Grant money to be used to help keep small towns strong

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's Governor Bill Haslam handed out some big checks today in Greeneville.

The governor presented a million dollar check to Walters State Community College for its expansion project in Greeneville.  

That money will be used to build walkways that connect the town to the campus.

Also, the city received more than $300,000 to purchase a hybrid garbage truck and to convert the East View pool into a splash pad.

"These grants are focused on improving the quality of life," said Governor Haslam.  "One of the things we are focused on in our smaller towns, we are trying to make certain that the hearts of these towns stay strong because it's so important to the whole region."

So  far, TDOT has funded more than $306 million in non-traditional transportation projects across the state.      

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