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Old 03-05-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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demonta4 this has been attempted in the past but with little result. The number one road block is the high schools. Each county wants to keep its high school football team and that has hindered consolidating school systems. Then I guess you just have county Pride. But something needs to be done 159 counties in a state the size of Georgia is just too many. And 20 counties in the metro Atlanta region? That is just ludicrous and it is the reason that regional planning never seems to happen
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Many of the smaller rural systems in south Georgia do have consolidated high schools already.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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demonta4 this has been attempted in the past but with little result. The number one road block is the high schools. Each county wants to keep its high school football team and that has hindered consolidating school systems. Then I guess you just have county Pride.
Nobody wants to give up their home base. Would Fulton agree to be absorbed by Gwinnett or vice versa? I doubt it.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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Check your facts: Roswell was previously part of Dekalb County pre-1933.


No it wasn't.

Your confusing Roswell with the fact that DeKalb use to extend to the Chattahoochee River prior to Milton County getting absorbed/saved/bailed out by Fulton County.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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Nobody wants to give up their home base. Would Fulton agree to be absorbed by Gwinnett or vice versa? I doubt it.
Well Gwinnett and Fulton have the populations to justify separate governments.. but 159 counties?? Some with less than 2,000 people that means 159 courthouses, extension offices and all sorts of duplicative services. Like I said all these counties were created to help rig gubernatorial elections under the county unit system. Feel free to keep "historical counties" in name only kind of like France does with Historical provinces but there is no need to have 159 legal counties all with their own courthouses and separate boards and what not. It is inefficient and costing this state billions of dollars. Not to mention that it makes any kind of long range planning next to impossible. Only Texas has more counties than Georgia (and only slightly more).. yet it is more than 10 times the geographic size of Georgia
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Taliaferro County is home to 1,717 people as of the 2010 census; it's the second least populous county east of the Mississippi River. Lithonia is home to 1,900 people, but is 0.41% the size of Taliaferro County.

Food for thought.

- skbl17
Another good example of why I think at least some adjacent counties should merge.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:03 AM
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The complaints against Rader and Gannon seemed pretty flimsy and more of a distraction from the more serious charges against Sutton and Watson.

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Old 03-11-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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FYI...

Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May will be on WABE (90.1 FM) at 1:00p.m. You can call in or tweet your questions.
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