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Governor Haslam in town to announce waterline project


Cocke County Legislative Body member Love Henderson, left, speaks with
Gov. Bill Haslam following Tuesday’s announcement. See more photos on
page 7A in today's edition.
Published: 8:37 AM, 06/20/2013 Last updated: 8:37 AM, 06/20/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam came to Newport on Tuesday, June 18 to announce his recommendation for a $500,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant to provide public water to Grassy Fork Elementary School and some residences in the area.

Funds provided by the ARC grant will assist in extending a waterline to 12 residences in the Grassy Fork community, the second phase of a three-phase project to connect Grassy Fork Elementary School and other nearby residences to public water.

"I'm happy to recommend Cocke County for this much-needed Appalachian Regional Commission grant to increase access to public water," Haslam said in a press release. He added, "The ARC grants help communities complete important projects, and I am excited the state of Tennessee is working with the local communities to make this happen."

Newport Mayor Connie Ball opened Tuesday's presentation that was held in a small conference room at the Best Western Hotel.

Ball noted the rainy weather on Tuesday and said, "What a great, perfect day for a waterline extension!"

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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