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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – South Georgia Ministers are being courted to help make sure everyone is counted during next year's census. The Census Count Committee in Lee County held a meeting Monday to encourage church pastors to reach out to congregations and remind them of the importance of being counted.

Not everyone feels comfortable giving out their personal information, though, so the census committee hopes churches, places of trust and faith, will help educate people about how secure their information will be.

Commissioner Rick Muggridge said, "It's important to our region. It's important to our county, not only Lee County, but Terrell County and Dougherty County and Albany. We're all in this together. Everyone of us count and it's important that we enumerate ourselves so that we get the representation that we deserve and we need."

Communities rely heavily on accurate census numbers when determining congressional representation and qualifying for government money. Census day is April 1st, 2010.

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