State Sen. Ken Yager

State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today that he has been informed by Secretary of State Tre Hargett that the Rhea County Archives will receive an Archives Development Grant. The $3,000 grant will be used to improve preservation and citizen’s access to local historical records.

“This is good news for our Rhea County Archives,” said Yager. “Many area citizens utilize the archives to research their heritage and look at the historical identity of our communities. The next generations won’t know the history of the county unless we preserve it. These funds help in that effort.”

“I congratulate our archive members and volunteers who work to preserve our heritage and was happy to support funding for this grant,” added nYager. “I also appreciate Secretary Hargett and his staff for their investment in our community through the award of this grant.”