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March 2017 in review

Johnson County School system is proud to announce another outstanding student who is making history as the first senior to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Spencer Stanley was nominated for this great honor by his principal, Lisa Throop, and counselor, Priscilla Davis, who have seen Stanley grow in academics and character through the past four years.
Mountain City Mayor and business owner Kevin Parsons has been involved in an ongoing battle with the Tennessee Department of Revenue for almost four years now. The Retailer Accountability Program (RAP), a law dealing with the assessment of sales taxes owed to the state by convenience stores, went into effect in 2013. As the owner of Parsons Quickshop, Parsons is in vehement disagreement about the amount assessed as due from his store.
The Johnson County Middle School Robotics Team has brought great recognition to not only themselves but to all Johnson County with their recent performance at the VEX Robotics Competition in Brentwood, TN on March 3rd and 4th. The determined team of teenagers brought home the VEX Excellence Award which qualifies them to compete in the VEX World Competition in April. Competition was intense with 38 schools from Tennessee competing in the robotics challenge. Some of the other schools competing had great advantages over the new team from JCMS.
On Saturday, March 18, a local team of karateka, practioners of karate, left the high grounds of Mountain City for the urban sprawl of Charlotte, North Carolina to compete in the AAU National Championship Qualifying Competition.
The team hailing from Yama Dojo, the karate school in