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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Dougherty County Commissioners got a first hand look at progress at the old Radium Springs casino Monday.

The walls are all that's left of the once majestic Casino, which was burned in the 80's and then flooded in 1994 and was eventually torn down.

The land has been closed off since.

Now, a botanical garden is being built in the location with sales tax dollars.

Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard says he hopes when the project is complete, people will be able to walk through and enjoy the gardens, but also dive in and enjoy the cool springs. 

"I'd love to see us have three, four, five, six weekends our folks can not only have opportunities to swim, but maybe have some canoeing, even if it's during the week because our springs our beautiful," he said.

Those details will have to be worked out with the Department of Natural Resources.

Phase one of construction on the gardens has been delayed because the area has been flooded six times since work began.

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