There were some new faces at Tuesday's Pigskin Preview at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon. The annual gathering of head college football coaches from across Georgia has grown with the addition of three new programs in recent years.
Despite a rocky recovery, the Wildcats are showing that football isn't just about wins and losses. The program still unites the community and gives students discipline, drive and skills needed on and off the turf.
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame will stay in Macon for at least the next three years under a lease agreement expected to be filed Tuesday in Bibb County. The paperwork was not immediately available, but Ben Sapp, the museum's interim director, said Gov. Nathan Deal has signed off on the agreement.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame boosters waiting for state to sign lease agreement. Newtown Macon will officially run the facility once the deal is signed by the state. Efforts to save the Music Hall of Fame failed.
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority has approved a license agreement with a Macon group to operate the museum for the next year, with options for two more years. The Telegraph reports authority members are scheduled to will meet on Tuesday with the State Properties Commission to complete a lease agreement with the Development Authority of Bibb County.
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority has voted to extend its negotiations with Halls of Fame Inc. of Macon until July 31. The authority is negotiating to transfer the operations of the museum to Halls of Fame Inc., the lone group to submit a bid to take over the museum.
The newly-formed oversight committee comes to Macon for a tour. The group will report to the governor but has no say on whether the Music Hall of Fame will stay in Macon. Music Hall of Fame scheduled to close at the end of June unless board comes to an agreement with Macon museum supporters.