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The Buzz: Here's a week-in-review with 10 of the most talked about stories

February 23rd, 2014 6:15 pm by Staff Report

The Buzz: Here's a week-in-review with 10 of the most talked about stories

Feel like you missed something? No worries. Here are the top 10 stories from earlier this week in this weekend's edition of The Buzz:

• Stranded motorist arrested after struggle over officer's gun A Greene County man wanted on an aggravated robbery charge in Kingsport was arrested Thursday morning along Interstate 26 in Johnson City after he wrecked his car and tried to grab an officer’s gun during a struggle.

• Local businessman looks to plant seeds of change with community farming As the rain-swollen Nolichucky River played a droning swish in the background last week, Jamie Dove laid out his ambitious plans to overhaul local food production.

• Lack of experience derails bid for sheriff Don Whitson’s exclusion from the 2014 race for Unicoi County sheriff came down to experience, said a letter sent Friday to county Administrator of Elections Sarah Bailey by the state Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.

• Many Carter commission incumbents not running The Carter County Republican primary is still more than two months away, but one outcome is already certain: Whatever the voters decide, there will be major changes in the county government for the next term.

• Commissioners discuss downtown, zoning, business recruitment at lengthy meeting Will Johnson City go into “de-annexation” mode and sue the state to recoup infrastructure investments?

• Area events mark eating disorders awareness week National Eating Disorders Awareness Week kicks off Sunday, and a couple of local organizations are joining forces with area schools to spread the word that eating disorders are a life-threatening illness and help is available.

• Johnson City School's International Festival representative of 31 countries The Gardbring family, all five of them, were born and raised in Sweden before moving to East Tennessee just a few years ago.

• Commission, Board of Education to discuss ETSU use of sports facilities It’s no secret East Tennessee State University’s basketball and football teams are in want of some hardwood and turf, and it appears a deal may be in the offing to use Johnson City Schools’ facilities to remedy that situation.

• Update: Wine in grocery stores bill passes House After years of debate and false starts in the state capitol, it looks as if Tennessee’s grocery stores will soon be allowed to sell wine.

• Judge schedules trial in May for man charged in two rapes A Kingsport man charged with two rapes in Johnson City that happened within a few hours of each other on the same night in September will go to trial on the cases in May.

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