A ceremonial big check for $55,000 was presented by Stone Workman, state director of USDA Rural Development to Connie Perry, mayor of Nashville to fund a new parking lot to serve downtown businesses.
Funds will be used to acquire and develop about .25 of an acre of land for a parking lot adjacent to Berrien County offices and retail businesses and shops.
Rural Development's Rural Business Enterprise Grant program provides grants for projects that support businesses or enhance the economy.
The City of Nashville and other organizations are contributing $7,800 towards the project, which is expected to result in saving 10 jobs and creating six new jobs.
Information on rural development programs is available at www.rurdev.usda.gov/ga/.
React to this story:
- Election board disqualifies Harden
- Complaint: Racial retaliation follows principal's police brutality email
- Felton named Wildcats head coach
- Body found in Lowndes river
- Saving Moody: Thirty years ago, S.Ga. fought to keep base open
- Business Briefs
- RICHARDS: Business About Town
- RICE: Qualified or not, stop moving goal post
- Harden disqualified from school board election
- Man arrested in fatal weekend shooting