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Renovations Begin On Historic West Tennessee School

Renovations Begin On Historic West Tennessee School

CREATED Jan 13, 2014

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Renovations are beginning on a historic schoolhouse in West Tennessee that was once attended by singer Tina Turner.

The Jackson Sun reported the Delta Heritage Center is overseeing the restoration process for Flag Grove School.

The group says it will use $150,000 in donations to restore the school, which was built in 1889 and was originally an African-American subscription school. It closed in the 1960s.

The school building was moved in 2012 from Nutbush, which is Turner's hometown, to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville.

When the restoration is completed, the school will house memorabilia from Turner's career as well as historical information about the education provided by the school.

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