By Ryan Lewis
Chattanooga Times Free Press
JASPER, Tenn. — When county leaders completely cut funding for rural volunteer fire departments in August 2011, Marion County Commissioner Gene Hargis told concerned firefighters the commission would work to restore that money as soon as possible.
"I've always done anything I could for the fire departments, and I appreciate the job they've done," Hargis said. "Once we get this budget squared away, we're going to try to get the money back in there [for them.]"
Tenn. county restores funding for rural volunteer fire depts.