Middleton Breaks Ground on New Gymnasium

Celebrating a vision that became reality and a common goal reached by the Hardeman County School Board, ground was broken on a new facility for Middleton High School.
“I want to congratulate the people that patiently worked on this for the past three years,” said Superintendent of Schools Warner Ross. “It is proof of what we can do when we work together.”
The 1200-seat arena will cost approximately $3 million and is hoped to be ready to go in the spring or summer of 2019.
It will be the home of the Middleton High School varsity teams, replacing Bailey Howell Gymnasium which had a capacity of about 800, according a former school official.
Superintendent Ross and about a dozen speakers took to the podium to celebrate the occasion.
“I’m still calling it (Bailey Howell Gymnasium) the ‘new gym,’” said Middleton Mayor Jackie Cox. “I was one of the first to play there.”
The plans call for athletic offices, locker rooms, and a concession stand.