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May 18, 2004

Valdosta - A South Georgia city is making plans to honor its late mayor.

Valdosta Council members plan to rename the Valdosta-Lowndes Conference Center for the late James H. Rainwater. Rainwater, who was Valdosta mayor for 16 years, died of a heart attack in October. "Jimmy was the ambassador for Lowndes County and Valdosta and I think its only appropriate that the most important dignitaries come to the conference center and Jimmy certainly will be there to welcome them to our community," said Councilman David J. Sumner.

The council also wants to build a fountain and statue of Rainwater at the conference center.

Once they pass the recommendation, it must be approved by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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