Turner's grade school in Nutbush being moved

The one-room building where singer Tina Turner once attended grade school in Haywood County is being moved to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The one-room building where singer Tina Turner once attended grade school in Haywood County is being moved to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

Center director Sonia Outlaw-Clark says workers began moving the Flagg Grove School building on Thursday but had to stop due to inclement weather. The move from Nutbush to the center in Brownsville is set to continue Friday.

The land the school was built on was bought in 1889 from Benjamin Flagg, a former slave who came from North Carolina after the Civil War. The school closed in the 1960s and has since been used as a barn.

Owners Pam and Joe Stephens donated the building to the center, where it will be restored and become one of the center's permanent exhibits.


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