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Career Academy gets funding

Lamar County will receive a $2.6 million grant to fund a new college and career academy. The Georgia College and Career Academy Project awarded funding to four counties last week. These academies offer 21st century educational opportunities for high school students through partnerships with local school systems, institutes of higher learning and local businesses. ’We’re so pleased to see the efforts of so many finally come to fruition,’ said superintendent Dr. Bill Truby. ‘Hours of work on a weekly basis over the course of a year have been rewarded with something we believe will add more opportunities and better education for our students thorough our College and Career Academy.’ The original grant application was for $3.16 million. That was pared to $2,612,500 million by the time it was approved Dec. 1 by the Technical College System of Georgia, requiring the board of directors to go back to the drawing board and redesign its plans for a revamped high school campus.

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