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South Augusta music park founder vows to push on despite setbacks

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It was a proposal that promised to deliver big-name acts to South Augusta. Turn On Your Radio Music Park founder Charles Collins says he is still pushing ahead with the plans.

"We're moving forward," he said. "And we've already started clearing the grounds. And like I told everyone before, it only takes a couple days to get this place level."

And even though Collins says the City's delay in issuing him a business license is the reason he had to cancel this weekend's acts, he's promising all the fun will be moved to next weekend.

"Next weekend I will get some good bands in," he said. "We'll straighten things out that are in the media."

He's talking about reports that the entire project is a scam. Collins says, don't buy it.

"I've got too much paperwork," he said. "I've got an attorney on board. And I've got a crew out here doing the cutting. It doesn't look too much like a scam now does it?"

He showed me the paperwork he says is proof he's dedicated to pushing this project through. I also saw multiple contractors at the site doing work to clear it out. Collins says he wants to prove to the community this is the real deal.

"It's not like I'm trying to take anyone for anything you know," he said. "I'm trying to make this project work, you know."

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