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New armory site ready for construction
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Warren County government has fulfilled all the requirements necessary to begin construction on the new National Guard Armory on a 23-acre site at 5839 Manchester Highway.The cost of the property was $450,000, or $19,565 per acre.According to County Executive John Pelham, Major Gen. Terry M. “Max” Haston, Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard and a Warren County native, came by his office Thursday and picked up the paperwork.Pelham listed the requirements the county had to meet to formally begin the process.“We had to have a legal description of the land. We had to have a resolution authorizing an individual to legally sign the documents, which the court passed my office to be that person,” Pelham said. “We had to have a letter from our state planner about the zoning, that there were no issues with the zoning.