Georgia County Government - January 2009 - (Page 10)

Feature Forward-Thinking Bulloch Put Progress on the Front By Deborah Dewberry, Editor B ulloch County’s history stretches back to February 1776, when the county’s borders were drawn from portions of Screven and Bryan counties, former territories of the Colonial English-governed “parish” known as St. Philip’s. Named after statesman and South Carolina native Archibald Bulloch, president of the 1776 Executive Council of Georgia who subsequently became Provincial Governor, Bulloch County is today the third largest county, by area, in the state. At 682 square miles, the county is so large, say its leaders, that even if it grows to encompass a population of another 100,000, it will still seem “rural.” Expansive size aside, this “rural seeming” patina, increasingly priceless in its own right, might just be due to the authentic rural character which Bulloch County is truly about. Meeting strangers on the street is all but impossible. Even “transplants” having moved here from Texas and Florida have so acclimated to the pervasive sense of politeness, their own Southern drawls rival that of Bulloch County’s Historic Courthouse, completely renovated in 1998 courtesy of SPLOST funding. 10 GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - January 2009

Georgia County Government - January 2009
President’s Message
County Matters
Forward-Thinking Bulloch County Leaders Put Progress on the Front Burner
Robert Farris: Champion for Georgia’s Forests
ACCG, BCBS of Georgia Work Together to Improve County Employee Health
Georgia’s Grand Old Courthouses: McIntosh County
Extension News: Cooperative Extension Generates ROI
Research Corner: How Does Your County Rate?
County Parade
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - January 2009