Link for the Times on July 24: Dozier school's demise 'a dagger' to local economy
The closing of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys was good news for many who were kept inside its fences. But not for its approximately 200 employees, most of whom were left unemployed, nor for the local economy that lost an economic engine that churned out $14.5 million annually. "It’s just a dagger," said Shane Mercer, 50, who runs an auto body shop. "When you lose 200 jobs in a small community like this, it’s tough." Read a Times two-part series on the tainted history of the boys school and see other stories, photographs and videos about Dozier.