State Senator Andy Manar was on hand Monday to present the City of Staunton with a check for $625,000 in grant money that will lead to the expansion of a local business.  TDS Transport Inc. provides specialized transportation services for a number of government agencies, and its headquarters are based in Staunton. The funds made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide the city with the money for infrastructure improvements.

Those improvements include the installation of water and sewer lines and the construction of a street in a location next to the company’s headquarters.  Manar says this grant, along with another one presented Monday in Mt. Olive, is important to him:

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Mt. Olive was hit by a tornado in May of last year.  The twister didn’t last long, but tore a path of destruction through the business district that is still being cleaned up.  A $198,000 grant will help in the demolition of three city-owned buildings, including the former municipal building. 

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