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Historic organization helping raise money to save Athens landmark

ATLANTA – The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is teaming up with the Georgia Theatre to raise money to rebuild the historic structure, which was gutted in a June 19 fire. “Fans and artists from all over the world have reached out, offering to help us save this truly magical and historic building,” Georgia Theatre owner Wilmot Greene said in a news release. “Our partnership with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will make it

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When in Folkston, take time to tour the town – Part III

FOLKSTON, Ga. — When in Folkston, it’s worth taking a few minutes away from the train watching platform and taking a walking tour of the historic downtown. The train platform is conveniently located near the city’s downtown, and the most logical place to start the walking tour is at the historic train depot. Stop inside and enjoy the town’s train museum, and while there, pick up a copy of “Folkston Then and Now: A Self-Guided Walking

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Forget the Okefenokee, come for the trains – Part II

FOLKSTON, Ga. — Every day, upwards of 80 CSX trains pass through the Folkston Funnel, so named because two railroad lines merge just north of downtown. In fact, almost all Florida-bound freight trains pass through the city’s limits. The city of Folkston has embraced the railroad that passes through town and welcomes railfans from around the country who want to watch trains pass through the south Georgia town. In 2001, with the help of a $30,000

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When in Folkston, don’t just visit the Okefenokee – Part I

FOLKSTON, Ga. — Driving along U.S. Highway 1 on my first trip to Folkston, I spied a southbound freight train on the tracks to my right. At a side street ahead, Kingfisher Landing Road, I turned, pulled up to the grade crossing and stopped my car. I rolled down my window and let the shutter rip. As the train passed, I made a U-Turn and continued my southward journey along U.S. Highway 1. When I made