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Hall of Fame request nixed

The Grady County Board of Commissioners officially nixed the idea of housing the new Grady County Sports Hall of Fame at the county courthouse Tuesday.
Prior to adjournment of a special called meeting Commissioner Charles Norton made a motion to deny the request of the Sports Hall of Fame board to place the hall of fame on the walls of the first floor of the courthouse and his motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Bobby Burns.
The vote to deny was unanimous.
In a related item, Roddenbery Memorial Library Director Alan Kaye announced this week the library board of trustees will conduct a called meeting at 10 a.m. this Friday, Oct. 17, to discuss a potential cooperative agreement between the library and the hall of fame.
The library board will meet in the trustees’ room at the library.
Mayor Richard VanLandingham, a major force behind the hall of fame and the board chairman, led a delegation last week before the county commission seeking the board’s permission to house the hall of fame at the courthouse.
At that time both Norton and Burns pushed for it to be housed at the library because it is a public facility that is open on Saturdays and more accessible for the public.

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