Senator Harri Anne Smith is giving back to her hometown in a big way.
She turned over the deeds for two of the city's empty buildings at a dedication ceremony this afternoon.
They're located in downtown.
One is the old Slocomb National Bank and the other is a former movie theater.
The theatre is actually so old, it actually played Gone With The Wind.
Smith's family has owned the historic property for a while, but she says it's time for something new that will revitalize the area.
City council, couldn't agree more.
“Our goal is to make sure that every building is usable. And we don't want to demolish any of the buildings because there is so much history and so much family history in the buildings. So we want to make an effort to restore everything that we can,” said Lisa Sconiers.
The project's first step will be collecting funding and money so they can move forward.
To do this, leaders will apply for state and federal grants to fund renovations.
There's no word yet on how much the total project will cost.
An assessment will still have to be done.
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