By Donna M. Haney
What are the odds that two residents in little Pike County, Georgia would reach the century mark in the same month? As Mrs. Alice Crayton will attest, I never was a math whiz kid, so I am going to let you figure it out. There are approximately 320 million citizens in the United States. The population of Pike County is about 18,000. There are approximately 55,000 people in the United States who are 100 years old or older. This is not just an exercise for your brain. This is actually happening in our county this month.
I suspect that Pike County may have another resident or two who are 100, but I doubt we have two of our elders who have turned 100 years young within nine days of each other.
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