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March 22, 2020

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1970: Officials were estimating a weekend fire in the Grady school gymnasium had caused about $4,000 in smoke damage. That did not include damage to the locker room, which was preventing students from using it.

Repair work started the day after the fire was out “to get the students back into the gym as quickly as possible,” said school Superintendent Leck Jones.

Jones said the fire was probably started by accident. Foam rubber placed near a wall heater was the likely culprit.

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