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Commission approves $50,000 for disaster cleanup

Washington County Commissioners approved a $50,000 appropriation from the General Fund for disaster cleanup from damage wreaked by a tornado that tore through the Gray community the night of July 27.

Mayor Dan Eldridge gave a brief update during the county commission meeting the next morning of the response to the tornado that touched down in Washington County between Interstate 26 and Highway 36.

“Our sheriff’s department and our highway department — wow,” he said. “They worked all night long, and every road was open by this morning.” More...


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