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SPLOST will bring old high school stage back to life

October 28, 2004

Camilla - If the Special Local Option Sales Tax in Mitchell County passes, an old high school stage will come back to life.

The former Mitchell County High School auditorium has not been used in 10 years.

The Board of Education owns the auditorium, but both the county and city have agreed to use sales tax money to help pay for renovations.

The Flint River Auditorium two million dollar project will create a community theater for Mitchell and Baker counties.

Outreach Coordinator, Patty Saponaro, says, "When people walk in the door we want people to recognize this facility. In terms as how it looks and the proscenium and the stage area a lot of that will be very familiar. We'll keep the windows on the side, but from the proscenium, we'll gut and create a more modern and usable space for artist."

The SPLOST referendum also includes finishing up the Jackson-Davis House renovations in Baconton.

Every city in Mitchell County will also be allotted money for road, street and bridge improvements.

posted at 5:00PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com