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  • Oh no! Lincoln sign torn down

  • Brick sign was not safe, so it came down. No replacment planned

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  • The sign is front of Lincoln School has been torn down and probably will not be replaced.
    It wasn't planned that way but was necessary, according to Supt. Ron Bryant. Crews replacing the broad concrete sidewalk in front of the school Friday morning noticed the masonry monument style structure that holds the sign was unstable.
    Bryant said it hadn't been properly reinforced when it was built. “It was a hazard so we have to take it down,” he said.
    Lincoln Principal Brandi Swearengin was distraught as she collected two souvenir bricks before the red-lettered “Lincoln” sign was removed. “This is not a good day,” she said, fighting back tears. It's not known when the sign structure was built.
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