Small strip mall, Domino's Pizza to give way to new battlefied park

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FRANKLIN — State officials are crediting an outpouring of community support for helping to influence the decision to award a $960,000 state grant to Franklin's Charge for the recovery of a key site in the 1864 Battle of Franklin.

This was the second time Franklin's Charge in conjunction with the Tennessee Historical Commission had applied for the grant.

"We had 407 letters of support from citizens," said Julie Oaks, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. "That tends to make a difference."

TDOT managed the process for the enhancement grant, which will be used to help expand a small park on part of a Civil War battleground where a strip-mall and Domino's pizza restaurant currently exist....

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