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At the Shelter (10/20/16)
Don't forget the motorcycle poker run on Oct. 27. Thanks to everyone who adopts, donates or volunteers. If you have an adoption success, please send your story to the Dyersburg Dyer County Humane Society, P. O. 223, Dyersburg, TN 38024. Francine #65848 is a beautiful tan and white dog about a year old. ...
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DHS Sr. Night Pep Rally/ Susan G. Komen Presentation

On Friday, October 21, Dyersburg High School held a 'Grease"-themed Senior Night pep rally, which not only recognized all senior athletes, cheerleaders, band, dance and step teams members, but also hosted a check presentation to the Susan G. Komen...

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In August, the NFL's San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a protest of social injustice in America by taking a knee, rather than standing, during "The Star-Spangled Banner."

"When there's significant change and I feel like the [American] flag represents what it's supposed to represent, [and that] this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand," said Kaepernick.

Since then, not only have other NFL players joined in the protest, but high school athletes have began taking a knee or sitting during the national anthem.

The protest, and especially Kaepernick, has been widely criticized by some, but also has been applauded by others as well.

How do you feel about the athletes' decisions to kneel or sit during the national anthem?

Dyer County Mayor Chris Young

"I understand the concern, but I don't think it's the appropriate way to protest. It has brought a lot of attention, but I think it could have been handled differently."

Rosa Brandon

"People have the right [to kneel] but don't force it on anyone else. The media has blown this out of proportion. Him not standing is the least of our problems."

Barbara Rice

"I don't see anything wrong with it."

Tiffani Jackson

"It's his choice."

Charlie Moore Sr.

"I think every quarterback and every player that kneels should be fired. Think about all of our veterans who paid the ultimate price."

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