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State Fair goes to vol. group

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Over the past several months Wilson County, and more specifically the grounds on which the Superspeedway is located near Gladeville, has been mentioned as a possible site for the Fair.

But for the current year the Fair is scheduled to remain at the State Fairgrounds in Nashville. The State Fair board voted to give the Fair contract Tuesday to the TSFA after a formal complaint had been filed to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office about Delta Agribusiness that challenged that company’s claim as having a non-profit status, a requirement by law for the operator of the State Fair.

John Rose, who chairs the TSFA, filed the complaint on behalf of the organization he represents and subsequently asked the State Fair Board to reconsider its earlier decision in awarding the contract to Delta Agribusiness.

The complaint filed by Rose cites a number of flaws in Delta’s application for charitable status including submitting false information about the identification of officers and a number of inconsistent statements regarding the company’s legal structure and board of directors and “potentially” inconsistent statements about “Delta’s Exempt Status.”

Rose said Tuesday the TSFA has a “great deal of work to be done.”

He said the organization has approximately 90 days to put the State Fair together and that they will begin immediately.

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