My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding is a controversial US reality television series that debuted on the TLC in April 2012. It claims to revolve around the marriage customs of Romani-Americans – members of Romanichal clans, although some are of Irish Traveller descent, it is a spin-off of Britain's Channel 4 series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. It was announced in June 2012 that the series had been renewed for a second season, which debuted March 24, 2013. Season 4 premiered April 4, 2014 and Season 5 in February 2015. My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding has led to a spinoff series: Gypsy Sisters. Both the British original and the American version of the series have faced a number of controversies, including allegations of racism in its advertising and causing racially motivated bullying; the Romani Gypsy community has criticized the series for misrepresenting the ethnic minority with non-Romani characters posing as “Gypsy”, Billy Welch – a spokesman for Romani Gypsies – stated: The American version of the series has faced controversy and criticism from Romani-Americans, from journalists and activists concerned with minority rights, claiming that the series is “wildly misleading,” cultivating racist stereotypes, misrepresenting the American Romani/Gypsy community
Augusta metropolitan area
The Augusta metropolitan area is a metropolitan area in the U. S. states of Georgia and South Carolina centered on the principal city of Augusta. The U. S. Office of Management and Budget, Census Bureau and other agencies define Augusta's Metropolitan Statistical Area, the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, as comprising Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie Counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield Counties in South Carolina; as of the 2010 Census, the area had a population of 556,877, though a 2014 estimate of it was at 583,632. Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Pop: 197,872 Martinez, Georgia Pop: 35,795 Aiken, South Carolina Pop: 29,884 Evans, Georgia Pop: 29,011 North Augusta, South Carolina Pop: 21,873 Grovetown, Georgia Pop: 12,210 Thomson, Georgia Pop: 6,718 Belvedere, South Carolina Pop: 5,792 Waynesboro, Georgia Pop: 5,816 Edgefield, South Carolina Pop: 4,690 Clearwater, South Carolina Pop: 4,370 Hephzibah, Georgia Pop: 4,021 Gloverville, South Carolina Pop: 2,831 Burnettown, South Carolina Pop: 2,673 Harlem, Georgia Pop: 2,779 Johnston, South Carolina Pop: 2,362 New Ellenton, South Carolina Pop: 2,052 Jackson, South Carolina Pop: 1,700 Lincolnton, Georgia Pop: 1,520 Sardis, Georgia Pop: 999 Wagener, South Carolina Pop: 797 Blythe, Georgia Pop: 721 Dearing, Georgia Pop: 549 Salley, South Carolina Pop: 398 Keysville, Georgia Pop: 332 Midville, Georgia Pop: 269 Monetta, South Carolina Pop: 236 Perry, South Carolina Pop: 233 Trenton, South Carolina Pop: 196 Girard, Georgia Pop: 156 Windsor, South Carolina Pop: 121 Vidette, Georgia Pop: 112 As of the census of 2000, there were 499,684 people, 184,801 households, 132,165 families residing within the MSA.
The racial makeup of the MSA was 60.81% White, 35.09% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population. The median income for a household in the MSA was $36,933, the median income for a family was $42,869. Males had a median income of $34,574 versus $22,791 for females; the per capita income for the MSA was $17,652. Georgia census statistical areas South Carolina census statistical areas https://web.archive.org/web/20131013222920/http://2010.census.gov/2010census/popmap/
A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service in a system it introduced in 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan; the basic format consists of five digits. An extended ZIP+4 code was introduced in 1983 which includes the five digits of the ZIP Code, followed by a hyphen and four additional digits that reference a more specific location; the term ZIP Code was registered as a servicemark by the U. S. Postal Service, but its registration has since expired; the early history and context of postal codes began with postal district/zone numbers. The United States Post Office Department implemented postal zones for numerous large cities in 1943. For example: The "16" was the number of the postal zone in the specific city. By the early 1960s, a more organized system was needed, non-mandatory five-digit ZIP Codes were introduced nationwide on July 1, 1963; the USPOD issued its Publication 59: Abbreviations for Use with ZIP Code on October 1, 1963, with the list of two-letter state abbreviations which are written with both letters capitalized.
An earlier list in June had proposed capitalized abbreviations ranging from two to five letters. According to Publication 59, the two-letter standard was "based on a maximum 23-position line, because this has been found to be the most universally acceptable line capacity basis for major addressing systems", which would be exceeded by a long city name combined with a multi-letter state abbreviation, such as "Sacramento, Calif." along with the ZIP Code. The abbreviations have remained unchanged, with the exception of Nebraska, changed from NB to NE in 1969 at the request of the Canadian postal administration, to avoid confusion with the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Robert Moon is considered the father of the ZIP Code; the post office only credits Moon with the first three digits of the ZIP Code, which describe the sectional center facility or "sec center." An SCF is a central mail processing facility with those three digits. The fourth and fifth digits, which give a more precise locale within the SCF, were proposed by Henry Bentley Hahn Sr.
