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The Buzz: Keeping you up-to-date with the day's need-to-know stories

March 3rd, 2014 7:53 pm by Staff Reports

The Buzz: Keeping you up-to-date with the day's need-to-know stories

Have you fallen behind? Don't fret! The Buzz is here with all the need-to-know stories from Monday:

• Absent Erwin alderman resigns post. ERWIN - Town of Erwin Alderman Robie Sullins has submitted his letter of resignation from the board.

• Kingsport church launches website for servers to vent about 'Sunday church crowd'. Last February, Pastor Alois Bell set off an Internet debate of biblical proportions. Unhappy about being forced to pay an automatic gratuity of 18 percent because she was dining with a party of 10 at an Applebee’s restaurant in St. Louis, Bell declined to leave a tip and instead left her two cents behind in ink: “I give God 10 percent, why do you get 18,” she scrawled on her receipt.

• Update: Jury selected in first-degree murder trial in 2011 shooting, judge admonishes jurors. Jury selection is complete in a first-degree murder trial in Jonesborough. It came with some tongue lashing from the judge to potential jurors who already had an opinion about the case.

• Rolling car hits man at Girls Inc. lot in Johnson City. A Hampton man was injured Monday morning when a car he was working on struck him at Girls Inc. in Johnson City.

• It's nearly shearing season at area alpaca farm. Less than three weeks out from the start of spring, the alpacas at JoNell Farm are due for a shearing and the warmer-than-wool, softer-than-cashmere goods made from their fleece last season are priced to go.

• Though part of Gap Creek construction concludes, TDOT says more work to be done. ELIZABETHTON — Work is continuing on the Gap Creek Highway project, which celebrated a milestone in January with one section, from Tenn. Highway 361 to Tester Road, opened on schedule. The project still has a year to go before it is completed, according to Mark Nagi, community relations officer for Region 1 of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

• Johnson City Power Board sends warning of potential scam. After one of its customers reported receiving a fake call, the Johnson City Power Board is advising that customers exercise caution when fielding calls from people claiming to work for them.

• Meet Your Neighbor: Mayoral recognitions aside, Dona Lewis cites group effort in community service. It might be safe to say that most people don’t know how it feels to be honored by their mayors for service to their community.

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