You can't go without the Buzz. Here's a quick catch-up on pertinent recent stories
• Washington County jury finds Potter guilty in slayings A Washington County jury found Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter Jr. guilty Friday of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Billy Payne, 36 and Billie Jean Hayworth. 23.
• Four officers honored at Elizabethton City Council meeting The Elizabethton City Council recognized four Elizabethton Police Department officers at Thursday’s meeting after each officer aided in saving a city man.
• VA, community stand down for homeless vets Nearly 150 veterans from across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and 47 federal-, state- and community-based service agencies converged in downtown Johnson City on Friday for a Homeless Veterans Community Stand Down organized by the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home.
• Flawless Pugh helps Bucs take first-round lead Rhys Pugh summed it up best. “It’s a perfect start,” Pugh said Friday after the first round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club.
• Possible job cuts worry ETSU employees, students Although East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland assured the college’s custodians last week that their jobs are safe for now, they and other employees continue to be wary of possible looming budget cuts and are looking at options to protect essential staff members and services.
• Vols, Hokies to play at BMS Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith’s decade-long dream is finally becoming a reality.
• Pigeon Forge nurse enters Republican primary against Roe Dan Hartley knows he will face an uphill battle next year in his bid to unseat three-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, in the Tennessee Republican primary for the House of Representatives seat.