After selling more than half of its 13,000 acres last year, Callaway Gardens is now taking action to cut costs. The resort in Pine Mountain is eliminating some jobs and will close the gardens for more than a week in early January.
The Georgia resort Callaway Gardens is apologizing to a gun rights group that planned its summer convention there, saying its weapons policy does not permit guns on the grounds. Now, members of Georgia Carry are trying to find an alternate site for the convention.
Callaway Gardens plans to sell nearly a third of its property to settle heavy debt resulting from declining attendance and projects that have drained revenues in recent years, and says a prospective buyer is waiting in the wings.
A new initiative aims to help combat veterans transition to civilian life. It will be based at Callaway Gardens near Columbus, and the idea is to bring service members and their families for recreation and counseling to help with the return from combat. The program’s creators say they’re trying to reduce record levels of divorce in the military and a suicide rate four times that of the civilian population.