Lowndes County begins work on new school complex - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lowndes County begins work on new school complex

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

    Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:00:25 GMT
    A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home.More >>
    A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home.More >>
  • Phoebe to hold blood drive Thursday

    Phoebe to hold blood drive Thursday

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:26:11 GMT
    (Phoebe Putney)(Phoebe Putney)
    The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give Thursday, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Phoebe's current drive is part of an ongoing effort to encourage all who qualify to give blood.More >>
    The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give Thursday, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Phoebe's current drive is part of an ongoing effort to encourage all who qualify to give blood.More >>
  • GEMA offers 10 tips during extreme heat

    GEMA offers 10 tips during extreme heat

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:50:56 GMT
    A heat wave will make it feel like the temperature is over 100º in the next couple of days in South Georgia. The CDC says extreme heat is the top weather-related killer in the nation, claiming approximately 400 lives per year. More >>
    A heat wave will make it feel like the temperature is over 100º in the next couple of days in South Georgia. The CDC says extreme heat is the top weather-related killer in the nation, claiming approximately 400 lives per year. More >>

March 28, 2008

Lowndes County - In the midst of rapid growth in the area, the Lowndes County Board of Education broke ground Friday on a school complex.

The complex off Bemiss Road will be home to the county's newest elementary, middle and high schools.

School administrators say that area is currently home to the largest student population.

The new schools will ease overcrowding.

"Both Lowndes and Hahira Middle Schools are exceeding the populations that they were designed to handle, much more so then the elementary and the high school. So this is an urgent need," says Superintendent Steve Smith.

Pine Grove Middle School will open first in 2009.

The elementary school is scheduled to open the following year.

The high school is slated to open by 2015.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=(StoryContent)-AE