Check out the latest edition of the Bradley Times-Journal in the attached pictures below.
The year is 2051.
Almost 10 years has passed and Bradley County has grown tremendously in population.
Bradley County 277,757
West Bradley 55,393 *the city is disputing this figure, and a recount will take place next year*
Education, Employment, Life
Household Income: $42,300
Unemployment Rate: 1.92%
Life Expectancy: 84.7 years
% of Adults 25+ with four year college degree: 59%
% of Adults 50+ with four year college degree: 26%
% of Children 10-15 enrolled in educational institution: 98%
Marital Status of Adults 25+
- Single, never married 26%
- Single, previously married 9%
- Married 60%
- Other 5%
- English 95.4%
- German 3.4%
- Portuguese .8%
- Kiwi .3%
- Other .1%
- White 91.6%
- Native New Zealanders 3.2%
- Black 2.7%
- Multiracial 2.3%
- Other .2%
What's Happening Now
Bradley boasts a brand new international airport. Before the new international airports, county residents were required to drive to Miller County for any international flights. The old airport was completely demolished and moved across the street to its new home. A new shopping area opened in the former airport's home.
The county also released an official map for new and old residents alike. The cities' grid system for roads makes travel fairly easy across the county; the only damper in traveling is the New Zealand river, which separates the two cities of Bradley and West Bradley.
The downtown governmental area of Bradley has been revamped. The area is much more open now and offers plenty of plaza area for festivals, speeches, gatherings of many types, vendors, tourists, and more! The city is quite proud of the downtown area. The new design was paid for, in part, by the country.
News Headlnies from 2042-2051
*Bradley County voted #1 place to relocate in the world.
*Fire destroys West Bradley post office and city office. The fire remains under investigation.
*Massive flooding effects the country when the New Zealand River overflows its banks in many areas. Damage estimates in Bradley County are over $1.6 billion.
*Snyper opens fire in downtown Bradley injuring 32 citizens. Surprisingly no citizens were killed in the attack. The suspect was a former government worker distraught following the severe flooding last year which claimed his house.
*City zoo adds major zebra exhibit. The new exhibit attracted zoologists from around the world.
*City of West Bradley embarks on worldwide tour to draw international companies to the city. Major tax incentives are available.
*City of Bradley schools adds a record 114 new teachers for the 2046-2047 school year. Student enrollment increases over 25%!
*City of Bradley holds the first ever New Zealand Olympics. The event was a huge success, drawing an estimated crowd of over 6 million people from across the world.
*The first ever recorded earthquake struck New Zealand. The 3.5 magnitude earthquake caused little damage but could be felt across Bradley County.
*For the first time in 46 years there were no murders in the county. Bradley was subsequently ranked the safest big city in the country and the world. The city has capitalized on this since to attract new residents.
*A major construction project lasting 5 years was started in July on Bradley Avenue, one of the main roads linking Bradley and West Bradley. The Bradley Ave. bridge will be closed in 2052 as the last leg of the construction project.
*15 doctors from the city of West Bradley were recognized for their contributions to the uprisings in France. They saved the life of 137 villagers after they were poisened by a group of anti-government rebels and left to perish. The antidote, found only from the rare Grapple Tree in New Zealand, was discovered that day.
*Taxes were cut by .7% county-wide, the first cut in the county's history.
*The city of Bradley's budget surplus was nearly $425 million, a whopping $300 million over forecast. The city has the money held in various investments to earn the city interest for future projects.
*New Zealand celebrates 50 years as a country! Bradley hosts a large celebration in the newly opened downtown plaza.
*Major snow storm shuts down the county from January 6th through January 9th with 14 inches of snow reported at the Bradley International Airport. The city averages just 15 inches of snow every year. The storm set a new record. On January 7th the low temperature plumeted to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest ever recorded in the city. Remarkably on January 11th the high temperature reached 74 degrees Fahrenheit, causing moderate flooding.