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New Headstart school raises concern among residents in East Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

One after the other the people who live in Regency Park sounded off speaking out against a brand new state of the art Headstart School being built in their neighborhood.

Many cited dangerous erosions near the land where the school is supposed to be built.

Belva Dorsey CEO with Enrichment Services says they picked the area because it was best suited to fit the needs of high demands by families.

"The Enrichment Services program was looking for a piece of property in the East Columbus area, I'm talking about Headstart families, most live in South Columbus or East Columbus," Dorsey said.

However folks like Ricky Fannon who have lived in the area for quite sometime say Regency Park is no place for a Headstart School.

"This is a retirement neighborhood, we don't have children here. Small ones that are going to use that facility," Ricky Fannon said.

A facility that will be state-of-the-art and have eight classrooms and serve about 160 children. While the program benefits education several concerned people at tonight meeting say to them that number means congested traffic.

The land in Regency Park was donated to Enrichment Services council members and the City Manager were on hand to field questions.

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