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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:04am

Locals Restore Kudzu-Covered School

A group of northwest Georgia residents hope to restore a historic school now covered in kudzu on a north Georgia mountain.

Alumni and members of a nonprofit organization are aiming to refurbish the Fairview School on Padlock Mountain in Cave Spring.

Joyce Perdue-Smith said she became interested in the school while researching the career of her father, who was the principal there in 1952.

She said the restoration project faces a projected cost of $250,000, which includes the cost to purchase the land and building.

She also hopes that items needed for cleanup like a Bobcat and volunteers will help in the effort. She said the most urgent need now is people who can help clean off the property.

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