Lincoln County School District to expand Loyd Star property

Published 9:07 am Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A purchase this week by the Lincoln County School District will add nearly five acres to the Loyd Star Attendance Center property and eventually give the Hornets a place to run.

The Board of Trustees approved a purchase for 4.74 acres next to the school property, which could be used for a cross-country track, said Superintendent Mickey Myers.

“It’s an ideal location for us,”  he said. “It’s landlocked from Jackson Liberty Drive, but it does adjoin the property that we own. It’s a wise purchase for us.”

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Myers said the district would like to use the property for a new cross-country track for the school.

“It won’t be done immediately,” he said. “It’s probably within our five-year plans.”

Myers said the current owner lives in San Jose, California, and accepted the appraised value of $4,500 per acre. Myers said the purchase is almost complete, but there remains a bit more paperwork to be filed in the Lincoln County Chancery Clerk’s office.

In other business:

• The board entered executive session to discuss an Enterprise personnel matter, and met with parents to discuss another personnel matter. The board voted to follow the recommendations of Sam Stewart concerning an Enterprise personnel matter, and that Myers would handle the other personnel matter.