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Daily Buzz: Your look at local stories worth knowing from Johnson City Press

June 27th, 2013 8:28 am by Staff Report

Daily Buzz: Your look at local stories worth knowing from Johnson City Press

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Well-known Johnson City businessman Tom Carr dies. Tom Carr, the owner of Johnson City’s Red Pig Bar-B-Q and Deli, is a man many will remember for his handshakes and kind heart.

Carter Co. sheriff: No evidence of meth in Stoney Creek fire. ELIZABETHTON — The cause of the fire on Monday afternoon that destroyed the home of Billy Harding at 123 Zeb Grindstaff Road has not been determined, but Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said the fire was not caused by a methamphetamine laboratory explosion as once suspected.

Update: Proposed Johnson City methadone clinic denied. Johnson City will not have a methadone clinic any time soon.

Whirlwind begins for ETSU’s new football coach Torbush. Carl Torbush likes the analogy of trying to drink from a firehose. That’s the feeling East Tennessee State’s one-man football program has at the moment.

ETSU student finds her niche with an eye on Olympic weight-lifting trials. A few years ago, somebody told East Tennessee State University student Shelbie Serpan that she should try weightlifting as a sport, that she would be good at it.

Former Marine, cop, firefighter works varied careers into stand-up routine, scheduled to visit Johnson City this weekend. A self-proclaimed “funny guy” who was even dubbed the class clown back in his high school days, Travis Howze has never let any of his jobs –– Marine Corps infantryman, Charleston, S.C., police officer and firefighter –– dampen his sense of humor.

Johnson City man accused of selling heroin to undercover agents. A Johnson City man awaiting trial on drug charges was arrested Wednesday after selling heroin to undercover drug agents, according to Johnson City police.

Police: Johnson City woman took drugs into jail. A woman accused of public intoxication picked up a felony charge Tuesday when drugs were found on her as she was booked into jail, Johnson City police said in a news release.

Johnson City woman charged with burglary. A Johnson City woman was charged Wednesday with burglarizing a McKinley Road mobile home, police said Wednesday.

Johnson City man accused in Lamont Street bomb appointed public defender. A man accused of making a homemade bomb in Johnson City earlier this month was appointed a public defender this morning in a court appearance.

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