Photo by Tommy Wilson
John Schroer, (left) commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, presented a
Enhancement Grant check for $377,600 to Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe (far right) on
Wednesday of this week. Along with Schroer, was State Rep, Jimmy Matlock (second from left)
and Sen. Randy McNally, who were key factors in helping Lowe get the grant, which will fund a
visitors center designed as a train station and trailhead. The city's matching part of the grant will
be a 20 percent in-kind contribution.
|Published: 9:19 AM, 10/10/2012
||Last updated: 9:21 AM, 10/10/2012
Author: Tommy Wilson
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-The official state
announcement about the awarding of an Enhancement grant to the City of Sweetwater to build a
visitors center in the form of a train station replica was made Wednesday.
"Now we will have the opportunity to make Sweetwater a stop for tour
buses," said Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe. "Those buses are always filled with people who want to
shop in businesses just like those we have right here on our main street. Those tourists will have
a place to use the restrooms and gather information about the area."
See full story in the Wednesday, Oct. 10, edition of The Advocate
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