By Kay S. Pedrotti
The character of a city can be seen in the way it takes care of its cemeteries, according to those who visit cemeteries whenever they are traveling.
“You can just tell if the community cares about how it looks,” said Jimmy Matthews, Aldora mayor who has been part of the joint efforts to refurbish Greenwood Cemetery. Matthews and Aldora council members Bruce Akins and Joe Penley have worked together with Barnesville and the Azalea Garden Club to give a new look to the very old cemetery.
The city of Barnesville, town of Aldora and the Azalea Garden Club are working to refurbish Greenwood Cemetery. Standing on part of the new paved roads are (l-r) Linda Akins, city manager Kenny Roberts and Jean Dukes.