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County votes to name road after Cooper
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The new four-lane to Woodbury will be named after former state Sen. Jerry Cooper, who served in the Tennessee Senate for 23 years until his retirement in 2007. County Highway and Bridge Committee members Gary Prater, chairman, Randy England, David Rhea, Melissa Yancy and Blaine Wilcher met Thursday and voted 4-1 to name the four-lane after Cooper. Wilcher was the lone vote against it.“After I did my research and another guy showed up wanting it to be named after Eric Frazier, I just couldn’t vote for naming it after Cooper,” said Wilcher.James Fandlin asked the committee to consider Frazier, a Marine Reserve who served in Iraq.