'Makeover' official tours arts school

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This much can be said: An official representing Extreme Makeover: Home Edition took a roughly 30-minute tour Monday afternoon of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts in downtown Augusta.

Linda Scales, the board vice president of the Rachel Longstreet Foundation, shows a classroom to construction project manager Andy Monaco. Ellis Johnson, the board president of the Rachel Longstreet Foundation, looks on during the visit at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts. Monaco, who works on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, toured the building in downtown Augusta on Monday.   Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Linda Scales, the board vice president of the Rachel Longstreet Foundation, shows a classroom to construction project manager Andy Monaco. Ellis Johnson, the board president of the Rachel Longstreet Foundation, looks on during the visit at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts. Monaco, who works on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, toured the building in downtown Augusta on Monday.

To say anything more would be speculation.

Andy Monaco, a project manager for Lock and Key Productions, which essentially is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, toured the two-story building with board members from the Rachel Longstreet Foundation, the school's sponsor. Also attending was state Sen. Hardie Davis, D-Gracewood.

Monaco asked a few questions of the board members but told reporters he could not take questions or make a statement.

Linda Scales, the foundation board's vice president, explained the school's history and vision to Monaco.

It is an after-school program for middle school pupils in the Augusta area. They study theater, music, art and dance and can remain with it through high school.

After the tour, Scales and board President Ellis Johnson said they did not know whether representatives of the ABC television show had visited other sites in Augusta or elsewhere, or when an announcement might be made.

They did say show representatives initiated contact with the school.

The show has selected Evans-based Bill Beazley Homes Inc. to build a house for an Augusta area family in early December.

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tuffenuf4u
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tuffenuf4u 11/22/10 - 07:38 pm
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Am I confused or did they

Am I confused or did they mean the Jessye Norman School? Someone help me out here.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/22/10 - 08:31 pm
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That is a good catch,

That is a good catch, tuffenuf. Do you remember back a long time ago when the term "normal" school meant a college that conferred teaching degrees?

dani
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dani 11/22/10 - 11:32 pm
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Shhh....It's okay now.

Shhh....It's okay now.

pommom38
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pommom38 11/23/10 - 08:31 am
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So exactly what about this

So exactly what about this article means anything?
What is all this talk about speculation?? Oh, I see. They think because someone toured the place, that EHM will make it nice and purty for them..

bdouglas
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bdouglas 11/23/10 - 09:37 am
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So did we pad the word count

So did we pad the word count for the Eds. by repeating the first 3 paragraphs or what?

Emerydan
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Emerydan 11/27/10 - 12:48 pm
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cannottellya
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cannottellya 11/27/10 - 11:33 am
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they need to come to

they need to come to lincolnton georgia where there is a family that really needs their help but i guest the family that lives there ain't rich enough they live at 3353 elberton hwy lincolnton if anyone wants to help

Cadence
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Cadence 12/07/10 - 12:46 pm
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This is embarrassing. These

This is embarrassing. These people come here and everyone has their hand out. Makes us look like a bunch of moochers. Please just stop.

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