Yager and Travis secure grant for Rhea County Archives


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The World Famous Rhea County Courthouse, located in downtown Dayton. (Photo by Dean Wilson)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) said today that they have been informed by Secretary of State Tre Hargett that the Rhea County Archives will receive an archives development grant.  The $4,900 grant will be used for boxes, mylar sleeves, absorene sponges, and conservation supplies for the preservation, arrangement and description of historic records.

“We are very pleased that these funds are available for this purpose,” said Sen. Yager.  “The preservation of the proud history of Rhea County is a worthy cause.  These funds will help in our efforts to keep our records in good condition for many generations to come.  We congratulate our local officials for a successful application which we were pleased to support, and thank Secretary Hargett for recognizing the need.”

“The preservation of the proud narrative of our community is an important cause, and I was honored to have supported these efforts,” added Representative Travis. “These funds will better protect our important documents and will provide vital resources for our local archives. Congratulations to our local leaders on their efforts securing these grant dollars.”

Ron Travis serves as the Chairman of the House Insurance & Banking Committee. He is also a member of the House Transportation, House Calendar & Rules and Joint Fiscal Review Committee, as well as the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee. Travis lives in Dayton and represents House District 31, which includes Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Rhea and part of Roane County. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Ron.Travis@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-1450.

Ken Yager serves as Chairman of the Senate State & Local Government Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Commerce & Labor, Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources, and Joint Fiscal Review Committees. Yager lives in Kingston and represents Senate District 12, which includes Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett, and Scott Counties. He can be reached by email at: Sen.Ken.Yager@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-1449.

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