Land purchased for new FES

Plans are for a new elementary school and a county-wide technical school in Flomaton

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education last Thursday approved the purchase of 100 acres in Flomaton located behind Sweat Tire Shop to build a new elementary school and career center over the next two years to raise student capacity in Flomaton and allow all students across the county access to career technical classes.

The property is located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 31 and 113 in Flomaton and was purchased for $425,000, utilizing local funds. The property is valued at $460,000, according to appraiser Harold W. Grimes, III. The school board is responsible for the property's...