There's no shortage of delightfully quaint downtown districts in small towns all over Georgia. Unfortunately, many of them are ghost towns, mere shells of their former glory as gathering places, shopping districts and souls of cities. The Georgia Cities Foundation aims to revive Georgia's small towns (indeed, their motto is "a catalyst for downtown development," primarily through loans and related support. As you read this passage, the Foundation is leading a tour of three historic Georgia downtowns (Metter, St. Mary's and pictured, Dublin) to raise awareness for its efforts. It's probably a bit late to join up, but there are ample opportunities for would-be small town revivalists to get involved.
· Tour Highlights Georgia Downtowns [Georgia Public Broadcasting]