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Old 01-14-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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I live in Raleigh, north carolina and have spent time in both cities. In the last couple of year's Augusta seems to be getting more liberal than Atlanta. While visiting, talking with locals, and going out while being there. I'm including the suburbs of both cities into the equation. Recently I spent 2 weeks in Atlanta and a week in Augusta.

When did Augusta become liberal than Atlanta? Or do you still think Atlanta is the most liberal city in GA?

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Is this a joke?
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Is this a joke?
No not at all. Have you been to Augusta lately?
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Uh-huh. I can't even begin to know what you base this premise on, with all due respect.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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I live in Augusta, and I would NOT consider it a liberal city. It is quite conservative. The local newspaper is probably one of the most conservative papers in the country. The mayor is very progressive, but he considers himself a Republican. The city of Augusta is slightly majority black and tends to vote Democratic in Presidential elections, but neighboring Columbia County is one of the most Republican and conservative counties in Georgia. Aiken county is also pretty darn conservative too. Religion is a big deal in Augusta.. there is no doubt you are in the Bible Belt. I certainly would not consider Augusta liberal by any stretch.. you certainly have some liberal pockets...notably in the emerging downtown scene, but overall the city is still VERY conservative. I would say Decatur and Athens are the most liberal cities overall, followed by Atlanta, then Savannah.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I live in Augusta, and I would NOT consider it a liberal city. It is quite conservative. The local newspaper is probably one of the most conservative papers in the country. The mayor is very progressive, but he considers himself a Republican. The city of Augusta is slightly majority black and tends to vote Democratic in Presidential elections, but neighboring Columbia County is one of the most Republican and conservative counties in Georgia. Aiken county is also pretty darn conservative too. Religion is a big deal in Augusta.. there is no doubt you are in the Bible Belt. I certainly would not consider Augusta liberal by any stretch.. you certainly have some liberal pockets...notably in the emerging downtown scene, but overall the city is still VERY conservative. I would say Decatur and Athens are the most liberal cities overall, followed by Atlanta, then Savannah.
IMO you are correct in everything you say.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Having lived in both metro areas I would say I get a more liberal feel in Augusta (at least the suburbs anyway). Some of the outlying suburbs of Atlanta are as conservative as they come (Forsyth and Fayette for example). Once you get out of the city limits of Atlanta (aside from Decatur and North Dekalb) it gets pretty socially conservative fast.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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Columbia County is EXTREMELY conservative.. moreso than Cobb CO and Gwinnett CO.
The Augusta daily local paper has a local daily bible verse.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Columbia County is EXTREMELY conservative.. moreso than Cobb CO and Gwinnett CO.
The Augusta daily local paper has a local daily bible verse.
Augusta has the metro spirit which people read too. Compare Columbia county in Augusta. To Coweta, Paulding, Cherokee, Forsyth, Fayette in Atlanta. Augusta is more liberal than Atlanta. Besides some of the college kids in Athens. Everybody else in that town is a conservative. And Savannah more liberal than Augusta. If you look at the 2008 county results. Richmond-Augusta had a higher vote for obama than Clarke-Athens, and Chatham-Savannah.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Just because the newspaper is extremely conservative that doen't reflect what the whole population believe. The Augusta Chronicles has hit hard time because no one want to read their crap. The Metro Spirit is a lot more liberal and is on the up swing. Yes the mayor is progressive and only caim to be republican to get what he wants from the governor. What does having a large black population to do with being liberal?
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