Middle Georgians and community leaders aren't sure how much time they'll have left to visit the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, but one thing's for sure -- they would hate to see it go.
"It's a shame that Central Georgia can't support it, at least we have a history of not supporting it."
Steve Lindsey and his son Emory spent the afternoon touring the Music Hall of Fame. Emory is a sixth grader at First Presbyterian Day School and plays both the cello and trombone. It was the first time visiting the museum for both the father and son.
"People can come look and learn...so maybe we can have more musicians in the world," said Emory.
Local officials and members of the community say this is becoming more about dollars and cents, than it is about actually saving the halls.
"Who in their right mind would want to auction off the state's archives?"
The Mayor also said, "The city of Macon's money and I understand speaking briefly with Chairman Hart that the county money is not available either."
The money offered by the City of Macon and Bibb County was $500,000 over the next 3 years. That was part of the plan to operate both the Music and Sports Halls of Fame, but since the bid has been rejected, that money will not be available.
Since the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority Board rejected all four cities' bidding proposals, questions about what's next are still up in the air.
Keeping the Music Hall of Fame in Macon seems to be a sure answer for Middle Georgians.