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November 13th, 2013 4:09 pm by Staff Report

Miss something? The Buzz is here to catch you up on local news


Just in case you missed these posts, here are 15 local and regional articles worth your time from JohnsonCityPress.com:

• Update: Woman charged with 'gravel' sales after deputies seize drug from Telford residence. A tip about a person held captive recently led Washington County Sheriff's Deputies to seize a large quantity of the street drug "gravel" from a Telford residence and charge a 24-year-old woman with dealing the synthetic drug.


• Design blamed in part for ETSU parking garage delays. The builders of East Tennessee State University’s new parking garage say the complicated design has contributed to the delayed construction of the structure, but architects say the job should have been routine, and point to unseasonable weather as the cause of the setbacks.


• Wine deal sinks 'Duck Commander' appearance at Viking Hall. BRISTOL — The Duck Commander won't be coming to Viking Hall, after all.


• Police: Greeneville woman tried to get drugs from Johnson City Walmart using relative's info. A Greeneville woman tried using a relative's identity to order drugs from a Johnson City Walmart pharmacy, resulting in her arrest on Tuesday, police said.


• Johnson City Vice Mayor Clayton Stout confirms run against Van Huss for state House seat. Johnson City Vice Mayor Clayton Stout said Tuesday he will challenge Republican incumbent state Rep. Micah Van Huss in next year’s GOP primary in an effort to serve 6th House District constituents in Nashville.


• Haslam says he will raise Tennessee teacher salaries by more than any other state. NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he's committed to improving the salaries of the state's teachers and plans to provide some degree of funding in his proposed budget to start the process.


• Morehead sends Bucs to 0-2 start. The East Tennessee State basketball team will be at home early and often this season, but the friendly confines were of little help the first time out.


• Police pull over Gray man allegedly carrying 23 grams of crack cocaine. Police arrested a Gray man on numerous drug charges Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop.


• Snow flurries give a taste of the winter season. It didn’t last long, but snow flurries hit the Johnson City area Monday afternoon.


• Sending trees to Nashville becoming tradition for Roan Valley Tree Farm. Tuesday’s wintry weather provided the ideal backdrop as Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam made her way through the firs of various sizes at the Roan Valley Tree Farm to get an up-close look at one of the trees that will soon have a holiday home at the Governor’s Mansion. 


• Competency at issue for former U.S. Senate candidate accused in murder-for-hire, child sex solicitation cases. ELIZABETHTON — A Jonesborough man accused in a solicitation of a minor case and a murder-for-hire plot has a mental disease, and his competency to stand trial is in question, according to a state prosecutor’s comments to a judge Tuesday.


• Developer expands Model Mills land plan to include Mize property, 5th apartment building. A zoning variance request for the Walnut Street Model Mills property has been removed from today’s Board of Zoning Appeals meeting agenda, but not because the sale of the property fell through, Chamber of Commerce Director Gary Mabrey said Monday.


• Jonesborough enters partnership with farmers market. The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday voted to enter a partnership with the nonprofit Jonesborough Farmers Market organization to establish a year-round market for locally grown produce at the former Exxon station on the Boone Street corridor into downtown.


• Local man recounts Battle of the Bulge memories. In the years before the United States engaged in World War II, then-Telford resident Jack Wilhoit was a high school teenager who taught himself to play guitar and was on the school basketball team. 


• Liquor in Unicoi: Will the little town's 2 new stores boost the local economy? UNICOI — Almost a year to the day that a referendum allowing retail liquor stores to set up shop inside the town of Unicoi passed by a majority vote, the town has seen its second and final package store open its doors.


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