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Construction On New Elementary School In Home Stretch

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HATTIESBURG, MS -

Construction on Long Leaf Elementary in Lamar County School District approaches the home stretch.

The new school is located West of Hattiesburg.

The district's construction manager, Johnny Downs, says the cafeteria and classroom buildings are 95 percent complete. he says the multi-purpose building is 80 percent complete.


Work is underway to grade the land outside the buildings, and construction is progressing on the outside canopies.

The school is scheduled to open to students in August, but staff will occupy the school in April.

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    I am a Digital Journalist here at WHLT. My earliest dreams about becoming a reporter started at 4-years-old. I can remember growing up as a child pretending to be an anchor and making my younger brother
    Donesha Aldridge's earliest dreams about becoming a reporter started at 4-years-old. She remembers growing up as a child pretending to be an anchor and making her younger brother
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