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Posted inRural Life

At 33,000 and Counting, Tennessee Is Documenting Historic Cemeteries in Statewide Database 

In 2019, a contractor working for the developer of two Tennessee businesses bulldozed a historic cemetery, scraping old tombstones off graves and dumping them in a large pile of dirt and stones. A cemetery preservationist, arriving at the site to help maintain the Rutherford County cemetery, discovered the demolition and alerted authorities. The work, preparing […]

Posted inRural Economy

Rural-to-Rural Partnerships: Leveling the Playing Field to Secure Federal Funding

This story was originally published by Inside Philanthropy. Across the country, communities are competing to access the unprecedented funding approved through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and other federal and state programs. Metro areas across the U.S. are engaged in all-hands-on-deck efforts that bring managers, officers, planners, administrators and pretty much every other layer […]