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.
The Georgia Department of Transportation said Thursday it will work with federal authorities to reconsider a proposed route for Highway 411. The freeway would connect Rome to Interstate 75. Governor Nathan Deal said he received a letter from the National Highway Administration asking for the state to come up with alternatives.
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.
A 1964 building that housed one of Savannah's oldest black-owned businesses has been added to the official list of America's historic treasures. City officials say the family-owned Savannah Pharmacy was the city's second oldest black-owned business and served residents for a century before it closed in 2007.
City officials in Gainesville have approved demolition of a building at the site of one of the nation's deadliest tornadoes 76 years ago. A local architect says human remains might still be buried there, and he says an archaeological investigation is needed. The Times of Gainesville reports that several factory workers were killed when the tornado tore through the town on April 6, 1936.