The SCF sorts mail to all post offices with those first three digits in their ZIP Codes. The mail is sorted according to the final two digits of the ZIP Code and sent to the corresponding post offices in the early morning. Sectional centers do not deliver mail and are not open to the public, most of their employees work the night shift. Mail picked up at post offices is sent to their own SCF in the afternoon, where the mail is sorted overnight. In the case of large cities, the last two digits coincide with the older postal zone number thus: In 1967, these became mandatory for second- and third-class bulk mailers, the system was soon adopted generally; the United States Post Office used a cartoon character, which it called Mr. ZIP, to promote the use of the ZIP Code, he was depicted with a legend such as "USE ZIP CODE" in the selvage of panes of postage stamps or on the covers of booklet panes of stamps. In 1971 Elmira Star-Gazette reporter Dick Baumbach found out the White House was not using a ZIP Code on its envelopes.
Herb Klein, special assistant to President Nixon, responded by saying the next printing of envelopes would include the ZIP Code. In 1983, the U. S. Postal Service introduced an expanded ZIP Code system that it called ZIP+4 called "plus-four codes", "add-on codes", or "add-ons". A ZIP+4 Code uses the basic five-digit code plus four additional digits to identify a geographic segment within the five-digit delivery area, such as a city block, a group of apartments, an individual high-volume receiver of mail, a post office box, or any other unit that could use an extra identifier to aid in efficient mail sorting and delivery. However, initial attempts to promote universal use of the new format met with public resistance and today the plus-four code is not required. In general, mail is read by a multiline optical character reader that instantly determines the correct ZIP+4 Code from the address—along with the more specific delivery point—and sprays an Intelligent Mail barcode on the face of the mail piece that corresponds to 11 digits—nine for the ZIP+4 Code and two for the delivery point.
For Post Office Boxes, the general rule is. The add-on code is one of the following: the last four digits of the box number, zero plus the last three digits of the box number, or, if the box number consists of fewer than four digits, enough zeros are attached to the front of the box number to produce a four-digit number. However, there is no uniform rule, so the ZIP+4 Code must be looked up individually for each box; the ZIP Code is translated into an Intelligent Mail barcode, printed on the mailpiece to make it easier for automated machines to sort. A barcode can be printed by the sender, it is better to let the post office put one on. In general, the post office uses OCR technology, though in some cases a human might have to read and enter the address. Customers who send bulk mail can get a discount on postage if they have printed the barcode themselves and have presorted the mai
Lookaway Hall, built from 1895 to 1898, is a North Augusta, South Carolina landmark. A number of architectural details are significant, for the home was built in the Beaux Arts and Revival styles, made popular after the World's Columbian Exposition; this accessible landmark, near the historic Georgia Avenue-Butler Avenue Historic District, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 13, 1992
1940 United States Census
The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 people. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, information about wages; this census introduced sampling techniques. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939; this was the first census in which every state had a population greater than 100,000. The 1940 census collected the following information: In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering age at first marriage and other topics. Full documentation on the 1940 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Following completion of the census, the original enumeration sheets were microfilmed; as required by Title 13 of the U.
S. Code, access to identifiable information from census records was restricted for 72 years. Non-personally identifiable information Microdata from the 1940 census is available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. On April 2, 2012—72 years after the census was taken—microfilmed images of the 1940 census enumeration sheets were released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration; the records are indexed only by enumeration district upon initial release. Official 1940 census website 1940 Census Records from the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration 1940 Federal Population Census Videos, training videos for enumerators at the U. S. National Archives Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts from the U. S. Census Bureau Snow, Michael S. "Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?"
