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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

June 26th, 2013 7:51 am by Staff Report

The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

In case you missed these items, here are 11 posts worth your time on

Update: Federal charges possible after human trafficking complaint. A Bristol, Va., woman was arrested over the weekend after Johnson City police responded to a complaint about human trafficking at a local motel.

First steps taken to begin installation of carbon detectors in Detention Center. Washington County sheriff’s officials took the first step Tuesday to rectify a problem that led to dozens of inmates being sickened from carbon monoxide poisoning last weekend.

Evergreen vs Coke Babe Ruth Championship. Check out Dave Boyd's photos of the Babe Ruth youth baseball championship game.

Kingsport denies newspaper's records request in alderman's arrest. Kingsport officials have denied a public records request for all audio and video records related to theJune 2 arrest of a city alderman.

As I See It — Dr. Hezekiah Hankal should get his due in Johnson City. There’s effort afoot to see that Dr. Hezekiah Hankal finally gets the recognition he so deserves.

Out of My Head — English proficiency might not be enough. According to my baby book, I began with “da da.” From there I went on to learn the names of thousands of things, including water, bottle, puppy, kitten and Coke.

Local hospitals urge expectant mothers to carry babies full 40 weeks. “Thirty-nine is fine, but chubby cheeks take 40 weeks” and “Healthy Tennessee Babies are Worth the Wait” are some of the many descriptive slogans being used to encourage expectant mothers to not have early elective deliveries and to continue the trend of the decreasing amount of early elective deliveries in the state.

Broyles leads Washington County sweep at Volunteer Speedway. Jerry Broyles led a 1-2-3 sweep of Washington County drivers at Volunteer Speedway in the Pro Late Model feature this past Saturday night.

2 arrested after Sullivan Co. deputies find alleged meth operation in tent. Two people have been arrested after the alleged discovery of a methamphetamine operation at a tent along the northern most part of Sullivan County.

Collision claims life of bicyclist in Kingsport. A bicyclist was killed in Kingsport on Monday evening after he rode into the path of an oncoming vehicle, Sullivan County authorities said.

Cards bounce back from first loss with 9-0 win. Lock-down pitching, a team-wide solid plate approach, and good defense is quite a combination.

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