Fri May 1, 2009
Visitors' Center planned for Henry County
By Carrie Pond
Paris, TN – A visitors' center planned for construction on Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge land could be a boon to the local economy. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports about 6 point 1 million dollars in federal economic stimulus money will pay for the Henry County center, which will also house the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service headquarters. Officials say the project will create construction jobs and boost the economy by drawing tourists after its completion. A construction contract has not yet been awarded, but officials expect the project to be completed in around two years.