CNN. Monday April 9, 2012. 1941 U. S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results 1940 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
Special routes of U.S. Route 25
Several special routes of U. S. Route 25 exist. In order from south to north they are as follows. U. S. Route 25 Bypass, in complete concurrency with State Route 67 Bypass, is the western half of the divided four-lane bypass, west around Statesboro, Georgia known as "Veterans Memorial Parkway." The eastern half is US 301 Byp., in concurrency with SR 73 Byp. U. S. Route 25 Bypass, in complete concurrency with State Route 121 Bypass, is a divided four-lane bypass, east around Waynesboro, Georgia. U. S. Route 25 Business is a 4.4-mile-long business route of US 25 that connects Augusta, Georgia with North Augusta, South Carolina. Its Georgia portion is part of 13th Street, its entire South Carolina portion is part of Georgia Avenue. In Georgia, it is concurrent with SR 4 for about 0.3 miles. In South Carolina, it is concurrent with South Carolina Highway 125 Truck. US 25 Bus. begins at an interchange with US 1/US 25/US 78/US 278/SR 10/SR 121 on the line between the Olde Town portion of the city of Augusta and downtown.
Northbound traffic on US 25 Bus./SR 28 has to make a U-turn to access Gordon Highway. Here, the business route is concurrent with SR 28; the two highways travel to the west-northwest. The next intersection is with 5th Street. At this intersection, SR 28 departs to the left, heading toward the Government Center and an intercity bus station. On the southeastern corner of this intersection is the former location of the Haunted Pillar. An intersection with 6th Street leads to the Augusta Museum of History, Riverwalk Augusta, St. Paul's Church. In the middle of this intersection is a crossing of some railroad tracks of Norfolk Southern Railway. An intersection with 7th Street leads to the James Brown Arena. Between 7th and 8th streets, the highway passes the Augusta Confederate Monument, the Lamar Building, the Imperial Theatre. 8th Street leads to the Bell Auditorium. Between 8th Street and James Brown Boulevard, it passes the Augusta Commons Park, a James Brown statue, the Richmond County Board of Education building.
James Brown Boulevard leads to the Augusta–Richmond County Public Library,the Augusta Convention Center, Riverwalk Augusta. An intersection with 10th Street leads to the Morris Museum of Riverwalk Augusta. An intersection with 12th Street leads to the Museum of Springfield Village Park. At an intersection with SR 4, which leads to the Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Meadow Garden, the Medical District, US 25 Bus. turns right, off of Broad Street and onto SR 4. US 25 Bus. and SR 4 travel to the north-northeast on 13th Street. They intersect Jones Street, which carries the eastern terminus of the eastbound lanes of SR 104; the next intersection is with Reynolds Street, with carries the eastern terminus of the westbound lanes of SR 104. US 25 Bus. and SR 4 encounter an entrance to the New Bartram Trail before beginning to travel over the Savannah River on the James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge. About in the center of this bridge, SR 4 and 13th Street end at the South Carolina state line, US 25 Bus. continues to the north-northeast on Georgia Avenue.
As soon as US 25 Bus. crosses the river, it travels over The River Golf Club. It curves to the north-northwest. Just south of an intersection with the northern terminus of Center Street, it passes the City of North Augusta Municipal Building. Center Street leads to this building, Brick Pond Park, the Riverfront. Just north of this intersection, the highway curves back to the north-northeast. Just north of Clifton Avenue, it passes Wade Hampton Veterans Park; the business route intersects the eastern terminus of West Buena Vista Avenue, which leads to Riverview Park and Lions Field, the northern terminus of South Carolina Highway 125, which leads to the public safety complex and community center. At this intersection, SC 125 Truck concurrent with US 25 Bus. An intersection with Spring Grove Avenue leads to the living history park and North Augusta Elementary School. At an intersection with the eastern terminus of Jackson Avenue, the highway curves to the northeast. Just south of Forest Avenue, they pass a memorial for the Hamburg Riot.
Just north of this intersection is Lookaway Hall. They intersect SC 230. Here, SC 125 Truck leaves the business route. Just northeast of an intersection with the eastern terminus of Butler Avenue, US 25 Bus. begins to curve back to the north-northeast. On this curve, it passes Davenport Park. Just north of Observatory Avenue, it passes the studio and office facility of WRDW-TV; the highway passes a United States Post Office. North of Five Notch Road, US 25 Bus. curves to the east and reaches its northern terminus, an intersection with US 25/SC 121 and the western terminus of Chalet North Road. U. S. Route 25 Truck is a 3.9-mile bypass of South Carolina, along Bauskett Street. Signage in the area shows a business banner on top of US 25, which goes through downtown Edgefield, it is in fact mainline US 25. Visitors may consider the truck route as a viable bypass. U. S. Route 25 Business is a business route of U. S. Route 25 in Greenwood and its western terminus of SC 34 along with US 178. U. S. Route 25 Connector is an unsigned 1.0 mile connector route, in concurrency with US 276 Conn, along Poinsett Highway.
It connects US 25 with US 276, in South Carolina. U. S. Route 25