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The Buzz: Stories you should know about today

June 29th, 2013 9:38 am by Staff Reports

The Buzz: Stories you should know about today

ETSU Olympic Day encourages sports participation

Walking down the steps of the amphitheater at the Memorial Park Community Center to the tune of John William’s “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” local grade school children were turned into mini-Olympians Friday during the second Olympic Day in Johnson City.

Judges step back from Unicoi County deputy case

ERWIN — Criminal Court Judge Stacy Street has recused himself from hearing the case of former Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Ricky Butler and has instead ordered that the case be heard by Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood. 

Hobby lands doctor spot in Hall of Fame

Starting off his tennis career with no formal instruction, just knocking the tennis balls around with neighborhood friends, Dr. William T. Mathes has always thought of his involvement with the sport as somewhat of a hobby.

U.S. and Tennessee reach agreement with King Pharmaceuticals to resolve Clean Air Act Violation Allegations

King Pharmaceuticals LLC will pay $2.2 million and take measures to comply with the Clean Air Act to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility located in Bristol, Tenn., the Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced Friday.

History brings Haslam to interpretive center's dedication

ELIZABETHTON — Gov. Bill Haslam said he was returning to the roots of his predecessor Friday during a visit to Sycamore Shoals. 

Judge wants to look up law before accepting plea

A vehicular homicide case delayed last year after a judge said he had trouble with accepting the plea agreement was back in court Friday, but again Judge Robert Cupp reset it so he could look up case law.

Man in child abuse case put on unsupervised release

ERWIN — The sentence of a former Johnson City restaurant owner who pleaded guilty to a child abuse charge in late 2010 was transferred to unsupervised release at a Friday hearing in Unicoi County Criminal Court.

Cards shut out by BriSox

It was the kind of game the Bristol White Sox and Tony Bucciffero needed.
Bucciffero baffled the Johnson City Cardinals, allowing three hits through seven innings Friday night, as Bristol won 8-0 at ETSU’s Thomas Stadium.

Sullivan County corrections officer arrested in Scott County

GATE CITY, Va.  — An off-duty Sullivan County corrections officer was charged with driving under the influence in Scott County Friday.

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