Symposium in Fayetteville to explore rural growth

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FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A two-day symposium in Fayetteville, Tenn., is exploring ways rural communities can create growth.

The event Monday and Tuesday is a hands-on training opportunity for professionals who work with families in poverty, especially social workers, educators, counselors, government leaders, child care providers and those in the faith-based field.

It's the sixth year for the symposium, coordinated by University of Tennessee Extension in Lincoln County. The theme is "Broadening Our Horizons: A Brighter Future for Tennessee Communities."

One session at the Motlow State Community College's Sundquist Center will focus on a pilot study done in Fayetteville about families in need.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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