Henry County Times

By Monroe Roark Times Correspondent A new tourist attraction based in one of McDonough’s oldest buildings is only weeks from opening, its developer told the Times last week. “It’s really coming together,” said Scott Evans about the reno- vations taking place at the old McDonough Municipal Court building located on the south side of town near the merge of Griffin and Macon streets. “McDonough’s going to have a really cool tourist destination.” Evans announced nearly a year ago his dream of establishing a camera museum in the building at 369 Macon Street, which was constructed nearly a century ago to house the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. After the city moved into new court facilities the building was vacant for quite some time. Some in the community wanted it converted to a community center, but officials determined it would cost less to build a new community center next door on property the city already owns, so the City Council voted last fall to do that. “The building was sitting there empty and they still had to maintain it,” said Evans, who is now leasing it from the city. The camera museum will like- ly be the only one of its kind in Georgia, and Evans scouted numerous locations across the state before the opportunity arose to keep it in Henry County. As work continues in anticipation of a possible mid- August opening, Evans has unveiled an additional use for the facility that has garnered considerable local interest. At night the museum will be transformed into a large escape room, with most of the down- stairs portion of the building in use. Clues for would-be escapees will be built into the museum exhibits themselves. “So you’re going to learn some- thing whether you want to or not,” said Evans. After coming up with the idea, Evans put out a notice on Facebook asking interested par- ties to sign up for an email list so they could be notified of the opening and have a chance to win a ticket package. About 2,800 people signed up in six www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC * Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective 08/02/2018. CDs offered by Edward Jones are bank-issued and FDIC- insured up to $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet paid) per depositor, per insured depository in- stitution, for each account ownership category. Please visit www.fdic.gov or contact your financial advisor for additional information. Subject to availability and price change. CD values are subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of CDs can decrease. If CDs are sold prior to maturity, the investor can lose prin- cipal value. FDIC insurance does not cover losses in market value. Early withdrawal may not be permitted. Yields quoted are net of all commissions. CDs require the distribution of interest and do not allow interest to compound. CDs offered through Edward Jones are issued by banks and thrifts nationwide. All CDs sold by Edward Jones are registered with the Depository Trust Corp. (DTC). Compare Our CD Rates Bank-issued, FDIC-insured Call or visit your local financial advisor today. Vanessa Conwell 4998 Bill Gardner Pkwy. Locust Grove 678-583-5079 David R. Dodd Jr. 220 Jonesboro Rd. McDonough 770-898-1735 John H. Dorminy 190 Turner Street McDonough 770-957-0250 Josh Duncan, CFP ® 2100 Keys Ferry Court McDonough 770-288-4151 Carolyn Fraser 2863 Hwy. 155 S. Locust Grove 770-288-3377 Jeremy Lange, CFP ® , AAMS ® 29 East King Rd. Hampton 770-707-2390 Paul D. Rippa 2141 Hwy. 155 N. McDonough 678-583-5090 David Shofman 5487 N. Henry Blvd. Stockbridge 770-506-1994 Gerry Simon 130 Eagle Spring Ct., St. B Stockbridge 770-389-8912 Ansley Sturgill 125 Westridge Industrial McDonough 770-957-9885 Lin Watts 305 Olde Towne Way McDonough 678-583-1325 The Henry County Times Page 2 August 8, 2018 F&F FLOOR COVERING & CARPET 45 Griffin Street • McDonough 770-957-2165 www.fandffloorcovering.com “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart ... He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5, 6) ENDLESS! Your flooring possibilities are... •Hardwood •Sand & Finish •Carpet •Waterproof Flooring •Tile •Laminate We Are Here To Serve & Grateful For Every Opportunity TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! Downtown: 101 Macon Street M C Donough, GA 30253 West Campus: 2176 Jonesboro Road M C Donough, GA 30253 770-957-5828 • www.fbcmcdonough.com Listen Sundays at 11:00 AM on WKKP 1410 AM & 100.9 FM A PLACE TO BELIEVE, BELONG, AND BECOME! Senior Pastor - Dr. Charles J. Thomas Correction In the August 1, 2018 edition of The Henry County Times, in the front page article on results from the July 24 primary we identified George Schafer as the winner in the runoff for Lieutenant Governor. It was actually Geoff Duncan who won this race. We apologize to our readers for this error and for any confusion this may have caused. The original home of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will house the newly renovated Camera Museum in McDonough. Photo by Seth Jackson Camera Museum to open soon in McDonough see, Museum, page 9