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Members of the community, residents, management and state officials gathered Friday at Kingwood Arms Apartment high rise for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the end of a $6 million renovation for the 97-unit affordable rental housing community for seniors and adults with disabilities.

Longtime resident Pat Gardiner represented the residents during the ceremony. She spoke and participated in the ribbon cutting. 

"I've been here well over 20 years. Most of you don't know that I worked here for almost 18," Gardiner said. 

She was first in security before transferring to resident resources. 

"I feel like I have a very big investment in this building and the people here whom I love," she said.

"We desperately needed these renovations and want to thank you very much," she said addressing LHP, the company that purchased the property in 2014. 

The building was built in 1981 by the Christian Housing Group as an affordable housing option for low income elderly and disabled people.   

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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