CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

As part of an effort to protect history in Tennessee, state Secretary of State Tre Hargett visite the Tri-Cities Thursday.

He helped present a check for $2,400 from the state to the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library.

The library is using the money to buy more archive supplies and storage.

The goal is to better protect historical documents relating to the Volunteer State.