Vice President Cheney Visits South Georgia

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Roxanna Haynes
November 28, 2006

Vice President Dick Cheney is in town enjoying a local pastime, picking up some gear at the Orvis Hunting Store in Thomasville and bringing it back to the plantation he's staying at in Boston.

Tim Gay, a local resident and business owner, said, "I think it's great. Here in south Georgia we have the hunting that attracts big names like that.”

Local hardware store owner Conrad Engal believes Boston offers a superb hunting atmosphere.

Conrad Engal, a local resident and business owner, said, "It's a wonderful area for the sportsman, hunting and fishing, and it's just a great place to be and I'm proud to be here."

The tiny town of only 1,500 is glad to welcome such a high profile political figure, but it's not the first time they've welcomed notable guests.

Engal added, "Eisenhower would come here at one time. Jackie Kennedy came down after her husband was assassinated.

While some don't know what they'd say if they met the vice president, Gay said, "I'd probably be at a loss for words, but it'd be a great honor."

Others don't know if they'd even recognize him.

Ivey Drinkard, a longtime resident, said, "I forget what he looks like. He could come walking. He'd be dressed up like he was hunting. A lot of people come in here; you can't tell who they are."

Even if they may not see Cheney, Boston residents are happy just to know he's choosing to vacation here.