published Monday, February 22nd, 2010

CHICKAMAUGA: Census coming up

Just another reminder that Census 2010 is coming in March. All households will be mailed a questionnaire, to be filled out and mailed back. The questionnaire contains 10 questions that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. I have heard some people say that they are not going to answer any questions for the census. This only hurts the state of Georgia, Walker County and Chickamauga, if you live in Chickamauga. The census questions are legal to be asked, and your answers are constitutionally protected from disclosure to any government agency or court. The first U.S. Census was conducted under the supervision of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson on Aug. 2, 1790. The Constitution mandates that the population be counted every 10 years. Georgia currently ranks ninth in the nation in population and has 13 representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. Whether this number goes up or down depends on a correct census count. Be counted, so that we will be properly represented.

about Jim Powell...

Jim is a zoning administrator and office manager. Jim has been in the Chickamauga community for 59 years.

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.