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Old 12-07-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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whippe you like your small town! I don't even know where Washington county is! Life sure must be slow if you have to report on deadbeat dads and DUIs in the local rag.
Very slow if they report people for misusing 911 or for writing a check without funds.

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Old 12-07-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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This is the arrest reports for the last week in Washington county

Washington County Arrest Report (http://www.chipleybugle.com/dec09/arrests-12-7.aspx - broken link)

I bet Fort Lauderdale had more then that in the time it took me to make this post.
Chipley and Bonifay! OMG!

There would be more people at a football game in South Florida than reside in Chipley and Bonifay.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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Chipley and Bonifay! OMG!

There would be more people at a football game in South Florida than reside in Chipley and Bonifay.
They would not even fill up one section in most stadiums.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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I've been in north Florida and in the panhandle - I have some distant family which live up in Okaloosa County. It's quite different of a world from what most see as Florida. Aside from the 95 corridor, anything north of roughly Route 40 (to me) more resembles rural Georgia or Alabama than "Florida" the modern sprawled out haven for transplants (esp. seniors) and vacationers.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Better than home invasions, carjackings, and murders.

Yeah, no kidding. I guess it's that Miami mentality he's got - I'm not suprised. I mean, what kind of response it that anyway?
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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whippe you like your small town! I don't even know where Washington county is! Life sure must be slow if you have to report on deadbeat dads and DUIs in the local rag.
The Miami Herald wouldnt have enough paper to publish all the deadbeats and low lifes in Miami.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: los angeles/florida
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Just wanted to post this because I find it very ironic. I lived in Miami for 4 years and L.A. for 3 years and my car was never broken into in either place. I now live in a tiny town in north central florida and my car was broken into last month. We have to leave our bright porch light on every night now. Crime doesn't just happen in cities...
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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^^^ I live in a gated community in Orlando. One of my neighbors had his car stolen out of his driveway in the middle of the day.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach FL
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I tried to get a similar thread going where I asked everybody to describe what part of Fla. they lived in and what it was like, so we could all see the differences, Fla. is a big state, but the thread never really took off. I was suprised as we have our fair share of posters. Being a South Fla. native, I am very curious about what the rest of Fla. is like, from weather to culture.
Born and raised in both coastal and rural WPB, just moved to Daytona 5 years ago. Here's my experience:

  • As soon as we hit the PBC line, I have anxiety attacks. LOL. The traffic, noise, sprawl, crime, TRAFFIC. Commuting an hour anywhere to work.... (we lived in RPB)
  • down south, constant entertainment, day trips to the Keys. Memorial day was THE day to bar hop all the way to Key West and back...
  • THE best concerts in the state available at Miami, Sunrise (wahh!) and Mars.. (is it still called that?)
  • Daytona: most AMAZING beach, atmosphere anywhere. No walking, no hot pavement..... and no BEER
  • Up north, low taxes/above average home prices = lower income/lower stress/same home prices
  • North, people are MUCH nicer. Makes a So. Floridian nervous.. like they just want to be nice so they can rob you.... LOL
  • North, holiday traffic will make you homicidal or suicidal. Results may vary.
This is just the east coast I'm referring to. Orlando and Jax have a mind and of their own.

Daytona is sooo relaxed and laid back, almost to a fault. Our industry is in higher education, the race track, and healthcare (still sadly lacking!!! I would still make a run for Miami or Gainseville with a serious illness).

WPB is all about keeping up with the Joneses, rat race, road rage (Okee 500 takes off 5pm daily!).


/ranting


almost...

In a weird way, I miss the insane traffic down 95 between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami during construction... Did they EVER finish that?
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:15 AM
 
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Born and raised in both coastal and rural WPB, just moved to Daytona 5 years ago. Here's my experience:

  • As soon as we hit the PBC line, I have anxiety attacks. LOL. The traffic, noise, sprawl, crime, TRAFFIC. Commuting an hour anywhere to work.... (we lived in RPB)
  • down south, constant entertainment, day trips to the Keys. Memorial day was THE day to bar hop all the way to Key West and back...
  • THE best concerts in the state available at Miami, Sunrise (wahh!) and Mars.. (is it still called that?)
  • Daytona: most AMAZING beach, atmosphere anywhere. No walking, no hot pavement..... and no BEER
  • Up north, low taxes/above average home prices = lower income/lower stress/same home prices
  • North, people are MUCH nicer. Makes a So. Floridian nervous.. like they just want to be nice so they can rob you.... LOL
  • North, holiday traffic will make you homicidal or suicidal. Results may vary.
This is just the east coast I'm referring to. Orlando and Jax have a mind and of their own.

Daytona is sooo relaxed and laid back, almost to a fault. Our industry is in higher education, the race track, and healthcare (still sadly lacking!!! I would still make a run for Miami or Gainseville with a serious illness).

WPB is all about keeping up with the Joneses, rat race, road rage (Okee 500 takes off 5pm daily!).


/ranting


almost...

In a weird way, I miss the insane traffic down 95 between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami during construction... Did they EVER finish that?

You lived in the wrong part of PBC. And yes, they finished the I-95 construction through West Palm.... it's like a breeze, much less accidents now as well. They've started expansion in North County now, though, but I think it will take a lot less time to complete than the 10 year project through WPB!
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