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• South Side assistant credited with saving woman from moving car. Sherry Scott, special education assistant at South Side Elementary School, loves her job.
• Johnson City Medical Center debuts new surgery tower. Starting Monday, Johnson City Medical Center’s surgery patients will see firsthand the product of millions of dollars of capital projects dedicated at the hospital’s campus over the last five years.
• Family Promise seeking to help twice as many families. This week, the national Family Promise organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary of helping homeless families with children regain their ability to sustain their own homes with the observance of Family Promise Week.
• South Roan work to continue into November. A substantial project to upgrade downtown utilities now is about a week past the initial completion date.
• Food bank makes big move to new home. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has made the move to its new Kingsport location.
• Four given federal prison sentences in Erwin meth cases. Four people from Erwin were sentenced at a Wednesday hearing in U.S. District Court in Greeneville to a total of more than 25 years in prison for their involvement in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
• Milligan people get their village. The sense of community at Milligan College runs deep.
• Finally water: Project to bring relief to rural Johnson County community. SHADY VALLEY — Eleven years of delays and frustrations are coming to an end for a remote Johnson County community. Water is on its way.
• McGue returns to form as 'Toppers dump Boone. Malik McGue said he sputtered last week at Volunteer in his return from an ankle injury, but there was no water in his fuel Friday. McGue rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two others while helping the Hilltoppers eliminate Daniel Boone from playoff contention with a 49-20 victory at Tipton Stadium.