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A salute to the Camellia City

As many of you may already know, my significant other, Will, and I are moving back to the big city. Neither one of us have completely lost that feeling of wanting to be surrounded by traffic and crowds of people, but we both feel we have been blessed to spend this time in the fair Camellia City.

I don't think I will ever live in a city of less than 100,000 people again, but I can say that if I had to pick a small town to live in again, I would pick Greenville.

Although many residents don't see eye-to-eye on all the issues, Butler Countians should be proud to have so many people who care about their community. I can not say enough good things about the people in city and county government. Each representative honestly cares about their districts and will work for not only Greenville, but Butler County as a whole.

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon and Butler County Commission Chairman Daniel Robinson are two people who are not only progressive leaders, but they also honestly care about their communities. I cannot say enough good things about these two people.

They are true, honest and genuine, and they will sacrifice their time to make this community a better place to live.

Advocate Publisher Eric Bishop also is one of those community leaders who genuinely care about this town. I am lucky to have had such fine leadership and support in my newspaper career.

Copy editor Buster MacGuire also has had a significant impact in my learning process. After a what must seem like a century in newspapers, I think this young man knows it all. Thank you, Buster, for your time, attention, and caring that you have given me.

With such wonderful people leading this community, Hyundai suppliers are destined to come here. I know that once they see how wonderful this small town is, they will not want to pass up the chance of living in the &uot;best small town in America.&uot;