Bond program to fund athletic complex
By Thomas Dale
The Evans County Board of Education will issue bonds to fund a new athletic complex.
The Board unanimously agreed to pursue a bond program during their regular meeting on Monday to begin funding the construction of an athletic complex that would be built adjacent to the new Claxton Middle School. While finalized plans for the complex have yet to be approved, in April a preliminary plan was issued that would see a $1.4 million facility built that would feature a new track, tennis courts, a soccer pitch, and a baseball field and softball field in addition to a new parking lot. That plan did not include a fieldhouse and lighting, and BOE members have indicated that a revised plan might see the fieldhouse included in the initial construction.
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