The county received three bids for the project. Excellere was the lowest bidder, followed by Glosson Enterprises at $26,535 and Chatfield Contracting, Inc. for $30,964.
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More improvements could be needed if the school system decides to use the old middle school building as an elementary school in the future, the county added.
The two teenagers, who were students at the school, were crossing the street on the northbound side of Holt Road around 7 p.m. March 9 when they were hit by a black 2007 Mercedes Benz SLK350 driven by Nancy Valentine, 73, of Marietta.
Valentine was cited for failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk and failure to use due regard to avoid pedestrians. While she has not been criminally charged in connection with the crash, Valentine will have to appear in court before a judge.
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Wheeler officials said the school was donating old weight room equipment and the teens were moving a weight rack when they were struck.
Both teens were hospitalized for their injuries and one had life-threatening injuries.
The family of one of the teens, 17-year-old Wheeler junior and basketball player Malik Spellman, told Channel 2 Action News that they are unsure if he will be able to attend college.
The teenagers had spent the day at Wheeler helping Malik’s father, Marquis Wright, move weight room equipment before the crash. Malik Spellman is recovering, and has to attend physical therapy five days a week.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family pay for Malik's medical bills. You can consider helping the Wrights by clicking here.
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