Truly Special Places

Plentiful jobs. Outstanding recreation. Places to shop. Restaurants. Looking for higher income? Safety. Comfortable housing? Car repairs at fair prices. Good schools. Many of these things make the "must have" list for those shopping for a new community. Young family? Wanna-be entrepreneur? Newly retired? Just seeking a change?

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BACK TO BLOGGING AFTER A HIGHWAY MISHAP

My April 4 brief tangle with a logging truck is now history. Three charges have been filed by the sheriff’s office against the driver. I’ve been told I may have to return to testify against him. Not  a pleasant prospect,…
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ST. GEORGE PARK BRIDGE

St. George, South Carolina

St. George Mayor Anne J. Johnston leads a group of youngsters across the bridge in the town’s lovely, welcoming park during St. George’s annual Victory Sports Camp attended by hundreds of young people each summer. The town has soccer, tennis,…
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New Motorhome

Loading day. This is the 1999 Winnebago unit that replaces the motorhome ripped apart by a speeding logging truck in Yulle, Florida, thanks to the trucker’s honest insurance company. I still had to trade in my 2005 Fifth Wheel trailer…
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MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, ALABAMA

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, AL. – Where they still deliver mail by boat. Every small town we have visited likes to explain why it is special. Magnolia Springs, Alabama is actually unique. Not only does it date back more than a century,…
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Dawson, Georgia

DAWSON, GEORGIA

DAWSON, GEORGIA – Small towns across America are struggling to restore their historic downtown areas.   (That also is true of cities as large as Austin, Texas; Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; and Orlando. Florida). However, for small towns with limited resources getting…
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NICEVILLE, FLORIDA

NICEVILLE, FL. – This  small Florida city has created a park that is equal to or better than many state parks in America. But it is clear Niceville is a special place, if you are willing to overlook the several miles…
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PASS CHRISTIAN. MISSISSIPPI

PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI- Looking for the best place to raise your children in the State of Mississippi? Pass Christian, a small city built along a substantial part of of a beautiful 21 mile Gulf of Mexico white sand beach  has,…
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ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI

ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI- The role of this blog is to introduce you to places where I might want to live. Keep in mind my bias is towards small towns. That doesn’t mean I am right. But I offer it as a…
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OPELIKA, ALABAMA

OPELIKA, ALABAMA – One gets the impression most of the people who live in Opelika, a city of 28,635, are comfortable and satisfied. And with good reason. Opelika is next door to the highly regarded Auburn University. The city of…
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