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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

August 14th, 2013 3:35 pm by Staff Report

The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

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‘I need help’: Stabbing suspect says no one’s listened to him. A Massachusetts man told a Washington County judge during his arraignment Tuesday on attempted murder charges that he needs help and no one would listen to him about it.


Unicoi finance committee makes cuts to nonprofit groups. ERWIN — The Unicoi County Commission’s Finance Committee continues to chip away at the county’s projected shortfall, and the prospect of the county not having to raise the property tax rate in the 2013-14 fiscal year is still a possibility.


Study shows upswing in state housing market. Tennessee’s housing market gained ground in the second quarter of 2013, outpacing the South as a region and the rest of the country in terms of new construction even as employment and other economic indicators cooled.


Police say woman found passed out in vehicle. A Kingsport woman was arrested Sunday after police found her passed out in her vehicle in downtown Johnson City, according to a JCPD report.


WKPT switches to ESPN, all-sports format. WXSM’s purchase by Cumulus had a silver lining for its Holston Valley Broadcasting competitor.


Man allegedly hits girlfriend with golf club. A Johnson City man was arrested Monday for hitting his girlfriend with a golf putter during an argument over his movie collection, according to a JCPD police report.


Police investigate shots fired at business. Johnson City police responded after a business reportedly had shots fired in a window Tuesday, according to a police reports.


Country music, contests and cattle to showcase at 2013 Appalachian Fair. If you’re looking for popular musical entertainment, carnival rides and games, or if you’re just craving a funnel cake, then set aside a day to visit the Appalachian Fair in Gray next week.


Morning storm produces flooding in Johnson County. MOUNTAIN CITY — A morning storm produced flooding in sections of Johnson County on Tuesday.


Johnson City drinking water surpasses strict state and federal requirements. Reports covering January through December 2012 show the quality of Johnson City’s drinking water surpassed strict requirements by both the state of Tennessee and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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