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Old 01-06-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Is Ft. Payne still "dry?"
No. I do believe that Ft. Payne is now wet. Just to let our friend from NC know, there are many areas in Alabama that are "dry". This means that the sale of alcoholic beverages is illegal. If you're a beer or liquor drinker this can be quite annoying.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Generally only flaming liberal city folks think that redneck = racist.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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Searched other post couldn't find answer. I'm a single white male 28 years old from North Carolina, moving to Alabama for several months to a year. I love fishing, camping, hunting, 4 wheelin and only country music. Redneck but not racist. Looking for a town with lots of fun loving good ole boys, down home women and obviously places to fish, camp and go wheelin. Moving soon so any info. would be great. Thanks
What do you have against anything that isn't country music? I am basically exposed to it alot, without living in a "redneck" town.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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Generally only flaming liberal city folks think that redneck = racist.
Well I am a liberal and I do currently live in a city, Birmingham. That being said, I was raised in rural Tuscaloosa County and have many relatives there that most people would consider redneck. I also have many relatives on my fathers side in St. Clair County, almost all rednecks. So I do most certainly have redneck roots.

I worked in a large manufacturing plant in Tuscaloosa for 16 years in the 80's and 90's. Not many coworkers were actually from the city of Tuscaloosa. Most were rednecks from rural Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Hale and Pickens counties. So in a nutshell, I have A LOT of experience being around rednecks.

I've met very few that I would consider non racist. It's certainly not as bad as it used to be but I've yet to go to family reunion or any other event with rednecks when someone didn't start telling racist jokes or making racist comments with almost all the others in agreement. I do know that non racist rednecks do exist, I've met a handfull but as I said earlier the redneck but not racist thing will be tough to find.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Like skinem said I'm looking more in the northeast area. Somewhere between Anniston and Guntersville. Finding a job and place to stay will be important. It will be a temporary move so I need a solid job but not a career. While down there I'll be visiting other towns for a more permanent move later. I'll probably have to wait till this cold front passes first since I'll have no place to stay when I first get down there. I'll be sleeping in back of truck couple nights I suppose. We have dry towns here and I love whiskey so a dry town would not be a good place for me, so I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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I have had this conversation on here before, but I think there is a difference between being country and being a redneck. I have always believed that a redneck is a country person, plus the ignorance and prejudicial beliefs. Country people are just that--country. They are typically pretty intelligent and open minded, unlike what I (key word is I) consider to be a redneck.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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You would like Hokes Bluff. I won't say too much more, because it was definitely not the right town for me growing up. But you would fit in there (in a good way, not the bad).

It's hard to comment on this post, because the OP wants some of the things I fled from.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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I have had this conversation on here before, but I think there is a difference between being country and being a redneck. I have always believed that a redneck is a country person, plus the ignorance and prejudicial beliefs. Country people are just that--country. They are typically pretty intelligent and open minded, unlike what I (key word is I) consider to be a redneck.
That is exactly how I see it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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Is Ft. Payne still "dry?"

The referendum passed in Fort Payne a couple years ago.

After time and time again of coming up it got defeated.

The city was having a meeting with a woman from the Alabama Tourist Association and she told them their area/city had a lot of potential for tourism, but the fact Fort Payne was dry hurt them.

Someone came up with a great idea !

They stated if the referendum passed, the city's portion of the alcohol tax revenues would go to the school in Fort Payne.

It passed ( 2800+--------2600+ ) and the cities share of the tax revenue has been presented to the school in Fort Payne each quarter.
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