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Old 08-20-2007, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Port Hueneme, CA
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Yes I lived in the area off and on my entire life with the exception of the last 5 years. I still frequent the area though. Most of my family (Lott) has been there in the area since the 1700's. Then the other side of my family has been on the south side of ATL in Fayette County since 1646. Of course having both sides of my family in GA for so long we spread out all over the state quickly. Just getting around to see all of the family calls for lots of travel throughout the state.

Forgot to mention that I sold real estate all over GA for 8 yrs but large acreage, multipurpose commerical development, then residential in MidGA & SE GA were my main areas of concentration.

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Thank you! You are probably right about the 90min drive from Jacksonville to here, but I went and used MapQuest.Com: Maps, Directions and More because I wasn't exactly for sure. You have alot of knowledge of the area it seems....Did you live around this area or researched. You are right about the fog. This morning on the way to college the fog was just lifting thankfully.

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Old 08-24-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Willacoochee, GA
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There are alot of Lotts here in Willacoochee, don't know if your kin to them but never know! Do you miss the area, compared to where you are now? Your family has been here for a long long while. By working in the realestate business you are knowledgeable on the prices in the area. Maybe theProals has kept up with the post.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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I'm amazed that Willacoochee still has a Sambo's restaurant. I remember those as a kid, but thought they had all closed down.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Willacoochee, GA
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Interesting.... I didn't know there were any other Sambo's other than ours. But I am only 18 so. But yes our Sambo's is still open for business and gets alot of it.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Port Hueneme, CA
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Oh yeah most of them are my family but many of the old folks have died out so I don't know many of them any more. I still have a couple of Lott's in the area but most of the family I have there now are Harper, Batten, Paulk, & Merrit (spelled a couple of different ways).

But heck yeah I miss the area. Only thing I don't really miss are the gnats. I guess one of these days I might actually get back to the area. I would really like to raise my kids there on a farm. Of course I have been looking more into SC lately because the land is cheaper. Not really worried about schools because I plan to home school and my immediate family is looking to get out the Metro ATL area but only half want to go back to south GA and the other half want to go more toward a mountainous area but all seem to agree with SC and get the best of both worlds. It works out best for me too because most of my job offers are coming from some where in Charleston, Columbia SC & Augusta, GA areas.

I'm not familar with the Proals. I guess they are a local family?

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There are alot of Lotts here in Willacoochee, don't know if your kin to them but never know! Do you miss the area, compared to where you are now? Your family has been here for a long long while. By working in the realestate business you are knowledgeable on the prices in the area. Maybe theProals has kept up with the post.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Port Hueneme, CA
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I agree I didn't know they exsisted any where else either.
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Interesting.... I didn't know there were any other Sambo's other than ours. But I am only 18 so. But yes our Sambo's is still open for business and gets alot of it.
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Willacoochee, GA
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The Merritts in your family, would they be from Willacoochee? I ask because my mom's parents are Merritts. I know what you mean about the gnats!! I wouldn't miss them either of miss this heat wave we had been having! The best of luck in you relocating to where ever you may end up. Depending how long its been you've been in the area I think it has changed a bit (grown). I've noticed in the recent years houses have been popping us around the area.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Port Hueneme, CA
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I guess they could be considered to be from Willacoochee. For as long as I've known them they have lived right on the Coffee Atkinson County line just down the road from our farm. Chances are we are related. I think everyone there has somehow managed to be related to me.

Glad to hear the area is still growing though. I know many people there have sure been putting a lot of effort into making the area grow over the last 10 -15 years. And thanks for the well wishes I still have plenty of time to make a decision so who knows where I'll end up.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Willacoochee, GA
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You are probably right, we are probably in some way related. As you know, everybody is almost related to everybody in this area. (For any readers out there, we are not marrying our cousins and sisters and brothers and aunts and uncles! I DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO GET THAT IDEA!!) And some of my mother's Merritts live near the Atkinson/Coffee County line so more than likely somewhere down the road we are kin.
I am very happy we are a growing area, I would like Willacoochee to grow a little more, but I don't think that will be happening anytime soon. You are correct there have been a few people who have put alot of hard work into making the area grow. I remember when Willacoochee was trying to revitalize our uptown area and this well to do family owns half the buildings and they wanted to sell the buildings for an unreasonable price. That goes to show you, you have some people that care and some that don't.
You're welcome on the best wishes. Maybe you will end up exactly where you want and have a happy and memorable time there.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Willacoochee, GA
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Default Community Happenings

I never really put anything here that goes on in town so here is a short brief list. The dates either vary or I can't accurately say the date.

Dr. Martin Luther King March
Easter Parade
Community Easter Sunrise Service (Easter Sunday Morning)
Old Fashioned Day (Saturday)
Street Dance (Friday)
Christmas Parade

(Halloween children (as in everywhere) trick-or-treat; and it's safe people know everybody)
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