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Coffee County schools to close Friday due to Hurricane Matthew


The Coffee County School System has decided to close school on Friday, Oct. 7. Hurricane Matthew, a potentially deadly hurricane, is moving its way up the Florida coast and some predicted tracks have the storm making landfall anywhere from Jacksonville, Fla., to Brunswick.

In a statement Thursday morning, Dr. Morris Leis, school superintendent, stated the following: “Coffee County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.  Although Coffee County may not feel the full effects of the approaching storm, it is in the best interest of our students and employees. Our thoughts and prayers go to those in the immediate path of the storm. Classes will resume on Monday, Oct. 10.”

Other systems in the area are also cancelling school for the day. Hurricane Matthew’s final path remains undetermined but officials believe it will make landfall in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 8.

Last modified onThursday, 06 October 2016 12:10
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