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"They have been worshiping there since 1890," Dixon said.
Like any other Sunday, January 27th. he was at the pulpit, but it wasn't at Hobson, it was at the congregation's temporary home at Saint Andrew in North Nashville.
"We're in the process of trying to determine our future," Dixon said.
The church's original building sits on the corner of Chapel Ave. and Greenwood Ave. in East Nashville, and for the foreseeable future, it s expected to stay empty.
Dixon says the historical structure and four-and-a-half-acre parcel were built to hold 500 people, but the congregation, now only about 70 strong, can't afford to keep it.
"The expenses of just trying to maintain that kind of space had just gotten too much for us," Dixon said.
The plan is to sell the property Dixon says was recently appraised for $1.3 Million.
Last week, the church was approached by Liberty Collegiate Academy charter school, which has to vacate its current building on 10th St. and Fatherland St. this summer.
Dixon says school officials offered a maximum buying price of $200,000, which the congregation rejected.
"They were a little offended by the very low offer that we received," Dixon said.
In the meantime, the church has been vacant for a month, and there are no immediate plans for new tenants.
It's just this nebulous situation where no one knows what can happen." said Adrian Bahan, who has lived down the street from the church for more than a decade.
Bahan says the longer the lot stays empty, the more dangerous it becomes.
"My fear is that it s going to sit empty and become more and more derelict and become maybe even a magnet for the homeless population, or become a safety issue for myself an the other neighbors," Bahan said.
Sunday, January 27 2013, 06:50 PM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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