Weekly Newspaper covering Marion, Schley, Chattahoochee, Webster, and Stewart Counties.
Marion County family thankful for rich history
McAllister history mirrors adventurous story of America itself
By RICHARD HARRIS
Later this week families across the country will come together to give thanks as part of a unique American holiday – Thanksgiving. One local family will also be celebrating a milestone in their uniquely American story.
Zellobee Farm in Marion County – owned by Tommy and Sherry McAllister – was recently recognized as a “Centennial Farm” in an official ceremony in Perry as part of this year’s Georgia
National Fair festivities.
The 100-year history of the farm is very interesting – from its rich beginnings as a 2,000-acre cotton plantation to how the family responded to the devastation of the boll weevil infestation, diversified, and came back strong instead of giving up.
It was the 1920s ... Online subscribers click here for the full article.