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Groundbreaking for Anna K. Davie Set for Monday

Aug 23, 2013 -- 11:11pm

By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)

After spending nearly a year tied up in eminent domain issues, Rome City School officials are finally ready to break ground on the Anna K. Davie site.  

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new $11-million elementary school will be held on Monday, with construction set to start up in September. Though the official opening for students has pushed back to January 2015, Superintendent Jeff Bearden says the school’s community programs will begin their operations at that time as well.

“Once the school does open, of-course it will be a regular K-5 elementary school. But, in addition to that, we will have three classrooms of early childhood learning for 3-year-old students. This will be run by folks at Berry College,” Bearden says. “The other exciting new piece of the school is we will have an adult education component run by Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and that will take place in the evening.”  

The event will take place at noon. Attendees are asked to park at the Floyd County Health Department, where a city bus will transport you to the site, which is located at the intersection of West Glover and East Main St.  

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