Census: Brundidge population declining

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The population of Brundidge declined by 265 people during the past 10 years, from 2,341 to 2,076,” Thomas said. “If the city drops another 77 residents by 2020, it will become a town.”In a breakdown of the numbers, the white population of Brundidge dropped from 2,287 to 2,049 a variance of 238. The African American population dropped from 1,487 in 2000 to 1,306 in 2010, a variance of 181.However, the Hispanic population increased from 19 in 2000 to 62 in 2010. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Census: Brundidge population declining By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like First county Deputy Coroner approved Pike County commissioners braved the inclement weather last night in order to meet and discuss issues on Monday night’s agenda…. read more Published 9:56 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Latest Stories Email the author Thomas said that “all in all” the budget was very close all across the board.“That shows that we have a good handle on the cost and the revenue and what we can do and what we can’t,” he said.Adding to the good news was that the city paid off a 10-year bond during the fiscal year.Several deficiencies in the organization were listed on the audit including the segregation of duties among city employees.“That simply means that we don’t have enough people but I’m comfortable with the number of people that we have,” Thomas said. “Another deficiency listed was that we don’t have all customer utility deposits in one account. But we collect and refund deposits on a monthly basis. That way the resources are available for the city needs rather than being held in the bank at about 4 percent interest.”The Brundidge City Council meets at 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Print Article Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder The total house units also dropped from 1,172 in 2000 to 1,086 in 2010. Occupied housing units dropped from 1,015 to 940 and vacant houses dropped from 157 to 146 over the 10-year period.According to the 2010 census, Brundidge also showed a decline in residents in the 18 years and older population with the sharpest drop in the white population from 656 in 2000 to 314 in 2010. The African American population in the 18 years and older category dropped from 1,105 to 1,014.The Brundidge City Council also reviewed the FY2010 audited financials from Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010.The general fund revenue was 105 percent of what was budgeted and was 3 percent more than the expenses in the general fund. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… If the city of Brundidge continues to lose residents over then next 10 years as it did in the 2010 census, it will no longer be a city, but a town.That was the prospect that Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas gave the city council at its Tuesday meeting.Thomas compared the 2010 census data to the 2000 census data and pointed out that fact to the council along with the overall picture of population decline in the city.last_img read more


Honorary degree for Jordan’s king

first_imgOxford University has awarded King Abdullah II of Jordan an honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law. The diploma was presented to the king at a ceremony in the Sheldonian theatre on Wednesday. He also received an Honorary Fellowship at Pembroke College where he studied international affairs for a year in the 1980s. The Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten, warmly welcomed King Abudullah II,describing him at one point as a “a peacemaker in the Middle East.” He added, “Your reputation is built up by achievement… you build bridges of understanding between the Christian and Islamic worlds a peacemaker in the Middle East.” Upon receiving his honorary degree, King Abdullah II addressed academics, several London-based diplomats, students and the media in the Sheldonian Theatre, focusing on the “urgent need to understand and act upon the threat facing the Middle East today,” and “the need to prevent global disaster by preventing regional disaster” through making Jordan “a contributor to world stability, rather than a source of radiating crisis.” Particular references were made to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “Our region is in the firing line of extremist ideologies that seek to divide and control,” the king said. “We meet here today, on a day- June 4th- that resonates in the ears of every Arab. 4 June 1967 marks the last day a Palestinian lived free of occupation… [the start of] 41 years of whip-lashing violence, invasive settlements, a crippled economy and harsh and multiplying restrictions on life. For Israel, it has been 41 years of incessant conflict,” he added. “While the conflict continues, people on both sides lose. It is time to help people win. For Palestinians, justice and a future, in an independent, sovereign, and viable state. For Israelis, recognition and security.” Addressing the University directly, King Abdullah II said, “Jordan has taken risks for a future of peace in our region and the world. I hope we can look to the members of this university for intellectual, moral and practical support…I treasure this honorary degree as a symbol of the close relationship between Oxford and the Arab world.” King Abdullah II also made a visit Pembroke college. A student of the college, Omid Alavijeh commented, “I think it is great that such a busy and excellent king has retained contacts with the university. “He also is a man who is always pushing for democracy and economic reform. An ally of the West is an ally to Oxford I guess.”last_img read more