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Gibson County Receives 3 TDOT Grants

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; June 26, 2013:

Grants to Humboldt, Milan and Trenton for downtown improvements

TRENTON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of three grants to Humboldt, Milan and Trenton for three downtown improvement projects.

“These improvements will provide increased and safer mobility, connecting pedestrians with everything these Gibson County cities have to offer,” Haslam said. “Downtowns are the heart of our communities, and these projects will help efforts to revitalize and enhance these areas for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

A $396,248 grant will fund Phase II of the Downtown Enhancement Project in Humboldt. The project includes the replacement of sidewalks and curbs along each side of 14th Avenue, which is part of Humboldt’s downtown business district. Decorative pedestrian lighting and stamped concrete driveways will also be added along the route.

A $392,052 grant will fund Phase III of the Milan Downtown Revitalization Project. The project is located on Southwest Front Street between South First Street and Second Street. It includes new sidewalks, ADA accessible crosswalks, bicycle racks, and new landscaping. Pedestrian lighting and new signs will also be installed.

A $525,469 grant will fund Phase II of the Trenton Trail, a downtown historical connection project, adding sidewalks to Eaton and South College Streets as well as traffic calming devices, crosswalks and new signs. The project will also highlight locations along the Civil War Trail.

“Through these grants, TDOT has funded more than $294 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” Schroer said. “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation and increase opportunities for economic development.”

The transportation alternative grant is made possible through a federally-funded program formerly known as “transportation enhancement” and is administered by TDOT.

A variety of activities such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.

State Sen. John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) and state Rep. Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) represent Gibson County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Milan Man Arrested in Norfolk, TBI Removes from Most Wanted List

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; Sept. 7, 2012: 

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today removed a Milan, Tenn. man from the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list after he was captured in Norfolk, Va. late yesterday along with another individual who was picked up on an illegal weapons charge. In addition, the U.S. Marshals Service caught an individual in Henderson County, Tenn. yesterday who was also charged with murder for his involvement in the August 25, 2012 shooting death of a man at a Paris, Tenn. nightclub.

The U.S. Marshals Service and Norfolk Police Department arrested 20-year-old Tevin Lumpkin (top photo) and Charles Lipford, 32, of Milan, Tenn. without incident outside a convenience store in Norfolk. Lumpkin was wanted for murder after shooting and killing of 41-year-old Eric Kinley of Paris, Tenn. at Fahrenheit 101. TBI added him to the Top Ten Most Wanted list on August 28, 2012. Lipford was arrested for unlawful carrying of a weapon. Also, late yesterday, 23-year-old Cody Harmon (bottom photo) of Lexington, Tenn. was charged with one count of first degree murder. Harmon, who is an associate of Lumpkin, was involved in a fight with the victim when Lumpkin shot Kinley.

The TBI along with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and 24th Judicial District Attorney General’s office are investigating. Last week, Jiles Yarbrough, 21, of Huntingdon, Tenn. was also arrested and charged with murder for his involvement in the incident.

Harmon was booked into the Henry County Jail. Lumpkin is currently being held in Virginia awaiting extradition.

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Haslam Announces TDOT Grants for Linden, Lobelville, Milan, Parker’s Crossroads

Press releases from the Office of Governor Bill Haslam; July 12, 2012:

More than $446,000 for downtown project in Linden

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced the award of a $446,419 grant for Linden to replace existing storm drainage, curbing and sidewalks along a portion of Main Street.

Phase III of the Downtown Improvement Project will connect and extend west along Main Street (Highway 100/SR 412) as a continuation of the Phase II project, which is nearing the construction phase.

The project will replace existing storm drainage, curbing and sidewalks along a three-block section of Main Street. The sidewalks will feature decorative brick banding to accent the existing brick building fronts. The project also includes new landscaping and pedestrian lighting.

“This project will further Linden’s efforts to give its downtown a more vibrant, inviting appearance,” Haslam said. “When complete, the project will provide safer transportation alternatives that will increase the sense of community and help future investments in the downtown area.”

“Through transportation enhancement grants, TDOT has funded more than $270 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” Schroer said. “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”

The grant is made possible through a federally funded program administered by TDOT. A variety of activities such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.

State Sen. Roy Herron (D-Dresden) and Rep. John Tidwell (D-New Johnsonville) represent Perry County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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More than $592,000 to replace old sidewalks and add new ones, other enhancements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced a $592,017 grant to Lobelville to improve the pedestrian experience in its town center.

The Downtown Improvement Project in Lobelville focuses on Main Street and within the core of downtown by replacing current curb and sidewalks and adding new sidewalks. Shade trees and decorative lighting will also be added between Fourth and Fifth Streets, connecting the City Hall with the City Fire Station.

“This project will greatly enhance the ease of pedestrian mobility in Lobelville’s town center,” Haslam said. “It is also a major step in the city’s efforts to revitalize and beautify its downtown and create a safe, welcoming environment for residents, visitors and potential businesses.”

“Through transportation enhancement grants, TDOT has funded more than $270 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” Schroer said. “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”

The grant is made possible through a federally-funded program administered by TDOT. A variety of activities such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.

State Sen. Roy Herron (D-Dresden) and Rep. John Tidwell (D-New Johnsonville) represent Perry County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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More than $790,000 for Downtown Revitalization Project

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced a $793,534 grant for the second phase of Milan’s downtown revitalization project.

Located on Main Street from Southwest Front Street to Church Street, the project includes resurfacing a section of Main Street and adding new sidewalks, crosswalks, and curb and gutter.

“Tennessee’s downtown districts are an important piece of the state’s character by offering a place for the community to gather as well as providing a hometown feel for visitors,” Haslam said. “The project will provide increased and safer mobility and an economic boost to area businesses.”

The project will also feature decorative benches, trash receptacles, bicycle racks and raised stone planters. Shade and flowering trees and pedestrian lighting will be installed.

“Through transportation enhancement grants, TDOT has funded more than $270 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”

The grant is made possible through a federally-funded program administered by TDOT.

A variety of activities such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.

State Sen. Lowe Finney (D-Jackson) and Rep. Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) represent Gibson County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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More than $330,000 grant for three new pieces to the trail

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced a $330,831 grant to complete the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads Trail Project.

The grant funds Phase II of the project, which will complete the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads Trail Project by tying into the existing trail on the southern end, constructing a trail loop in the northeast corner of the trail system, and construction of a new trail north of Interstate 40.

The nine-foot-wide asphalt trail will feature signage, photos and markers to highlight historically significant areas and new benches.

“Tennessee’s Civil War battlefields are wonderful educational destinations, and they attract thousands of visitors to the state each year,” Haslam said. “This trail system will highlight some of the rich history of this area, while also providing pedestrians with enhanced access to the entire Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield.”

“Through transportation enhancement grants, TDOT has funded more than $270 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” Schroer said. “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”

The grant is made possible through a federally-funded program administered by TDOT.

A variety of activities such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.

State Sen. Roy Herron (D-Dresden) and Rep. Steve McDaniel (R-Parker’s Crossroads) represent Henderson County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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