Community group ready to acquire Seneca school property

A community group in Seneca says it is ready to take over public school property. The transaction could become reality on a favorable vote this Monday night by the Oconee County school trustees. It’s the understanding of the group the Blue Ridge Community Center that the school district, by August 2020, will no longer have use for the Code Learning Center, named for the late Allen Code, a prominent state educator who served as principal of the all-black Blue Ridge High School during segregation. According to Curtis White of the Blue Ridge Community Center steering committee, the building and property have a rich history and legacy in Seneca and in the African-American community.