— Steve Maples, left, executive director of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, stands with Jimmy Bryan following a recent meeting of the Athens Rotary Club where Maples shared success stories of the center. Maples served as director of the center since 2007. He recently oversaw the completion of $30 million renovations and said the next phase of capital improvements is slated for the North Hall. A liquor and lodging tax provides funds for the Von Braun Center to operate. When asked about performers and their demands, Maples said, “Our most demanding client was Elton John when he appeared in concert. We had to build him a $15,000 dressing room to his specifications and was, of course, at his expense.” Approximately one million guests attended 540 events at the center in 2012 according to Maples.
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“We had 26 people apply for the position — we had four come for interviews and have narrowed it to three,” said outgoing CEO Kelli Powers.
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Officers will be at Wal-Mart in Athens from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday to ride a scissor lift high in the sky encouraging shoppers and passersby to donate to Cops on Top.
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Attorney Jim Moffatt was named Citizen of the Year.
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