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March 15, 2014 8:52 PM

Richard Hyatt: A future not based on memories

On the hillside in Southwest Atlanta where my high school stood for as long as I could remember, there was emptiness and like every other old grad I felt the thud of the wrecking ball deep in my gut. This is happening to vacant schoolhouses everywhere and back in Columbus I called the school system to find out how many abandoned campuses are for sale or facing demolition and the list was longer than expected.

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