Huntsville for those wages, depending upon your skills, talents and experience. Alabama is a beautiful state, but not known for high salaries. What types of work are you prepared to do?

For good schools and horse country, I would suggest White Plains in Calhoun County, Alabama outside of Anniston/Oxford. It's a wide valley with fertile bottom lands, many pastures and hayfields. That would put you about halfway between Birmingham, Alabama and Rome, Georgia -- a little closer to Cedartown.
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:02 AM
 
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As horses are only part of the equation - what do you do professionally?
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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well right now I work for a building material distribution company. I drive a forklift loading and unloading trucks. but I have also been an aircraft mechanic (military so no A&P license) and an aircraft parts clerk. We still need to save up for the move, all of us just kind of decided the other night that we want out of here! I know horses are only one part of the equation but depending on the cost of living differences I can take a pay cut if need to.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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I drive a forklift loading and unloading trucks.
Try the FedEx distribution facility. There is also some kind of big grocery warehouse just off I-20 in Calhoun County that would employ experienced forklift operators, in the $12-$15.00 hr. range, so it's worth a try.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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I'm 18 miles from troy .Troy University is hiring also Lockheed Martin Sykorsky Helicopers, Smart Alabama its growing down here,,, What Recession?
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