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County Commits $80K To Fight Terrorism Recruitment
The Franklin County Commissioners say they will spend $80,000 to prevent terrorist recruitment efforts.
The Commission on Tuesday approved $80,000 in federal homeland security money to create tutoring programs, summer job training and crime-prevention programs.
Seleshi Asfaw is the executive director of Ethiopian Tewahedo social services. He says the program will focus on Franklin County’s so-called new Americans.
Asfaw says prevention is the best way to counter terrorist recruitment efforts.
“Prevention is the best solution before these youngstersÂ go though a different route,” Asfaw said.