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Buzzworthy: 10 local news stories you should know today

June 20th, 2013 7:52 am by Staff Report

Buzzworthy: 10 local news stories you should know today

In case you missed these items, here are 10 stories worth reading on

• ETSU education dean says report ranking program among worst in nation flawed. A recently released national report that lists one of East Tennessee State University’s College of Education programs among the worst in the nation for teacher training used data that was no longer relevant and research methods that were flawed, according to the school’s dean of education.

Police: 2 arrested after drugs, gun found in Johnson City traffic stop. Two Georgia men were arrested Tuesday night after police stopped the driver for speeding and discovered drugs and a weapon in the vehicle, according to court documents.

Methed-out man mistakes girlfriend for daughter. A Roan Mountain man’s hallucination after using meth made him think his girlfriend was his daughter. Read this story and more from the Police Blotter.

Defensive guru Torbush to build ETSU football program. East Tennessee State is turning to a decorated defensive coach with ties to the area to lead its fledgling football program. Carl Torbush will be introduced Friday as the Bucs’ new coach, ending a more than two-month search. ETSU officials have not confirmed his hiring, but have scheduled a 5 o’clock press conference at the Millennium Center.

Man charged with attempted murder in Kingsport stabbing. A Kingsport man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly pursuing his wife to the home of a friend during a domestic dispute, then stabbing her acquaintance three times in the driveway. 

Judge signs order ending U-Haul fight with Johnson CityJohnson City now has legal access to a large, low-lying, but strategically important, piece of downtown property on which a flood relief project is planned that likely will result in aesthetic improvements and redevelopment opportunities when the fixes are complete.

Some Hawkins fire departments not always responding to fire callsHawkins County’s Emergency Management Agency director told county commissioners last week that there is a growing problem with volunteer fire departments dispatched as first responders not answering fire or other emergency calls.

Food trucks with local flavor keep Bonnaroo fedThe music might have been the main attraction for the 100,000 people who attended this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, but good food is what kept that many people alive and kicking throughout the four-day event.

JC Cards to open with ace on mound. An intriguing future will be present on the mound Thursday night at Kingsport’s Hunter Wright Stadium.

City Commission to discuss animal shelter funding. City commissioners tonight are expected to discuss a recommendation made by Commissioner Clayton Stout on June 6 that would make Johnson City the major financial contributor to the new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter.

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