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The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzzworthy stories

Staff Reports • Oct 7, 2013 at 9:09 AM

So much news, so little time. He's a recap of local stories getting Buzz.

Nuclear Fuel Services supervisor tests positive for alcohol use A facility supervisor at Nuclear Fuel Services recently tested positive for alcohol during a fitness for duty test and the individual’s access to the Erwin facility has been restricted, according to an event report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

JC commissioners, developer close to $20M deal on potential retail property Nashville’s GBT Realty cleared two procedural hurdles Thursday, moving the developer much closer to construction of the new $20 million Johnson City Retail Center off North State of Franklin Road.

WJHL viewers left in dark on DISH While the federal government ground to a halt overnight in Washington, another deadline passed by for satellite television customers in 18 regions in the United States, leaving thousands of screens dark.

Tomita, Van Brocklin split on spending for Washington County Animal Shelter At Tuesday night’s monthly Animal Control Board meeting, city commissioner David Tomita voiced his concerns over the value of paying a consultant firm to help with fundraising for the new Washington County Animal Shelter.

Carter County Landfill may seek state help to collect trash The Carter County Commission’s Landfill Committee is exploring whether to request a private act of the state legislature that would allow the county to require all haulers of solid waste generated in the county to go through the landfill’s transfer station.

Washington County school board joins licensure opposition Following the leaders of other local districts, the Washington County Board of Education unanimously voted Thursday to send a resolution to state officials decrying a new policy that hinges teaching licenses largely on students’ performance on standardized tests.

Jonesborough man charged in child’s death admits going to mall alone A Jonesborough man charged with felony child abuse/neglect of an 16-month-old child who was found dead at a Johnson City apartment in August made his initial court appearance Friday in Washington County Sessions Court.

ETSU eyes future in college football One fall Saturday a few years from now, you will probably see cars decked out in blue and gold packing the campus of East Tennessee State University and tailgating parties outside a brand-new stadium soon to be filled with fans cheering on the newly formed Buccaneer football team as they take to the gridiron.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows decrease in reported cases of domestic violence While reported cases of domestic violence in Washington County and Johnson City have seen an overall decrease along with state numbers, domestic violence acts are still prevalent.

Donor to match up to $10,000 in gifts to new One Acre Cafe in Johnson City One Acre Cafe, the nonprofit restaurant that will allow everyone to eat regardless of their ability to pay, has received a $10,000 “match-gift challenge” from an anonymous donor.

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