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Old school building to be demolished

Thanks to a grant from the Dept. of Community affairs this old school building can be knocked down. (Source: WALB) Thanks to a grant from the Dept. of Community affairs this old school building can be knocked down. (Source: WALB)
The school closed back in the late 70s. (Source: WALB) The school closed back in the late 70s. (Source: WALB)
Mischa Smith is the Arlington downtown development authority manager. (Source: WALB) Mischa Smith is the Arlington downtown development authority manager. (Source: WALB)
ARLINGTON, GA (WALB) -

After decades of rotting and serving little purpose, an old school building in Arlington will finally be torn down.

The old comprehensive school closed back in the 70s. 

The building has been empty ever since.

The city got a 500-thousand dollar grant from the Department of Community Affairs to tear it down.

Folks in town are happy they can say goodbye. 

"Right now they are an eye sore. They are very dangerous. We have had to fence them off to keep away children and animals and anyone that could possibly get hurt by going in there," said the Arlington downtown development authority manager Mischa Smith. 

The bid process is happening now.

The city hopes to put a recreational facility on the site.

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