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Jackson named a finalist in healthy living competition

DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- Jackson is a finalist in a national competition priding cities on its healthy way of living.

The Hub city is one of 16 vying in The Way to Wellville is a Competition. Jackson ranks number seven when it comes to healthy eating and overall lifestyles.

Now in the semi-finals, a five-year plan will be proposed by city officials on how to keep health a top priority for residents.

The 16 semifinalists for The Way to Wellville contest are:

• Athens County, OH

• Clatsop County, OR

• Clinton County, NY

• Columbus, IN

• Garden City, KS

• Greater Muskegon, MI

• Jackson, TN

• Lake County, CA

• Lynchburg, VA

• Niagara Falls, NY

• Oxford County, ME

• Scranton, PA

• Spartanburg, SC

• Starkville, MS

• Wilkes County, NC

• Winona, MN