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September 2017 in review

The Johnson County Senior Center hosted the first event for Long Journey Home 2017 last Thursday evening with a great concert from Kody Norris, Mary Rachel Nalley and their band, a wonderful country dinner, and a night full of dancing. This was the perfect venue since folk dancing was a big hit in the l950’s in the high school gym, which is now the Senior Center. Approximately 140 people enjoyed the evening. The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen held its monthly meeting on September 5, 2017. All council representatives were present as well as various department supervisors to discuss business for the town. The first item of business for the council was to recognize Donna Nelson for 20 years of service to the Town of Mountain City. Nelson was given a plaque and certificate to commemorate her dedication to helping the town throughout her years of employment.
This past week, Equifax, one of three credit-reporting agencies, recently announced hackers were able to obtain personal information, including names, social security numbers and other identifying information, from an estimated 143 million Americans. This amounts to approximately half the population of the United States.
The Johnson County Farmer’s Market held their first annual Johnson County Harvest Celebration Dinner this past weekend. Approximately 110 people packed the Roan Creek Church Fellowship Hall, ready to enjoy a scrumptious meal prepared with foods grown locally in Johnson County.
Richard Calkins, president of the Johnson County Farmers Market, welcomed all to the annual dinner. “I hope each year the dinner gets bigger and better,” Calkins said. He introduced Tennessee State Senator, Jon Lundberg, who made a brief appearance before leaving to celebrate his son’s 21st birthday with his family.