MARION — A historical marker in front of the Old Marion Baptist Church notes that the area is the geographic center of Georgia.
On Sunday, the church itself was the center of attention in Twiggs County, with about 500 people filling the newly constructed building for a dedication service.
The new church replaces the former building on the same site, which was destroyed April 5, 2007, in a fire that took place just days before Easter Sunday.
The fire was believed to have been electrical in nature, though an official ruling was never made, said Twiggs County Fire Chief and EMA Director Sammy Stokes. Without a nearby hydrant or sufficient water supply, firefighters could