Georgia County Government - May/June 2012 - (Page 15)

County Feature TAYLOR COUNTY: Strongly Rooted in an Agricultural Economy with Expectations for Growth By Noble Sprayberry H onoring a delectable, proudly home-grown product brings hundreds of people to the Georgia Strawberry Festival, complete with pie bake-offs, classic cars, lawn mower races and more. It’s Southern, down-home and very much Taylor County. “We have a lot of available land, and there is a real small town atmosphere,” Taylor County Commission Chairman Patty Bentley said. “Everyone knows everyone, and we work well together.” About 9,800 people live in the county between Columbus to the west and Warner Robbins to the east. Most people, TAYLOR COUNTY continued on page 17 Taylor Orchards is a third-generationowned farm operated by the Wainwright family who produces peaches and strawberries. Strawberries are harvested from March through May on the farm. Photo by Harry and Brenda Hayes. MAY/JUNE 2012 www.accg.org 15 http://www.accg.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - May/June 2012

President’s Message
In Memoriam
Director’s Desk
An Inside Look at Criminal Justice Reform
Taylor County: Strongly Rooted in an Agricultural Economy with Expectations for Growth
ACCG Annual Meeting Highlights
How Counties Can Stay on Top with an Uncertainty in Federal Funding
A More Level Playing Field for the 2012 LOST Renegotiations
Counties & the Law: Road Acquisition and Abandonment
Preferred Partner News: Georgia United Credit Union Now Welcomes County Employees
Preferred Partner News: How M2M Technology is Poising Local Government for Growth
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - May/June 2012

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