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The Buzz: 10 news and sports stories to get you up to speed

March 2nd, 2014 3:10 pm by Staff Report

The Buzz: 10 news and sports stories to get you up to speed

Have you fallen out of the loop? We've got you covered. The Buzz is here to catch you up on the top 10 stories you may have missed:

• ETSU officials weigh options for stadium design, site. A month after East Tennessee State University named the recruiting class for its rebooted football team, school officials are still considering sites and designs for the new stadium in which they will play.

• Rescue workers learn dos, don'ts of hybrid vehicles. FALL BRANCH — As hybrid vehicles continue to establish their place in the automotive marketplace, discussions about their reliability, low emissions and fuel economy became more common.

• Families' tension earns judge's warning in case. Tension between two families on opposite sides of a murder case ran high again prior to a hearing Thursday in the criminal case that has connected them forever.

• Committee revamps, reaffirms parts of ETSU's master plan. The course of East Tennessee State University, plotted by a master plan four years ago and, more recently, a community-wide visioning committee, has taken some twists and turns in recent years, but officials believe it’s still on track to continue the school’s tradition of driving minds and economic development in the region for years to come.

• Local law enforcement officials backing Haslam methamphetamine bill. An amendment to Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed bill aimed at eliminating methamphetamine production in Tennessee will allow consumers to purchase a limited amount of pseudoephedrine, the primary ingredient for meth, before requiring a prescription.

• ETSU honors top donors, shows off arts programs at event. KINGSPORT — When it comes to top-dollar donors for East Tennessee State University, the school’s policy is “the more, the merrier.”

• Lady Cyclones bound for state tournament. ELIZABETHTON — It's the time of year where teams that reach the state tournament usually get an unexpected boost.

• Girl Scout cookie fever grips Tri-Cities. Those of you who did some shopping this weekend may have noticed that Girl Scout cookie season is in full swing in Northeast Tennessee.

• Sheriff: Jonesborough resident heard daughter's screams, found woman standing in doorway. After a Jonesborough resident reported finding a woman standing in her daughter’s doorway, a Johnson City woman was arrested on an aggravated burglary charge Friday.

• Haslam to Register: Free tuition won't extend to undocumented students. Gov. Bill Haslam reiterated his stance on his community college tuition proposal in response to a letter from Metro Schools Director of Schools Jesse Register, who said the program should be open to undocumented immigrants in the state.

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