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.
Preservationists say development threatens a group of antebellum homes in Troup County. The Greek Revival structures are among 10 sites listed in this year's Places in Peril list. Mark McDonald of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation says saving the sites serves future generations.
A nonprofit group dedicated to protecting Georgia's historic places says it's planning upgrades to its Atlanta headquarters that will make the nearly century-old mansion more environmentally efficient without sacrificing its historic integrity.
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 historic home needing restoration work they’ve bought in the city of Fosyth over the past three years.
A Georgia nonprofit dedicated to preserving the state's historic treasures is giving $2,500 to help restore a cow barn at the Milledgeville farm of author Flannery O'Connor. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation says the grant money will go to the Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation. Andalusia is the 544-acre farm where O'Connor lived and wrote from 1951 until her death in 1964.
Abandoned gas stations, old churches and boarded-up corner stores litter Georgia’s countryside and small towns. They tell the story of what once was. And one self-taught photographer has made it his mission to help keep the memory of these lost places alive through his portraits.
The Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its annual Places in Peril list. Some historic structures that appeared on past lists have been restored while others continue to await rebirth.
A Georgia nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation is asking the public for nominations to its annual list of the state's most threatened historic treasures. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation releases a list every fall of 10 'Places in Peril' every year.
The Georgia Theater in Athens is planning a benefit to pay back a preservation group that helped the landmark concert venue recover after a devastating fire. Proceeds from the Jan. 12 concert will go to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Historic preservationists say an Atlanta neighborhood known as a refuge for successful African-Americans is in danger of demolition. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is listing Atlanta's Sweet Auburn district in its annual list of "Places in Peril."