From today’s Sentinel:

Home for 2,000 students
Construction beginning on county’s largest high school
By Winston Jones
Staff Writer

Douglas County officially broke ground Monday for its fifth and largest ever high school.

The groundbreaking was held about 4 p.m. as bulldozers in the background were already busy clearing land.

The new $78 million school, yet to be named, will be located on Georgia Highway 166/92 near Boundary Waters Recreation Complex.

“We began clearing land about two weeks ago and the school is due to open in August 2011 for the 2011-2012 school year,” said School Superintendent Don Remillard.

The school will be located on 74 acres near the Anneewakee Falls subdivision. It will be a two-story, 385,000-square-foot structure built for 2,000 students.

“The school will have three separate buildings: a main building, a fine arts building and a gymnasium,” said Karen Stroud, school community relations director. “It will contain 108 instructional units.”

Southern A&E, LLC provided architectural and engineering services. The construction manager is RA-LIN and Associates of Carrollton.
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