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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

Staff Reports • Aug 5, 2013 at 7:24 AM

In case you missed these posts, here are seven items worth reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com:

Attorney: Federal investigation result of denial of license to operate to methadone clinic in Johnson City. The attorney for a Georgia-based company recently denied a certificate of need to open a methadone clinic in Johnson City claims the city is now subject of a federal investigation.

Washington County schools face expensive security upgrades. Washington County schools need millions of dollars in upgrades to meet today’s security standards, Director of Schools Ron Dykes said Friday.

Flood victim gets new home one year later. One year after floodwaters destroyed her home of 70 years, 89-year-old Annabelle King of Cash Hollow was presented the keys to a newly constructed house Friday, one of 22 new homes built through the Washington County New Build project launched by Johnson City-based Appalachia Service Project in response to the flood of Aug. 5, 2012.

Farmers market site for downtown Johnson City approved, design still in works. The City Commission voted Thursday to make the new downtown farmers market site official and to cap the project’s cost at between $1.5 million and $2 million.

July work won't bear any fruit right away. July is always a big month for college basketball coaches, who spend much of their time sizing up prospective recruits in gyms scattered all about. And it’s never easy to gauge how much progress is being made while you’re on the road, says East Tennessee State coach Murry Bartow.

Swartz, Baggett, Dempsey help area baseball get an edge. Ron Dempsey, Dean Baggett and Gary Swartz have coached some of the biggest names in area baseball during the past three decades.

Carter Co. man charged with assaulting woman, threatening sheriff's deputy. ELIZABETHTON — A county man faces additional charges following his arrest on Thursday afternoon.

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