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Old 01-29-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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I'm a young black male who moved away 20 years ago and would seriously consider retiring there. My uncle happens to be the mayor and he takes his city personal and with pride and just for the sake of correcting the sherriff is white. Charles cannon who's very well respected and loved by both black and white citizens. In fact he changed this young man's life around. If you want a laid back and constructive life style with young kids i'd say enjoy montezuma. Young kids all over america with nothing to do will tend to get in a little trouble here and there but certainly not ghetto! Wade
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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I'm a young black male who moved away 20 years ago and would seriously consider retiring there. My uncle happens to be the mayor and he takes his city personal and with pride and just for the sake of correcting the sherriff is white. Charles cannon who's very well respected and loved by both black and white citizens. In fact he changed this young man's life around. If you want a laid back and constructive life style with young kids i'd say enjoy montezuma. Young kids all over america with nothing to do will tend to get in a little trouble here and there but certainly not ghetto! Wade
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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I am glad to hear you say what you said WLarry. You and I both replied to an original post from 2007. I wonder if the OP ever moved there?
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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I am actually looking at a few houses in Montezuma now. My friends who still live there tell me I am crazy but it is home.

Incidentally, I have met the mayor and agree he is impressive. He is retired Military. My wife is Hispanic and would not feel threatened living there.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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I don't think the issue is what ethnic group runs a city but are they competent at it. I was born in Montezuma in 1946 and lived near it until age 18. Like so many other southern small towns, it is dead and not going to become alive.

I would recommend you compromise and get nearer to Perry or even Americus for convenience and for better job opportunities.

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Ollie - Got to agree with you. I grew up in that part of the world, and would caution someone relocating to perhaps consider a little larger place. Americus, as Ollie mentioned, is nice as is Perry. The OP might want to consider a small town but perhaps in north Georgia in the mountains. Just a thought.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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It is only about 20 miles to either Americus or Perry.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Recently purchased a house in Montezuma. Have not yet moved in. Left 52 years ago so I am returning home.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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Congratulations. Hope it works out for you. I imagine there are some good buys right now on some houses there. Some pretty neighborhoods.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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Exclamation Race / Ethnicity is an Issue

Ollie, the quality of life for many white folks is indeed affected by the black majority holding offices. Their mere presence in such numbers means that our needs can be overlooked and even be quite difficult to stomach. In direct response to your question re competency then there is that problem as well since many lack the education and upbringing to adequately discern the issues in front of them and see things objectively. Move to Montezuma for a white person, definitely not. Visit and go to Yoder's yes, I believe they even have a small motel. Just my 2 cents after living in small towns with a black infrastructure.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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Have Montezuma improved much since you wrote this post in 2007?
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