Updated 2/13/20

The Giles County Ambulance Service Committee has given Ambulance Director Roy Griggs permission to look for another site for the ambulance headquarters.

After a lengthy discussion on the possibility of renovating the current building, committee members gave Griggs permission to look for another location.

Griggs said a site near the bypass on Minor Hill Road would give the Ambulance Service rapid response time.

The present EMS building on East Madison Street was built in the 1980s and Griggs said was in need of work inside and outside.

Substations in Elkton and on Highway 31 North have provided more room, and the city of Minor Hill is awaiting word on a grant to help build a substation there.

Plans are that Griggs would bring a potential site or sites to the Ambulance Service Committee for review.

The county had unsuccessfully applied for a grant to help with paying the cost of another building.