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• Four ETSU ROTC seniors commissioned in ceremony. A dark cloud that was once hanging over East Tennessee State University’s ROTC program saw a bit of light peek through Friday morning as four cadets became the newest members of the Army during a Commissioning Ceremony at the Carnegie Hotel.
• ETSU masters student to reunite with daughter in Ghana after two-year separation. The scores of graduates crossing the stage today to receive their diplomas will face a world of possibility once their degrees are conferred.
• Blountville 7-year-old receives heart, double lung transplant in Philadelphia. Seven-year-old Weston Keeton of Blountville successfully underwent his long awaited heart and double lung transplant Thursday at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
• Songster powers 'Toppers past CAK. Calvin Songster made his first six shots, including three 3-pointers, en route to a career-high 34 points Friday night, helping host Science Hill defeat CAK 75-51 on the opening night of the Doubletree Roundball in the Palace.
• Milligan graduates bound by college's sense of community. MILLIGAN COLLEGE — Even though two Milligan College graduates spent different amounts of time at the school, both would agree their higher education experience can be summed up in one word –– community.
• Lady Toppers recover to beat Hammaker, Warriors. Science Hill trumped another slow start with a fast finish, though it’s a troubling trend for first-year coach Keith Turner.
• Repayment leads to dismissal of charges against Johnson City man. Theft and forgery charges against a Johnson City man were dismissed in Washington County Criminal Court on Friday after his attorney confirmed the money had been repaid.