**ADVANCE FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 28 AND THEREAFTER** In a March 14, 2011 photo, a dump truck drives by a sign welcoming people to this Newberry County town on Monday, March 14, 2011, in Whitmire, S.C. ... more 
**ADVANCE FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 28 AND THEREAFTER** In a March 14, 2011 photo, a dump truck drives by a sign welcoming people to this Newberry County town on Monday, March 14, 2011, in Whitmire, S.C. Whitmire's nickname is the "Pearl of the Piedmont." The town is caught between two forces of decline: the evaporation of its job and tax base and a recession that has hammered government at all levels. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jeffrey Collins
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 11:56 AM EDT