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Old 04-18-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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There is nothing to be afraid of about living in the Deep South. Anyways, the universities have people from all over the state and even the country. There are TONS of people at FSU and UF from South Florida.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Temple
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There is nothing to be afraid of about living in the Deep South. Anyways, the universities have people from all over the state and even the country. There are TONS of people at FSU and UF from South Florida.
Roll Tide!!!!!!! Who though is FSU again???????? Never heard of them. Lol.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Im in the Panhandle and enjoy the Christian Culture quite abit ; compared to the North people here are much more lawful, considerate of their fellow human being, have higher values and ethics
Though there is massive corruption in the Good Old Boy network in the Panhandle. The recent problems in Okaloosa County that would make a Chicago politician blush (we're now up to three major scandals and you can make a nice Venn diagram and connect the major players in each of them to each other), Bo Johnson's conviction on tax fraud charges, the time in 2002 when Jeb Bush removed 4 of 5 Escambia County commissioners over corruption and kickbacks from a land purchase deal, Ron Nesby and the strip club, the problems Walton County had with their previous Sheriff...
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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You should do just fine in urban areas like Jacksonville (tends to have more young people than many other parts of FL) or Tallahassee. When you speak of the deep south and compare it to places like Alabama you probably would find more of that in the rural areas of the panhandle.

Good luck with your decision.

Nancy
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:30 PM
 
Location: los angeles/florida
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We lived in Gainesville and didn't think that it seemed too "redneck," and we're from L.A. The areas surrounding the town are very rural, though. I even found some good sushi in Gainesville! And there is nothing wrong with the deep south - think of the awesome sweet tea you will be able to drink. I really miss that out here.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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Though there is massive corruption in the Good Old Boy network in the Panhandle. The recent problems in Okaloosa County that would make a Chicago politician blush (we're now up to three major scandals and you can make a nice Venn diagram and connect the major players in each of them to each other), Bo Johnson's conviction on tax fraud charges, the time in 2002 when Jeb Bush removed 4 of 5 Escambia County commissioners over corruption and kickbacks from a land purchase deal, Ron Nesby and the strip club, the problems Walton County had with their previous Sheriff...
Sadly, there is corruption in all levels of Federal and State Government but I was referring explicitly to the 'Common Folk' in my neck of the Panhandle ... the everyday citizens that one interacts with . On the political front in Illinois, it looks like theres about to be two Governors in jail at the same time soon -- thats pretty sad.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: The last refuge of the scoundrel
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Illinois has to have the most corruption. If not, it sure seems like it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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[quote=Chrome Microphone;8412810]Illinois has to have the most corruption. If not, it sure seems like it.[/quote

Well...at least the most corruption that has been found out and brought to justice . Add that to an 11 billion dollar State deficit , and Illinois needs to pull its socks up !
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: South Walton Florida
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Though there is massive corruption in the Good Old Boy network in the Panhandle. The recent problems in Okaloosa County that would make a Chicago politician blush (we're now up to three major scandals and you can make a nice Venn diagram and connect the major players in each of them to each other), Bo Johnson's conviction on tax fraud charges, the time in 2002 when Jeb Bush removed 4 of 5 Escambia County commissioners over corruption and kickbacks from a land purchase deal, Ron Nesby and the strip club, the problems Walton County had with their previous Sheriff...
Sorry Beachmouse but AAbsolute's going to have to follow your Posts a while. I think I like you.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: South Tampa, FL.
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Anything north of Tampa is "southern." It gets worse once you pass Gainesville. Once you reach Columbia County, Suwannee County, and all those surrounding counties-you are in red neck-ville. The outskirts of Jacksonville is the same but in the actual city it isn't that bad...Tallahassee I LOATHE. It's old and another college town (like Gainesville).
I would suggest going further south-like Tampa, Orlando or further south.
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