Greene County

Local college's construction slowed by heavy rain

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - The recent rain is slowing construction on an expansion at Walters State Community College in Greeneville.

News 5 has learned, the construction is made possible thanks to a $9 million grant from the state of Tennessee. The new building along Tusculum Boulevard will expand the programs offered at the satellite campus.

"The local community has said we need these programs to meet local workforce demands. We're developing an occupational therapist assistance program specifically to meet the healthcare needs of Greene and surrounding counties," said J.B. Pectol with the college.

We are told the new building should be open by the end of 2014 or early 2015.

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