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

July 25th, 2013 9:01 am by Staff Reports

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

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

Storytelling director brings world view. The incoming executive director at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough hopes to open a new chapter in the organization’s development and propel its central festival to the world stage.

Investigation continues into man's girlfriend jumping from vehicle. ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton Police Department has released more information about a Tuesday morning traffic accident on Broad Street in which a woman apparently jumped out of a moving vehicle.

Punctured gas line scrambles university. It took about an hour for gas company workers to send an “all-clear” signal after a backhoe operator punctured a gas line near the athletic center at East Tennessee State University.

Unicoi sheriff says pay plan would benefit county. ERWIN — Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said something he heard recently best sums up his department’s move to introduce a step raise system for its officers.

Former Buc Taylor to join Torbush's staff. Billy Taylor, a Morristown native who played and coached at the university, is reportedly leaving Tennessee Tech, where he was the defensive coordinator the last five years. He and former Dobyns-Bennett and Tennessee standout Teddy Gaines will officially be named to Torbush’s staff within days, becoming his first assistants.

Police: Burglary victim identifies man as television thief. A man was arrested by Johnson City police for burglary based on the victim identifying him as the person who stole a TV from their east Johnson City home. 

Man charged in June burglary. A man was arrested Sunday in connection with a burglary at a north Johnson City home that was reported to police in June.

Police say man stole checks and pawned stolen property. A man was accused of pawning an acquaintance’s personal property and cashing stolen checks at a Johnson City business, according to police. 

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