Regarding your recent comparison of Jackson County, Florida, with Lewis, County, Idaho: I lived in Marianna in 2001 and worked at a bank. I wouldn’t recommend it at all, as a location to move to, unless you are from the South. I actually was turned down for [membership in] the local quilt guild because I was from the North, and one business owner told me another time that they just wished we’d come down, drop our money and leave. It is not a friendly area [to outsiders]. “Paul Revere” needs to recheck his facts. The main employers there are the seven prisons…
If you are from the North, they do not want anything to do with you. I did some volunteer work at a Habitat for Humanity thrift store, and directed seven [inmates on probation] (“probies”) there.
The Jackson County Floridian is their paper. Anyone considering moving there might want to follow up on that.
After a year, I’d had enough and returned to Missouri.
Just some thoughts. – Kathi L.