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USA Academy Possibly Delayed Due to Lack of Procedural Steps

By Andrew Edwards

Staff Writer 

Dusty DeVaughn, founder of USA Academy, seems to have reached an obstacle in regard to his school. 

DeVaughn announced to the public on January 2 at Rush Propst’s introductory press conference that the school will break ground in Coosada on January 20. It was also announced that this would be the same day that students could begin taking classes. 

However, it has been revealed that it’s not as easy as just breaking ground.

After seeking public records from the Town of Coosada, we’ve discovered that the procedural steps to start construction have not been met at this time.

Currently, the Town of Coosada has received no site plan application, nor has there been a planning commission meeting pertaining to the rezoning of the land. The land is currently zoned as AFR (Agriculture Forestry Residential) but would have to be rezoned to build a school or recreational facility on the property. There have also been no building permits pulled to start construction.  

It can take months to fully complete these processes, but as of now, none of these basic procedures have been started. 

Furthermore, we have reached out to city officials to understand how water and power will be supplied to the land. 

This is a developing story. We’ve reached out to DeVaughn for comment and will update when it’s been received.