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Before Tuesday afternoon, April 26, I had never set foot on the soil of the state of Georgia. We crossed into Georgia from the town of Lanett, Ala. We had had lunch in Lanett and explored the town briefly, just enough to discover that it was much larger than we expected, but that it had lost a major employer, and is seeing population loss because of the closing of the huge fiber products mill there. I had anticipated Lanett as just a wide place in the road, but we found it to be about twice the size of today’s Pea Ridge.

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Community, Pages 5 on 06/15/2011

Print Headline: Getting to know Georgia

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