published Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Alexander tours tornado-damaged Apison


by Kelli Gauthier

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., this afternoon toured Apison neighborhoods devastated by last week’s tornados.

After talking with several residents whose homes were destroyed, Alexander announced that federal aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency was on its way.

Two FEMA emergency centers will be set up this week, one in Apison, one in Tiftonia.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Kelli Gauthier...

Kelli Gauthier covers K-12 education in Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She started at the paper as an intern in 2006, crisscrossing the region writing feature stories from Pikeville, Tenn., to Lafayette, Ga. She also covered crime and courts before taking over the education beat in 2007. A native of Frederick, Md., Kelli came south to attend Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. Before newspapers, ...

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