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Down, but not out.

The Town of Register rallied Sunday morning in the aftermath of a fire that destroyed the small town’s quaint government building – the town hall.

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Mayor Barbara Rushing, Town Councilwoman Tonya Boyd and Town Clerk Rhonda DeLoach, with the help of Lamar Thigpen, worked quickly Sunday morning to organize the Register Community Center as a makeshift town hall.

Citizens sent AllOnGeorgia photos of the work that depicts a nearly finished temporary home for the town – less than 12 hours after the 911 call was made.

Register usually holds council meetings on the second Thursday of the month – which, in April, is this Thursday the 13th. No word on when normal operations will resume for the town which lost everything in a fire believed to have started by an electrical problem.

You can read the original story here.

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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

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  1. For what, other than the meeting on Thursday and a place to pay the water bill, did they need to rush to make a temporary town hall? Did they already have a plan, knowing the fire was going to happen?