(c)2013 NPT PHOTOS BY KATIE MESSER
The USDA Rural Development recently presented grant monies to the Cocke County A&I
Fairgrounds, totally $85,500, which will be used to build new restroom facilities at the
fairgrounds. Pictured from left are Jeanne Birdwell, Leslie Webb, Angie Sutton, Stephanie
Maples, Ruth Murchison, Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore, USDA Rural Development State
Director Bobby Goode, Peggy Strange, Libby Stange, Evetta Franklin, Lana Moore
representing Senator Lamar Alexander, Jill Salyers representing Senator Bob Corker, Pam
Lowe, Joe Woody, and Allen Hawk.
|Published: 9:29 PM, 08/30/2013
||Last updated: 9:30 PM, 08/30/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Cocke County residents, among others, will begin
to see changes around the area thanks to grants and loans given out by the USDA
Rural Development in Tennessee.
Representatives with Rural Development presented the
monies to the Cocke County A&I Fair and Jefferson-Cocke County Utility
District on Thursday, as well as to the Cosby Volunteer Fire Department. Rural
Development also presented monies to other agencies around the area Wednesday
The Cocke County A&I Fair Grounds received a grant
totaling $85,500, which will be used to build new restrooms.
Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District received a
low-interest loan of $300,000 to extend gas lines in Jefferson and Cocke
Counties, specially the current project of extending natural gas to the Caney
Hollow area in the Edwina community.
The Cosby Volunteer Fire Department received a
low-interest loan of $37,000 and a grant of $26,000 to purchase new gear for
firefighters and to better equip the fire trucks.
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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