Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The private school in Oconee County, Ga. broke ground on the project Monday.
Tuesday, January 8
Construction has begun on a new 5,000-square-foot field house on the campus of Prince Avenue Christian School. School officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, according to an article in the Athens Banner-Herald, and they anticipate the building will be ready by the time the next school year rolls around. Last month Zaxby's donated $125,000 to the school's campaign fund, a gift that Head of School Danny Howell said made the January groundbreaking possible. The total cost of the field house is estimated at $600,000, the ABH reported. When the field house is complete, it will clear up two classrooms in the main building, Howell said during the check presentation in December. The school also has plans to build a new fine arts and …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The donation, made Wednesday, will allow the school to move forward with plans to construct a new field house starting in January.
Prince Avenue Christian School's football team's bid for the championship title at the Georgia Dome on Friday isn't the only big news buzzing around the school this week. School officials Wednesday were presented with a $125,000 check from Zaxby's that will go toward the school's building fund. "We saw the opportunity to help the school with their building campaign, so we wanted to put a big step forward in kicking it off," said Tony Townley, Zaxby's executive vice president. "It's going to be good for the kids. It's going to provide more room and jump start their field house." The Oconee Enterprise notes in an article about the donation that Townley has three kids who attend PACS. "Zaxby's has had a great year this year," said Townley…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Oconee County Schools could receive around $900,000 in state funding to go toward the estimated $8 million project, which is scheduled to begin in 2014.
Renovations to Oconee County High School may be partially funded by the state. At a meeting Monday, the Oconee County Board of Education agreed to submit a fiscal year capital outlay application to potentially receive $918,778 toward the project. In order to qualify for the funding, the school system must contribute at least $220,000 and can't begin construction until 2014. Since the project is estimated to cost $8 million, Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Student Services Mark Channell said meeting that benchmark wouldn't be a problem. The bulk of the project will be funded through the education local-option sales tax (E-LOST). Though the bidding process could begin in 2013, state funds, if approved by the Georgia Geneneral …
Monday, September 17, 2012
School officials held a ribbon cutting and reception on Sept. 16 to celebrate the opening of the new all sports athletic facility, which was first used during last Friday's football game.
A small crowd gathered at the campus of North Oconee High School Sunday, eager to be among the first to tour the school's new two-story athletic field house. Attendees of the ribbon cutting included Oconee County Board of Education members, former Superintendent John Jackson, school officials, the current and former Titan Club presidents and parents and students. The nearly $3 million project was funded by the education special-purpose, local-option sales tax (ESPLOST), and Kevin Price Construction served as the General Manager. It took about six months to complete. NOHS Principal Philip Brown said the facility will serve many purposes. "This facility is something that's going to benefit so many of our student athletes and so many of our …