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Nearly 8-months after appearing with Opryland officials to make the announcement, Friday Parton said, "We're are working on it. It is in a holding pattern. There are a lot of changes, I am not sure. Still working on it." Since the theme park announcement, Opryland agreed to sell its naming rights to the Marriot Corporation. The famous Opryland Hotel is located across Briley Parkway from the site of the proposed water and snow park.
When asked about the status of the theme park, Gaylord spokesman Brian Abrahamson issued a one line statement. "Our company is one hundred percent committed to the Dollywood snow park project."
The sale of the hotel chain's naming rights was announced the first of June. At that time, Gaylord officials said that deal still had to be approved by its stockholders during a meeting this Fall.
It's believed Gaylord's reorganization has put the theme park project on the back burner. Nashville city planning officials confirm to Fox 17 Gaylord has not submited official site plans for the water and snow park project.
Ever the astute businesswoman this final word from Dolly Parton, "Gaylord is involved with changes of their own so we are just waiting till they get their thing straightened out till we go forward."
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Friday, August 10 2012, 09:59 PM CDT
Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
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