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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
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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