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State leaders present check to help preserve West Tennessee history

DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- Madison County got a check on Wednesday for thousands of dollars to preserve West Tennessee history.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett and representative Jimmy Eldridge gave a $2,500 check to Madison County archives. The grant money will be used to help cover the costs of a workshop on proper records care for county officials.

The check was awarded as part of the State and National Archival Partnership -- or SNAP -- program.

"One day a lot of these records, people maybe looking back at them to know where property lines are, to know about property transfers, they may want to look at old court records," Hargett said.

The secretary of state's office has participated in the SNAP program since 1999. Each year, the office provides more than $45,000 in funding to selected archives in Tennessee based on their submitted proposals.
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