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Old 11-21-2007, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by irish2 View Post
The South is alive and well in Georgia from what I've experienced! I know many, many, natives of Georgia who have generations of families living here as well. Most of them have welcomed others to the state with true southern hospitality.

Georgia is growing...the schools have definately gotten better in many areas....and with the Hope Scholarship, a lot of the students are choosing to go to college here and many stay after they graduate.
Where have the schools gotten better?
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Susieque View Post
I've been in Georgia for 47 years. We live just outside metro Atlanta in Hall County and you can still find the charm of a small town here. I grew up in Savannah and this reminds me of Savannah when I was younger. Everyone knows everyone. You call the utilitiy companies and still talk to real people. The bankers will loan you money on your reputation. Sounds like old times, but it's true. The smaller towns are still alive and well and offer that Southern hospitality you are looking for.

We do have a lot of people from other areas coming and may be outnumbered, but we'll just have to keep trying to make them slow down a little and learn how to enjoy what we have to offer.
Why do so many people have this outdated, antebellum view of the south as being "slow". What is exactly slower? Equating the south as a region to New York City would be unfair. How about comparing region to region. The south has a larger population than any other region. It also has the fastest growth, is home to many large cities, and is no more rural or urban than the midwest or northeast. I sometimes think some people haven't been outside the south and base their opinions of our region on what old books and television have told them.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by bhs119 View Post

Claxton is the place to go for fruitcakes.

The small towns are interesting--nobody grows onions like Vidalia. Isn't that somewhere near Claxton--middle/south Georgia?

Haven't been that way in a while.

Yes Claxton and Vidalia are near each other, about 30 miles apart. An interesting fact is that even though Claxton is known for fruitcake a lot of the residents are not too fond of fruitcake. Most of the Vidalia onions though are grown in Tattnall County, which is the next county over from Vidalia (Toombs County). Technically they should be called Tattnall County onions, but I guess Vidalia onions just sounds better.
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