Following a lengthy discussion, the idea of using a synthetic turf field at The Pit was thrown out by the Webster Parish School Board.

In Monday’s meeting, Architect Perry Watson, of Yeager, Watson and Associates, told board members it would cost an extra $650,000 to upgrade the new football field at Minden High School to turf instead of the traditional grass field, driving the total cost of renovation from roughly $3.5 million to $4.1 million.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse the school board 75 percent of its costs for reconstruction turned into the agency Finance Director Crevonne Odom said. This

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