Title 9, Chapter 2, Section 60
(a) For the purposes of this Code section, an order of continuance
will be deemed an order and the word "proceedings" shall be held to
include, but shall not be limited to, an appeal from an award of
assessors or a special master in a condemnation proceeding.
(b) Any action or other proceeding filed in any of the courts of
this state in which no written order is taken for a period of five
years shall automatically stand dismissed with costs to be taxed
against the party plaintiff.
(c) When an action is dismissed under this Code section, if the
plaintiff recommences the action within six months following the
dismissal then the renewed action shall stand upon the same footing,
as to limitation, with the original action.