The one time dean of the State Senate is returning to the Georgia Capitol as a lobbyist. Three non-profit groups interested in Georgia history have hired former Democratic State Senator George Hooks to lobby for them. Hooks will work for the Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Georgia Humanities Council.
Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy and Atlanta construction entrepreneur Herman J. Russell have been chosen to be named Georgia Trustees — the state's highest honor that dates to its founding as a British colony.
The Georgia Historical Society has received a $500,000 grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation that will go toward plans to renovate and move into a three-story antebellum mansion next to the society's library and archives in downtown Savannah. The renovated space will be used for executive offices and a new education center.
Georgia highway planners and historians are looking for remnants of the Old Dixie Highway. The state Department of Transportation is partnering with the Georgia Historical Society to collect memorabilia, photos and stories about the roadway. The nation's first north-south auto route moved around a lot but parts of it still exist.
A new historical marker being placed in a small town near Macon will remind Georgians that Jimi Hendrix played there 42 years ago. The marker being dedicated Sept. 15 celebrates the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival of 1970.
Georgia Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of a history-making ship. The first nuclear powered vessel used for commercial purposes sailed into Savannah on August 22nd, 1962. Even though the NS or Nuclear Ship Savannah only sailed for 10 years, its boosters say, it's still relevant today.
Georgia's oldest city is getting a historical marker that highlights its more recent past — the arrival of the NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered passenger and cargo ship. The city's namesake ship first arrived 50 years ago in 1962.