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Former senator leaves lasting legacy
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Jerry Cooper addresses a crowd gathered in Newtown on Oct. 16, 2015 as the four-lane to Woodbury is named in his honor. The road is one of Cooper's major projects during his 23 years in the state Senate.
A man who was the driving force behind expanding the McMinnville campus of Motlow College and building the four-lane to Woodbury has died.