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@The Last Democrat in Georgia Although wikipedia states 6,034,270 as the population, it cites/links to a "page not found" on the us census website that bears a title insinuating it was published in 2009. The 2012 estimate will not be released until 2013, and the 2011 estimate is no where near that estimate (300k less). So, it may be a projection based on pre-2009 data, but its def not an estimate (I was getting excited for a second there). Also the CSA is called the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA. MSA and CSA titles only have three principle city names ranked by size. LaGrange, Cedertown, Valley, Thomaston, are the names of the Micropolitan Statistical Areas included in the CSA.
10 months, 1 week ago on Unlike the Macon-Bibb consolidation, metro Atlanta keeps adding more cities
My hometown Statesboro, while smaller, is the only incorporated city (out of 4) in the county with over 1,500 population. Its urban population is over half of the county population and the county already shares many of the services with the city. If so many of the city and county services were not already merged, it would seem silly to expand the city limits from 12 to 685 square miles. They actually finally started talking about consolidation a few years ago, but that conversation ended quickly between local officials wanting to keep their no-competition positions to tea party-esque rhetoric of unincorporated citizens not wanting to pay a slightly higher millage rate. Consolidation makes sense for cities like Macon which already encompass the vast majority of Bibb County. It can also make sense for smaller cities which comprise the only urban area within a large rural county, especially when services are already mostly shared. The hardest part about doing what is best for your local community government is asking the people through referendum if they want to do their part as well.
I started using Headway several months ago. Its ok, support isnt all that great... they kinda expect you to know how to code. I am wondering if there are anymore similar design programs out there? I would like to try others.
10 months, 1 week ago on Headway for WordPress - the future of theming?
@cmscritic Thanks for the pointers. Ill check these links out and get back to you when I figure out my direction better - thanks.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Boonex Dolphin Review - Software for Social Networking
Thanks for the review. I am a complete novice here and am interested in starting a social networking site. I guess the most important things to me are:
1. Ease - ability for a newbie like me to create a quality product (through my due diligence of trial/error and research)
2. Design/Customize - ability to make it your own, really customize and design your own site look so it doesnt seem like any other site (including a facebook copy)
3. Control - ability to customize the control features (the more the better) so that the end product is a community that has not been done before a zillion times over
I know it may be too much to ask for a program which allows a novice user to create an outstanding final product - but I feel if I'm going to pay a few hundred dollars for a program, anyone should be able to use it with some degree of effort/perseverance. Ive created a few websites through wordpress teaching myself by reading how-to wordpress ebooks. I have not found any how-to books out there for creating a social networking site, so could you make a software recommendation for me based on these criteria or direct me to a how-to book/publication?
My main concerns are that it needs to be easy to publish, and it needs to NOT looks like every other site out there - I want it to be unique. I apologize if this is too much to ask, I have no idea, so thats why Im asking.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Boonex Dolphin Review - Software for Social Networking
@Burroughston Broch If that's the only straw you can grasp to argue with the thesis of this article, then more power to you.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Metro Atlanta will prosper if the region makes a commitment to equity for all
@Burroughston Broch If everyone pays for everyone to have a pair of shoes, then everyone benefits.
Question Man You probably did not misunderstand planning 101, but this is Georgia known nationally to rank in nearly last place in several areas of critical importance. The Georgia Legislature has so much oversight into everything that goes on in the Atlanta region, that nothing ever gets done when every other town like Valdosta or Hartwell has just as much pull through the representative process as Atlanta area communities. I am from a small southern town too so I know what the attitude is there - people dont want Atlanta to have its fair share of tax spending distribution. Beverly Scott is an amazing professional - we are so lucky to have her.
1 year, 5 months ago on As Beverly Scott begins her final year at MARTA, she says there’s ‘unfinished business’