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

June 22nd, 2013 8:52 am by Staff Report

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

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

Name of S. Holston teen drowning victim released. The name of a teen who drowned near a boat dock in South Holston Lake Thursday evening has been released.

Tuition goes up by $546 at ETSU next year to pay for raises, football. East Tennessee State University saw the largest increase in overall costs among TBR schools at $546 more per year per undergraduate student who takes at least 15 hours of class each semester.

Man accused of choking woman at Buffalo Street apartment. A noise complaint from a Buffalo Street apartment led Johnson City police to arrest a man early Friday morning on an assault charge.

Dennis Walters golf show at Elizabethton. Trick-shot artist Dennis Walters appeared at Elizabethon Golf Course on Friday. Walters, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a golf-cart accident in 1974, has spent the ensuing years delivering an inspirational message through golf.

Little City Roller Girls hosting state tournament, starting today. The first whistle will blow today for the 2013 Honky Tonk Stomp, a Tennessee State Roller Derby Tournament at the Appalachian Fairgrounds.

• Pets of the Week at the Animal Shelter. Meet Chara and Jessie, two adult dogs at the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter waiting for new homes. We also have photos of more pets available for adoption.

Johnson City fire chief pulls fire engines from parades, cites safety concerns. For as long as anyone can remember, the Johnson City Fire Department has rolled out at least one of its bright red fire engines along city streets during various parades, complete with nerve-rattling horn bursts and waving firefighters. 

Virginia Intermont president plans to appeal loss of accreditation. Virginia Intermont College President Clorisa Phillips plans to file an appeal next week to fight her school’s loss of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Bryan lifts JC Cards past K-Mets. Vaughn Bryan hit a base-clearing triple in a four-run inning and four pitchers combined on a shut out in Johnson City’s rain-shortened 5-0 win over the Kingsport Mets in an Appalachian League baseball game Friday night at Hunter-Wright Stadium.

ETSU Foundation CEO Manahan will step down July 1. East Tennessee State University’s Foundation CEO is stepping down from his post effective July 1 to become a full-time professor, he confirmed Thursday.

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