Miller Co. School district properties still up for sale

Miller Co. School properties still up for sale
James Phillips, Superintendent for Miller County Schools. (Source: WALB).
James Phillips, Superintendent for Miller County Schools. (Source: WALB).

COLQUITT, GA (WALB) - The superintendent for the Miller County School System said they need the community's help in selling surplus land from the district.

The land has been sitting idle for years.

The Miller County School System put five properties up for sale four months ago, and as of Friday, four of those properties, over 30 acres of land, is just sitting in the county.

When Miller County Elementary, middle and high schools moved to one combined campus nine years ago, their properties became vacant.

Superintendent James Phillips said the surplus land is becoming difficult and costly to maintain.

The school system has a 12-acre baseball and football field combination lot available along with vacant grounds at an old school that is four acres.

School officials said if the properties are sold, the county's alternative school and Pre-k program will be housed on the main campus.

"The end goal of what we know is our facilities plan, our facilities plan goal is to have all of our people at this one location and to that end, that property will help springboard us into achieving that goal," said Phillips.

Phillips also said this buy will allow them to consolidate their resources and save the system in the cost of overhead.

School officials said if you're interested in buying the properties, you can visit Miller County Board of Education's website.

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