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The Buzz: Today's look at local news worth knowing

The Buzz: Today's look at local news worth knowing

July 25th, 2013 9:01 am by Staff Reports

In case you missed these posts, here are eight local items that will get you talking today from JohnsonCityPress.com:

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Unicoi sheriff says pay plan would benefit county

Unicoi sheriff says pay plan would benefit county

July 24th, 2013 9:43 pm by Brad Hicks

ERWIN — Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said something he heard recently best sums up his department’s move to introduce a step raise system for its officers.

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Dog shot in the face may be ready for adoption in three weeks

Dog shot in the face may be ready for adoption in three weeks

July 24th, 2013 9:39 pm by Jeff Bobo — NET News Service

ROGERSVILLE — In an odd sort of way, getting shot in the face may be the luckiest thing that ever happened to Riley.

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Storytelling director brings world view

Storytelling director brings world view

July 24th, 2013 9:37 pm by Nathan Baker

The incoming executive director at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough hopes to open a new chapter in the organization’s development and propel its central festival to the world stage.

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Punctured gas line scrambles university

Punctured gas line scrambles university

July 24th, 2013 9:28 pm by Becky Campbell

It took about an hour for gas company workers to send an “all-clear” signal after a backhoe operator punctured a gas line near the athletic center at East Tennessee State University.

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Senate passes bill on student loan rates

Senate passes bill on student loan rates

July 24th, 2013 7:34 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.

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Former Buc Taylor to join Torbush’s staff

Former Buc Taylor to join Torbush’s staff

July 24th, 2013 7:03 pm by Kelly Hodge

Billy Taylor, a Morristown native who played and coached at ETSU, is reportedly leaving Tennessee Tech, where he was the defensive coordinator the last five years, to join Carl Torbush's coaching staff.

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Pilot Flying J revises class action settlement

Pilot Flying J revises class action settlement

July 24th, 2013 6:35 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER — Associated Press

NASHVILLE — The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has revised a class action settlement that some trucking companies had criticized as a bad deal.

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4 killed when semi hits cow on I-40

4 killed when semi hits cow on I-40

July 24th, 2013 6:13 pm by Associated Press

LEXINGTON — Four people were killed in a crash on Interstate 40 in West Tennessee when a semitrailer hit a cow on the roadway, skidded across the median and barreled into oncoming traffic, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

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Body found in river near Big Stone Gap

Body found in river near Big Stone Gap

July 24th, 2013 4:42 pm by STEPHEN IGO- Net News Service

Big Stone Gap authorities confirmed on Wednesday that a body was recovered from the Powell River just west of the downtown area on Tuesday evening.

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