There's good news for the 488 Georgia communities wiped off the map last month. Complaints from small-town residents have caused the state's transportation department to change its mind.
"We're glad they've seen the light," said Dennis Holt, who led a campaign to have the name of Hickory Level, a town of fewer than 1,000 people in western Georgia, put back on the map. "It gets back to respect for rural areas. We just wish we didn't have to go to all this trouble."
Locals say the state's original decision to remove towns without their own post office or zip code from the maps was shortsighted because it overlooked their status as the backbone of the country. [Link]