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Feb. 10 tornado causes $7 million in damage to Oak Grove High School

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Lamar County School District officials said a Feb. 10 tornado caused $7 million in damage to Oak Grove High and its baseball and football facilities.

The district has a $50,000 insurance deductible it hopes to have covered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

The baseball facility should be ready in time for the 2014 baseball season and the football field house will be ready by August that year. 

The district was able to get a lot of work done on the high school under an emergency resolution that freed the district from having to put the projects out for bid. In addition to the roof repairs, workers replaced ceiling tiles, parking lot lights, concrete traffic flow diverters and athletic field fencing.

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