GENEVA ARMORY FINDS NEW USE AS CLASSROOM FACILITY FOR SCHOOLS

GENEVA, Ala. (AP) – An armory in danger of closing has found a new use as an educational facility.

Gov. Robert Bentley and Alabama National Guard Adjutant Gen. Perry G. Smith on Monday announced that the Geneva National Guard Armory will be used to expand career technical education programs run by the city and county schools.

By 2017, the armory is expected to be used for technical education programs during the week and for drills by the Guard’s new battalion, the 173rd Infantry Battalion, on the weekends.

The armory was among about 20 in Alabama expected to close within two years due to shortfalls in funding needed to modernize it.

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