The second man accused of desecrating a historic cemetery has been arrested. The men are accused of digging up and looting graves at the Old Church Cemetery near Waynesboro. The cemetery dates back to 1758 and holds remains of revolutionary and confederate soldiers.
A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the looting of graves in a historic cemetery near Waynesboro. The graves in Old Church Cemetery are very old and include veterans of the Revolutionary War and Civil War.
Officials in Walker County have decided to use the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park cemetery to design a memorial for people whose bodies were found at the Tri-State Crematory. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that plans for the memorial have been in the works for the past 10 years.
A mystery landscaper has started sprucing up an aging cemetery that's at the center of a cleanup effort. Neal Wickham said in Friday's edition of The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that the admirer of the Peddy-Clark-Jones cemetery has cleared most of the heavy underbrush from the graves, which date to the mid-1800s.
Faced with its own budget crunches, the City of Brunswick is raising burial costs at public cemeteries. The municipality this week passed a stiff hike from $200 to $900. Brunswick's cemetery fee hadn't gone up in 24 years.