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Tornado Destroys School Set to Open in the Fall

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A tornado violently ripped through Arkansas last week, killing at least 14 people and destroying much of Vilonia, a small town about 30 miles north of Little Rock. Damage in Vilonia, also the site of a 2011 tornado, included a newly constructed, $12 million intermediate school set to open in the fall.

The new building was funded by a voter-approved property-tax hike that also helped pay for tornado safe rooms in other schools, according to the district's website.

Also hit by the tornado last week was Mayflower, Ark., where a pipeline burst last year, pouring thousands of gallons of crude oil into a subdivision.

Vol. 33, Issue 30, Page 5

Published in Print: May 7, 2014, as Tornado Destroys School Set to Open in the Fall
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