The Oconee Hill Cemetery has become one of the latest Georgia landmarks to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. Officials from the Department of Natural Resources say the cemetery was formed when the City of Athens bought 17 acres near the north Oconee River in 1855.
A service organization employee told Athens police that antiques valued at nearly $30,000 are missing from the historic Taylor-Grady house. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the missing antiques include a crystal vase and bowl, a Caucasian rug, a bullseye mirror and an oil painting. The Taylor-Grady House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It was once the home of Henry W. Grady, and is the only home of the former Atlanta newspaper editor that still stands.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is placing Charleston on a first-of-its-kind "Watch List" because of cruise ship tourism. The Trust says, Charleston could harm its historic character if it doesn't consider how cruise tourism changes a city's society and culture. Savannah wants to follow Charleston in luring cruise lines.