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Catch up on a week's worth of The Buzz with this collection of stories

September 29th, 2013 5:14 pm by Staff Reports

Catch up on a week's worth of The Buzz with this collection of stories


Do you feel like you might have missed something this past week? Put your worries behind you. The Buzz has 10 stories from the last week for your reading pleasure.

Agencies drive for food, awareness in annual Hunger Convoy Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, 20 of the 200 community pantries and feeding agencies the food bank assists and three of its largest food contributors lined up their trucks, buses and vans Friday for what turned out to be one of the largest Drive for Food Hunger Convoys in the regional food bank’s history. 


Hill says he may vote for reconstructed wine bill Republican state Rep. Matthew Hill said Friday he neither supports nor opposes a bill to allow supermarket wine in Tennessee, but he is willing to re-engage in that debate when the 108th General Assembly convenes in January. 


It's still too early to tell the long-term impact of e-cigarettes There are a lot of differences between cigarettes and electronic cigarettes –– size, shape, smell –– but local medical experts say it’s hard to predict what the long-term health impact will be for current users.


Elizabethton school committee weighs new vs. old school stadium A committee established to gather information on costs and the feasibility of three capital projects for the Elizabethton City School Board held its first meeting on Thursday afternoon in the board room.


Competition friendly at Summer Spectacular Car Show A 1945 Dodge D-15, 1931 Chevrolet Apache, a 1934 Ford Coupe hot rod, a 1924 T-Truck and a 1994 Dodge Stealth with a fold-up flat-screen television screen and accompanying video game system in the back.


Regional summit tackles prescription drug abuse As numbers associated with prescription drug abuse continue to soar nationwide, communities in and around the Appalachian region — including Washington County — have been feeling the impacts of prescription drug abuse for quite a while.


Event set to determine who can reach Pinnacle Fire Tower the fastest The town of Unicoi Business Alliance has laid out a challenge to determine which hiking enthusiasts can reach the Pinnacle Fire Tower atop Buffalo Mountain the fastest. 


Hearing set after Judge Cupp called out Distric Attorney Clark canceled The hearing that District Attorney General Tony Clark was indirectly ordered to attend — scheduled for Thursday — to tell a judge why two similar vehicular homicide cases were handled so differently was canceled about two hours before it was supposed to start.


Bartow gladly looks forward to new season Last season was one of those East Tennessee State basketball coach Murry Bartow would just as soon forget. That’s pretty much the tact he’s taking as the revamped Bucs begin preparations for a new adventure. 


Johnson City police awarded grant to add SRO positions When Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois received word Friday afternoon that his department had been awarded a grant to add new school resource officer positions, he was said he couldn’t wait to get busy.


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