News Briefs June 5, 2014

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 02:43 PM.

On May 20, County Planner Alan Pierce told county commissioners the proposed legislative budget contains $350,000 for the Franklin County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program. He said this is the first time in several years the program has been fully funded.

Commissioners also voted unanimously to use up to $5,000 to repair a roof damaged in recent heavy rains.

Pierce said Governor Scott issued an executive emergency order that allows Lori Switzer, SHIP coordinator, to receive applications from qualified residents whose houses have been damaged. SHIP has received one application for a roof repair and the cap on the amount of funds is $5,000. Repairs will be paid for with money set aside for hurricane damage last year. The funds are available because there were no storms.


WWII museum to take part in ‘Thank You’

The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum has been invited to participate in Leon County’s third annual Operation Thank You on Friday, June 6 at the Leon County Courthouse in Tallahassee at 9 a.m.

This year’s Operation Thank You will honor local World War II veterans and remember the 70-year anniversary of D-Day. It was seven decades ago when American, British and Canadian forces invaded the beaches of Normandy, France signaling the long-awaited liberation of Europe from German occupation.

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