A rural south Georgia church built in the mid-1800s has been added to the official list of America's most treasured historic places. Liberty Baptist Church in Brooks County, just west of Valdosta, was granted a listing in late August in the National Register of Historic Places.
One of two historic Atlanta churches near the site of a proposed new NFL stadium has rejected the city's initial offer for its land. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city offered $13.5 million, but the Friendship Baptist Church countered with $24.5 million.
Leaders of Action Ministries Athens are vowing to continue to serve the people of Athens-Clarke County in the wake of a fire that damaged Oconee Street United Methodist Church. The fire Monday night severely damaged the church, which has been home to the group's Our Daily Bread program that serves food to the needy.
Fire officials are investigating a blaze that heavily damaged a church that dates back more than a century in Athens. Authorities said the Oconee Street United Methodist Church caught fire Monday night. Firefighters began battling the blaze around 10:15 p.m.