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Aberdeen selected as 2013 Liveable Communities winner

(Kalisha Whitman, WTVA)
(Kalisha Whitman, WTVA)
Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 12/11/2013 9:04 am
ABERDEEN, Miss. — Aberdeen is among four cities selected as a winner of the 2013 Liveable Communites program.

The program is a partnerhip for the EPA, Appalachian Regional Commission, and the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Aberdeen will receive technical assistance and implemenation support to create a farmer's market and neighborhood nutrition education center.

The faciliites will be located in an revitalized and refurbished railroad building.

Officials say the major goals of the project include the development of food systems managed by the residents, giving them the opportunity to feed their families and supplement their income.

Pikeville, Tennessee, Corbin, Kentucky and Anniston, Alabama were also named winners.

The assistance and support will help these communities improve their livability by promoting economic development, preserving rural lands, and increasing access to locally grown food.
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