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Buzzworthy: Local news stories sure to get you talking today

August 29th, 2013 11:18 am by Staff Report

Buzzworthy: Local news stories sure to get you talking today


Miss something? Never fear, The Buzz is here to catch you up on local news worth knowing:

‘Duck Dynasty’ star to appear in Bristol. BRISTOL –– One of the stars of A&E’s hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” will be stopping in at Viking Hall Civic Center for a fundraising event in October.


JCPB's customers to see slight rate hike. Local Johnson City Power Board customers can expect a slight increase on their electric bills starting in October, CEO Jeff Dykes said Tuesday at the company’s monthly board of directors meeting.


Jonesborough man accused of raping 14-year-old girl. A Jonesborough man was arrested this week on rape charges for an alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.


Johnson City Sessions box sets release, weekend celebration scheduled for October. Holding on to the only CD box set of the 1928 and 1929 Johnson City Sessions currently in the United States, Ted Olson, said the historic collection of recordings — some of which are rumored to have inspired a folk revival generation with the unique sounds of Southern, white, mountain music — will soon be ready for purchase.


Bucs' Giplaye out following open-heart surgery. Ron Giplaye had hoped to become an impact player for the East Tennessee State basketball team this season.


Johnson City’s flooding problems unite state, local officials. The General Assembly was not in session Wednesday, but serious plans of action were drawn following an hourlong meeting at which legislators quizzed state and local officials about where money could be found, how red tape could be eliminated and what information was available to help quicken needed flooding fixes in Johnson City. 


Jonesborough man charged with attempted 1st degree murder after reportedly stabbing uncle over shower. A Jonesborough man accused of nearly killing his uncle in a stabbing after an argument about who would shower first was arrested late Tuesday.


More Appalachian Fairground arrests: Wanted federal fugitive captured, juvenile accused of marijuana sales. A Johnson City man charged with multiple counts of statutory rape for having sex with a 17-year-old runaway at the Appalachian Fairgrounds was just one of several people charged with crimes during the six-day annual event.


Cards eliminated from playoff hunt. Baseball is a nine-inning game, and on Wednesday night Johnson City needed all nine of them to stay in the playoff chase.


Thankfully tea party knows compromise really means selling out. That Lamar Alexander is just so mean. It’s bad enough Tennessee’s senior U.S. senator has refused calls from the level-headed folks in the tea party for him to retire, now Alexander is raising a massive campaign war chest that’s bound to make the Republican nearly invincible when he seeks re-election next year.


Johnson City man faces fifth DUI, intent to resell drugs charges. Open vodka bottles and various drugs were reportedly found by police in a Johnson City man’s Mustang late Tuesday night.


Carbon monoxide detector installation complete at Wash. Co. jail. Carbon monoxide detectors have now been installed throughout the Washington County Detention Center.


Woman shot in Jonesborough arrested on assault charge. After being released from the hospital, the woman shot last week when she tried to attack her sister-in-law with a knife was arrested Tuesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.


Taylor feels right at home with new job. It’s been almost a month since Billy Taylor returned to Johnson City as defensive coordinator of East Tennessee State’s fledgling football program.


3 found guilty in horse cruelty case. Three people arrested in July on multiple horse cruelty charges were found guilty after a trial in Washington County General Sessions Court this week.


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