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Covering Chambers County: Decision Time on Empty School Building

    In Lanett, LB Sykes Junior High School is closed for good.  Now it's being sold back to the city.  The building's fate is still uncertain, the school board voted earlier this year to close the school and consolidate 6th thru 8th grade classes into two other schools. Now the city council will form a committee to decide how to use the empty building.

   Lanett City Councilman, Kyle McCoy says, "one idea that has come up is turning it into a community recreation center for our recreation program and as more of a civic place."   The school board still owes $80,000 a year in bond money until 2020. It's unclear how that debt will be repaid.

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