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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 10:40am

Bids, Again, For Music Hall Of Fame

The four cities that want to house the Georgia Music Hall of Fame were in Macon today to plead their case to museum officials. Athens, Dunwoody, Macon and Woodstock took tough questions.

The Hall of Fame’s Authority Board called all the museum’s bidders back to answer questions. They will evaluate and eventually make a recommendation to lawmakers about where the museum should be.

Some of the board’s concerns included Athens decision to not have an actual building, and Dunwoody’s having no committed money. Mike Dyer is with Halls of Fame Inc. the group trying to keep the museum in Macon.

“There’s a lot of folks that think that Macon has failed because this museum’s not been successful. That’s not true. It’s the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and I don’t think there’s been a lot of support from the state to brand this museum and market it statewide.”

Governor Nathan Deal's new budget includes no funding for the facility. It was put up for bid by lawmakers last year.