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The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzz

November 3rd, 2013 2:54 pm by Staff Reports

The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzz


Did you miss something this week? We've got a Buzz-filled collection of the week's stories.

Ten Commandments among eight approved historical documents for use in school system The Ten Commandments tops a list of eight “historically significant documents related to the American and Tennessee Jurisprudence” that now are part of a portable display to be used to educate Washington County students. 


Atlanta Marathon winner J Penny honed talent in area road races “My quads are absolutely shot,” J Penny said as he hobbled around his house, saying he has the most trouble going downstairs. You’d think he ran a marathon the other day or something. He did, and he won. 


Real to Reel owner donates old projection equipment to Junkin' for St. Jude cause Real to Reel Theater owner Paul Wylie was so moved by the story of a Johnson City boy’s scrap metal drive for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that he is donating his theater’s weighty store of 35-millimeter projection equipment to the young entrepreneur’s cause. 


'Toppers end 'The Streak' Malik McGue shouldered the load and seemed to streak through time Friday night at J. Fred Johnson Stadium. McGue, who popped his shoulder out of place in defensive drills Wednesday, rushed for touchdowns of 27 and 19 yards in the final 1:50 to lift Science Hill to a 35-24 defeat of Dobyns-Bennett. 


Update: Potter gets 2 consecutive life sentences in 'Facebook murders' Marvin Potter, 61, was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences on Tuesday in the shooting deaths of Billy Payne Jr. 36, and Billie Jean Hayworth, 23, in their home on Jan. 31, 2012. The shootings have been called the Facebook Murders because of the Internet hatred the Potter family is alleged to have had against the victims. 


Update: Unicoi hospital officially becomes part of MSHA Of the independent hospitals that have went on to become part of the Mountain States Health Alliance system, the process to acquire Unicoi County Memorial Hospital took the longest amount of time, MSHA President/CEO Dennis Vonderfecht said. 


Johnson City Juvenile Court judge says new DCS policy will endanger kids A new Department of Children’s Services policy will put children in abusive homes in more danger because caseworkers will no longer be able to remove them without a court hearing, local officials said Thursday. 


Ezell, Lady Bucs to offer ‘sneak peek’ Brittney Ezell puts her first East Tennessee State women’s basketball team on the floor for public display today. 


Cherokee artifacts can be found in area, but shouldn’t be taken While you may not think that picking up and pocketing items such as a rock or piece of pottery while walking the shoreline at one of the local lakes is not a big deal, think again. 


Four-story apartment complex proposed for Model Mills property on W. Walnut A crumbling century-old flour mill property on West Walnut Street could soon become a fourstory apartment complex if a request for a zoning variance is approved by the Johnson City Board of Zoning Appeals. 


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