Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
September 8, 2006
Cairo -- A house that sheltered two of Cairo's Mayors and stood the test of time could be demolished. It's been abandoned for the last three years. Now, it's an eyesore, and the city wants something done.
A preservation group hopes to be able to save the house.
This old house in Cairo holds more memories than Mabel VanLandingham Kral can talk about. Her grandfather and former Cairo Mayor Robert Lee VanLandingham owned the house, which was built in 1912.
Mabel's mother lived in the home until she was 100. Three years ago the family sold it to Citizen's Bank for their expansion. "This one on the left front was my bedroom," she says. "Because all of us were senior citizens and we're already established in our own homes."
Now the city wants something done. Instead of allowing it to be demolished, Thomasville Landmarks wants to preserve the house and Mabel's memories. "The parlor and the living room across the front, we'd roll up the rugs in those room and turn on the Victrola have a dance. My two older brothers would practice on the three younger sisters," says Mabel.
They've enlisted the help of This Old House magazine. "A gentleman from This Old House in New York has talked with us about it."
The magazine will put the home in their "Save This Old House" section of the December issue. "If someone could love it like we did and feel the warmth and the love and the activity that been in it, that would be great."
In hopes that this home might find a new location and new owners who will love it as much as the VanLandingham's did. Thomasville Landmarks is working to reach a tentative agreement with Citizen's Bank to move the entire house to a new location. They hope to have an agreement in the next several weeks.