Lakeland - Georgia lawmakers approved a 17.4 billion dollar budget that includes local assistance grants. Some of that money is headed to South Georgia.
Lanier County will receive a $50,000 grant to renovate the old school auditorium. The historic building will be moved to a new location beside the school board offices on the Valdosta Highway. It will then be renovated for the community to use as a civic center.
"It will have a stage and then we'll use it for wedding receptions and for community activities," said Phillip Connell, Building Owner.
The project will cost about 1 million dollars. The county has already raised a little over $300,000 to help pay for the renovations.