Chet Honored In Georgia

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Chet Honored In Georgia

Postby bill_h » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:56 am

This may be old news to some but I just found out today that Interstate 185 that runs through Columbus,GA is named "Chet Atkins Parkway." I saw it with my own two eyes. My travels as a truck driver took me through Columbus today and as soon as I got on I 185, there was the sign commemorating Chet. Obviously someone in the GA Dept. of Transportation knows who lived in the area during part of his childhood!
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Re: Chet Honored In Georgia

Postby BillB » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:56 am

I think they did that while Chet was still alive. Seems like there was something about him going out there for the dedication ceremony.

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Re: Chet Honored In Georgia

Postby RandeDager » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:03 am

Wasn't there something about an elementary school that he attended there once as a child and the community
was honoring him?
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