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Improvements coming to Greene County fire department and courthouse

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Improvements are on the way to Greene County.

Greene County Judge Rusty McMillan said the Northeast Greene County Fire District was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Rural Services.

McMillan said the grant would be used to get the crews new turnout gear.

Turnout gear is made out of flame-retardant material and is used when crews fight fires.

The county also received a $11,900 grant for security improvements at the courthouse.

McMillan said the money will be used for active shooter training and other security upgrades at the courthouse.

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