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      Walker County BOE votes to close 3 schools

      Walker County Board of Education has voted to close three of its schools. (abc3340.com)

      WALKER COUNTY, Ala. -- The Walker County Board of Education voted to close three of its schools Thursday despite some strong opposition from the community.

      The board, in two separate decisions, voted 4-1 to close Parrish High School and 5-0 to close both Sipsey and T.S. Boyd elementary schools.

      Students at Boyd and Sipsey are likely to begin attending Sumiton Elementary School while Parrish students will either attend Oakman or Cordova high schools.{}

      Watch ABC 33/40 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. for the latest on this developing story. To watch the newscasts live online, click here.

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