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Couple Rescues Third Historic Home

A middle Georgia couple is being credited with buying three historic homes needing restoration work in the city of Fosyth over the past three years.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit formed to help save the state's historic treasures, says Percell and Veronica Kelley recently bought a Victorian railroad cottage known as the Miller House.

It's the third Forsyth home the Kelleys have purchased since 2011 from the Georgia Trust's revolving fund program that buys historic properties in danger of demolition or suffering from neglect. The properties are sold to buyers who rehabilitate them — and often sell them again.

All three homes were donated to the Georgia Trust by Wal-Mart as part of a zoning deal that allowed the retailer to build a store in Forsyth.

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