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

July 23rd, 2013 8:58 am by Staff Reports

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

In case you missed these posts, here are five local items that will get you talking today from

ETSU to continue growth despite $3.7 million budget shortfall. East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland announced Monday how the university plans to continue growth despite a $3.7 million budgetary shortfall expected in the fall, which is the result of a 3 percent decline in enrollment.

Erwin board again supports MSHA acquisition of hospital, approves half of funding request for shelter. ERWIN — The Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen took steps Monday to address a pair of divisive issues that have recently faced Unicoi County.

County mayor, commissioners play tug of war over spending methods. Hours of debate, political finger-pointing and a merging of old and new budget numbers took Washington County commissioners near the four-hour mark Monday, when a proposed $9.5 million spending plan fell to about $4 million.

Virginia man arrested on charges from out-of-state following report of suspicious activity in Johnson City. A Saltville, Va. man was arrested Sunday following an investigation into a suspicious person on West Market Street, which led to the discovery of charges from another state.

Weather playing havoc with football practices. Area football teams face some challenges this summer, and it's not just the usual heat.

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