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• House, cars destroyed in Limestone fire. An early-morning house fire in Limestone destroyed the home and three cars, but the residents got out safely because they had smoke detectors, according to a fire official.
• Large-scale townhouse development coming to Boones Creek. As early as this spring, residents could be moving into the first townhouses in a massive development recently started off the Boones Creek exit on Interstate-26.
• Woman charged with beating another woman with bat at downtown Johnson City apartment. A woman beat another woman with a baseball bat during an argument Tuesday at a downtown Johnson City apartment, resulting in an aggravated assault charge, police said.
• 'I did it' phone call to accused's wife part of testimony in Facebook murder trial. On the third day of the double first-degree murder trial of Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter Jr., the jurors heard a taped telephone conversation Potter made to his wife, Barbara, after he had been interrogated for 3 1/2 hours in which he told her “I did it.”
• Man charged after allegedly threatening Unicoi County deputy. ERWIN — An incident in the parking lot of the Unicoi County Courthouse in which an individual allegedly threatened to kill a Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department deputy led to the Wednesday afternoon arrest of a Johnson City man, according to Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley.
• Science Hill girls win state championship. MANCHESTER — The Science Hill girls’ golf team captured the first state championship in the program’s history on Wednesday at WillowBrook Golf Club.
• ETSU psychiatry conference will examine violence. Recent mass shootings and other violent acts perpetrated throughout the country prompted an East Tennessee State University department to dedicate its annual conference to the study and prevention of violence.
• Vols, Hokies to play at BMS. Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith’s decade-long dream is finally becoming a reality.