Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam handed out more than $1 million in grant funding today as he made stops in three Sequatchie Valley counties.
Pikeville, Dunlap, Monteagle and Tracy City netted $1.12 million for infrastructure improvements planned in future and ongoing projects.
Pikeville and Bledsoe County got a $59,200 grant for a developing farmers market and a $250,000 energy grant for renovations to the old Pikeville Elementary School as a new city municipal building, community kitchen and training faciility.
Dunlap got more than $591,000 for phase II of its Coops Creek Greenway project that cuts through downtown. When completed, the greenway path will link schools, residential areas and the business district.
Monteagle and Tracy City got almost $820,000 for continuing work for pedestrian and bicycle access and more work on the Mountain Goat Trail that eventually will link the two towns to each other and points eastward into Franklin County.
For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...