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Name approved for new school in Bluffton

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BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

A name has been chosen for one of the new schools set to be built soon in Bluffton. 

The Beaufort County School Board of Education has unanimously approved River Ridge Academy as the name for the new Pre-K through 8 school in Bluffton, which is expected to open in August 2015. 

The school will be located on the property that the district owns on Davis Road, near the intersection of Bluffton Parkway and Highway 170. Its enrollment will be about 1,200 students, with a capacity to house 1,400 students.

Construction will begin next month, and groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled for June 3. 

The board also approved the River Ridge Raiders as the mascot for the new school, and its school colors will be purple, black and silver.

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