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State business leaders tour Valdosta

April 22, 2004

Valdosta - A bus was hijacked in South Georgia by a historical outlaw.

A character dressed as Doc Holiday took business leaders from across the state on a joyride through Valdosta Thursday afternoon. It was part of the Georgia Cities Foundation Heart and Soul Tour.

After the mock hijacking, visitors got an up-close look at historic downtown. City leaders hope the visit will bring more money to Valdosta.

"We are trying to show off downtown Valdosta because they are the people who make the decision to reinvest or invest dollars into a downtown area," said Mayor John Fretti.

Only 12 Georgia cities are chosen to participate in the Heart and Soul Tour each year.

posted at 4:45 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com