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Today’s Haslam Handouts: Cookeville & Tullahoma

The governor is taking time this summer to visit towns and cities for presentation of government checks. Here are a couple of examples.
From the Cookeville Herald-Citizen:
Surrounded by local leaders, bicycle enthusiasts — and one very loud locomotive — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made a stop in Cookeville yesterday to dole out a $600,000 grant that will help in the construction of the long-awaited Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail.
Standing under shade at the Cookeville Depot downtown, Haslam presented the check amid smiles and applause. It’s the first time he’s awarded funds since he took office six months ago this Friday, he said. The moneys are part of a Tennessee Department of Transportation enhancement grant.
“We all agree Tennessee’s a wonderful place to live. But there’s certainly things we think can make it even better,” Haslam said, briefly interrupted at one point in his presentation by a passing train, horn blazing.

From the Tullahoma News:
Gifts, no matter what shape or size they come in are usually most welcome, and in Tullahoma’s case, a very nice present from the State of Tennessee was presented personally to the city Thursday from Gov. Bill Haslam.
Haslam made a special trip to Tullahoma to deliver a $256,360 symbolic check to go toward a revitalization effort in Tullahoma’s downtown area. About 125 were on hand to hear the governor’s presentation.
The money is part of a two-phase downtown rehabilitation project totaling $685,140 that includes a $364,690 phase one on West Lincoln Street — between North Jackson Street and Atlantic Street — and a $320,450 phase two — continuing the effort around the corner on Atlantic Street to Grundy Street.
The money related to Thursday’s symbolic $256,360 check will go toward phase two. The city’s phase two share will be about $92,000, including $64,090 as part of the 80-20 percent match with the state paying the greater share, and another $28,000 in engineering, design and right of way costs.