Volume 52, Number 17

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 23, 2015

County receives $15,000 grant from Tennessee Three Star Program

County receives $15,000 grant from Tennessee Three Star ProgramPickett County received a $15,000 grant from the Tennessee Three Star Program to fund several projects for the community.
The Tennessee Department of Economic Development's Three Star program is designed to aid communities for ensuring the success in the areas of Job & Economic Development, Fiscal Strength & Efficient Government, Public Safety, Education & Workforce and Health & Welfare.
The Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Byrdstown and Pickett County identified projects and equipment that would help better benefit the county.
This grant money will provide the following:
Review and update all of the aspects of the Pickett County ECD website (www.pickettecd.org), purchase computer workstation for the Town of Byrdstown, set-up a computer system to run a School Resource Officer program and training, renovation and upgrades for the EMS Department to meet technology standards of hospitals and computers and handhelds for each ambulance along with training and fees for the electronic documentation, math software for math classes in the school system, and build playground specific to help decrease BMI scores in grades in 5-8.
Pictured are Joanna Jones, Paramedic; Shawn Abbott, Pickett County EMS Secretary; Maxie Beaty, Pickett EMS Director; Lana Rossi, County Commissioner; Michael Wilson, Paramedic; Johnie Neal, Pickett County Executive, Billy Robbins, Pickett Chamber of Commerce Director, and Chris Thompson, Mayor.

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