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The Buzz: A week of local news worth talking about

November 24th, 2013 7:47 pm by Staff Reports

The Buzz: A week of local news worth talking about


In case you missed these posts, here are ten items worth reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com: 

Stolen funds impact Boys & Girls Club club, kids The $60,000 Johnson City’s former jail superintendent is accused of stealing from the Boys & Girls Club between 2004 and 2012 obviously could have made a difference for the club as it struggled through one of the most financially challenging eras in its history. 


National Adoption Day a day for happy families “I’ve always wanted a little brother. He’s been my little brother ever since he came home. Today just makes it official,” James R. Broyles said referring to his newly adopted brother, Solomon, during Saturday’s National Adoption Day celebration at the George Jaynes Justice Center in Jonesborough. 


Update: 12 meth lab bottles found in Boones Creek residence A man already wanted by authorities now faces additional charges after deputies discovered multiple one-pot methamphetamine labs at his residence while attempting to serve him with outstanding warrants. 


96-year-old Johnson City man burned over 75 percent of body in mower fire The Carter County Sheriff’s Department reported an elderly man suffered severe burns over most of his body in a lawn mower accident Thursday evening.  


Tennessee's bowl hopes dashed in ugly loss Tennessee’s bowl eligibility got flushed Saturday when the Volunteers came up short in a real stinker. 


•  Food City to anchor new $20M commercial development K-VA-T Food Stores President and CEO Steve Smith plans to build one of the largest Food City grocery stores in the company’s 105-facility portfolio in Johnson City on a 29-acre parcel off North State of Franklin Road. 


Model Mills variance delayed to January A variance request for a century-old mill property in Johnson City will be delayed until the new year to give the potential developer more time to make changes to the drawn plans for an envisioned apartment complex. 


5-year-old Buddy Backpacker passes through Erwin on record-breaking hike As his parents were calculating just how many more miles they had on their journey on the Appalachian Trail, 5-year-old Christian Thomas, or Buddy Backpacker as he’s known on the trail, blurted out that they had 500 miles to go. 


Update: ETSU president injured in West Market crash in Johnson City East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland remained in stable condition Tuesday at an area hospital while recovering from injuries he suffered in a crash the previous evening. 




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