The visitor center covered in Jimmy Carter memorabilia was set to shut down after Governor Sonny Perdue cut six and half million dollars from the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
But a Georgia law states that any town that produces a president must have a visitor center. Plains is the hometown of the 39th president Jimmy Carter
It cost the state $189,000 to maintain the visitor center last year. It is the least-visited of Georgia's 11 state-run visitor's centers, attracting 65,000 people last year.
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