The city has been renovating one of these old homes, originally built in the 1840s, in order to establish a new city hall.
This week those efforts came to a happy end.
For the past week, city staff has been moving into the renovated 7,000 square-foot antebellum home.
City Manager Doug White said he was excited to be in the new building located on Ga. Highway 11. City Clerk Susan Roper said she knew it would be wonderful when the staff actually moved into the space.
The city could have chosen to build a brand-spanking-new building to house the city employees, but they wisely chose the alternative of honoring the city's past.
As the city grows, we hope that the concept of remodeling and preserving the true culture of the city continues.