Whitwell receives THRIVE 2055/Lynhurst grant

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The city of Whitwell received a grant from the Lynhurst Foundation Tuesday morning at a luncheon in Chattanooga. The award was the result of a meeting city officials had with the foundation just last week.

The city is targeting using the grant as seed money towards hosting an annual coal miners heritage festival. The coal industry was integral to both Whitwell and Marion County’s economic development in the top and middle parts of the 20th century.

Be sure and check out the December 12 Jasper Journal for more details on the grant and the plans the city envisions.