Small Georgia town for sale

Sunday, April 29, 2012 2:58 PM
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TOOMSBORO, Ga. — A developer in Georgia is looking for someone to buy a small town.

Toomsboro, a small community with about 700 residents, has one convenience store, a florist, a custom cabinet shop and a post office. The Coastal Courier reports that developer David Bumgardner, who owns many of the properties in town, is putting them on the market.

Bumgardner bought some of the properties from preservationist Bill Lucado and snagged others at auction about a decade ago with the intention of turning Toomsboro into a quaint tourist town.

But his plans changed. Now Bumgardner and Lucado are putting the town up for sale again. Lucado thinks it would be a perfect fit for a movie production company seeking a set or a music company looking for a great venue.

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tanbaby
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tanbaby 04/29/12 - 02:36 pm
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just what everybody
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just what everybody needs--their own little town....

raul
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raul 04/29/12 - 04:32 pm
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Didn't Kim Bassinger try

Didn't Kim Bassinger try that?

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 04/29/12 - 04:49 pm
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Haha, raul, that was my first

Haha, raul, that was my first thought!

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HighSociety 04/29/12 - 07:52 pm
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We've got a commission they

We've got a commission they can have. No charge.

my.voice
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my.voice 04/29/12 - 08:37 pm
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Someone call Dr Azziz.

Someone call Dr Azziz.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/30/12 - 06:47 am
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from the article: Lucado

from the article:

Lucado thinks it would be a perfect fit for a . . . music company looking for a great venue.

Huh? What kind of venue for music is a town of 700 in a rural area thirty miles from Macon?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/30/12 - 06:56 am
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Here are official population

Here are official population figures along with projections from the 2006 Comprehensive Plan for Wilkinson County:

Year - - - - - - Population
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1980 - - - - - - - 10,220
1990 - - - - - - - 10,138
2000 - - - - - - - 10,039
2010 - - - - - - - - 9,563
2025 - - - - - - - - 9,018

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/30/12 - 11:41 am
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Hey, not five minutes ago

Hey, not five minutes ago this story was read virtually word-for-word on WJBF News at Noon. They didn't even have the courtesy to credit The Augusta Chronicle for the story or the writing. Isn't that a bit tacky?

omnomnom
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omnomnom 04/30/12 - 12:23 pm
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LL.. news media outlets pay

LL.. news media outlets pay for access to the Associated Press/ Wire reports. this is not exclusive AC content

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/30/12 - 01:07 pm
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Ooooops. I didn't take the

Ooooops. I didn't take the time to read the byline up above, omnomnom. My bad.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/30/12 - 01:08 pm
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Hey, how about assigning Mary

Hey, how about assigning Mary Frances Hendrix (Applause editor) to go to Toomsboro to do a feature story on the entertainment multiplex coming to Toomsboro? That would be exclusive AC content!

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Rob Pavey 04/30/12 - 02:33 pm
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I remember someone was trying

I remember someone was trying to sell Rocky Ford, down in Screven County, about 10 years ago. Don't think anyone ever bought the place.

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