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View all stories in the July 24, 2013 newspaper.

Lumpkin official hopes to make
big splash with historic pool
From the July 24, 2013 newspaper
By Chip Jones
Children built the public pool on Oak Street in Lumpkin block by block. In the 1960s, with guidance and leadership from then principal Lawrence Young, school children parlayed their lunch money into a summer swim. They purchased concrete blocks, which were the building materials used to construct the first pool in town for black children.
The pool holds fond memories for many now-grown men and women. One such person, Terry Nicholson, a retired Marine now living in Milledgeville and alumni of the Lumpkin School, was on hand to ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.