Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.

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The mayor said if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.
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"I thought they'd come out and put it out, even if you hadn't paid your $75, but I was wrong," said Gene Cranick.

Because of that, not much is left of Cranick's house.

This makes me feel even better about the obnoxious anti-income tax ads playing throughout the terrible Seahawks game today.

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