Originally (but no longer) our presidents could not serve
consecutive terms, so Mrs. Kimball and Mr. Newman alternated
in the office. After the change, Mrs. Kimball served
continuously as president for most of a decade, retiring
from the office in 2004. The Historic Courthouse was finally
re-opened to the public during her administration. An hour-long
video celebrating this achievement can be viewed via the Internet.
Read more here.
During Mrs. Kimball's tenure, the Society was honored by a
2003 Preservation Award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation,
as well as by two Georgia State Senate resolutions, in
To recognize her many contributions, Mrs. Kimball was
awarded the newly created title of
County Family Historian
by the Society after her retirement.