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April 2017 in review

There has been one confirmed case of rabies in Johnson County so far this year. The incident occurred on March 21st on Copperhead Hollow Road in the Dry Run area of the county.
According to Jerry Taylor, an environmental health specialist with the Tennessee Department of Health, all parties in the neighborhood were advised of the positive rabies test. According to Taylor, a skunk attacked and bit a dog.
Johnson County’s roots in agriculture go back for several generations. This deep connection to the past makes it especially exciting that this year’s FFA American Star in Agribusiness is Taylor Long, a Shady Valley native whose family has been farming the fertile land of Johnson County for many years. The award is a highly sought after honor that is desired by many but awarded to few.
According to a “State by State Breakdown of 80 Rural Hospitals Closures” from Becker’s Hospital Review, Tennessee takes the lead in the country in the rate of rural hospital closings.
Middle school robotics teams from around the world gathered in Louisville, Kentucky to compete
for top honors at the 2017 VEX World Robotics Competition from April 19th through the 22nd. Teams from North America, South America, and across different parts of the Asian continent came together to showcase their youths’ talent for engineering and passion for the world of robotics.
Johnson County Middle School represented our community well as they took to the world stage with their enthusiasm and professionalism. “