Volume 53, Number 29

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pickett County Schools Getting New Agriculture Learning Center

Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Kenneth Givens
visited Pickett County Schools on July 19. During his visit he
announced that Pickett County Schools had been awarded a
grant for $150,000 to build an Agriculture Learning Center.
Representative Les Winningham, who played a vital part
in receiving this award could not be present at the meeting
because of prior obligations. Pickett County Executive
Stephen Bilbrey was present at the meeting to show his support
of the project.
The building will not only be used by our school, but will
also be accessible to our community. "Plans are underway
and we hope to start taking bids on the building very soon,”
said Director of Schools Diane Elder.
Elder said she would like to thank the following people for
their support to help get this grant: Commissioner Ken
Givens, Representative Les Winningham, Pickett County
Board Members: Jerry Mitchell, Terrell Garner, John Reagan,
Jimmy Storie and Pickett County Executive Stephen Bilbrey.

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