Preparing for ground breaking

July 14, 2010 | 7:34 p.m. CDT
Derek Graupman, left, and Riley Phillips inspect a scraper at the new high school lot on East St. Charles Rd. on Tuesday, where the Columbia Public School District is opening up a new high school. The scraper is used to kick up dirt and level out the soil to get the correct elevation before the early stages of the construction begins. The ground breaking ceremony will be on Thursday.

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