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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 10:51am

Music Hall Of Fame Still In Limbo

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority Board says it will decide the museum’s fate by the end of this month.

Board members met and agreed to vote March 31st whether to close the museum, move it, or keep it in Macon. Four cities, Athens, Dunwoody, Macon and Woodstock are competing to house the facility.

New board member, Rose Lane Leavell, wife of famed musician Chuck Leavell, also got approval to try and raise enough money in the next two weeks to keep the museum in Macon. Mike Ford is with the Macon group, Save the Halls which supports the state’s sports and music museums.

“We were glad to see that Rose Lane Leavell was a member of, a new member of the Authority and that she had a very positive suggestion of raising, in the short term, some money to keep it open another year.”

The new state budget does not include museum funding.

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