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Construction begins on Murphysboro H.S auditorium

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MURPHYSBORO --  After more than a year without an auditorium, crews started construction on a new Center for Preforming Arts at Murphysboro High School. 

In August of 2016, heavy rains caused the auditorium roof to collapse. This week, construction crews are doing dirtwork and laying the foundation for the new, 7. 5 million dollar addition. 

Principal Tony Wilson says the process has been noisy and distracting, but everyone is excited for the new addition. 

"Everybody makes it work. It's a lot of inconveinces but we kind of see the bigger picture and are excited about this project. Things are going to be a lot bigger and better and its going to bring a lot more opportunities we hope the high school," said Wilson. 

Wilson says insurance covered a large chunk of the cost and sales tax in Jackson county has made it possible.   

He expects the auditorium to be complete by December of 2018. 

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