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County honored as Healthier Tennessee Community
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DeKalb County has been conferred the Healthier Tennessee designation. Pictured accepting the honor are, from left, Lisa Cripps, Helen Sefsik, Megan Kinslow, Colleen Wright, Elise Driver, Mandy Lawson, Norene Puckett, Shan Burklow, Kristi Paling and Sheriff Patrick Ray.
DeKalb County has been honored by the Governor of Tennessee for its steps toward creating a healthier community. The Governor's Foundation has recognized DeKalb County with the Healthier Tennessee designation for 2018, including a highway sign and plaque presented to the DeKalb County Wellness Commission, Community Advisory Board, and the DeKalb Health Adventure Program for their work in helping to provide healthy opportunities for the residents of DeKalb County. The Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative is a grassroots approach to improving Tennesseans’ health by engaging citizens and local leaders in cities, towns, counties, neighborhoods and college campuses across the state.

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