Auburn Elementary School (copy)

Core Community Church plans to renovate the Auburn Elementary School building into a community center.

SHELBY -- The new owner of the Auburn and Dowds elementary school buildings plans to invest more than $1.5 million in renovations over the next 12 months.

Shelby City Schools sold both properties to Core Community Church last year. The district is opening a new pre-K to 8th grade facility. 

Dowds Elementary School (copy)

Core Community Church will relocate into the Dowds Elementary School building in 2023.

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