Census forms not late

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Residents of one Lewisburg street apparently thought the Census Bureau had forgotten them this decade.

It appears that many residents of Creekside Drive, a dead-end street next to the golf course on Fayetteville Highway, did not get census forms when other people in Marshall County found them in the mailbox.

"That's true," said Linda Williams-Lee. "I heard it at the Rotary." Williams-Lee works at the Board of Education's Central Office, which is also an official location for census help, so she simply picked up a form there.

Other Creekside residents found a census form in their mailbox last week, at least seven days later than other county households.

While Thursday, April 1, is officially Census Day, local census office manager Ron Lindsey said there's nothing wrong. Forms were still being mailed out, Lindsey said. Furthermore, some homes have been selected ahead of time for an enumerator's visit.

"We will count everyone," Lindsey said.