Overgrown weeds, grass removed from former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame property

Friday, March 29, 2013 3:15 PM
Last updated Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:04 AM
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Unsightly and overgrown grass and weeds at the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame property met their match Friday.

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Matthew Poole - with Beverly Grading, Clearing and Demolition - pulls a bush hog behind his tractor along the grounds of the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame property.   TODD BENNETT/STAFF
TODD BENNETT/STAFF
Matthew Poole - with Beverly Grading, Clearing and Demolition - pulls a bush hog behind his tractor along the grounds of the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame property.

Work crews hired by Georgia Regents University began clearing the overgrowth visible to Reynolds Street and Masters Week visitors.

“Part of our duty is to make we sure we are making the best impression we can for our out-of-town guests,” said Scott Davis, the landscaping and grounds manager for Georgia Regents.

Last March, the state transferred the 16-acre property to the Georgia Board of Regents for use by the university. Officials received permission Thursday to enter the site for cleanup, which the city previously handled annually before Masters.

Davis said the most pressing needs were to remove dead plant material, expose and edge pathways, and clean up the fence line. If needed, landscape crews will continue working next week.

The university intends to clean up the rest of the gardens and secure it in coming weeks, Davis said.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/29/13 - 03:40 pm
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Great. I know I sound like a

Great. I know I sound like a broken record (what's the digital equivalent of that?), but the more of the city that is put under control of the state, meaning the college, the better off we are. They maintain the grounds and provide law enforcement at no expense to the city.

David Parker
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David Parker 03/29/13 - 03:10 pm
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no arguement from me RM

no arguement from me RM

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 03/29/13 - 04:12 pm
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Fantastic

The fancy expensive brick wall finally gets a cleaned area that can be looked at. I still cannot believe all the money it cost to build that wall, I watched it many years ago being built - going back and forth to work. Could not understand it then and can't now, especially what all has taken place over the last two decades.

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countyman 03/29/13 - 04:22 pm
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I think you need to have

I think you need to have balance in terms of GRU expansions, because Athens is pretty boring unless you're between the ages of 18-25.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/29/13 - 05:32 pm
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President AZZZZZZZ secret plan

Buy most of Augusta (DOWNTOWN) then rename it GRU-VILLE or AZZZBURG.

He can't have AUGUSTA in any form, let alone on anything in the area with Augusta on it.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/29/13 - 06:03 pm
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BTW:

How many $$$$ millions of Dollars did this money pit cost the Taxpayers and who were the ones that profited from it?

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soapy_725 03/30/13 - 08:13 am
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And where are the PRIVATE benefactors who
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were to provide a bronze statue of each and every Master's Champion? A walk of fame in a town with no shame. This was another ARC con job sold to the sheeple of the government fold.

What a joke !!! BAH BAH BAH.

Yes, transfer all of the property in the CBD to the government. Take it off the tax rolls. That will go along way to giving tax relief to the rest of the county. Continue to kingdom build with federal grant money taken from the pockets of unknowing, working, taxpayers. Federal Grant money comes from the paychecks of working Americans. It is not Monopoly Money!!!!!!!!!

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