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Purchase of Historic Jefferson Elementary School in South Fayetteville by Local Charity Imminent

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Jacqueline Froelich
The former Jefferson Elementary School in south Fayetteville may soon be headquarters for the nonprofit Potter's House.

Last November, the Fayetteville School Board voted to accept a $1.86 million dollar cash offer from the Potter's House to buy the former Jefferson Elementary school campus, located in the heart of south Fayetteville's African-American district. The deal is expected to close in the coming months. The board considered eight prospects, including the nonprofit NWA Black Heritage which offered $1 dollar to acquire the property to anchor its planned Black Cultural Corridor.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for "Ozarks at Large."
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