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Construction company named to restore Historic Claflin School

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A construction company has been named in the restoration of the Historic Claflin School in Columbus.

A press conference at the run-down school wrapped up on Wednesday announcing Batson-Cook as the Construction Manager.

The estimated cost to restore the building is around $11 million and it will take nearly three years to complete.

A group called the "Friends of Historic Claflin" have been working to restore the school to a fully functioning educational center.

"We're here today to announce that Batson-Cook Company- an international construction company has been selected as the construction management firm that will oversee and do the restoration of Claflin School. One of our potential main tenants here will be enrichment services head start,” said Rev. Richard Jessie, Executive Director of Friends of Historic Claflin.

Claflin opened in 1868 as the first school in Columbus for African Americans.

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