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Small Town Crime Derails
Downtown Development in BV
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From the June 2, 2012 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   About a month and a half ago, The Journal featured an upbeat story about a Cartersville couple – Rusty and Rebecca Smith – falling in love with the small town of Buena Vista, deciding to purchase property and renovate the historic service station on the corner of Broad Street and Third Avenue.
   Sadly, they recently posted "No Trespassing" and "For Sale" signs, as their dream turned into a nightmare due to local crime.
   It's ironic, because they've spent their entire lives in and around Atlanta, where one would imagine crime to be a larger problem. In spite of never ...
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