On the outskirts of Tallapoosa lies the Budapest Cemetery dotted with weathered gravestones from the early 1900s bearing such names as Ecsedy and Buzady.
Alan Hales, 67, was at his home on Liberty Church Road on Monday when a tree succumbed to Tropical Storm Irma's winds and landed on the corner of his house.
Information from a National Weather Service briefing in Haralson County this afternoon indicates that the Tropical Storm Irma should arrive in the area around 8 p.m. and hang around overnight bringing with her high winds but less rain than was predicted earlier.
As Hurricane Irma takes aim at the Southeastern United States, local officials are preparing for storms that could potentially include strong winds, heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes.
On Friday morning, Bremen High School students loaded two 10-foot trailers and two trucks with bottled water, cleaning supplies and food donations that they had been collecting since Tuesday for theTexas residents devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
In a business climate where, according to Small Business Administration statistics, just 33 percent of small businesses reach the 10 year mark, two Haralson County businesses have reached milestones five and ten times beyond that.