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June 21st, 2013 7:35 am by Staff Report

The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

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Judge denies motion to dismiss misconduct charges against ex-Unicoi Co. sheriff HarrisERWIN — The trial of former Unicoi County sheriff Kent Harris on multiple counts of official misconduct will begin on July 8 as planned, as the judge overseeing the case has denied a motion from the defense seeking dismissal of the charges.

2 charged in 'vicious' pit bull attack that injured mother, daughter in Bristol, Va., parkBRISTOL, Va. — Police announced Thursday the arrests of two people in what had been described as a "vicious" dog attack that injured a woman and her daughter last week in a Bristol park.

Super Downsize Me: Milligan students choose from McDonald's lighter menu options for experimentFast food for every meal every day for a month may not be considered healthy, especially if you’ve seen the documentary “Supersize Me,” but some Milligan College students are conducting an experiment to come to their own conclusions.

Man charged with assaulting Elizabethton police sergeantELIZABETHTON — An Elizabethton Police officer responding to a domestic violence incident recently was assaulted.

Cards bust loose on K-Mets in openerKINGSPORT — The Johnson City Cardinals found offensive production the model for success in its Appalachian League season opener in the Model City.

Longtime Unicoi Co. commissioner quits to avoid business conflictERWIN — The Unicoi County Commission met Wednesday afternoon to consider items related to county employees’ insurance, but no action was taken due to the lack of a quorum.

Audit deems Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness a high riskA recent audit of the Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness has found eight significant deficiencies in ARCH’s financial statements and internal control of major federal award programs. The coalition annually funnels more than $1 million in HUD grant funding to homeless housing and service programs in Northeast Tennessee.

Kingsport police file no charges against man shot in standoffKINGSPORT — Kingsport police have filed no charges against a man who allegedly attempted to flee officers as they served warrants for his arrest, igniting a standoff that ended when he was shot in the abdomen after making "threatening gestures."

Brews, blues to help Northeast Tennessee Scouts reach out to underprivileged youthsThe Trailblazer District of the Sequoyah Council of Boy Scouts is throwing a Reds, Whites, Brews & Blues benefit to expand the district’s outreach to boys in Tri-Cities area housing developments, after-school programs and rural areas where kids don’t have opportunities to take part in Boy Scouting.

Douglas Fritz: Little time left to fix fantasy teamsWith June quickly fading into July, some fantasy enthusiasts are already starting to think about football.

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