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

Staff Report • Aug 31, 2013 at 2:37 PM

In case you missed these items, here are 10 posts from JohnsonCityPress.com that will get you talking:

Brainpower: Local seniors test minds against each other. Two Beauties and a Beast, a razor-sharp trio representing the Erwin Seniors Center, walked away Thursday with a district title and a berth in an upcoming regional competition at the Area Agency on Aging and Disability’s first annual First District Brain Games.

NE Tennessee woman hospitalized to remove stolen $5,000 from rectum. BULLS GAP — A theft charge is pending against a Hawkins County woman who allegedly stole $5,000 from her boyfriend and was then hospitalized for injuries suffered attempting to remove the cash from her “hiding place.”

Johnson City gets tough on parking. If your car, boat, storage unit or equipment is blocking the flow of traffic on Johnson City streets, chances are you will be fined and possibly have your property removed from public right-of-way.

Prep previews: Science Hill, Elizabethton set to square off. Science Hill, predicted to be at the top of Class AAA in the area, is trying to shake off the effects of a scrimmage drubbing at the hands of one Class AA team as it prepares to open the season against another Class AA squad.

Report: Johnson City man charged after manufacturing methamphetamine, 5-year-old child inside home with lab. A wanted Johnson City man was arrested Wednesday night after Johnson City police responded to a home where he was reportedly cooking methamphetamine while he, two females and a 5-year-old child were inside.

Community Voices: Residents try to save energy, only to be punished for it. I found side-by-side articles on page 11A of Wednesday’s edition to be an interesting juxtaposition. One was the Johnson City Power Board informing us it didn’t get enough revenue so our rates are going to rise.

Men sentenced for armed robberies. GREENEVILLE –– Two local men were sentenced this week in U.S. District Court, both on charges of armed robbery, according to federal court news release.

Ex-school bus driver charged in wreck finds new attorney. A former county school bus driver who wrecked nearly a year ago and injured 39 students has a new attorney and is slated to enter a plea later this year.

Your turn — Do fast-food workers deserve higher wages?As fast-food workers walk out of national chains in big cities across the country today, we're wondering what you think. Should fry cooks and cashiers earn higher wages?

Woman flees burning Jeep in Roan Mountain. ROAN MOUNTAIN — A Buck Mountain woman was getting into her car on 3:25 p.m. Tuesday when she noticed smoke and flames coming from the dashboard.

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