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Local Girls on the Go Participate in Annual 5K Walk/Run

What do you get when you combine a big group of young ladies, colored powder, a walking track, and steady rainfall? A fun mess, which was the case at Ralph Stout Park last Wednesday afternoon as female students from each of Johnson County's elementary schools participated in the annual Girls on the Go walk/run.

May Is National Stoke Awareness Month

Each year in the United States, there are more than 800,000 strokes. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the country and causes more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease. Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65 and the risk of having a stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55.

Memorial Day Tennessee Fisher House Fundraiser

Linda and Wayne Gay both come from a long line of military veterans. Wayne's grandfather was in WWI, his father in WWII, Wayne was in the Vietnam war and served 30 years in the Army. Linda’s grandfather was in the Marines right after WWI, her father was in WWII, and she lost an uncle in WWII.

External Sites

Johnson County Chamber of Commerce

Johnson County 911

Tennessee’s Missing Children

9 Simple Steps to Improve Your Health (Without Joining a Gym)

Ask a centenarian the secret ingredients to a long and healthy life and you aren’t likely to hear “doctors, drugs, and fad diets.” We all know that there’s more to our overall well-being than treating symptoms or the occasional replacement of a part. The good news is that scientists in various fields are discovering ever more ways we can keep ourselves healthy without expensive medication and complicated workout regimens. Here are nine simple, scientifically proven—and sometimes surprising—ways to empower yourself to make the right choices for your body and health.

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