Author to discuss dying small towns at Warrenton dinner

Monday, May 14, 2012 12:24 PM
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Sandersville, Ga., historian and author William Rawlings will present “The Death of Small Town Georgia,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at the Warrenton Cultural Center on Gibson Street in Warrenton.

Rawlings, who is writing a book on the topic, will share observations on the decline of many small towns, including Warrenton, as part of an effort to stimulate discussions about reversing those trends.

Tickets, which include dinner, are $20 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, at Mimi T’s Antiques and Gifts, online at, or by calling (706)465-3441 or (706)465-9604.

Sponsors of the event are the Warrenton Garden Club, The Warren County Historical Society, the Warrenton Kiwanis Club, the Burkhalter Chapter of the D.A.R., and the Warren County Chamber of Commerce.

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FriedFacts 05/14/12 - 12:54 pm
The subject is interesting

Small town America has lost people since the interstates bypassed them. I wonder if with the advent of satellites, cable TV and the internet the trend won't reverse as the population of the nation ages? It would seem people would want to retire in or near smaller towns.

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