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Small Town Life

10 Things to Consider When Walmart Attempts to Take Over Your Town.

Roxie Jane Hunt | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Roxie Jane Hunt

Edward Hejtmanek, environmentalist, radically peaceful small business owner and angry neighbor of South Fayetteville's new Walmart Neighborhood Market, wants you to prepare yourself and your town for the threat of a Walmart takeover by considering these 10 questions.

'Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good': A Talk With Jan Karon

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Nine years ago, Jan Karon, the author of the hugely popular Mitford series of novels, announced that Light From Heaven (2005) would be the last Mitford book. Now, she's back with a new Mitford novel.

Maybe We Can (and Should) Go Home Again

Lindsay Henry | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

I didn't know my hometown was a small town. Not until college, anyway. That's where I realized not everyone gets stuck behind turbines and farm equipment on their dirt road. Not all people hear cows mooing at night.

WATCH: Small Town Life Before Big Box Stores

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

"Big box" stores might have trimmed the time it takes to run our weekend errands, but we'd be lying if we said we didn't feel nostalgic for the days o...

Why My Kids Love Snail Mail

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

There are a lot of perks to raising kids in a small Southern town like Greenwood, MS. But if you asked my kids what the best part of living here is, they'd all list one thing in common in their top three things they love -- the mailman.

The Gossip Of Change In Rural Ohio

Teresa McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teresa McCoy

This is George Bush territory. Republicanism here is rooted as deep as this town is old. But lately the gossip has turned from "Who did what?" to "Did you hear that so and so is voting for Barack?"