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Westville Board wants to leave Lumpkin
From the July 31, 2013 issue of The Journal
By Chip Jones
The Westville Board of Directors voted Thursday, July 25 to accept and sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the City of Columbus. This may be the other foot falling for an institution largely funded and established by citizens in Stewart County and its contiguous rural South Georgia counties.
The memorandum of agreement, which the City of Columbus must still endorse in August, allegedly stipulates that the move must take place within two years. A motion by board member Andy Moye to require that the Westville Foundation raise all the necessary money before an actual move begins was defeated, according to our sources. The agreement allegedly does not provide Muscogee County tax revenue assistance for Westville should it relocate there.
This creates a worst possible scenario according to Moye. The board could fall into bankruptcy before the move is ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.
One of most valuable assets of Westville is its authentic setting. This was cited as one of the main attractions for the production unit that chose Historic Westville Village for shooting portions of the Tommy Lee Jones directed film, The Homesman, in May.